#Giveaway Making it Safer in the Car with the Diono Rainier

With the snow continuing to fall, and those days of driving around in it not quite coming to a end, we find that ensuring that our families are safe while we are driving on the snow and ice is a priority. We take the time to warm up the vehicles, get the snow and ice off of them so we can see, ensure our kids are wearing weather appropriate clothing, and strap them into their car seats, where they can be secured in place and kept safe. Like other parents out there, I want to ensure, that when we are in our vehicles, especially when the roads are slick, that my kids are secured properly in their seats. To do so, I like to know that I have the equipment needed, that is size appropriate, that will not only secure my kids in when I use them, but car seats and boosters that are also easily secured to the vehicle as well. One seat that I had heard about, that gauged my curiosity was the Rainier from Diono, so when we were sent the Rainier to review from Diono, I was excited to check it out

With the Rainier, we get a Convertible + Booster Car Seat, that can be used on children starting from birth at 5 pounds all the way up to 120 pounds. The features include a seat that starts out as a rear facing car seat for infants and small children up to 50 pounds, than turned around for kids 50 – 90 pounds, using the 5 point harness. This seat can then be used as your children grow, up to 120 pounds, as a booster seat.

From a parents perspective, I like that the Rainier is not only a car seat that can grow with children from birth up to the booster seat stage, but I also find the ease of installation with the SuperLATCH™ system to be a plus for me. When it comes to the safety features, I can really appreciate the 5 point harness, and the ease of adjusting it as my little one grows. With this seat you will find that there are 12 height positions, along with EPS foam which surrounds the child’s head and body for complete side impact protection.



Key Features

  • Full steel frame and aluminum reinforced sides for unmatched safety
  • Reinforced extra deep sidewalls lined with energy-absorbing foam give Rainier superior head and body protection
  • Comfortably seats rear-facing children from 5 to 50 lbs
  • Highest forward-facing capacity of any car seat in a 5-point harness: from 20-90 lbs (up to 57″ in height)
  • Converts to booster mode for children between 50 and 120 lbs. (up to 57″ in height)
  • Unique SuperLATCH system that makes installation easy
  • Space saving design allows extra room for passengers while providing spacious interior for child
  • Folds flat for travel and is FAA certified
  • NCAP crash tested, the industry benchmark for verifying child seat performance in severe accident conditions

Then from my toddler’s perspective, aside from him feeling like such a big boy in his new seat, he likes that he can easily keep his sippy cup at his side using the cup holder. He also seems to really like the comfort that this seat offers, due to the fact that he had no problem falling asleep while he runs errands with me. Which in all, makes the Rainier from Diono a great seat to have for anyone who is expecting a little one, or even has older little ones, since it is a car seat that grows with your kids!

Well to help with keeping those little ones safe, especially when the roads are slick, the wonderful people from Diono would like to give one of my amazing readers their own Rainier Convertible + Booster Car Seat!

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Product received, thank you to Diono as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

135 Comments

  1. Meghan Finley
    February 23, 2015 / 4:17 am

    I like that it converts to a booster

  2. Tara
    February 23, 2015 / 4:19 am

    I love that the headrest has 12 positions!

  3. Justin Faber
    February 23, 2015 / 4:19 am

    I really like the super latch system!

  4. Kelly F
    February 23, 2015 / 4:20 am

    I love the new deep side walls! The color choices are great too! 🙂

  5. J. 76
    February 23, 2015 / 4:38 am

    Of course, the extra safety features like reinforced sides and secure harness are awesome. I also really like the fact the cover is machine washable. It is a nice touch that is often times overlooked.Thanks!

  6. Rachel jeffries
    February 23, 2015 / 4:51 am

    Rachel JeffriesI love the narrow yer safe design! I would be able to fit 3 across.

  7. ewarren8963
    February 23, 2015 / 4:52 am

    I like the extended rear facing capabilities.

  8. jessica holybee
    February 23, 2015 / 5:03 am

    I like the colors and safty features.

  9. Kristine Barrett
    February 23, 2015 / 5:41 am

    I love all of the safety features and that it can fit 3 across!

  10. Lori Thomas
    February 23, 2015 / 10:22 am

    I like that it converts and the safety features

  11. Janet W.
    February 23, 2015 / 10:29 am

    I love that it also converts to a booster which makes it a long lasting, safe seat!

  12. Em Ma
    February 23, 2015 / 12:56 pm

    Without a doubt, I love that the same seat can be used for so many stages. I love that it can be used when my little one is little and then converts to a booster when he's older.

  13. Anonymous
    February 23, 2015 / 12:56 pm

    I like that it has new extra deep side walls providing enhanced side impact protection taking Diono car seats to a whole new level.tina mmisspolonia93@aol.com

  14. Fiddlin' Dandi
    February 23, 2015 / 12:58 pm

    I really like that it will work for children up to 120 pounds!

  15. Kymberley
    February 23, 2015 / 1:00 pm

    I love the height/weight limit for rear facing!

  16. Carrie H.
    February 23, 2015 / 1:03 pm

    I like that it is has the "highest forward-facing capacity of any car seat in a 5-point harness: from 20-90 lbs (up to 57" in height)". This is really an all-in-one seat!

  17. Valerie N.
    February 23, 2015 / 1:21 pm

    I I like that it is truly an all in one seat

  18. 618mom
    February 23, 2015 / 1:27 pm

    I love how thin they are. With multiple kids in car seats these fit perfect in the back seat.

  19. Audra O'Hara
    February 23, 2015 / 1:43 pm

    I like the extra deep sidewalls and steel frame. Sounds like a very safe carseat; would like one for my daughter who is growing out of her old carseat.

  20. Anonymous
    February 23, 2015 / 2:30 pm

    My favorite thing about it is Highest forward-facing capacity of any car seat in a 5-point harness: from 20-90 lbs (up to 57" in height)

  21. kellyr78
    February 23, 2015 / 3:08 pm

    I like the extra deep side walls for side impact protection.

  22. shelly
    February 23, 2015 / 3:12 pm

    I like that the headrest has 12 positions & it converts to a booster.

  23. dd
    February 23, 2015 / 3:32 pm

    You had me at booster mode conversion! Anything that can multi-task and meets different needs is a winner in my book.

  24. ellie
    February 23, 2015 / 6:39 pm

    I like that it converts to a booster seat.

  25. Julie Z
    February 23, 2015 / 6:57 pm

    I love how long it will last from birth to booster! Can't beat that as we're expecting our 2nd!

  26. Angie
    February 23, 2015 / 7:39 pm

    I like that the sides are so low. Seems MUCH easier to get a toddler in and out of!

  27. bluebird23
    February 23, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    Love that it goes up to 120 pounds and can be converted to a booster seat!

  28. Angela Warren
    February 23, 2015 / 8:19 pm

    I like that it converts to a booster and that it holds up to 120 lbs.

  29. lil_lady_dz
    February 23, 2015 / 8:22 pm

    My favorite feature is that The aluminum reinforce headrest has 12 height positions for adjustable head support and additional EPS foam surrounds the child’s head and body for complete side impact protection.

  30. Karina
    February 23, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    WOW! Love the high weight limit. 90 pounds!!karinaroselee at gmail dot com

  31. Anonymous
    February 23, 2015 / 10:42 pm

    I love that it can accommodate both front and rear facing 5 lbs to 90 lbs. WoW! It can definitely grow with your child. Carly D.

  32. Unknown
    February 23, 2015 / 10:48 pm

    I love that this seat lasts so long and switches to a booster seat for up to 90 pounds!onecheaplady@yahoo.com

  33. D Schmidt mummytotwoboys
    February 23, 2015 / 11:51 pm

    I like that it converts to a booster for children between 50 and 120 lbs. or up to 57" in height.

  34. nancy chipriano
    February 24, 2015 / 12:21 am

    I like that it is easy to install and that it fits up to a 90 lbs child. That would make it usable for several years!

  35. Anonymous
    February 24, 2015 / 2:08 am

    love that it converts to a boosteradinatm(at)aol.com

  36. Sam C
    February 24, 2015 / 2:17 am

    I love that it rear-faces up to 50lbs! Means my chunky guy could rear-face for a lot longer than our current seat!

  37. Christina Howell
    February 24, 2015 / 5:08 am

    I love the height and weight limits. It is nice to have a car seat that can rear face up to 50 lbs!

  38. Stephanie Borge
    February 24, 2015 / 7:55 am

    Love the weight limit for rear facing!

  39. agordon10
    February 24, 2015 / 10:56 am

    the extended rear facing options are great

  40. Natalie
    February 24, 2015 / 2:44 pm

    My favorite feature is the extra deep side walls for side impact protection.

  41. RICHARD HICKS
    February 24, 2015 / 3:17 pm

    I really like the SuperLATCH system that makes installation easy

  42. Christina C.
    February 24, 2015 / 3:47 pm

    I like that this will last a really long time with your growing child!

  43. nickieisis3
    February 24, 2015 / 4:55 pm

    I like that it converts and the safety features

  44. dropastitch@yahoo.com
    February 24, 2015 / 7:18 pm

    it can comfortably seat rear-facing children from 5 to 50 lbs. and forward-facing children from 20 to 90 lbs.

  45. Randi
    February 24, 2015 / 9:16 pm

    I love the space saving design! Super important with small vehicles!

  46. Anonymous
    February 24, 2015 / 10:02 pm

    I like that it also converts into a booster seat. This should be the only car you should ever need.

  47. Julie Schooley
    February 25, 2015 / 12:00 am

    I love all the safety features and it also fits a wide range of weights.

  48. Ashley Alderink
    February 25, 2015 / 12:13 am

    I love how its convertible and how much padding there is

  49. Maria Elena Dominguez
    February 25, 2015 / 1:43 am

    I love that it rear faces for so long!

  50. Xty C
    February 25, 2015 / 4:14 am

    I like the extended rear facing capabilities of it.

  51. Rebecca Parsons
    February 25, 2015 / 6:24 am

    I like the energy absorbing foam for the extra protection.

  52. Maryam Abrahim
    February 25, 2015 / 6:26 am

    I have been eyeing this convertable seat for a while! I would love to get it for my son, as our car has a small backseat and my son is long and lean. I would like to keep him rear facing for as long as possible, and this seat would make that possible!!

  53. AngelWinner
    February 25, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    It converts to a booster for children between 50 and 120 lbs. or up to 57" in height.

  54. Sarah Hayes
    February 25, 2015 / 10:10 pm

    i love that it becomes a booster. thats exactly what we need!

  55. Jaime Suitts
    February 25, 2015 / 11:48 pm

    I love that this seat is rear facing up to 50lbs! With forward facing up to 90lbs and then usable as a booster, this is a seat that will last.

  56. Beth R
    February 26, 2015 / 2:48 am

    I like that the headrest has 12 positions and that it converts to a booster.

  57. bbrittbrat1398
    February 26, 2015 / 5:02 am

    I like that it holds up to 120 lbs.Brittney House

  58. sasha naomi
    February 26, 2015 / 5:41 pm

    I LOVE how stylish and comfortable it looks!

  59. Mary Calabrese
    February 26, 2015 / 7:00 pm

    I love that it has it's own cupholder. How cool is that?

  60. James Robert
    February 26, 2015 / 11:45 pm

    I like it Converts to booster mode for children between 50 and 120 lbs. (up to 57" in height)

  61. CrunchyKatie
    February 27, 2015 / 1:30 am

    I love that this turns to a booster and the weight limit is very high. The 5pt harness is a must for my 3 year old.

  62. Cálaeb Temple
    February 27, 2015 / 4:41 am

    i like the adjustable aluminum reinforce headrest.

  63. Laurie Nykaza
    February 27, 2015 / 7:59 am

    IT can be put in rear facing capabilities which is amazing to keep the baby safer.

  64. Franny
    February 27, 2015 / 1:04 pm

    Steel Frame, converts to booster and rear facing up to 50lbs. Great carseat!!

  65. Frank
    February 27, 2015 / 5:10 pm

    Weight limits, and sure latch are awesome. We have been looking for a booster for my toddler.

  66. Laura
    February 27, 2015 / 9:55 pm

    I like that it converts to a booster

  67. Edie
    February 28, 2015 / 4:50 am

    I like that they are super safe, extended rear facing and 120 front facing limit.

  68. dailymom
    February 28, 2015 / 4:09 pm

    I love the color and that it is designed for a child up to 90 pounds.

  69. Dawn Monroe
    February 28, 2015 / 10:45 pm

    I like the side impact features and the super latch.

  70. R. White
    March 1, 2015 / 1:06 am

    I love the rear facing capabilities and that this seat grows with your child and has limits that don't rush them from one stage to the next!

  71. vera
    March 1, 2015 / 4:27 am

    I'm impressed with the weight limit on the rear facing option.

  72. vanessa richard
    March 1, 2015 / 10:08 am

    i love the weight range forward and rear facing and the 5 point harness

  73. Jennifer Lleras
    March 2, 2015 / 8:47 pm

    I like it's full conversion abilities!

  74. megan tilley
    March 3, 2015 / 3:04 am

    I love the fact it converts to a booster!

  75. sherylssg
    March 3, 2015 / 6:12 pm

    I like that it converts into a booster for use up to 120 lbs.sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

  76. Anonymous
    March 4, 2015 / 7:45 pm

    I like the sleek design, not bulky like others. Paula Caudill

  77. tina reynolds
    March 6, 2015 / 12:23 am

    I am really impressed with the safety features and that it can go up to 120lbs plus I could actually fit three in the back seat

  78. Amanda Boerst
    March 6, 2015 / 7:34 pm

    I love that the 5 point harness can be used up to 90lbs and 57" tall!

  79. buddyCO
    March 7, 2015 / 3:13 pm

    I like that it has extended rear-facing capabilities! And it is such a nice looking seat!

  80. Leela
    March 8, 2015 / 7:46 am

    The aluminum reinforce headrest has 12 height positions for adjustable head support and additional EPS foam surrounds the child’s head and body for complete side impact protection.

  81. J-
    March 9, 2015 / 5:10 am

    Wow, 12 different height positions!

  82. Joanna Rose
    March 10, 2015 / 6:03 pm

    I love the extra protection for side impact.

  83. Nipa P
    March 10, 2015 / 6:42 pm

    I like the choice of colors and that it convertible

  84. Kortney Lah
    March 11, 2015 / 3:23 pm

    I love that it converts to a booster. Two birds, one stone.

  85. Michelle
    March 11, 2015 / 5:01 pm

    I like that you can fold it flat for travel (or swapping cars!)

  86. taryn lysa
    March 12, 2015 / 2:12 am

    I love that it converts to a booster

  87. Anonymous
    March 12, 2015 / 8:39 am

    I like that it has the Highest forward-facing capacity of any car seat in a 5-point harness AND converts to a booster older children.

  88. The Fam
    March 12, 2015 / 12:48 pm

    I can fit 3 in my back seat!

  89. Vanessa Simpson
    March 12, 2015 / 4:06 pm

    I love that it's slim, yet really solid and safe!

  90. saucyshopper
    March 12, 2015 / 8:48 pm

    I love that the sides are low profile- easy to get in and out of in a crowded back seat!

  91. Heather hanzelka
    March 13, 2015 / 2:11 am

    I love the safety ratings foremost, but also the convertible booster to get lots of great use out of it!

  92. Candace Barrow
    March 13, 2015 / 2:18 am

    I love that a 5 lb baby all the way up to 120 lbs can use this car seat.

  93. Amy Ealy
    March 13, 2015 / 5:53 pm

    I love the low profile sides!

  94. Amy A
    March 13, 2015 / 6:33 pm

    The two most important aspects of this seat are that the frame is made of steel and that the rear facing capabilities are so unique…up to 50lbs!

  95. Breanne
    March 14, 2015 / 3:31 am

    I like that it converts into a booster

  96. SexyBrat
    March 16, 2015 / 3:12 am

    I like the reviews. I think it sounds like a good product.

  97. K. MacDonald
    March 17, 2015 / 6:35 am

    I like that it concerts so it grows with them.

  98. jennifer corrado
    March 17, 2015 / 4:15 pm

    I love that it grows with your child it's the only car seat you'll ever need!

  99. Kari Crum
    March 17, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    I love that it can be used thru different stages of the baby's life.

  100. mecarolks
    March 18, 2015 / 2:49 am

    I like the extended rear facing capabilities.

  101. Risa Uhl
    March 19, 2015 / 1:38 am

    I like the longevity of this seat

  102. Karen Drake
    March 19, 2015 / 2:58 pm

    I like that it will convert to a booster seat.

  103. Tina
    March 19, 2015 / 6:29 pm

    i like that it can comfortably seat rear-facing children from 5 to 50 lbs.

  104. epblack
    March 20, 2015 / 12:52 am

    I love the fact that it also converts into a booster. It is a 2-in-1

  105. Jennifer Dunaway
    March 20, 2015 / 1:16 am

    I like that it can be used from 5 to 120lbs. So no need to buy a new car seat when they grow.

  106. Chip
    March 20, 2015 / 3:11 pm

    Seriously amazed that it can take a child from birth until they are in high school!!!Jill

  107. Diana Branco
    March 20, 2015 / 9:26 pm

    I like that you can use the same car seat from 5lbs to 120 lbs. That saves a lot of money.

  108. Erica C.
    March 21, 2015 / 12:38 am

    I love that it can be used for every stage…so easy.

  109. Jessika
    March 21, 2015 / 2:09 am

    I love that it allows for rear facing, comfortably, for a while! 50 lbs is great.

  110. clynsg
    March 21, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    Aside from the safety features, one of the best things is that it will convert to a booster (although I think it unlikely that my grandchild would be in it at 120#!).

  111. Anonymous
    March 21, 2015 / 4:32 pm

    The Booster Mode Conversion!theyyyguy@yahoo.com

  112. yellowlabs
    March 21, 2015 / 5:18 pm

    I really like that it has a 12-position adjustable headrest, 5 shoulder and 3 buckle positions.

  113. kathy pease
    March 21, 2015 / 5:38 pm

    I like that the aluminum reinforce headrest has 12 height positions for adjustable head support

  114. barbara stenby
    March 21, 2015 / 6:59 pm

    i like that it has extra deep side walls providing enhanced side impact protection

  115. Jenny
    March 21, 2015 / 7:26 pm

    I love the easy adjust straps and t

  116. Hotsnotty2
    March 21, 2015 / 8:42 pm

    I love all of the safety features

  117. April Proveaux
    March 21, 2015 / 9:58 pm

    It's very safe

  118. Stephanie Larison
    March 21, 2015 / 11:16 pm

    I love that you can use this forward facing up to 90lbs!

  119. Lisa Voyce
    March 21, 2015 / 11:41 pm

    I like the 5 point harness.

  120. laurasloves
    March 22, 2015 / 1:48 am

    I really like the fact that it converts to a booster seat.Laurie Emersonlauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  121. Kimberley Meier
    March 22, 2015 / 2:32 am

    I like the reenforced extra deep sidewalls lined with energy-absorbing foam that give Rainier superior head and body protection.momof3chaos at gmail dot com

  122. Donna Jacoby
    March 22, 2015 / 5:23 am

    I like that it converts to a booster seat. Thank you for the giveaway!

  123. Laurie Murley
    March 22, 2015 / 5:50 am

    I like that it has space saving design allows extra room for passengers while providing spacious interior for childlmurley2014@yahoo.com

  124. krystal wethington
    March 22, 2015 / 3:20 pm

    it holds up to 120 pounds.

  125. Christie
    March 22, 2015 / 3:57 pm

    I like that it converts to a booster seat so you don't have to buy another product.

  126. MichelleS
    March 22, 2015 / 5:04 pm

    I like that it has 12 height positions to use as your child grows.

  127. Michael Lambert
    March 22, 2015 / 7:57 pm

    I like that you can rear face up to 50lbs and has the long shell for extended rear facing.

  128. Trisha McKee
    March 22, 2015 / 8:18 pm

    I love that it converts to booster mode for children between 50 and 120 lbs.tridingermckee at gmail dot com

  129. S Carter
    March 22, 2015 / 9:15 pm

    I like that it has a 5-point harness.

  130. lilyk
    March 23, 2015 / 1:27 am

    What I like best is the cup holder.

  131. Jerry Marquardt
    March 23, 2015 / 1:48 am

    I like the high quality it has and the amount of choices of color they offer.

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