Graco Nautilus Child Car Seat, 3-in-1

Graco Nautilus Child Car Seat – Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Seat, Matrix

Once your child outgrows her rear-facing infant car seat, she’s still required ride in a car seat or a booster for several more years to come. So rather than investing in a succession of seats and boosters, try the 3-in 1 Graco Nautilus Child Car Seat, the only forward-facing car seat your child will need. Its five-point harness accommodates children up to 65 pounds, and its convertible booster/backless booster can hold children up to 100 pounds in weight–longer than most other convertible car seats.

Graco Nautilus Child Car Seat

  • 3-in-1 multi-mode Car Seat for longer use 20 pounds to 100 pounds
  • Extended 5-point harness for children 20-65 pounds
  • Converts to High-back belt positioning booster for child 30 pounds to 100 pounds
  • Converts to backless booster for child 40 pounds to 100 pounds
  • The Graco Nautilus Child Car Seat has a steel reinforced frame for durability

Graco Nautilus Child Car Seat Built for Comfort and Superior Safety

You can rest assured that your child will have superior protection while riding in the Nautilus, thanks to extensive crash testing and a steel-reinforced structure. The car seat meets or exceeds US Safety Standards, including U.S. Compliance Standard FMVSS 213; the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), with peak Crash Force approximately twice the Car Seat Standard; and tests for Extreme Car Interior Temperatures. EPS energy-absorbing foam provides additional security and comfort.

As well as being secure and safe, your child will feel extra-comfy, too, with an easily adjustable head support, cushioned seat, and wide armrests; a cup holder and side storage keeps snacks and treasures close at hand.

 


Graco Nautilus Child Car Seat
The 3-in 1 Graco Nautilus Child Car Seat (Matrix) offers:

  • The forward-facing Graco Nautilus child car seat can accommodate children up to 65 pounds
  • Conversion to back booster and backless booster for accommodating children up to 100 pounds
  • Meets or exceeds US safety standards
  • Integrated cup holder and side storage
The steel-reinforced structure ensures your child’s safety. View larger.
By removing the back, the Nautilus will accompany a child up to 100 pounds.

Versatile, Convertible Design Lasts through Early Childhood

The Graco Nautilus Child Car Seat features an extended five-point harness design that can accommodate children over the age of one, from 20 to 65 pounds in weight–a wider range than most other forward-facing car seats. As your child grows, the seat easily converts to a high-back booster and then, lastly, to a backless booster for a child up to 100 pounds in weight. A steel-reinforced frame and superior construction help to ensure safety and durability through years of use.

About Graco
In 1942, Russell Gray and Robert Cone formed Graco Metal Products, in Philadelphia, PA. For 11 years, the firm fabricated machine and car parts for local manufacturers. In 1953, Gray left the firm, leaving Cone as sole owner. Cone decided to manufacture his own line of products, but had trouble coming up with ideas. Enter David Saint, an engineer, tinkerer, and stained glass artisan who worked for Graco.

Saint, himself a father of nine, was intrigued when an associate told him how his wife would soothe their tired and cranky baby while swinging in a backyard glider swing. Acting on this inspiration, he went to the drawing board and 18 months of hard work later, the world’s first wind-up infant swing, the Graco Swyngomatic, was born. Graco sold millions of Swyngomatics in the coming years, becoming one of the world’s leading manufacturers of juvenile products in the process. Today, Graco is a Newell Rubbermaid company, with 1500 associates worldwide. While a half-century has brought many changes to Graco, their dedication and commitment to designing and manufacturing top-quality products remains, and continues on.

What’s in the Box
3-in 1 Graco Nautilus Child Car Seat (Matrix).

Graco Nautilus Child Car Seat

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Questions & Answers

Q. What types of baby car seats are available?

There are several types of baby car seats such as infant seats, a forward facing baby car seat, and convertible seats. There are also combination seats (can face front or rear), booster seats and integrated car seats. With each type of seat there are variations.

Q. Is a five-point harness or a shield safest for my baby?

A five point harness gives your child the greatest protection because it holds your baby tighter in the seat in the event of a crash. A T-Shield or over-the-head restraint allows too much room or can get in the way of chubby tummies and legs. The stalk of the T-Shield can cause serious injury to your baby.

Q. How can I find out how to safely install my baby’s car seat?

All car seats (except most second hand seats) come with printed directions. If after reading the directions you still are not sure how to properly install it. You can call or email the manufacturer. Some police stations and hospitals have assistance programsas well.


Q. Is there a correct way to secure my child in the baby car seat?

Yes, there is a correct way in which to secure your child in his car seat. How you secure your baby in the car seat will likely depend on the age and size of your baby. For children under a year of age they should be placed in rear-facing seats in the centerof the rear seat. Older children can sit facing front and their seat are generally placed behind the driver or passenger in order to utilize the shoulder/lap belts.


Q. What is LATCH?

LATCH refers to Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children. It is a baby car seat installation system. The lower hooks are attached between the bottom of the back of the seat and seat itself. The tether piece is a strap made of seat belt material with a clip that secures forward facing baby car seats and prevents excessive movement of the baby’s head in crashes.


Q. What is a Tether?

The tether is a strap made of seat belt material with a clip. It attaches to the clips on the seat and secures front facing baby car seats. In a crash it prevents excessive movement of the seat and the baby’s head, reducing the severity of injuries.


Q. How can I tell when my child is ready to use car seat belts without a booster seat?

Your child will be ready for using the car safety restraint system when s/he can sitall the way back in the seat and the knees can bend comfortably over the edge of the seat. The belt crosses the shoulder between the neck and the arm and the lap belt is low and touches the thighs. Your child must be able to remain seated the whole trip.


Q. Can a baby car seat be used safely in an airplane?

Yes it can. Airlines require children age 2 and under, to be in approved car seats. The seats must be 16 inches or less to fit in the airplane seats. Call ahead and find out ifyour seat is an approved seat. Once on the plane, the hostess/es, will be able to assist you.


Q. Is it safe for me to use second-hand baby car seats?

Yes it is safe to use second-hand baby car seats provided you do a safety check. Belts and harnesses should not be frayed or cracked. There should be no cracks or tears in the seat cover and the seat should recline easily and stay upright when the baby is seated. Look into the history of the seat, if it has been in a car crash do not buy it, its ability to safely restrain your child has been compromised.

If the seat doesn’t come with a manual contact the manufacturer to ensure the seat will be properly installed.If the seat is more than 5 years old do not use it, it may have been in a crash and older baby car seats may not fit in new model cars.


Q. What should I do if my baby car seat is recalled?

In most cases, the manufacturer will provide you with instructions of what to do if baby car seat is recalled. In some cases they will replace it for free they will have you bring it somewhere to get replacement parts also at no cost to you.


Q. Are there baby car seats available for children with special needs?

Children with special needs may require different restraint systems. Discuss your options with your pediatrician. Agencies such as Easter Seals have programs and information on baby car seats for special needs children.


Q. What is the best type of harness for my baby car seat?

There are four types of harnesses in baby car seats.

The six-point harness has two straps at the shoulders, two at the hips and two at the crotch.

The five-point harness has two straps at the shoulders, two at the hips and one at the crotch.

The t-shield is a padded triangle that latches at the crotch while the overhead shield comes down from over the head and latches at the crotch also.

The safest harnesses are the five or six-point harnesses. These prevent excessive movement of the baby in crash situations.

The t shield and the over-head shield allow for too much room and could cause your baby to be ejected from the car in a crash.

Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat, Matrix Reviews

Misstico

Better than Radian or Britax in my humble opinion

So I did a LOT of reseach before buying this, read multiple message boards, then to the store to look at them, etc. This replaced a britax that was passed down to DD #2 for my rather large 4 yo girl(40lbs, 40inches)I want to keep her harnessed for as long as I can. I finally decided to go for it b/c of

1)price – I am a big fan of bang for your buck,

2)sturdiness – It’s got a nice weight, sturdy frame.

3)comfort, memory foam! DD loves it, she sleeps very comfortably in it without slumping over like she used to.

4)size, not gigantic like the regent but large it enough to have a big kid sit in it

Who can beat amazon’s price! I highly recommend it, I think it will last my DD until she’s prob 7-8 yo (My average sized 8yo nephew fits!)

S. Dakin “CEO – StopPoliticalCalls.org”

Amazing Car Seat – Design and Value

My Wife, a Pediatrician, did a ton of research – with the first priority being safety, safety, and, I’ll say it again, safety. We were Britax users for our first car seats and found it a fine car seat, though pricey. So, this time around, with our son growing too long for the Britax seats that we had, we decided to look at all the options. Price was not part of the equation. Design was not either. Safety was it.

The installation was simple. The headrest is extremely easy to use and to “fit”. The five point harness is critical to our son’s safety and it is very easy to use. Overall, we are very happy with Graco.