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I have been lucky enough to have been testing the Graco Nautilus Group1-2-3 Carseat, so I thought I would do a summary type review of all aspects!  My 2 year old toddler, ‘Legs’ as he is known to us, has been the guinea pig sat in the chair, so here goes – review a go-go!

Set Up
Once the box had arrived and was opened, it was a very simple setting up procedure, a couple of clicks and we were ready to go!

Fitting
Actually getting the seat into our car was a minor challenge due to the size of our car, but once in the door the fitting was easy as 1,2,3

Comfort
Legs loves his chair (which he still calls his ‘new chair!’) and the other day on getting in it he said ‘ooo comfy!’

Safety
All seems great, and so far (thankfully) we haven’t had the opportunity to fully test the safety of the seat (and am hoping we won’t have to)

Cleaning
If you have read my previous ‘Forced Post’ you will know that I had to clean the covers of the chair, and it all went very well!

Traveling
We haven’t had a problem with the chair whilst travelling, it is comfy, secure and loved by Legs!

Added Features
Cup Holder – Winner, Legs was most impressed with the cup holder when the chair arrived and still is! It has held cups, food, sunglasses and even Timmy the sheep has sat in it for a ride!
Storage Compartments – very nice and will hold small objects
Recline – Unfortunately doesn’t recline quite as much as I would of liked, when legs has fallen asleep in the chair, his head tends to fall forward and it has not been possible to get it to stay against the back/headrest

Overall
Positives
1. Looks good 2. Simple set up and fitting 3. Comfy 4. Grows with the child (up to 12 years old) 5. Easy to clean 6. Easy to follow instructions

Negatives
1. Recline does not recline as much as we would of liked! 2. The straps got a bit twisted sometimes (although also rectified themselves!)

Thumbs up all round from Mummy, Daddy and Legs!

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Here it is; the post about actually using the Graco Nautilus 1-2-3 car seat!

So we were all packed up and ready to go – a trip to the farm! Coats on, shoes on, nappies, drinks and the kitchen sink packed (well with a 2 year and 4 month old, you do need everything!) and we headed for the car with the 2yr old singing ‘my new seat, my new seat!!’

Fixing him into the seat was easy, arm in, arm in, buckled together, click in and tighten – nothing unusual or difficult to it, just belted up and ready for the off!


Next step – the most important step of the day – placing his drink in the cup holder

So we had one belted in happy little boy with his drink ready, and the journey began! It takes about 20 minutes to the farm and they were no complaints on the way there about the seat at all, when asked if he was ok, his response came back ‘my am happy!’

So we arrive, loosened the straps and got Legs (his nickname) out – all happy and raring to go! A lovely walk around the farm ensued, it was a wonderful day in the sun, feeding goats, seeing reptiles, playing on tractors and eating ice cream, when it came time to go, Legs was strapped back in for the return journey!
Only one slight hitch – all of that fresh air induced a need for sleep into a previously very energetic little boy – so a few minutes down the road he fell into slumberland, unfortunately the seat stayed upright on trying to recline the seat, so it wasn’t the best for sleeping in! However, I don’t know if this is because of the seat or our car!

So that was it a journey made in Legs’ ‘new chair’, he loves it – especially the cup holder, which we have found can also be used for food, sunglasses, toys and various other things – the chair gets a big thumbs up!!

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