We Got the Angle Right
The much-anticipated Angle Adjuster arrived just before Thanksgiving. Now parents are able to install their Radian car seat at a more upright angle, giving them more front seat leg room and keeping them a safer distance from the air bag (a good rule of thumb is to sit at least 12 inches away from the air bag).
The Angle Adjuster can be used with all Radian car seats. It is not for use with car seats made by other manufacturers. It is made of high density foam and fits directly under the car seat in the rear-facing position only. The Angle Adjuster is intended for children at least one year of age and who have good head control. Remember, newborns and some children with special needs need to be reclined more so their airway passage is not obstructed.
For those parents who are subscribing to extended rear-facing, the Angle Adjuster has been well received. Older kids are thrilled too because they like to sit up and look out the window. The Radian allows for a child to stay rear-facing up to 45 lb* or until there is less than 1.5” from the top of their head to the top of the shell. According to safety experts and the American Academy of Pediatrics, children are safer rear-facing because the back of the car seat provides more protection for the spine, neck and head. Diono recommends keeping children rear-facing as long as possible.
Worried about their legs and feet getting hurt while rear-facing? This happens to be a myth and facts show there is a higher risk of lower extremity injuries in frontal crashes. Another myth is that children are uncomfortable rear-facing. Actually, children are more flexible than adults and fit comfortably rear-facing. You can view many photos of rear-facing children on our Facebook page. The Angle Adjuster is available at several online retailers.
*The RadianR120 and RadianRXT have a rear-facing capacity of 45 lb. The RadianR100 has a rear-facing capacity of 40 lb.