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 Snuglock DLX (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco Nautilus Snuglock DLX
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date2053217  /  May 14, 2018
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height22lb - 65lb / 27" - 49"
Evaluation of Labels 3 stars
There is not a full picture of a child properly restrained in the child seat directly next to sizing information on the labeling. The labels do not explain how to use LATCH or the top tether in detail.
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The instruction manual storage location may be difficult to find and cannot be accessed while the child is seated in the seat. No complete illustration of a child in the CRS is shown next to height/weight information.
Securing the Child 5 stars
When converting to forward-facing mode, there are multiple steps to follow but the actions themselves are simple.
Installation Features 5 stars
The belt positioning feature or lockoff is simple to use, but the user must refer to the owner's manual for complete instructions. The LATCH attachments have buttons to depress for removal from the vehicle's LATCH anchors.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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