Chicco KeyFit 30 Baby Car Seat


Chicco KeyFit 30 Baby Car Seat Review

The Chicco KeyFit 30 may be the right choice for you, if you are looking for a smaller infant car seat. More compact than the average car seat, it will fit smaller cars and be more practical if you own a two door vehicle. Overall, it has a solid build quality and some excellent safety features but be aware, it is limited to a maximum infant weight of 30 lbs.


These days all infant car seats are crash tested so that they meet the high standards of road safety required to protect your new born, and the Chicco KeyFit 30 is no exception. It comes integrated with extra side-impact protection and ample head and body support which will keep your infant comfortable and secure. It is also FAA compliant for when you need to take a trip by plane.
The Chicco KeyFit 30 is a solid car seat that will protect your child from early infancy to when it reaches 30lbs which is slightly less than some other cars seats reviewed so expect your baby to outgrow this car seat in just under 12 months.
As with many car seats, the Chicco KeyFit 30 uses latch connectors to secure the seat tightly into place in order to prevent movement in the event of a crash. It installs quickly and easily, and can be tightened with a single strap. Spirit level type indicators on the left and right of the car seat are a nice touch, allowing you to quickly see if the car seat base is installed at the correct angle.

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Ease of Use

Having researched the safety aspects of your infant car seat, the next obvious consideration is how practical is it in every day use. The seat base is quick and easy to install in any car and has a useful built-in storage compartment that can be used to hold emergency wipes or diapers. The seat cushions are removable and you can wash them in a standard washing machine. The KeyFit 30 car seat pairs with a number of Chicco strollers, including the Chicco Cortina, Cortina Together, Trevi and S3 models, making it easy to transfer your child from car to stroller with out any unnecessary fuss. Another useful point to note is the Chicco KeyFit 30 can be installed with or without the base, so you can keep the seat base in your car and still be able to secure your infant in another car if needed.

Additional Features

There are plenty of extra features with this infant car seat including adjustable base, head support, and five-point harness to ensure a secure fit for your ever-growing baby. The new-born padding inserts are a great touch for when your infant is very small and these can be removed as your baby grows. Seat adjustment can be done quickly and easily by way of a single pull strap, which tightens both straps simultaneously.

Warrant & Support

Chicco offers a one-year warranty for the KeyFit 30 baby car seat. Customers have access to user manuals and installation support documents from the Chicco website.

Review Summary

The Chicco KeyFit 30 is a high quality baby car seat that has many convenient features including compatibility with several Chicco strollers. Its compact size allows for an easy fit into almost any car but limits the use of this car seat to when your infant reaches 30 lbs. The robust, high quality construction and extra new-born support cushioning does put this infant car seat at the top end of our considerations for best buy in the category.