Hi! I have the Chicco Keyfit 30 in Extreme. My child cries whenever I put him in it. It seems to be waterproof, which MAKES him sweat due to the lack of breathability, then he just stews in it, as it's not absorbed back into the fabric. I put in a wicking infant support and put a giant ice pack behind it... And he still gets hot. So we found a small Kel-gar stroller fan which helped. In short, the orange seat LOOKS fabulous, but the "EXTREME" drawbacks aren't worth it.
Chicco makes a carseat with a 22 lb weight limit and one with a 30 lb weight limit, I believe both have 30" height limits. If you are buying a carseat for a 21lb baby you probably don't want to buy this carseat at all. You'll soon outgrow the limit and even if within limits if your baby is that big already she'll probably be more comfortable in a larger seat anyway. Most people move their babies out of the infant only seats anywhere from ~6months-12 months and I've known plenty of people who transitioned to the next carseat even before reaching the full limit of the infant seat. My kid outgrew the 30lb Chicco when he was 20lbs because of the height limit. Buy a convertible seat, many have rear-facing limits of 35-40 lbs (with much higher height limits than the infant seats), then can be used forward-facing up to anywhere between 40 and 80 lbs, depending on brand and model.
I bought mine in 2012 and this looks exactly like it. I don't think they change this specific "Adventure" model at all every year. They would just probably discontinue models as new ones develop. If you couple this car seat with the matching key fit stroller frame caddy, it's perfect!
There is more than one model of Keyfit car seat. Make sure if you want the 30-lb weight limit you get the Keyfit 30. The standard Keyfit has the smaller weight limit. If a description for a Keyfit 30 shows a 22-lb weight limit, it's probably an error. The description on the Chicco website should be the most accurate.
I'm planning on purchasing the fuego chicco ketfit30 car seat. I would like to confirm that the car seat base is included in the purchase price of $169.99 per your ad which I copied and pasted below. Thanks
Chicco Keyfit 30 Infant Car Seat and Base
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