Graco Nautilus Elite 3-in-1 Car Seat, Tangerine Reviews

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Graco Nautilus Elite 3-in-1 Car Seat, Tangerine

Graco Nautilus Elite 3-in-1 Car Seat, Tangerine

  • 3-in-1 car seat with multiple modes for extended use through childhood. Features EPS energy-absorbing foam for effective impact energy management.
  • The 5-point harness keeps children safe even as they grow taller. This is in keeping with the AAP recommendations, which state that children should use a 5-point harness for as long as possible.
  • Suits children from 20 to 100 pounds and from 27 to 57 inches. Converts from forward-facing car seat to belt-positioning booster to backless booster.
  • Wide, padded armrests are extra-comfy for your child as he/she grows, and this seat has three different recline positions, so it’s simple to get the correct angle for proper installation.
  • 1-hand height adjustable head rest and open loops at the top of the seat easily position your vehicle’s seatbelt.
  • 3 in 1 car seat with multiple modes for extended use through childhood
  • The 5-point harness keeps children safe even as they grow taller
  • Suits children from 20 to 100 pounds and from 27 to 57 inches
  • Wide, padded armrests are extra-comfy for your child as he/she grows

Proper fit is key: Nautilus makes it easy with a fully height-adjustable headrest.
View larger Nautilus features an extended 5-point harness, so that your child can stay harnessed even longer – up to 65 lbs.!
View larger When your child is ready, Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat transitions to a backless booster seat.
View larger Graco Nautilus Elite 3-in-1 Car Seat, in Tangerine Top Rated 3-in-1 Car Seat Graco’s top-rated Nautilus 3-in-1 convertible car seat helps keep your child secure in a 5-point harness, from 20-65 lbs. and from 27” – 52”. When your child is ready, the forward-facing car seat converts to a belt-positioning booster from 30-100 lbs. and 38” – 57”, then to a backless booster seat from 40-100 lbs. and 40” – 57”. It’s just like having three car seats, in one! Safety Features Galore At the heart of it all, Nautilus 3-in1 convertible car seat is designed to help keep your growing child safe. This seat is steel reinforced for strength and du

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  1. 33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Road Trip Worthy, July 11, 2013
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    Patrick Oden (San Dimas, CA United States) –
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    Our daughter outgrew her infant seat a couple of months ago, and so we’ve been looking for a replacement for a while. This stood out, or rather the earlier model did, as it was getting among the highest reviews here and on other sites, both consumer and safety scores were among the highest.

    There were a few main critiques, such as overall comfort and the limited time span of the five point harness due to not having another slot for slightly larger kids.

    My parents ended up getting us the Nautilus. Then, this one became available. So, I have both and am happy to say that the Nautilus Elite is everything the earlier version was while addressing some of the earlier concerns. The five point harness has that extra slot, letting it be used for larger kids. Everything is cleanable, and there’s a bit more padding throughout, including on the straps. The head rest adjusts not only upwards, but also in and out, making for a larger or smaller space for children’s head. Everything else is pretty much the same. Slightly different coloring system, but very comfortable all around for my daughter.

    In fact, this Elite got a big test the last two weeks. We drove up to Portland and back from the Los Angeles area. A thousand miles each way. That’s something. Our daughter not only survived the trip but was positively a great traveler. While she got antsy every so often, at no point was the car seat a problem. Indeed, it was a great boon in every way, a great protection and an all around comfortable seat. We took two days to drive up and two days to drive down. Ten hours the first day, about six the second (no more than two hours at a time without a stop). She did great. Had morning and afternoon naps, woke up refreshed and happy. She had good head support and was apparently very comfortable. No strap marks or other signs that she had been sitting in the seat that long.

    Before we put it in, our daughter liked to sit in it as a casual chair! So, it’s comfortable from her perspective!

    It’s very easy to install, both with the Latch system and with older cars that need the seat belts (like ours). Takes less than a couple of minutes. Everything adjusts easy. I’m definitely looking forward to having this for a long while and testing out its suitability for a bigger child. Here in California, we need car seats for a long while, and this one looks to go the distance until our daughter is driving herself around.

    Some might have different experiences, but for us, after 2200 miles of driving the last couple of weeks, I couldn’t be more pleased or recommend this more highly.

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  2. 12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Mostly great, with some irritations, November 9, 2013
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    This review is from: Graco Nautilus Elite 3-in-1 Car Seat, Tangerine (Baby Product)
    We bought this GN Elite as a car seat that would fit both our 5 1/2 year old (using the seat belt strap) and our 22 month old (using the 5 point harness configured to her size) for our second car that isn’t used for kids often. We already have an original Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 and a Britax Roundabout in our other car. The plusses for the Nautilus are: 1) price is excellent compared to Britax and other “higher end” models, 2) kids LOVE the “surround” of the seat and the cup holder and little pocket areas for storing their things, 3) fairly easy to take off the covers and wash them, though it’s still a big hassle, 4) the orange/grey/black color combo we bought is good looking and maintains well, 5) we’re able to fit both our kids in the seat with very little adjustment (I wouldn’t recommend doing this for everyday use – our 5 year old puts up with the harness straps being slung out of the way behind her) – we just move the headrest up and down to fit their different sizes and we’re good to go. 6) The 3-in-1 isn’t important to us right now – we’re keeping our kids in 5-point-harnesses as long as possible, but I will say that it’s very handy for school field trips or if you carpool, because you can pop the big top off and just take the booster portion to school for those events.

    The cons are the same ones we have with the original Graco: 1) The harness attachment under the crotch is a tad bit short. My daughter is tall and thin and so far we’ve been able to make it work, but for a more substantial kid (and I don’t mean fat – I just mean kids who are more solid in the trunk and legs), I think it would be hard to fit that strap around their crouch. It comes with a nylon cover, but it’s completely useless – with the cover on, you can’t get it around your kid and snapped into the other pieces properly. On both of ours, the cover went into storage with the manual right out of the box 2) the shoulder harness straps CONSTANTLY get turned around. I don’t know how this happens, but it happens all the time and I have to fold the strap over, slide the metal harness “outie” piece over the folded strap, work it through, everytime to get that piece facing the correct way. They really need to fix the design so it’s impossible to flip that piece, or at least very difficult. 3) It’s hard to unlock that crouch harness part. We do pick up and drop off service at our school, but I have to get out of the car to unbuckle and buckle my daughter in because no one can get it. However, I want to point out that I don’t have a big problem with it – you just have to know that it’s a hard push to get that button to pop.

    Finally, for those who have “smack your head” D’uh moments when putting in car seats, we twice could not get the car seat to tighten (two different cars) and fussed and fretted and couldn’t figure out the problem, and then realized that the headrest needed to come out. So, just FYI if you can’t figure out why your latched and tightened car seat still moves too much, check the head rest – chances are it’s sticking out too much so the seat isn’t able to flush up properly.

    Overall, I would recommend this car seat if you don’t mind some inconveniences with the buckling. Our 22 month old loves the Graco so much, we’re considering moving it into the “everyday” car and ditching her Britax early. But then, we need to buy ANOTHER Nautilus for the other car again ;-). We’re definitely fans of this car seat.

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  3. 10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Happy with the seat, disappointed with amazon 🙁, August 14, 2014
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    This review is from: Graco Nautilus Elite 3-in-1 Car Seat, Tangerine (Baby Product)
    This rating has nothing to do with the car seat itself which I am very happy with. The problem is that I was shipped a seat that is over a year old already. I have contacted Graco who are sending me a new seat with a newer manufacture date. If I accept the one I have got I am losing an entire year to begin with. Graco said I should never have been sent this seat. Really amazon? I’m disappointed!

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