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    Nautilus is FF only, just to clarify. We have one and I like it quite a bit. My 6 year old uses it with the 5 point harness. He is on the highest setting but he also has a long torso.

    We also have a Britax Regent. The Nautilus is much easier to install and buckle. The only thing I didn't like is the buckle between the legs always falls under my kid so I always have to dig it out from under him if I am doing the buckling.

    We have the nautilus in a bucket seat but it also worked well in my husbands taurus (bench seat).

    I have owned two Britax and really loved them mostly for comfort reasons and because they are made in USA. However, I really like the Nautilus and feel it is good quality. I would buy another one if we needed one
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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernMom View Post
    Nautilus is FF only, just to clarify. We have one and I like it quite a bit. My 6 year old uses it with the 5 point harness. He is on the highest setting but he also has a long torso.

    We also have a Britax Regent. The Nautilus is much easier to install and buckle. The only thing I didn't like is the buckle between the legs always falls under my kid so I always have to dig it out from under him if I am doing the buckling.

    We have the nautilus in a bucket seat but it also worked well in my husbands taurus (bench seat).

    I have owned two Britax and really loved them mostly for comfort reasons and because they are made in USA. However, I really like the Nautilus and feel it is good quality. I would buy another one if we needed one

    Excellent!` Thank you! And yes, my kiddo is FF... so no worries there! Thanks so much!
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    I would suggest checking out Craigslist. You might be able to find exactly what you want for half the price!
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    Hi Joee *waves* I have heard great things about the Nautilus. I have the Alpha Omega and we love it, but it is not at all compact lol. Gosh it takes up a lot of space.

    I'd personally be careful about used carseats though because you just never know if it has been in an accident or not, ya know? I am always scared about that. I know a girl IRL who likes to sale stuff like that to make a buck and doesn't care about the safety of other people. It's just so risky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaidinsgirl View Post
    Hi Joee *waves* I have heard great things about the Nautilus. I have the Alpha Omega and we love it, but it is not at all compact lol. Gosh it takes up a lot of space.

    I'd personally be careful about used carseats though because you just never know if it has been in an accident or not, ya know? I am always scared about that. I know a girl IRL who likes to sale stuff like that to make a buck and doesn't care about the safety of other people. It's just so risky.

    ANGIIIEEE!!!

    Thank you! It looks like I may have found the carseat we need then!! awesome!!! I love this place!!

    And yeah, I have to agree... Craigslist is SO Sketchy... just the other day in my local there was a lady selling EXPIRED Pedialyte! I mean, she said it was expired and everything!!! And only $1 a piece.. tell me wHAT she needed those $3 for so badly??? I had half a mind to give her $5 just to take it down LOL!!!
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    I actually bought the Graco Nautilus 3 in 1 about a month ago. Eli is almost 6 but he's only 35 lbs, and won't be ready for the booster portion for some time (he has problems with weight gain obviously too) since he has some special needs. I honestly love it. I think it's been the best at strapping him in as snug as he is suppose to be. I bought mine at Wal-Mart. I don't think you can go wrong. It went together great. Seriously I actually wish I would have had these for all my kids right after the infant seat was done. HTH

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    I dont know about Target, as we dont have them here, but I know places like Toys R Us, Sears, The Bay will let you take the carseat out and try it in your vehicle if you ask. They will take it out of the display for you. I know Walmart wont though, but you could always go to a different store to try the carseat and then buy wherever has the best price. If you feel bad doing that, many places will price match on bigger items like this
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    Quote Originally Posted by wishing4agirl View Post
    I actually bought the Graco Nautilus 3 in 1 about a month ago. Eli is almost 6 but he's only 35 lbs, and won't be ready for the booster portion for some time (he has problems with weight gain obviously too) since he has some special needs. I honestly love it. I think it's been the best at strapping him in as snug as he is suppose to be. I bought mine at Wal-Mart. I don't think you can go wrong. It went together great. Seriously I actually wish I would have had these for all my kids right after the infant seat was done. HTH
    Outstanding!! Thank you SO much!!
    I dont know about Target, as we dont have them here, but I know places like Toys R Us, Sears, The Bay will let you take the carseat out and try it in your vehicle if you ask. They will take it out of the display for you. I know Walmart wont though, but you could always go to a different store to try the carseat and then buy wherever has the best price. If you feel bad doing that, many places will price match on bigger items like this
    Hmm.. We do have a Sears here! I may just do something like that. Although, I do believe based on opinions here I think this is gonna be the seat for us!!

    I do wish we had a BRU so I could get a small trade in on the old one though!
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    We have two Graco Nautilus seats. We love them. My 8yo still rides in the 5-point harness. He is short and we have gotten more use out of the 5-point than others would. It has been a lifesaver because we currently have 3-across in our Camry. Two Sunshine Radians and his Nautilus. A booster will not fit in any position between the two Radians. We are saving for a minivan.

    Oh---Just know that the Nautilus is not a tiny carseat. It is not huge though. It obviously lets us fit 3-across in our car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by melnzai View Post
    We have two Graco Nautilus seats. We love them. My 8yo still rides in the 5-point harness. He is short and we have gotten more use out of the 5-point than others would. It has been a lifesaver because we currently have 3-across in our Camry. Two Sunshine Radians and his Nautilus. A booster will not fit in any position between the two Radians. We are saving for a minivan.

    Oh---Just know that the Nautilus is not a tiny carseat. It is not huge though. It obviously lets us fit 3-across in our car.
    Excellent! I do have a van (LIFESAVER!!! I hope you get one SOON!) so I have the room for a larger seat... the only thing that bothers me is the placement of the seatbelt buckles... they literally like hit EXACTLY on the edge of our current seat... I am hoping the base IS a little more narrow with this one!
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