We moved up from the Britax Boulevard 70CS and the Nautilus feels much more sturdy. The side impact "wings" on the Bouelvard were made out of thin foam and we had cracked and have to replace them a couple times. On the Nautilus the side impact protection "wings" are sturdy and I don't worry about them breaking off. The harness straps are easier to loosen and tighten than the Boulevard and it seems easier to take our 4 year old in and out of the seat. She also loves the storage compartments and cup holder.
The Nautilus is one of my favorite seats! It's forward-facing only, so a minimum of age 2 years, but it one of the highest weight/harness height (65 lbs, 18.5") seats out there. Awesome for my tall, long-torsoed kddos! After age 4+ and 40lbs, it can be used in booster mode without the straps, but still with LATCH capabilities, up to 100 lbs, until kids pass the 5-step test and can use an adult seatbelt in the backseat, usually around age 9-11
I bought this particular car seat because it's the same model my daughter uses in her car for my 18 month old granddaughter, plus it had high ratings. I know my granddaughter loves it because as soon as I unpacked it in my living room she climbed into it and tried to strap herself in. It was very easy to set up and install and seems very well made. I really like the cup holder and the fact that she will not grow out of this one until she is big enough to wear a seat belt and can sit like an adult.
This car seat is terrific. Easy to install and my grand daughter is so comfortable. I especially like that it has a cup holder, a lot of car seats don't anymore. It is a forward facing seat only so cannot be used by infants under your state age or weight limit. But when you want to upgrade this is the seat to get.
I love this seat! I love that it is a top rated seat on crash testing most of all. I love that it can hold my baby girl til she is 100lbs. And I love the design. I would recommend this to anyone. My youngest had to upgrade from her infant seat so I switched her to older sisters convertible and purchased this for older sister. She loves it too.
After searching and searching for a convertible car seat that with a 100lb rating, this car seat was the top of my list. With the 3 in 1 capability, I should never have to purchase another car seat or booster for my daughter. It's easy to use, love the color scheme, and my daughter seems very comfortable in it.
- How accurate was the sizing? Excellent
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. This car seat is excellent.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? The car seat arrived at my door in the original Graco packaging, and was free from any defects or shipping flaws.
Our granddaughter just loves it. At 28 lbs it keeps her secure and she sits high enough to see out the window, etc. Can't say much about the installation as that was done by our son, but he seemed to have no problems. Will be buying another for our other car.
- How accurate was the sizing? Very
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? No manufacturer defects noted