Diono Radian RXT Car Seat Review & Giveaway **$339 Value** (2 Winners!)

Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat

Safety is top priority for me, especially when it comes to my kids. That is why I am very particular about the car seats that I use. The tricky part is finding something that I feel good about and my kids feel good IN! I was very excited to learn about the Radian RXT by Diono. This is a fascinating car seat that appeared to do it all! I had to put it to the test on my 2 year old.

The RadianRXT is a highly versatile car seat that is meant to grow with your child and therefore last for years.  It fits rear-facing children from 5-45 lbs, forward-facing children from 20-80 lbs in 5-point harness, then converts to a booster for children up to 120 lbs. Can you imagine a car seat that will work for your child from 5 pounds to 120? That was so exciting to me because we have been through many seats with my 5 year. With each new size and stage we have had to purchase a new seat.
Here are some of the great features of the Diono Radian RXT Car Seat:

  • Rear-facing: 5 – 45 lbs
  • Forward-facing: 20 – 80 lbs (and up to 57″) in a 5-point harness
  • Booster to 120 lbs
  • Steel alloy frame and aluminum reinforced sides
  • Safestop® energy-absorbing harness system
  • Adjustable head support, reinforced for complete side impact safety
  • Energy-absorbing EPS foam panels on all sides
  • Rear-facing tether capability
  • LATCH installation up to 80 lb child
  • Infant body support cushions
  • Memory foam padding for superior comfort
  • 5 shoulder and 3 buckle positions for custom fit
  • Expandable sides and longer seat bottom for leg support and comfort
  • 12 height positions for adjustable head support
  • 2 recline positions in forward-facing mode
  • Sits low on vehicle seat for easy child boarding
  • Fits 3 across in a mid-size vehicle and offers more shoulder space
  • Add up to 4 cup holders (1 included)
  • Folds flat for travel and storage
  • Rubber bottom grips for no-slip installation
  • 10 year life
The first thing I noticed was how lite it was compared to our other seats. It weighs approximately 24 pounds. And it is thin enough to fit  3 across a typical back seat. That is amazing! We have felt cramped with 2 seats for years. There is barely enough room for a diaper bag between the seats we have now. So seats this skinny are rare and wonderful!
I was impressed with how quickly it snaps into place and ready to use. The instruction manual was very easy to understand. It is easy to snap back into portable mode which was also something I loved! This is awesome for travel, whether on a plane or wearing on your back as you travel.  It folds up and locks into place for easy storage when not in use.
As far a safety it definitely met my standards. I was able to adjust everything to fit him perfectly. The Diono car seats have been repeatedly tested for safety. Diono has all the information for you to see  on their site. You can read about all the crash research , crash test results as well as crash test videos. The information was enough to make me fall in love. I felt like it was worthy of holding my precious cargo.

Now what did my little guy thing about it?

He could not wait to give it a try! He anxiously waited as I opened the box and got it ready for him. Once it was all set he was ready for a ride. I loved it! It is made with Memory Foam for extra comfort. Talk about luxury for little ones! He appeared very comfortable. He loved the easy access cup holder. He also loved the head support and the super soft seat


This is the car seat that kids and moms can love and agree on!

You can purchase the Diono RadianRXT Convertible Car Seat, Shadow on Amazon and Target . For more online shops check out the Diono site.

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Disclosure: This car seat was provided for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are 100% mine.

  • carol

    nice car seat i need one for myfor car grandkid i dont have one for her

  • I actually have recently done a lot of research on car seats and have decided that I want to purchase some better quality ones for my girls, but most of those are VERY high in price (like this one) it would be such a blessing to get one for FREE! I never knew about the ERF until recently, and I wish I would have known more and researched more instead of following the normal! Awesome giveaway!

  • Wendy

    We have 2 Radians & live them! We recently found out we are expecting another baby & I’d love to be able to win a Radian for this baby! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  • Kristy T

    Waht a great contest! My daughter is ready to move up to the next seat so this would be great!

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  • sarah

    We have a 3 month old, but she’ll need one of these types of seats before we know it.

  • Amy

    Hello! Looking forward to having a Radian RXT of my own! Your little guy looks small enough to rear face in this, did you try it? Cute little model you have there!

  • Jessica Gratz

    I entered Win your wish list. Thanks for awesome giveaways!

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  • Lori Shad

    Would love this carseat for my granddaughter

  • Rebecca Ann Phillips

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Lara Winton

    My 5 month old has about outgrown his carseat already and we have been looking into getting him a radian but are having to save up to get it. Winning this would be an incredible blessing! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • Arlene Whitfield

    This is such a great giveaway! My son is 11 months and could use a new car seat. He’s growing so fast!

  • Erica Buskens

    I’d love this for my new baby girl!

  • Carrie M

    Thanks for the giveaway. We love our Radian and need a 2nd for little brother/sister coming soon! I love that it can rearface up to 45 pounds. Awesome. carriethegood(at)gmail(dotcom)

  • Toni Regan

    This would be perfect for my grandson! It’s really hard to take his seat out of his Mom’s car to put in mine every day!

  • brittney ebert

    Great giveaway! My son is just about ready to move into a bigger carseat. Would help out greatly financially :)

  • Nice review! This carseat looks amazing. My son is about to outgrow his.

  • Having our 3rd in March! This would be wonderful since the carseat has seen better days!

  • Sherry Hubbard

    Looks like a great carseat, would be very nice for my 3 month old!

  • Eileen

    Thanks you so much for hosting! Have a tiny little guy just made it to 4 lbs FINALLY and looking for a safe, comfortable car seat for him! WOW,these sure do look awesome!

  • renee walters

    Happy holidays! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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  • Barbara Hunt

    Thanks for the great contest!

  • Adrienne Hayes

    this is awesome – thanks!

  • relizabeth

    Thanks for the giveaway. I actually need this right now :)

  • I am having my second child after 13 years. I am astounded at the cost of quality, and of course quality is a must. This would be such a blessing!

  • Christina Rosa

    I love this seat! It would be a blessing to win it!

  • Victoria Gates

    This would be awesome for my grand-daughter!!!

  • Nikki S

    This would be perfect! I am in the process of getting a car and need a second car seat for my mom’s car (I’m a single mom and the seat in my mom’s car will go in mine) so my mom can pick up my daughter from day care!

  • teri hester

    could definitely use this seat for my granddaughter who will soon be two years old

  • Nicole Blanchette

    I can’t figure out how to enter? Is the form just not showing up on my mobile internet?

  • relizabeth

    commented on the gelpro giveaway post :)

  • Stacie Robinson

    Is the rafflecopter working? I didn’t see anywhere to post the link to where I tweeted about the giveaway, and I completed all the other requirements but usually there is a button that says “did it!” & nothing like that loaded on my page… I sure hope I’m entered, due in March with #2 & we love our Radian for #1!

  • Stacie Robinson

    Nevermind, just noticed the contest was over :( thanks anyway!