Engineered for Comfort, Safety, & Peace of Mind
The NextFit Zip® is engineered to surround your little one in comfort and safety, starting from day one all the way to preschool and beyond. Reassuringly easy installation and user-friendly touchpoints simplify travel and everyday life, making it easier for families to go and grow together.
Transitions from Rear-Facing to Forward-Facing
The NextFit Zip® accommodates infants and growing toddlers in rear-facing position then transitions smoothly to forward-facing position for older children. A removable newborn positioner provides a proper fit from 5-11 pounds, and a nine-position headrest and padded, no-rethread harness comfortably accommodate growth from 5-65 pounds.
Easiest to Install Correctly
The NextFit Zip® is designed to deliver the confidence of a secure install with remarkably simple leveling and tightening. A SuperCinch® force-multiplying tightener and LockSure® belt-locking system make it easy to achieve a tight fit with LATCH or with the vehicle seat belt.
Convenient & Versatile
The NextFit Zip® also transitions smoothly from vehicle to vehicle and between modes thanks to premium LATCH connectors with click-on attachment and push-button release, plus a built-in slide path to re-position the LATCH strap for forward-facing mode.
Built for Reassuring Protection
DuoGuard® provides two layers of side-impact protection with a deep rigid shell and EPS energy-absorbing foam. The seat shell is also reinforced with a steel frame.
For convenient machine washing, the NextFit Zip® features a zip-off seat pad.
The NextFit® Zip is designed for children between 5-40 pounds and up to 43 inches tall in rear-facing mode and 22-65 pounds and up to 49 inches tall in forward-facing mode.
Care and Maintenance
Fabrics may be spot cleaned. Hand wash using mild soap and water, or machine wash in cold water on delicate cycle using mild detergent. Do not use bleach, hang to dry. For plastics, sponge clean using warm water and mild soap: towel dry. Cup holder is dishwasher-safe on top rack only. To clean harness, sponge clean using warm water and mild soap; air dry. Do not machine wash harness.
A term used to describe the direction in which a car seat is installed. When rear facing, the child is positioned backwards in the car, with their feet toward the trunk. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children ride rear facing in their car seats for as long as possible. Click here for more information.
A term used to describe the direction in which a car seat is installed. When forward-facing, the car seat/child faces the front windshield.
A removable piece of padding in car seats that is specifically designed to provide extra support and help ensure proper fit for newborns and smaller babies.
The ability to adjust the height of a car seat headrest without having to remove the 5-point harness. In car seats with a “no-rethread harness,” the headrest and harness adjust in height simultaneously.
A car seat installation feature that uses force-multiplying technology to tighten the connection between the car seat and the vehicle LATCH hooks to reduce overall car seat movement.
A steel-reinforced seat belt locking system for secure installation of 5-point harness car seats. The vehicle belt is guided through an easy-thread belt path and the shoulder belt slides into the built-in lock off.
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, or “LATCH,” is a car seat installation method in which the vehicle seat belt is not used. Instead, the car seat LATCH connectors attach to the lower anchors found in the seat bight of your vehicle. Refer to your vehicle’s owner manual and your car seat manual for more information.
The webbing strap that connects the LATCH connectors to the car seat. The LATCH strap should be pulled tightly during installation for a secure install and reduced movement.
Side impact protection for convertible and booster car seats. Includes two layers of protection, a rigid shell and EPS energy-absorbing foam, that surround two zones: the head and torso.
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is a high quality, dense foam that is found on many Chicco car seats due to its proven ability to effectively absorb energy.