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Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit Platinum 4-in-1 Review

Parenthood is never ending worry, constant decisions to be made, and so many opinions! I constantly worry about everything especially in the beginning months, and I still tend to jump on google every now and then. Let’s be real- all you first time parents are with me! I do hear that it gets better with your second baby, but with my luck I’ll have the constant worry the next time around as well. πŸ™„

We waited towards the end of my third trimester to search for a car seat but we got so overwhelmed with all the options that we got the help and advice of others. We ended up with a great & safe car seat that we were happy with. What we didn’t think about in the rush of things was that we’d need another car seat and that it would happen fast. I honestly was holding out for as long as possible as I didn’t want to accept that Chloe was not a little baby anymore. *gulp* Have you seen the legs on Chloe?! She has no more leg room, poor thing! It was definitely time to upgrade.

After some research we were overwhelmed once again with some many choices and price points. We wanted a safe car seat that we could have until she was in a booster. So the best fit we thought would be a 4-1. 

Enter the Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit Platinum 4-1 Convertible car seat

 

 

This is a car seat that is designed to grow with your child from an infant to a big kid! If we bought this from day one, we wouldn’t have to go through this search again. That’s why I’m here to help all you new mamas searching for a safe a car seat that you will have for a total of 10 years to be exact! Just one car seat purchase for their lifetime, sounds pretty amazing! And it is….let me tell you why.

 

This car seat is packed with so many features. I love their EZ LATCH feature, which provides a secure and simple installation with 3 easy steps! It was so easy to install; there was no need for adjusting straps or trying to anchor! My husband was loving this feature as well! When he was installing our infant car seat, he had one leg on the car seat as he was pulling the seat belt trying to tighten. It was quite hilarious watching him install it. πŸ˜‚

It’s an easy transition from infant rear facing (4–50 lb) to forward facing 5-point harness seat (22–65 lb) to high-back belt-positioning booster (40–100 lb) and to backless belt positioning booster (40–120 lb). 

I really love the 4 position extension panel. The 4Ever Extend2Fit gives 5” of extra legroom allowing your child ride rear-facing longer. They recommend 2 years rear facing but this car seat allows up to 50lbs in rear facing position and with extra leg room, why not go a little longer if its safer? It’s a great feature whatever you decide!

The Simply Safe Adjust Harness System and 10-position headrest feature lets you adjust the harness and headrest together, with no rethreading to get the right fit for your child.

I love the 6-position recline feature that keeps your child comfortable. Chloe hated the position of her infant car seat. I love how easy it is to adjust this one. And it has enough room in our GL in all the positions which is amazing! It comes with plush inserts that are easy to remove and not one but two cup holders! Chloe’s been enjoying this car seat so much, and I can honestly say she has less meltdowns when we are on the road. (Chloe has never been a fan of the car seat and always has a major meltdown.)

I’m sure just like us, your number one priority when choosing a car seat for your most precious babe is safety! Well you will be happy to know that The Graco 4Ever Extend2fit Platinum 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat undergoes rigorous safety testing. So it’s no wonder so many parents feel safe when choosing Graco car seat!

Graco Car Seat Engineers and Test Technicians developed a SafeSeat Engineering is a series of testing protocols to improve the safety of their car seats. All Graco car seats are engineered and crash tested to meet or exceed US standard FMVSS 213.

β€’ Side Impact Tested
β€’ New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) – peak crash force approximately 2X Car Seat Standard
β€’ Extreme Car Interior Temperatures

According to a recent study, 46 percent of car seats are installed incorrectly and one of the most common errors is too loose installation. I think this is super important, and as I mentioned earlier it took my husband a lot of work to adjust to the perfect position. This installation was so easy I could do it without any issues. Read more about the EZ latch system below.

The Graco EZ Tight LATCH provides a simple and secure installation in 3 easy steps. Available in three
Graco car seat models. As a parent, you naturally worry about the safety of your child, but with Graco you can feel confident with their EZ LATCH SYSTEM.
Key Features:
Provides an easy installation in just three steps:
1. RELEASE & ATTACH LATCH: Release LATCH by pressing
blue button and attach LATCH to lower anchors.
2. RETRACT: Press the grey button to engage.
3. TIGHTEN: Push on the center of the seat to tighten and
hear the clicks as the latch lightens.
The EZ Tight LATCH is available on the following car seat
platforms:

  • The4Ever Extend2Fit Platinum 4-in-1 Car Seat
     which offers four ways to ride from rear-facing to
    backless booster (4-120 lb). The 4-position
    extension panel provides up to five inches of
    additional legroom for children to ride rear-facing
    longer, up to 50 lb. * my absolute favorite seat
  • The Extend2Fit Platinum Convertible Car Seat provides up to five inches of additional legroom for
    children to ride rear-facing longer, up to 50 lb.
  • The Sequence 65 Platinum Convertible Car Seat easily grows with your child. This seat helps protect
    rear-facing infants from 4-40 lb and forward-facing toddlers from 22-65 lb.

Pricing & Availability:
4Ever Extend2Fit Platinum ($399.99): Available at Buy Buy Baby and  Babies β€œR” Us
Extend2Fit Platinum ($249.99): Available at Buy Buy Baby and  Babies β€œR” Us
Sequence 65 Platinum ($199.99): Available at Babies β€œR” Us

We can’t rave enough about this amazing car seat! We only wish we had it from day one! It’s the only seat that truly goes from baby to booster! So if you are in market look no further! This is may be a higher price-point but being the last one you will purchase and packed with all the amazing features, it’s so worth it! 

This post is in collaboration with Graco. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

To learn more visit or purchase visit Graco.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

X

Vanessa

This Joyful Life

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