Graco Nautilus 65 3-in-1 Car Seat Review

Every baby eventually outgrows their first infant car seat, and graduates to the conventional toddler seat at 1 to 2 years old. Yes, both parent and child will shed a few tears; this is a milestone of course! But, this rite of passage is essential to a toddler’s safety, comfort, and overall well-being as they grow into a healthy young child.

Top-Quality, Well-Known Name Takes Precendent Over Toddler Car Seat Game

There are numerous types of toddler car seats on the market today.  However, I discovered that the best have five distinct qualities: safety, ease of assembly/installation, comfort, versatility, and ease of use. Taking all of those attributes into consideration, well-known children’s accessory maker, Graco, has once again designed an exceptional car seat for toddlers.

The Graco Nautilus 65 3-in-1 harness booster car seat meets all of these requirements, plus carries the name of one of THE premier car seat makers from around the world. What more can a parent ask for?

Graco Shows Quality Brand Still Reigns Supreme in…SAFETY

Graco has consistently set the standard for safety AND modernization in car seats. A new feature in the Nautilus 65 3-in-1 called Safety Surround, uses strong Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam in the headrest. This option adds further side protection in case of an accident. The actual headrest can be adjusted up to five different ways, and can also move freely from the car seat harness. This allows adjustment to provide the best possible fit.

Ease of Car Seat Assembly and Installation; Always an Enormous Plus With Any Parent

I’ve got to admit, learning that the car seat comes almost completely assembled out of the box… I can hear parents collectively cheering around the world! The installation is also very simple. Both harness and buckle in the front open easily, and the chest clips opens and closely freely as well.

All Toddlers Deserve Comfort; This is the Booster Car Seat That  Will Deliver

The padding on the Graco Nautilus is plush, soft, comfortable, and cozy. Perfect to lie back and snooze for a quick trip around town, or a long vacation getaway. The head rest is also cushioned, and is big enough for a growing child. Another addition? A recline feature for children in need of a long stretch while on the road. Graco also designed little cubby holes for toys and snacks, and cup holders for drinks. Ahhh. To be a kid again…

The Graco Nautilus 65 IS the Evolution of a Child and His Car Seat

One of the best things about this car seat is its ability to grow WITH children. This seat system is large enough to fit children from 22 to 65 pounds. Furthermore, the next phase of the Nautilus 65 is the “backed booster.” With this, the head rest can still be used, but the child can be buckled with the car’s, not the car seat’s, harness. AND this stage of the seat system can be used for kids up to 100 pounds.

Simplicity, Ease of Use…The Graco 65 3-in-1 Harness Booster Car Seat is a Parent’s Dream

This car seat is for the most part, extremely simple to use. Getting a child in and out of the seat? No problem whatsoever. The harness in the front is easy to adjust and so is the chest clip.

Adjusting the HEIGHT of the harness can be somewhat of a problem. But, by raising the head rest, loosening the straps, and patiently working with them one side at a time, the nuisance can be fixed.  Also, removing and re-attaching the cover is more difficult than it seems. It is not form-fitting, and must use many elastic straps to secure it in place. But, by pushing the elastics through the holes into the proper places, once again, voila! Problem solved!

My Conclusion in the End

With numerous car seats currently crowding the market, very few offer the safety and versatility of this booster car seat. Reviewing the Nautilus 65, I came to the conclusion that this car seat will favorably serve parent and child for years to come because of its many positive attributes. And everyone knows, a safe, secure child plus a happy parent equals perfection!