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Graco Baby Car Seat - Top Choices For Mums!

Updated on May 29, 2012

Graco Baby Car Seat - Who started it?

The company Graco started from humble beginnings. Success did not come immediately and the whole idea of a baby car seat came when an engineer by the name of David Saint was inspired to create an infant swing for his kid to help sooth his cranky baby. The whole idea came when an associate of him mentioned that his wife will soothe their cranky baby by swinging. A long time passed and about 18 months later, the world's first infant swing came about and the rest is history.

Today, you will realize that the Graco brand is synonymous with good quality baby products. Just check out their website and you will find many more baby products other than just baby car seats.

Types of Baby Car Seats - Includes Graco Baby Car Seats too

When looking for a Graco baby car seat or any baby car seat in the market, you need to know that there are broadly two types of car seat. One is an infant car seat and another one is a convertible car seat. There is another special type which will be briefly discussed below.

1) Infant Car Seats

Infant car seats are more convenient, smaller and lighter than a convertible seat. They are best for babies up to 12 months old. They are also easier to carry around, easy to move in and out of your car. It is also easier to transfer your baby from your car to a stroller and vice versa. Mums will definitely prefer infant car seats over toddler car seats. Generally, infant car seats are rear facing as safety experts recommend children to be rear facing until they are 2 years old or when they have reached the car seat maximum rear facing heights and weight limit.

Once your child grows beyond the size of the infant chair, you will need to buy a convertible baby car seat.

2) Convertible Car Seats

These seats are better for those with kids who are 12 months or older or have babies that have already outgrown their infant baby seat. They are convertible, meaning it can switch from rear-facing to front-facing. These convertible car seats can support older babies or children up to 70 pounds.

3) 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat

These 3-in-1 convertible car seats are special as they can change from a rear-facing seat to a front-facing seat and finally to a booster seat. Booster seats are for children who are much older or whose weight is up to about 100 pounds.

"Here are some of the best graco car seats you will find..."

Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat, Matrix

This Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat is the most versatile of all the Graco Baby Car seats and I give it a two thumbs up for coming up with this ingenious design. You will never get a more versatile seat from them. If you are thinking of putting your child in a car seat the from the time they are an infant until at least a 10 year old, this seat will solve your problems. Think about all the money you will save with just one car seat compared to those who change from rear seating ones to a convertible ones and finally a bigger seat that can accommodate kids up to 100 pounds in weight.

This Graco 3-in-1 seat is durable. Made of steel reinforced frame and satisfies the US Safety standards. In fact, it exceeds it! It also has the ability to convert from a forward facing car seat to a high back booster and finally to a backless booster.

To put it in one short sweet sentence. This is the first and last car seat your child will ever need before they reach adolescence from the moment they are born.

Graco Highback Turbo Booster Car Seat, Spitfire

The Graco High Back TurboBooster Car Seat is the car seat for big kids. So if you have a bigger kids from at least 12 months old.

One of my friends was using this for his 20 month old and he simply loves it. ou could tell that his kid was all smiles when seating on this Graco High back car seat. He was putting things into the cup holder and when he was much older, he will make good use of it by putting drinks and snacks into it. Getting in and out of the seat was easy too. The good thing about this is that it is very easy to install in your car, easy to put together and easy to strap on.

When your kid is much bigger, just convert it into a backless booster and you will can use it for more years to come!

Definitely a recommended product for bigger kids!

Graco SnugRide 30 Infant Car Seat, Metropolis

For parents with infants ranging from a small 4 pounds to much larger babies of 30 pounds, this Infant car seat is the best choice for you! Basically, this infant seat fits almost 95% of infants and protects rear-facing infants very well.

When you look at it in real life, it looks like a really comfortable seat perfect for bringing your baby around in the car. The materials used is soft and comfortable. There is also side padding which makes it really nice to sleep for your baby. I had a mum telling me that their baby is more comfortable in this seat than on their mother's arms! Well, Graco has gone to great heights to design a very comfortable seat for your babies. Also, if you want to adjust the base, this can be easily done at 3 different levels.

For mum and dads with newborn babies, this is the perfect infant baby seat for you from Graco

Graco SnugRide Infant Car Seat Base, Black

The Graco SnugRide Infant Car Seat Base is the perfect choice for parents who don't want to go through the headache of attaching a baby car seat to the car without a built in latch. Some of you might have installed a car seat via the seatbelt which can be a really difficult experience. Those of you who would rather have a seat base to easily remove and place a car seat this Graco SnugRide Infant Car Seat Base is the perfect choice for you. It only costs you less than $40 and is more convenient for parents using a base that does not have to depend on a car with the right "things" to put a baby car seat properly.

Graco ComfortSport Convertible Car Seat, Jette

This convertible car seat from Graco is the perfect choice for infants between 5-30 pounds and toddlers from 20-40 pounds. As with most other Graco products it is highly durable and safe. Crash tested for safety and it exceeds the most rigorous safety standards in the US. To give you an experience of how good this Graco ComfortSport Convertible car seat is, I had one friend who was in an accident. The car was badly damaged but their child was still tucked in this seat safe and sound. Of course, I would not want anyone to go through this experience but it gives you some idea that your child will be on a very safe and secure car seat.

One thing I must say about this car seat is that when my child used it, it seems higher and seems more comfortable. My son seems to like it better. Installation is quick and easy. If your car does not have a latch system, get the car base and your headaches will be over.

Graco My Ride 65 Convertible Car Seat, Cuddle

This uniquely designed convertible car seat is another great addtion to the already big lineup of Graco baby car seats. Here are a few things you should know about it. It is rear facing and can support your child up to 40 pounds in the rear-facing position. If you child goes heavier than that, then, it is more comfortable to have them seating forward facing. A 5 point harness will ensure that your child will be secure. In the event of an accident ( of course I am not wishing on that...!), this seat has enough safety features that not only includes an energy absorbing foam but also side impact .

I would however recommend this product for older, bigger babies. It is also a pretty big and tall seat so I would say that it may not fit in smaller cars. But overall comfort is great and you will have comfortable kids sleeping on it while you drie.

Graco Baby Car Seats - Learn How to Install Them!

Want to know how to install your Graco Baby Car Seats? Check out this video to learn.


"Does Your Child Need a Boost? Want even MORE Safety? Then Check Out This Booster Car Seats That Will Meet YOUR Needs!"

Best Baby Booster Car Seats

You might wonder why your child needs a booster seat. On BabyCentre, this article tells you the importance of having a baby booster seat

Basically, a booster seat does the following:

> Booster seats hold children more securely. There is less chance of your child sustaining an injury by up to 45% in a crash.

> Booster seats elevates your child's position so that your vehicle's lap and shoulder belts can restrain them safely down.

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      xjason2x 5 years ago

      good choice for newborn babies

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very nice selection of Graco car seats!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very nice selection of Graco car seats!