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 LX with TrueShield (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameGraco Nautilus 65 LX with TrueShield
Model Number  /  Manufacture Date2035304  /  Nov 16, 2017
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 and the tether strap 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 secured in the seat. No complete illustration of a child in the car seat is shown next to height/weight information.
Securing the Child 4 stars
The car seat was not fully assembled when it was removed from its packaging. When converting to this mode of use, the harness must be stored in the seat, which requires the user to follow instructions in the owner's manual.
Installation Features 4 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 car seat is equipped with hook-style LATCH attachments which may require twisting to remove from the lower anchors in the vehicle. The storage location for the LATCH belt and/or top tether strap is not obvious and may be overlooked.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 4 stars

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