Child Safety Seat Ease of Use Ratings


Are All Seats Safe?
All car seats rated by NHTSA meet Federal Safety Standards & strict crash performance standards. While all rated seats are safe, they do differ in their ease of use in four basic catagories:


Evaluation of Instructions

Vehicle Installation Features

Evaluation of Labels

Securing the Child


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Graco Nautilus 65 DLX (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco Nautilus 65 DLX
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1954773  /  Nov 24, 2016
Harness TypeHighback/No Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 120lb / 38" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
No supplemental sizing information is given on the labels. The shoulder portion of the belt routing path is not labeled.
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The instruction manual cannot be accessed when a child is seated in the seat. Supplemental sizing information is not given in the manual.
Securing the Child 1 stars
When converting this seat to booster mode, the harness must be removed and could be misplaced. There are no illustrations on the seat depicting how to convert the booster from high back mode to no back mode.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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