Advertising for the Chicco Keyfit 30 Car Seat is intentionally deceptive.
The Chicco website saysÂ that it holds a babyÂ “from 4-30 lbs” but they never mention that there is a very important height restriction. This is a dangerous and deceptive lie by omission. (See the Chicco website) (local archive).Â But the manualÂ is very clear that it supports a baby “4-30 lbs, 30 inches or less.”
You might be thinking, “Yeah, whatever, that is a small matter.” No, it isn’t.
The average baby outgrows the car seat by weight when they turn 30 monthsÂ (2 1/2 years) old.Â But the average baby outgrows the car seat by height at 12 months old!Â (see theÂ CDC height and weight tables) Our baby was 30″ tall at 9 1/2 months!
We’ve had ourÂ Chicco Keyfit 30 Car Seat for a few months now and it has performed well. But our daughter outgrew it more than a year and a half sooner than we were led to believe by Chicco.
It is a fine product, they don’t need to stoop to this deception. This deception is dangerous for childrenÂ because if youÂ were to only read the marketing information, you mightÂ use this seat long after it was safe to do so.