The Graco Nautilus is a forward facing only combination seat that functions as a 5 point harness, high back booster and backless booster. Our review will give you an in-depth look at this popular seat.
The new Elite 80 Air from Safety 1st, (a Dorel subsidiary) addresses these problems brilliantly, and quite frankly, hit it out of the park for the 3-in-1 model. While it still will not be the only seat a family needs to buy, I can comfortably say that it will last most children from birth to age 8, and after that, a backless booster is only a few dollars.
Did you know car seats expire? Car seats have a lifespan ranging anywhere from 4-12 years. The expiration date may be stamped in the plastic, on a sticker, or you may need to calculate the time based on the date of manufacture.
Rear facing is the best protection for a child’s developing spine. Rear face to a minimum of age 2, ideally age 4.
*This seat has been discontinued* We got our Argos shortly after my daughter turned forward facing right around her fourth birthday. I had seen it at the store and was instantly drawn to the pretty flower pattern. It was a big bonus that it fit her well and she liked it, too! We’d had Graco’s
It’s hopefully common knowledge now that rear facing in the car is the safest way for toddlers to ride. As a child passenger safety technician, I’ve heard all the reasons that parents choose to forward face too early, and I’d like to provide some answers to those questions here. Hopefully, this guide will help keep your child rear facing as long as possible!
When the Britax Frontier 90 was released, we did a quickie review of the new Harness-2-Booster Britax Frontier 90 with the ClickTight installation system. We have been given the opportunity to look more in-depth at the seat, and are excited to share it with you!
When Britax announced the release of the new Frontier 90 and the Pinnacle 90, I will admit that I was pretty skeptical. As a CPST I’m used to sweating, struggling, and wrangling seats to get them installed properly. And that can only happen after figuring out whether to use lower anchors, or seat belt and determining how the seat belt locks, if I need a locking clip, or if there is a lower anchors weight limit I need to account for.
The Harmony Defender 360 is a fairly new addition to the world of combination seats (aka car seats that convert from a forward facing five point harness into a belt positioning booster), and I had the opportunity to take one for a spin this week.
In the world of combination (forward facing harness to booster) car seats, we have a lot of excellent choices these days. Things have come a long way since just a few years ago when five point harnesses with weight limits above forty pounds simply did not exist. Today I took a look at a great option from RECARO: the ProSPORT. This seat has been replaced with the RECARO PerformanceSPORT.
Today, I had a chance to check out the Britax Frontier 90. This is not going to be the most in-depth review on the web, because my opportunity to check out this seat involved both of my kids (4 years and 2 months) present in the parking lot of a kid’s consignment store, with a CPST friend who graciously agreed to spend her work break letting me take apart her personal seat and install it and bribe said four-year old into allowing me to take pictures with him in it.