Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat Review-Giveaway!

As a mom of two small kids, I strive to find a car seat that provides the protection that both of my kids need. Finding a car seat can be a very daunting task because there are so many different ones on the market, each with their own features. I have used many car seats through the years and recently I was sent the brand new (just released) on the market Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat with Safety Surround Protection! From the time I received this car seat, I knew that it would become a family favorite! This is one of the best FORWARD FACING rides for your bigger child! 1094796_10151520066742282_1492832212_n

When we received the Graco Nautilus, I was so surprised to see just how easy the car seat was to set up. Basically everything was already put together, except for the cup holder, which took all of two seconds to install. There is a full instruction manual to tell you exactly how to install the car seat.Screen Shot 2013-08-22 at 12.58.23 PM

The Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat has so many wonderful features but the one that I was most drawn to right off the bat is the Safety Sound Side Impact Protection. This offers the best head protection at each stage that your child is in. This feature was crash tested and gave protection to children from the time they are little to the time they grew older, through all the different phases. The headrest can be easily adjusted with one hand to accomodate a child’s growth!DSC03059

The Nautilus can be used as a forward facing car seat with a 5 point harness (fits children 20-65 pounds), a high back booster (fits children 30-100 pounds), and a backless booster (fits children 40-100 pounds).  It goes readily from a 5 point harness forward facing car seat to a belt booster, and then to a backless booster! This is amazing because once your child is forward facing, you will only need to buy one car seat! With the car seat, there is also a 3 position recline for a child’s comfort.

DSC03062The car seat is steel-reinforced for strength and durability, Side Impact Tested and has EPS foam, which is an energy absorbing foam liner.  You do not need to worry about this car seat holding up under any driving conditions! It is engineered and crash tested to meet or exceed US standards, as well as side impact tested.

Some other features of the Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 car seat include: DSC03067

–3-in-1 car seat helps protect your toddler, from 20-100 lbs.

–Top rated by leading consumer magazines and publications

–Meets BOTH Graco’s Side Impact Testing and Europe’s Side Impact standard* (*draft standard)

–Engineered and crash tested to meet or exceed US standard FMVSS 213

–Side-impact tested for occupant retention by the harness system

–New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) – Peak Crash Force approximately 2X Car Seat Standard

–Extreme Car Interior Temperatures

–Contoured arm rests, storage, and a cup holder

–EPS, energy absorbing foam for effective impact energy management
–3-position recline helps keep your growing child comfy

–One-hand, adjustable headrest easily adapts to your growing toddler’s needs

–Contoured armrests with cup holder and storage pockets

I am a huge fan of the Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat and plan to get many uses out of it through the years of raising my two children.DSC03064

Buy it: The Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat is exclusively sold at Target for $180.00. It is available in  Atlas (gray & black), Berri (pink, gray & black) and Lucky (green, gray & black)

Win it: One winner will receive this Car Seat. This giveaway is run via rafflecopter, so click read more to see the actual giveaway. The only mandatory entry is to tell me what is your favorite feature of this car seat from here: Graco. Please put all comments in comment section proceeding the post. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest filling them out to increase your chances of winning. US only. Good luck!

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*I received the car seat for review from the PR company representing Graco. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.

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  1. athena d. says

    i really like that its easily washable! my daughter makes everything so messy, so a quick easy clean is ALWAYS helpful!
    and the fact that it keeps her safe! most imporatnat of all.

  2. jenn mcclearn says

    love the adjustable headrest, we have a 2 yr old and 4 yr old they often use the same car seat in grandma’s car depending on who is visiting that day, it is a great feature when you have 2 kids of very different sizes

  3. Joanna says

    I like that it grows with the child! This would be perfect for Grandma’s house, to switch between grandchildren easily. Thanks!

  4. Rebecca P says

    I LOVE the fact that after their “infant” seat this one grows with them so we don’t have to buy another seat for our kids!

  5. Abigail Thomson says

    All of the safety features had me at hello. I always love something with multi purpose and up to 100 lbs this seat is worth it all!

  6. Janet W. says

    My favorite feature is that it converts and grows with child! I also love that it has a cup holder which is a must for my grandson!

  7. Joanne says

    I love how easy it is to adjust the straps. When the kids put on heavier coats it becomes so hard to adjust straps in other seats!

  8. Christina p says

    I like that the seat grows with your child and that the material is easy to wash. I also like that it has a build in cup holder. I registered for this car seat but didn’t get it and I still need one.

  9. joanne gentry says

    I really love the weight limits..20-100 lbs! It is so nice to know that as baby grows, the car seat does not have to be replaced several times. Love it!

  10. Tamar says

    I love that it’s really flexible and can hold 20-100 lbs!!! We need this NOW!! My daughter outgrew her snugride 22.

  11. Deborah Dowdle says

    I would love to win this for my three year old as she is growing out of her old carseat in just a few pounds and inches :)

  12. tiffany dover says

    There are way too many things that I like about this car seat to just name one! I love the weight limit, love the 3 position recline and that it converts to a belt-positioning booster!

  13. katherine says

    I love that it can be used in 3 different ways. Its great because some kids dont like the high back booster

  14. nicole says

    I love that this would be the last seat we would need after my daughter outgrows her myride rearfacing at 40lbs!

  15. Jessica S says

    I like all of the impact resistant features, I’ve always been worried about side impact with our carseats because of the high number of side impact accidents in our area.

  16. Debbie says

    This looks like one awesome carseat! My son would fit perfect! He’s already outgrowing the smaller one. Love the cup holder too!

  17. Jessica F says

    I actually love how cozy this car seat is. I have one for my older daughter (I’ll be needing one soon for my son!) and she can easily fall asleep in it and be comfortable. Also, it puts my mind at ease knowing that it is super safe.

  18. Kris says

    I love all the protection and reinforcement features!! And the fact that it converts into a booster seat is totally awesome!

  19. Margaret LaVigne says

    Graco has always been a safe, reliable brand and this car seat is no exception. I love the fact that it grows as your child does.

  20. Alyssa Perez says

    I am a first time expectant mother and all but too soon, I will be in need of a great car seat. I love the safety features of this and that it grows with baby :)

  21. Jessica Wyatt says

    I love the safety (of course) but it’s awesome that you wouldn’t have to buy another one….it converts into what you need it to be.

  22. Sarah L says

    I really love that the carseat grows with the child. Carseats are so expensive and it’s great to be able to get a ton of use out of them!

  23. D Schmidt says

    My favorite feature is The side-impact protection offers the best head protection, and it is steel reinforced for strength and durability

  24. Katherine Donovan says

    My favorite feature is that it is a 3 in 1 car seat!! My kids are grown and I had to buy 3 different cars seats for each of my kids! This would be great for my grandson :)

  25. Leslie W says

    I love that it converts to a high backed booster with 5 point harness. If I could have my littles in 5 point harnesses forever I would ;)

  26. Amy Martin says

    That you can put the average 3 year old in it and it wil then be the last seat he/she needs due to a good tall seat back, tall harness slots, and a high weight limit.

  27. Becky VanGinkel says

    I love that this car seat meets all of the Side Impact Requirements! As a mom, i worry about that while driving, worrying that my baby’s seats aren’t going to protect them. I also like that it is comfortable for older children and comes in multiple colors!

  28. Jill Myrick says

    I love that it has a cup holder and storage. But even more so I love that it is the only carseat that I will need as it adjust from infant to 100lbs.


  29. Jennifer Nixon says

    I love the weight range. 20 -100 pounds is fantastic. It’d be around and useful for a good long time. My 22 m.o. just hit 21 pounds. ;)

  30. Lauren Sills says

    I like the cup holder. In my husband’s car the cup holder is not close so having one built into the car seat is a bonus!


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