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 with Safety Surround (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco Nautilus 65 with Safety Surround
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date1878678  /  Mar 27, 2015
Harness TypeHighback/No Back
Weight  /  Height30lb - 100lb / 38" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
The shoulder portion of the belt routing path is not labeled. The label warning against using a lap-only belt is not illustrated on the seat (given in text only).
Evaluation of Instructions 4 stars
The instruction manual storage may be difficult to find, and it cannot be accessed when a child is seated in the seat. Supplemental sizing information is given in text only (not illustrated) 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. When disassembling for cleaning, loose parts may be generated.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 3 stars

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