On May 14, 2015, a safety advisory was issued by Graco Canada, in conjunction with Transport Canada, regarding 1711 Snugride 22 rear facing only car seats with specific dates of manufacture and sold in 2013 and 2014. It was discovered that certain combinations of restraints and bases did not pass compliance testing.
Graco introduced the Nautilus 3-in-1 forward facing combination seat in 2007. The Nautilus quickly became a trusted, well-priced staple in that category of seats.
The Nautilus harnesses from 20-65 pounds, then converts to a high-back booster, then to a backless booster.
The Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35LX is one of several rear facing only seats in the Graco lineup. We’ve been given the chance to give it a test run and have been pleasantly surprised by how it does.
Graco has a long history of rear facing only seats. The SnugRide Click Connect 40 is the king of the bunch!. Travel often? Take taxis as a main mode of transportation? Just want a rear facing only seat that will fit many children until at least age two?
Graco has several convertible seats often referred to as “the clones” because of their similarities and many names. This review covers the Head Wise, which features Graco’s Safety Surround protection.
Graco is a master at creating good boosters that are easy to use, well priced, long-lasting and provide an excellent belt fit. We have previously reviewed the Graco TurboBooster here.
Anyone who has been doing this kid thing for a while knows how much the world of car seats has changed even in the last decade, let alone the last twenty years. I’m the admin currently with the oldest “Little” so I’ve been at this for a while now. AJ is 11.5 years old now and I’ve been a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) for almost nine years now; so I like to think I have a lot of real world experience when it comes to the changes that have been made over the years.
Since 2009, the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), has been annually releasing their booster ratings, based primarily on fit of the 6 year old dummy, and, as we all know, fit is the best indication of performance. No matter how much bling your booster has, if it doesn’t place the seatbelt properly on your child, it can’t do its job.
For the last several years Graco has had two combination seats available for purchase, the Argos 65 and the Nautilus. Both models have two modes: forward-facing harnessed mode and a booster mode that fits most children well. These seats have been around for a while and are two very popular options at CSFTL because they fit a range of children well and have a lot of great ease-of-use features.
Booster seats serve one primary purpose: to place the car’s seat belt over 3 strong points of a child’s body. A properly fitting booster will sit low over the hips and across the center of the shoulder to spread the possible force from a crash over these strong areas.