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 (B)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco Nautilus Snuglock DLX
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date2053217  /  May 14, 2018
Harness TypeHighback/No Back
Weight  /  Height40lb - 120lb / 43" - 57"
Evaluation of Labels 1 stars
Supplemental sizing information is missing from the labels. The belt routing path is not completely labeled. The warning against using a lap-only belt does not explicitly state that a lap-only belt may not be used.
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.
Securing the Child 3 stars
When converting to booster mode, there are multiple steps to follow but the actions themselves are simple. No illustrations are provided on the seat to describe how to convert the seat from highback to backless mode.
Installation Features 5 stars
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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