Love this seat, buying a second!
January 2, 2014
My mom bought the Graco Nautilus (no safety surround) for my son when he turned one, two years ago. It is a great seat. I have NEVER had a problem with it. It holds up well to washing and is a snap to put back together, even the headpiece. I have felt some other padding of convertible carseats, they are like bricks and kids are constantly screaming about being uncomfortable. There is not gobs of padding in the seat, but it is way better than other options (even more expensive options!). I am guessing that the amount of padding is good for my son, he has no problem telling me about being uncomfortable. We have made numerous trips from North Dakota to Missouri (15-18 hours depending on how often we stop) and he never whines about being in his seat. I am actually about to purchase the Nautilus with safety surround for my daughter and I encourage all of my friends to purchase this seat. I do not know about the length of the crotch strap for this particular Nautilus, but if it is anything like the one that is on my son's, it will not be a problem. I do think it is "short" but you won't use that strap forever. I have noticed that with jeans I have the most issue. All I do is pull my son out, pull up his pants, put his behind all the way back in the seat and BOOM no more short strap in the crotch. He is 3.5 years and he has NEVER complained about the strap hurting him.
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