Thank you to Graco for providing me with a Size4Me 70 Convertible Car Seat, free of charge, for review. These are my own honest opinions.
One of the most important purchasing decisions you will make in terms of baby gear for your children will be the car seat that you place them in. A great seat with proper safety features – and properly installed – can be all the difference in a car accident. Graco is a name known by nearly every parent. I was recently sent the Size4Me™ 70 convertible car seat in Branson to review.
There are so many fabulous features to share about this great seat. First of all, the Size4Me 70 Convertible Car Seat holds a rear-facing infant from 4-40 pounds … and a forward-facing child in its 5-point harness from 20-70 pounds. So, all-in-all this seat holds your child from 4-70 pounds, making it quite realistically the only seat that you would need!
Graco has created the Simply Safe Adjust™ harness system, which automatically adjust both your harness and head rest height. You can make this adjustment with just one hand and it is so much better than removing the seat and re-threading the harness each time if needs adjusted. If you have two children in convertible car seats at the same point in life, like I do, this feature is even more invaluable, as my girls can now switch seats whenever they would like and I can quickly adjust it depending on who is sitting in this seat. You simply squeeze the red handle at the top of the seat marked “8 Positions” and pull up or press down to the desired height.
The car seat also offers Graco’s exclusive InRight™ LATCH system for one-second LATCH attachment. The latches nicely store on the sides of the seat as well, depending on whether the seat is rear or front facing. I was able to simply install the LATCH attachments and tighten them to supreme tightness without any assistance from my husband – huge win in my book!
The seat itself is very sharp looking. I love that it has a built-in cup holder rather than one that is removable that juts out from the side of the seat. The head and body supports are very plush and sure to keep your child’s head from wobbling back and forth. When they are older and no longer need this additional support, they are easily removable!
Adjusting the harness straps is a breeze, but finding the latch that allows you to do such may turn out to be a bit tricky. Reach your hand just above the strap that lays between your child’s legs and pull up on the silver latch. At the same time, pull on the harness straps from the shoulder position and you will receive slack!
My 2-year old – weighing 28 pounds – was more than happy to show off this new seat. She kept saying “This is soooo nice!” over and over and didn’t want to leave the car after her first time sitting in it!
Additional features are that the Size4Me™ 70 features EPS foam, three recline and two buckle positions to keep your child snug and secure. This seat is Safe Seat Engineered which includes Side Impact Testing. Also very important to me is that the seat cushion is removable for machine washing; a clean seat makes this mama happy!
I love the Branson print, too – it is nicely neutral and won’t show dirt as quickly as a lighter print would. As with my other experiences with Graco, I am very impressed and pleased with this seat and can place my precious cargo into it with absolute confidence – and that is what matters most to me in a seat for my children!
Buy It! You can purchase this seat at many online retailers (Amazon.com, Overstock.com) as well as in-store at Target, Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby and more and retails for $179.99!
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