Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat

Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat

Posted Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:16
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Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat
  • Helps protect rear-facing infants from 4-50 lb and forward-facing toddlers from 22-65 lb. Rear-Facing Height - Head must be at least 1 Inch below red handle. Forward-Facing - Height Up to 49 Inches
  • 4-position extension panel adjusts to provide 5" additional leg room allowing your child to ride safely rear-facing longer; Up to 50 pounds rear-facing allowing your child to ride safely rear-facing for longer
  • 6-position recline helps keep your child comfy; 10-position headrest adjusts easily for your growing child
  • Simply Safe Adjust Harness System adjusts the height of your harness and headrest in one motion
  • InRight LATCH system for an easy, one-second LATCH attachment; easy-to-read level indicator for hassle-free installation
  • Engineered & rigorously crash tested to meet or exceed US Standard FMVSS 213; Extend2Fit convertible car seat has been side impact tested for occupant retention solely with the built-in 5-point harness system
  • 22.1 x 19.2 x 25.2 inches

This is our 5th child and our 8th car seat. We have had Sunshine Baby/Diono (2), Evenflo (2), Britax(2), and Graco (one before this one). I had to review this because it's my favorite of all the car seats we've ever had. Seriously. The Diono is heavy and very difficult to adjust, the Britax was alright but cumbersome, the Evenflos are the *worst* - cheaply made, stiff and cheap and thin and awful. And NONE of them have covers that are *easy* to launder. The Graco covers come off easily and are intuitive to put back together. The parts you want to be sturdy and safe are metal; latches, tether, etc. Yet the adjusting pieces are a sturdy plastic, sizeable, and easy to grasp. OH! That's the other thing. I could not, not, not get my hand into any of the others in the way I needed to; not for adjusting, not for installing, not for moving stuff around. I can get my paw all the way through the appropriate areas. The harness adjustment feature alone is enough to give Graco repeat business. And, I did not say any dirty words while installing. ;-) heeheehee 

This car seat works in terms of it's safety features (most important, obviously) but a few notes on why we don't love this car seat. The first is the Extend to Fit. It works okay if you have a larger vehicle, but we have a small SUV crossover and with a person in the front passenger or driver's seat, you actually can't use much of the extended area. The second issue is the cup holders. They're square, not round so literally no cup fits or fits well and is always tipping over and spilling on our kid. We have just stopped giving her a drink altogether and that's just kinda frustrating on long drives. The cup holder is also pretty far for a toddler's reach unless you have a super tall child with long arms. Our kid is in the 75th % for height, and still has a difficult time reaching this cupholder for snacks etc. The last thing that is super irritating is the cover. It is NOT easy to remove. Do not be fooled. We spent nearly 30 minutes removing this cover one night after a drink spill debacle outside of a Wawa en route to my parents and I literally almost bought a new car seat that night out of frustration. We have a different Graco seat that has an "Easy Remove" cover and I highly recommend that one. You get one cupholder (Round), no extension (who cares) but the car seat works really well and the cover slips off quickly for washing. Moms with toddlers... don't waste your time or money investing in this seat!!! 

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