Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 car seat

 
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$139.00 - $335.13
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Summary: The Graco Nautilus 3-in-1, with its 65 lb. harness capacity, is one of Graco's two toddler boosters seats with high weight limits. It is similar to the Graco Argos 70.
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Type: Greater than 40 lb. harness capacity toddler booster seats
About - Graco Nautilus 3-in-1

The Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 is part of the car seat test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, toddler booster seat models like the Nautilus 3-in-1 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


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Fit-to-vehicle LATCH:
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About This Brand

One of the world’s best-known names in child-care products. Graco originated popular products such as the Swyngomatic baby swing sold in the 1950s, and later Pack n’ Play portable play yards. Graco has the largest share of the child-seat market in the U.S. and is part of the Newell Rubbermaid group of companies.

Features & Specs - Graco Nautilus 3-in-1
info Weight range harness (lbs.) 20-65
info Height range harness (in.) 27-52
info Weight range booster (lbs.) 30-100
info Height range booster (in.) 38-57
info Seat weight (lbs.) 20
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User Reviews - Graco Nautilus 3-in-1
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5.0
Love It!!!!!
12/3/2015
Pros
Comfortable
Easy To Assemble
Easy to Clean
Stable
Stylish
Cons
None
Best Uses
In the car
Comment:
I have purchased at least two car seats for my granddaughter not knowing what car seat is age appropriate. So I thought why not spend the money on a good one that will last for the next 5 years since she is 3 now. She loved it. She likes to get in it herself and we have showed her how to lock herself in. She looks comfortable in it especially when she is sleeping. No hanging of the head, she is stable and secure. My husband and I felt relieved to have found the perfect car seat. No more looking in the back to see if she is ok. So we're OK!!!!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
This car seat likely saved our daughter's life
8/1/2015
Pros
Easy to Clean
Safe
Cons
Best Uses
Travel
Comment:
We bought the Graco Nautilus when our daughter outgrew her infant seat based on the high safety ratings. This truly paid off this week when we were involved in a severe roll-over collision. Aside from being scared from the crash, and being left hanging in the seat until help arrived, she was completely unharmed in the crash.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Head slump while sleeping
3/16/2015
Pros
Fits In The Car
Cons
Serious Head Slump
Best Uses
Larger Kids
Comment:
I bought this based on the CR rating and reviews.<br /><br />We find that our daughter has a bad head slumping issue while sleeping in the car seat<br /><br />Forum searches show this is a very common issue with this car seat, with no fix aside from buying a new car seat.<br /><br />The recline feature seems ONLY FOR VEHICLE FIT, NOT for COMFORT.<br /><br />Buy something else.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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