Graco Nautilus 3 in 1 Convertible Car Seat


Graco Nautilus 3 in 1 Convertible Car Seat Review

The Graco Nautilus 3 in 1 convertible car seat is one that a toddler can use well into elementary school age. The seat was created to simply adjust from a young baby’s seat up until your child requires only a booster, which can save parents a great deal on changing their seats over time with each growth milestone.  It is important to remember the safety guidelines that one should consider leaving your child in the rear facing seating positioning for as long as possible, and we would therefore not recommend using this car seat in a forward position until your child reaches at least 2 years of age or more.


The Graco Nautilus 3 in 1 convertible car seat is equipped with Safety Surround protection, which includes energy absorbing foam that completely surrounds the child on all sides to protect from any type of impact damage. The steel reinforced frame provides the seat with some strength and body adding to its stability and level of protection. The Graco Nautilus 3 in 1 car seat also has a 5 point harness that can keep the child secure as well as comfortable during trips in the car, and this can be adjusted with ease, as the child grows.

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Ease of Use

Convenience is an area where the Graco Nautilus 3 in 1 convertible car seat really shines. Because this is a seat made for growing children and toddlers, it is very simple to adjust when needed. The only downside, however, is that the crotch strap is non-adjustable, which may be uncomfortable for taller and larger kids over time. The 3 position recline feature enables hassle-free positioning of the car seat, allowing children to remain comfortable regardless of size. The headrest is able to be adjusted using only one hand, and the back can be removed easily to turn the car seat into a booster seat for older children.

Additional features

The Graco Nautilus 3 in 1 convertible car seat is also FAA approved, so travel by air is made simple. Additionally, the car seat is made of a breathable mesh fabric that is designed not to heat up while in the sun, so daytime trips can be kept more comfortable as children remain cool. For parents who have aesthetics in mind, the seat is available in 5 different colors to match other accessories or simply be more pleasing to the eye.

Review summary

The Graco Nautlius 3 in 1 convertible car seat can be used from early toddler years, around 20 bs, to much later childhood years, around 100lbs. The seat is made to be easily adjustable, and it can be transformed from a highly protective car seat for young children to a booster seat for older children. The 5 point harness gives the child optimal safety for years, and the Safety Surround protection keeps them secure from all angles. As a steel reinforced car seat, it also keeps the seat incredibly secure in its position with little to no movement even through substantial force.