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Chicco MyFit

If you are looking for a forward-facing-only seat, this will likely be a good contender for you! With a 54″ standing height limit for the harness mode, this seat has higher limits than almost every harness seat on the market! It’s a great option for tall kids, and it’s fairly narrow as well, so it will work in some 3-across situations as well.

Seat is good for you if
  • You have a tall child.
  • You need to fit 3 across.
  • Your child has outgrown their rear-facing seat but needs some recline due to low tone or some physical disability.
Use caution if you
  • Your vehicle has non-removable headrests
  • You want to use a vehicle seat protector.
Stand-out features
  • Tall Harness Height
  • Recline Options
  • Seat Belt Lock-off
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Our Review of the 

Chicco MyFit

If you are looking for a forward-facing-only seat, this will likely be a good contender for you! With a 54″ standing height limit for the harness mode, this seat has higher limits than almost every harness seat on the market! It’s a great option for tall kids, and it’s fairly narrow as well, so it will work in some 3-across situations as well.

Age

Our recommendation: From 2 years until the seat is outgrown (average 9/10 years old)

Type

A 2-in-1 car seat that can be used forward-facing, and in high-back booster mode

When

Preferably after your child has outgrown their rear-facing convertible car seat, but can be used from 2+ years

Buy Now: 
SITS checks manufactures and retailers daily to ensure these are the lowest prices available for these models.
Chicco
MyFit
ClearTex
Buy Now
219.99
Chicco
MyFit
Zip
Buy Now
259.99
Chicco
MyFit
Zip Air
Buy Now
309.99
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Stand Out Features of this Car Seat

Tall Harness Height

With a harness height of 19.5″ at the tallest setting, this is one of the highest harness heights available today. This makes it a great option for tall kids. But it’s also great if you need to harness kids as long as possible due to ADHD, Autism, or other conditions that affect their ability to sit properly in a booster. If your child is outgrowing their harness seat and you think they need an adaptive car seat, you can find more information about those here.

Recline Options

This seat has four recline options that can be used as long as the recline bubble is in the allowed space for the mode you are using the seat. This slight recline may be helpful for children with hypotonia.

Seat Belt Lock-off

This seat has a seat belt lock-off. So it can be a good option in vehicles older than 1996 that don’t have locking seat belts or need to be installed in international vehicles. Moreover, this lock-off does not help get a tight installation like some other manufacturers’ lock-off designs do. But this is a true lock-off, so there is no need to lock the seat belt.

Seat is good for you if 

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You have a tall child.

The Chicco MyFit has a standing height limit of 54″ for the harness mode, which is much taller than the typical 49″ limit that most harness seats have. In addition to the tall standing height limit, this seat also has a tall harness height of 19.5″. This means that it’s a great option for kids with tall torsos.

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You need to fit 3 across.

Since the Chicco MyFit is only 17.5″ wide when the cupholders are folded in, it may work well in some 3 across configurations. We have some other more narrow options here. But we did fit 3 across in a 2012 Toyota Camry with a Safety 1st Comfort RideEvenflo LiteMax, and a Chicco MyFit, as you can see in this picture.

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Your child has outgrown their rear-facing seat but needs some recline due to low tone or some physical disability.

This seat offers more of a recline than other forward-facing seats, so it may be a good option for some children. If your child needs more support than a conventional seat can offer, we talk about all of our favorite adaptive options here.

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Your vehicle has non-removable headrests

Thanks to multiple recline options, you can typically use this seat in harness mode with non-removable vehicle headrests. But it’s often incompatible in high back booster mode as it has to be flush with the vehicle seat in that mode. If you have a vehicle with non-removable headrests, you may wish to choose a different seat.

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You want to use a vehicle seat protector.

Chicco does not allow the use of mats, towels, or anything else under their seats. If that’s a deal-breaker for you, you’ll need to check out other car seat options.

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Quirks to be aware of

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Can be difficult to get a tight seat belt installation

Since the lower anchors for the Chicco MyFit have a maximum weight limit of 40 pounds, you will eventually have to do a seat belt installation. In some vehicles, this method of installation can be challenging. Make sure you utilize the Inside Out Trick to help you get a tight installation. We have found that sometimes this seat works better on outboard seats instead of in the center seating position.

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Has recline bubble for harness and booster modes

Recline bubbles are very uncommon on forward-facing harness seats and even rarer with boosters. But this seat has a recline bubble for each of those. The Chicco MyFit has 4 recline options to help you get the bubble in the right area.

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Airplane Use

The Chicco MyFit is an FAA-approved car seat. At 26 pounds, it is one of the heaviest options available. If traveling internationally, this seat has a belt lock-off, so it will work well. For help with all things airplane travel and car seats, check out our Wheels Up Course and private Facebook group.

SITS Bottom Line

The Chicco MyFit is a great option for tall kids, as it has a high standing height limit and a tall harness height. It can also be a good choice for some 3 across situations as well since it is only 17.5″ when the cup holders are folded in. However, caution should be exercised if your vehicle has non-removable headrests, as the seat may not be compatible in high-back booster mode.

Buy Now: 
SITS checks manufactures and retailers daily to ensure these are the lowest prices available for these models.
Chicco
MyFit
ClearTex
Buy Now
219.99
Chicco
MyFit
Zip
Buy Now
259.99
Chicco
MyFit
Zip Air
Buy Now
309.99

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Specifications

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MyFit

Product Information

Weight: 26lbs

Width: 17.5"

Highest Harness Height: 19.5"

Rear Facing Limits

Forward-Facing Limits

Height: 54"

Weight: 23-65lbs

Head Height Rules: ears must be below the top of the headrest

Lower Anchor Connectors Weight Limit: 40lbs

No Back Booster Limits

Highest Belt Guide Settings

20.25"

High Back Booster Limits

Height: 38-57"

Weight: 40-100lbs

Head Height Rules: ears must be below the top of the headrest

Other Important Details

Expiration Limits

8 years

Crash Replacement Policy

replace after any crash

Harness

no-rethread

Lock-off

yes

Vehicle Seat Protector

This brand does not permit a vehicle seat protector.