Installing our Diono Radian RXT car seat

So now that we have our Diono Radian RXT it is time to install it! After all, now that the bucket is gone and out of my car, I have to ensure that the little guy has somewhere safe to sit. My previous post discusses how I came to choose the Diono Radian RXT and what features were important to me.

Diono car seat My So-Called Mommy Life

I have to be honest that the thought of installing a car seat on my own scared me. I have yet to actually install one myself and instead have been paying certified car seat installers big money to install my seats. There are so many unknowns to me that should I install in incorrectly I could be putting my baby in danger. So what did I do? My husband likes a challenge so we did this together! We read the instruction manual that Diono provides with the car seat.  You can also easily access the instruction manual and installation videos online. It’s easy to follow and is divided into sections depending on how you will install the seat (rear-facing or forward facing) and which system you will use to anchor the car seat.

Since we have the latch system in our car and our seat was going rear facing it was very simple to find. We read it over and off we went to install it! It is so easy it’s almost unbelievable. It took under 5 minutes from start to finish! You have to attach the latch on either side of the seat and then put weight on the seat and pull it tight.

Diono Radian RXT My So-Called Mommy Life

And, voila! The seat is in. Once we did those steps we double checked and it was perfect!


Look how comfortable my son is in his Diono Radian RXT! He’s fast asleep!

Baby sleeping in Diono Radian RXT My So-Called Mommy Life


Keep an eye out for my next blog coming soon about our daily experience with the seat!

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Disclosure: I was provided with a Diono Radian RXT for sharing my experience choosing a car seat, installing it and using it. All of the opinions in this blog are my own.


  1. Randa @ TBK says:

    I really like Diono. The Radian was a seat I was looking at but the store was sold out when I went to buy it (which says a lot). I’m happy you got a safe seat for your little one 🙂

  2. Installing a car seat is a daunting task for sure, but I can see it was worth it! Your little man looks so comfy!

  3. I don’t install care seats. It’s usually my husband task: It is daunting. I like that this seat took 5 minutes to install

  4. Jill says:

    We have 2 Diono car seats. They are by far the most comfy & easiest to install & move to other vehicles!

  5. Casey Palmer says:

    I literally have one of these sitting in my kitchen right now waiting to be installed. The only reason why I haven’t done it yet is because my wife’s told me we want to keep using the bucket infant seat as long as we can before moving on for convenience.

    She’s the boss, but I’m glad to know that it won’t be a horrible experience when I do get around to installing it!

    Thanks for the confidence boost 🙂

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