Diono Rainier Car Seat Review | Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway

car seat giveaway, diono giveaway, diono contest. win a car seatWe’ve done some pretty detailed car seat reviews in the past and I promise to do one for the Diono Rainier in the upcoming weeks but today, I want to share with you why we’re REALLY liking this seat. We’ve had it since August and Baby Boy especially has been enjoying the comfort of riding in the Diono Rainier, so much so that he’d like to giveaway not one but TWO car seats to two lucky winners (open to Canadian and North American readers, excluding those who reside in Quebec).


Disclosure : We received the car seat for review purposes, but as always, the opinions are totally mine!



IMG_20140816_101310 (Custom)I’m not going to lie, I’ve been procrastinating on this review mainly because I want to really figure out the last bit of the puzzle… how well it travels and we haven’t had the need to travel with our car seat, just yet. We’ve had Little Monkey and Baby Boy test out this seat over the summer and  into the fall so we know it works extremely well for a baby, toddler and pre-schooler. When I first started researching car seats when Little Monkey was switching out of the infant bucketseat, the Diono is what I had my eyes set on but I didn’t get around to buying one (for various reasons, the main one being the fact that we received a new seat as a gift from my mom in law). Having only heard rave reviews I knew I had to get this for Baby Boy, especially after our struggles with the equally safe, but much heavier car seats.



In terms of some key features that appeal to us, there’s quite a few :

  • Rear-facing option up to 50 pounds or 44 inches in height (starts at 5 pounds so an infant can TOTALLY fit in this comfortably)
  • Forward-facing option from 20 to 90 pounds 0r less than 57 inches in height
  • Ability to transform to a booster for those kids weighing between 50 to 120 pounds (and less than 57 inches in height)
  • Unique SuperLATCH system that makes installation easy (so easy that I THINK I might be able to install this on my own. Don’t tell the hubs that though)
  • Folds flat for travel and is FAA certified ( seriously, the hubs loves this feature)
  • Cover is machine washable and dryable (SO AWESOME!)
  • 12 year product life
  • ONLY weights 10.8 kg (much lighter than most of the seats we’ve seen)
  • Rear facing tether – makes it very sturdy as far as rear facing goes
  • Narrow – you can fit three side by side if you want to!
  • Storage slots for all the buckles and belts
  • COMFORT – both kids have slept blissfully in this seat



diono rainier review, pre schooler car seat, toddler car seat, infant car seatWe need to buy some accessories to do a full review and that’s yet another reason for my procrastination ( can I come up with any more excuses!). When rear facing, the Diono Rainier takes up quite a bit of space but buying an angle adjuster saves about 7 inches, which is great! Another item we want to purchase is a travel strap so we can carry the car seat as a back pack during our travels. It does fit on our Travelmate, so that’s another plus.


As we go into the holiday season with busy weekends filled with eating chocolate, decorating the tree and visiting family and friends, we want to give our North American readers a chance to win one of two Diono Rainier car seats! Enter below and good luck! Be sure to keep an eye out for our detailed video review in the upcoming weeks. This is definitely a car seat to consider if you’re a family on the go! Don’t forget to check out our other giveaways!
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  • Christina
    December 3, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Thank you for the chance

  • lena cook
    December 3, 2014 at 11:29 am

    love this !!!!!

  • Anonymous
    December 3, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Pick me! Our little guy needs a new seat so badly. Commented on eating out with baby-pukka!

  • Jenna
    December 3, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Love this seat

  • Kim
    December 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Awesome give away!

  • Lesley Morgan
    December 3, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Love Dino seats! We have one for our toddler and need a second one. Thanks for the chance at this giveaway 🙂

  • Nina
    December 3, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    We love our Radian. This looks promising.

  • Megan Arce
    December 4, 2014 at 3:07 am

    Diono seats are so amazing!

  • elizabeth d
    December 4, 2014 at 10:44 am

    would love to win to keep my child rear facing longer her current seat goes up to 35 pounds

    • Yashy
      December 4, 2014 at 9:31 pm

      Definitely one of the many great features!

  • Michelle Romero
    December 4, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    I would love the car seat, I need a new I can fit it in the car with my other seat 🙂

  • michelle tremblett
    December 5, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Incredible giveaway !! Thank you for the chance to win 🙂

  • Billy Truong
    December 6, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.

  • Janis Hartwell
    December 6, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    I like.

  • Ashley J
    December 7, 2014 at 7:49 am

    I LOVE the Unique SuperLATCH system that makes installation easy , that the cover is machine washable and dryable, Has storage slots for all the buckles and belts, and most important SAFETY and COMFORT .
    This car seat is on my wish list this Christmas for my DD. we are on a hunt for one right now as our travel system is only good for 22lbs!! This would make our Christmas holidays come true <3

  • Sandy
    December 10, 2014 at 12:14 am

    Sounds like it could be a good fit as we will need to transition our babe out of the bucket seat

  • Iris
    December 10, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Great review!

  • Nicole Becker
    December 10, 2014 at 1:43 am

    I soooo need this for my granddaughter!! This one is so nice and I love how it is memory foam.

  • Franny
    December 15, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Great review, this looks like a great car seat. Thank you for the chance to win one!

  • Katelyn
    December 16, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Awesome give away! The car seat looks excellent.

  • Dee Schwark
    December 5, 2015 at 5:16 am

    Looks like this is a great one to have 🙂

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