The Graco Nautilus is one of the best sellers through our affiliate store. We have been remiss in not having an actual review of it, even though it does appear on our recommended seats list. We will make up for this with two reviews of the new and improved Graco Nautilus Elite, starting with my brief First Look. The Nautilus Elite distinguishes itself with shoulder belt lock-offs to aid seatbelt installations. It also has adjustable width side wings on the head restraint section.
The Graco Nautilus is a very popular combination seat that converts from a front-facing child safety seat with a 5-point harness to a booster, either high-back or backless. Because of these three modes, Graco calls it a “3-in-1″, though parents should be aware that it does not install rear-facing like some other “3-in-1″ products. The Nautilus accommodates kids front-facing with harness from 20 to 65 pounds, from 27 to 52 inches tall, subject to other height restrictions. It can also be used as a high-back booster from 30 to 100 pounds for kids 37 to 57 inches tall. Finally, it can be used as a backless booster from 40 to 100 pounds for kids 40 to 57 inches tall.