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
Last edited by SouthernMom; 02-20-2012 at 07:41 PM.
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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.
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!!!
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
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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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 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
I do wish we had a BRU so I could get a small trade in on the old one though!
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.