The Most Recent 2018 Graco Atlas 65 Booster Car Seat Review

Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 Harness Booster Car Seat

The Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 harness booster car seat, model number 1946242, is a combination forward-facing car seat with a built-in 5-point harness system plus a high back booster seat. This means the seat will grow with your child, from toddler (22 to 65 pounds, 27 to 49 inches) to youth (30 to 100 pounds, 38 to 57 inches).

It’s a well-built, versatile car seat that easily transfers from one vehicle to another and is FAA approved for airplanes. It also can be used for RV and bus travel. Kids even love it for the deep cup holders on each side.

The Graco Atlas 65 Is Perfectly Sized for Various Vehicle Types

A car seat that is sized to fit the back seat of different types of vehicles is always on the minds of parents. Also important for families with multiple car seats in use is whether it will fit with the other seat models.

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Is the Graco Extend2Fit convertible car seat the answer to keep your child rear-facing longer? Find out in our 2018 review

Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat, Gotham, One Size

Extended rear-facing (ERF) in car seats has been a huge topic in the car seat realm ever since the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended rear-facing for a minimum of 2 years. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) recommends rear-facing for as long as possible. A British study found that a minimum of 4 years is even better.

Since most infant seats cap out at 25-30 pounds, it would be a good investment to buy or upgrade to a convertible car seat with a higher rear-facing limit. Whether you start out with a convertible or infant seat is up to you, though many child safety experts recommend using a dedicated infant seat for your baby’s first year.

The Graco Extend2Fit convertible has one of the highest rear-facing limits we’ve seen at 50 pounds. Since the average 4 year old weighs about 40 pounds, this seat could allow a vast number of children to ride rear-facing well past their 2nd birthday.

But what about their legs? Won’t they be cramped? This is the #1 concern with ERF. Many studies have shown that it’s actually more dangerous riding forward-facing, particularly because children’s heads, necks and spines are much more susceptible to injury than their legs. Plus, kids are a lot more flexible than adults, and a broken leg is less life-threatening than a neck or head injury.

However, the Graco Extend2Fit convertible car seat has taken the issue of cramped legs into account with this innovative model. We’ve broken down the stats for you so you can decide if this seat is worth the hype.

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Our Review of the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 Infant Car Seat

Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 Infant Car Seat

The Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 infant car seat first joined the extensive Graco family of child restraints back in 2005. Since then it’s been through a few iterations, one of which was to lower the minimum weight range from 5 to 4 pounds to better fit preemies.

The newer seats also have a longer expiration (7 years instead of 6) to better allow for extended rear-riding (to 2 years old) according to the AAP’s recommendation. The ClickConnect technology was designed to make it easy to attach to both a base and stroller with one step.

It’s on the upper range in prices among the other Graco SnugRide models, but it’s still a pretty affordable seat compared to similar models of other brands. While not a huge investment for most families, you still want to get what you pay for.

Is the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 worth the investment, and is it a safe and reliable seat for your baby? Let’s break down the stats so you can decide for yourself.

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Discover the pros and cons of The Graco Milestone All-in-One car seat in our 2018 review

Graco Milestone All-in-1 Car Seat - 2018 Review & Verdict

In 1953, Rex Thomas, an engineer for what was then Graco Metal Products, needed to design new products for the company. He turned to his own experience as a father, asking how he could make parenting easier with safe, reliable baby equipment. The Swyngomatic, the very first automatic baby swing, was born.

They didn’t anticipate such a huge demand for them and sold millions over the next few years. By 1987, when Nate Saint developed the first Pack N’ Play portable playpens, Graco had become a household name.

Graco and their 1500+ employees around the world stand by their promise of making life easier with quality products that generations have trusted for their children. They are one of the major players in the car seat market, which is why we’re taking a look at the popular Graco Milestone All-in-One to see if it lives up to the hype.

Why should you consider this convertible seat?

Like most convertible seats, the Graco Milestone starts out as a rear-facing infant seat, then converts into a forward-facing seat and then into a booster seat when your child is big enough. They have pillow inserts to ensure a proper fit for small infants, which can be removed when they no longer need them. In booster mode, the back cannot be removed, however, unlike some convertible seats.

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Review 2018: Graco FastAction™ Fold Jogger Click Connect – Travel System

Graco FastAction Fold Jogger Click Connect - Overview

Graco™ is just one of those names that you see and you automatically trust when it comes to the care of your baby – right? It is one of those names that has been around forever you automatically know that what they put out is highly quality.

Of course, just because something is high quality doesn’t necessarily mean that it is going to be the best fit for you and your family.

The Graco FastAction Fold Jogger is a specific type of system that not everyone needs and not everyone is going to love. However, for those that do need this type of system, it is a winner.

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Graco 4ever All-in-One Car Seat Review 2018

Graco 4ever All-in-One Car Seat

The Graco 4ever All-in-One convertible car seat is meant to last from birth to when your child no longer needs a safety seat. Many of these seats are dependable in this regard, but most lack some versatility. Either they lack enough recline in rear-facing mode or children grow out of them way before the listed maximum weight, among other things.

We’ve reviewed lots of convertible seats, and like most multi-function equipment, they perform each job decently, while single-function seats often perform their one job better than any convertible can. While this one isn’t perfect, the Graco 4ever All-in-One is about the closest it comes in the realm of convertible seats.

The newest versions of this seat include more fabric options and a lower price than the originals. While not super expensive, it still costs enough that most families will want to research all the pros and cons before making the investment. We’ll break them down for you here.

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