Pacifica Convertible+Booster Car Seat from Diono

diono pacifica car seatWhen you become a parent, one of the most important things that you need to purchase is a new car seat. While there are many different options out there in the retail marketplace, it is imperative that you do your own research and look at safety records. After a car seat passes the safety standards, you then need to look at quality, comfort and convenience of use.

Diono is a company that sells a wide variety of travel products, baby & kid’s car seats, booster seats, baby stroller accessories and more. All of their products are made with safety in-mind and all are affordable.

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As you all know, I am expecting my second child late this summer. Now I will have 2 children in car seats. For this review, I received the Pacifica Convertible+Booster Car Seat to check out for all of you.

From Company’s Site: The New Diono Pacifica is the ultimate in car seat safety with reinforced extra deep side walls providing enhanced side impact protection taking Diono car seats to a whole new level.

With its extended rear-facing capabilities, it can comfortably seat rear-facing children from 5 to 50 lbs and forward facing children from 20-90 lbs in 5-point harness mode. Additionally it converts to a booster for children between 50 – 120 lbs or up to 57″ in height.

Its unique super-strong SuperLATCH™ system makes installation easy and the Pacifica is NCAP crash tested, the industry benchmark for verifying child seat performance in severe accident conditions.

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My Thoughts: The first thing that I want to see about this car seat is that I love that it will work with a 5 lb. newborn and up to a 50 lb. child. The fact that it grows with your child is genius! You buy one seat and your done!

Next, I love all of the safety features and comfort features that are built within this particular design. It’s built with a steel frame and has reinforced aluminum sides that are extra deep sidewalls lined with energy-absorbing foam which offers superior head and body protection.

Rear Facing: Child from 5 lbs. to 50 lbs.
Front Facing: Child from 20 lbs. to 90 lbs.
Booster Seat (converts): Child from 50 lbs. up to 120 lbs.

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I really appreciate the slim profile of this design since my car doesn’t have a large backseat. When it came to installation, my husband and I had it properly installed into the car in less than 5 minutes. When not in use, it folds flat (love that space-saving feature) and it’s FAA certified should you be doing any traveling.

You can adjust the harness & buckle into many different positions so that you get a customized & comfortable fit. The heavy-duty cover is machine wash (gentle cycle) or hand wash it for best care, hang to air dry. A little bonus feature is the removable cup holder which can be easily cleaned!

This car seat is absolutely fantastic!  For pictures, I had my 5 year old “model” in the car seat for me. Once the baby arrives, I will be using this car seat in my car for he or she.

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Disclaimer: Jenelle C. has personally reviewed the product listed above. Jenelle has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Jenelle did receive a free product to try out so she could evaluate and use it for her review. Her thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ. Thanks!


  1. JoAnn Brightman says:

    I am glad to see how well the car seat fits an older child and that it can be used for a baby too. It is good to know that the set can grow and change with the child.

  2. I saw this on another blog a few weeks ago and thought it was genius. Good to see an older child can really benefit as well as the seated baby I saw in all the ads. Neato!

  3. Wow this seat looks great. Car seats sure have come a long way in the past several decades.