we finally pulled the trigger on a new car seat for naters. we’ve been debating back and forth for quite a while now with which to go with. we ended up going with the graco nautilus. we’ve loved our britax roundabout, but couldn’t see spending what it cost to move up a size or two, and really liked how the graco one grew with him. the babies r us lady that helped us said that it is one of the most popular ones, and doesn’t get complaints. i liked that she was honest about which ones didn’t get great parent feedback regardless of the price tag. the 5 point harness weight on it is 65lbs where as most others are only 40 or 50. our goal is that he should be able to be in a 5 point harness until jill needs this seat when he’s about 5 1/2 or so unless he get’s too tall before then.
it passed our test, but we still had to take it home and see if it passed the true test. the nate test. he loved it. he couldn’t wait for us to get it all adjusted just right for him. he really wanted to go for a ride in blue right away, but we made him wait until after dinner since it was already getting late. the smile on his face was priceless.
it also ended up passing one final test. he quickly fell fast asleep in it.