Transitioning Graco® Nautilus™ 65 from Harness to Highback Belt-Positioning Mode
Best Booster Car Seat Review
We spent months driving and testing car boosters seats (with the help of a bribed six-year-old boy and three-year-old girl) to determine that the Britax - Pioneer is the best booster car seat.
You can see more details in our review here:
Our picks for the best booster car seat:
1. Britax - Pioneer:
2. Graco - Affix:
4. Graco - Nautilus 65:
When purchasing a car booster seat, you should consider a variety of factors like cost, convenience, comfort, safety and longevity.
We tested features on each car seat that contribute to those factors, like installation time, weight, cushion thickness and armrest height. Since safety is the primary concern, we dug deep into testing for that, nothing whether each seat had a five point harness, steel reinforcement and more.
After testing, we found that the Britax - Pioneer is the best booster car seat. Find the full review here:
Britax Frontier Clicktight Combination Harness-2-Booster Car Seat | Video Review From weeSpring
weeSpring parents rave about the Clicktight system in Britax car seats and Britax doesn't disappoint yet again with their Frontier Harness-2-Booster seat. It's super easy to install and gives you piece of mind that you can get a tight and correct install every time.
This seat is meant to grow with your child with a starting weight of 25 pounds going all the way up to 120 pounds. It features a no rethread harness for added safety and comfort for all.
Britax Frontier Clicktight Combination Harness-2-Booster Car Seat review from weeSpring, where you can find real parents' reviews on the best baby products. Click here to learn more:
SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel:
weeSpring makes it easy to find baby gear by showing you your friends' favorites. Sign up to receive weeLove, our weekly picks of the very best products for parents and baby.
Like us on Facebook:
Visit weeSpring's YouTube channel for the best baby gear, from brands like UPPAbaby, Ergobaby, OXO Tot, Summer Infant, Medela, BABYBJORN and more.
Hands-on: Pioneer MVH-1400NEX CarPlay head unit
The Pioneer MVH-1400NEX is an affordable CarPlay-enabled head unit (Amazon: that's all touch screen for a clean look. Read our full hands-on article for more details:
## Follow us
FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links:
Graco Tranzitions 3-in-1 Harness Booster
My review of the Graco Tranzitions 3-in-1 Harness Booster. We recently bought other car seats, but we have had a change of needs and switched to these. Our biggest pros:
-Easy to adjust, headrest AND straps move together
-Not bulky, we can fit FIVE in our Expedition *I said six in the video, but have tried now and cannot fit six.
-Narrow enough for most planes (I've tried!)
-It's only $130 :-)
How to Install a Diono Car Seat Forward-Facing (Seat Belt + Tether)
Due to the lower anchor weight limits, you MUST install forward-facing Diono car seats with the seat belt AND tether for kids weighing 40 pounds and more... instead of using the lower LATCH anchors and tether. If your child is under 40 pounds and forward-facing you can use the seat belt AND tether OR the lower anchors AND tether. Always use the tether on EVERY forward-facing car seat.
Make sure the shoulder straps come from at or above your child's shoulders. If your Diono has a moveable head rest (RXT, Rainier) and you have an older, taller child in the seat make sure you have moved the head rest all the way up to reveal the highest shoulder strap slot, as this is blocked when the head rest is not up all the way.
If your child is under 40 pounds and using a Diono seat forward-facing, make sure you have added the SAFE STOP. Make sure to remove the SAFE STOP when the child reaches 40 pounds.
How to use a locking clip to install a car seat - The Car Seat Lady
How to don Miller Titan 2-point Full Body Harness
Learn how to don or wear your Miller Titan 2-point Full Body Harness in this video. For more information about this product, please visit our web site
Britax Frontier ClickTight Cool Flow Harness-2-Booster Car Seat
Highlights of my Video Review:
1. Basically, a convertible car seat can be used for infants to toddlers. Then Booster seats are used for older children that are over 40 lbs and 38-63 tall. This Harness-2-Booster Car Seat are for children in between those two. So 2 years old and 25-90 lbs and 30-58 in the Harness mode, then 40-120 lbs and 45-62 in the Booster Mode. So this seat is like 2 seats in one - it will grow with your child until they no longer need a car seat at all.
2. Multiple Recline Positions
3. Top Notch Quality, Safety and Build.
4. 2 built in Cup Holders
5. Good adjustability
6. Very heavy - seat alone weighs 25 lbs.
7. We have had a rear end collision with a Britax Convertible car seat when my baby was 2 years old and it held up absolutely perfectly. My child had no injuries whatsoever. I have the ultimate confidence in these seats. I've tested out other brands and even though they were nice seats, they were a lot lighter and did not inspire confidence in them as far as safety goes. Of course, any car seat is better than nothing, but with Britax, you can be assured of having one of the best.
If there are any questions, please feel free to leave me comments below and I will do my best to answer them. Thank you!
Graco 4Ever All-in-One Convertible Car Seat Review
You might use this car seat longer than the car you first put it in -- One car seat that’ll work from birth to (really) big kid? Yes, please! Julie tells you all about it!
Check it out:
And here's Best Convertible Car Seats Guide too:
You might already know that your child has to stay in a car seat until they are four years old. The real kicker: they also need a booster until they are 4’ 9”. That’s the height for 11-year-old boys in about the 50th percentile.
Enter the Graco 4Ever. First it’s an infant car seat in the rear-facing direction when your child is as small as 4 lbs. (Many families choose to start with an infant-specific car seat and graduate to the convertible around a year.)
Then when your baby turns two, you can turn it around to use it as a forward-facing car seat from 20 - 65 lbs. When your child gets ready to start school, it converts into a highback booster and then to a backless booster that you use with the car’s seat belt.
The 4Ever is considerably more expensive than Graco’s other convertible car seats. And for all this adaptability, it takes up a lot of space. If you have a small sedan, this might only fit in the middle of the back, and it can prevent some front seats from sliding all the way back. Also the booster portion itself is pretty wide and bulky which you’ll want to keep in mind if you need to put three car seats across your back seat. (If you need to optimize for space, opt for a smaller convertible car seat like the Maxi Cosi and then graduate your child to a narrow booster seat as they grow.)
Installation in every position is pretty straight forward with the seat’s LATCH anchors, and it has a bubble indicator to show if it’s installed in the correct level position. (It is pretty heavy to move between cars or to take out for traveling.) Once your child is more than 42 lbs (around five years), you’ll need to attach the car seat using seat belts, not LATCH. The 4Ever does not have a seat belt lockoff, so you will need to look at your car’s manual to figure out how your car’s lockoff works to make sure it’s installed safely with the seat belt.
The no-rethread adjustable harness is incredibly simple to use and has ten positions to grow with baby. The car seat cover is easy to remove and wash when it gets dirty, and the seat comes with two cup holders. We’re not sure why your baby needs two drinks, but you could use one for snacks or toys.
4 - 120 lb weight range
10-position no rethread harness
Easy LATCH install
Bubble level indicator to ensure proper installation
Car seat weight: 23 lbs
Car seat dimensions: 20” x 24” x 21.5”
Car seat cover is machine washable
Includes plush infant insert and two cup holders
Child weight range: 4-40 lb
Child height limit: head must be at least 1” below the handle
Forward-facing Harness Mode:
Child weight range: 22-65 lb
Child height range: 27-52”
Highback Booster Mode:
Child weight range: 30-100 lb
Child height range: 38-57”
Backless Booster Mode:
Child weight range: 40-120 lb
Child height range: 40-57”
Looking for the best items for your growing family? Add all your favorite baby products to ONE registry with Babylist. You deserve to get exactly what you want:
Double seat back recline trick - for forward facing car seats
This video shows an installation technique that can help when you have an SUV or minivan and are trying to install a forward facing car seat but the seat belt buckle is rigid and points to the front of the car and as you try to tighten the seat belt it scrunches up and won't let you get it tight.
Installing a Child Restraint System (CRS) on an Airplane
Learn more at:
A CRS is a hard-backed child safety seat that is approved by the government for use in both motor vehicles and aircraft. FAA controls the approval of some but not all CRSs. Not all car seats are approved for use in airplanes. Additional information is available on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.
Make sure your CRS is government approved and has This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft printed on it. Otherwise, you may be asked to check the CRS as baggage.
Graco® Tranzitions™ LATCH Installation
How to install a Power Supply
Back from a long hiatus is another helpful How-To Tutorial! Choosing the right power supply for your needs and skill-level can be a troublesome task. Albert created a helpful video guide to what you should look for, what you need, and how to install. Check it out!
Nuna Pipa Car Seat HOW-TO Installation & Travel System
WE PRICE MATCH
FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS
Install base: 0:12
Rigid Latch install: 0:55
Seat Belt Install 1:12
Remove car seat from base: 1:52
No Base install: 2:41
Secure Child: 3:46
Seat Features: 4:00
Stroller release: 5:46
Shop it here!
The Nuna Pipa infant car seat is currently one of the safest and lightest infant car seats on the market. Prior to installing the Pipa base activate the load leg and check the level. In order to activate the load leg, unfold it from the bottom of the base. Then place the base on the seat, and adjust the height of the load leg to touch the floor of your car. Indicated by the button changing to green, without raising the base off of the seat.
Then check your level indicators. If the bubble is not touching the line, you may need to flip out the level at the end of the base, if you do need to do this, unsnap it from the inside of the base and extend it. Now you are ready to install using rigid latch or a seat belt or both!
In order to install the Pipa using rigid latch, place the accompanying latch guides in front of the latch anchors located in your car, insert the rigid latch connectors into the guides and push until you hear a click and see the indicator on each latch turn green.
When using a car seat with rigid latch you are able to simultaneously use the seat belt to get an even more secure installation. To do this with the Pipa flip up and out the blue lock off, thread the shoulder and lap belts through, and click in, tighten, then flip the lock off back over to finish the installation. Check installation by grasping the base of the belt route and moving side to side and forward and back. With the Pipa it should not move at all if installed correctly. In order to release the Pipa from the base of the car seat press the grey trigger on the front of the car seat base, and lift up. The placement of this release is especially useful for if the Pipa is installed in smaller cars and there is not room to place your hand between the seat and the car seat.
In order to uninstall the base using the seat belt, open up the lock off, unclip the seat belt and then unthread it through the base. If you did not install the base using the latch system, you can close the lock off and remove the base.
If you did install using the latch system, you must now release the latch clips, it is easiest to do this by simultaneously squeezing the releases on the latch clips, while pushing forward, then pulling the base out and away from the latch anchors. You may then twist the latch clips back to store along side the base.
If you are not able to take the car seat base with you for some reason, the Pipa does feature a European belt route. Please note that you should only install the seat using this method if your car seat belts feature an automatic lock off system.
In order to install the Pipa using only a seat belt place the car seat snugly against the back of the seat. Level the Pipa using the line on the side of the car seat to be even with the floor of the car, then take the seat belt and thread the lap belt through the belt route at the foot of the car seat and click into place. Tighten the seat belt near the clip as much as possible, then take the shoulder strap and thread it around the car seat and through the European belt route, located at the back. Afterwards, activate the automatic lock off system in the car by pulling abruptly on the belt and ratcheting it into place. Check the installation by shaking the car seat near the lap belt side to side, and forwards and back. It should not move more than an inch in any direction.
When placing your child in the car seat it is important to make sure that they are buckled securely. Be certain that when they are being buckled, you place the chest clip at arm pit level.
Handle bar (different positions)
For more information about choosing the perfect car seat for you and your little one visit babycubby.com and check out our car seat buying guide.
Follow us on Instagram:
Follow us on Facebook:
Follow our Blog:
Follow us on Twitter:
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
How to Replace Speaker Wire Connectors : Car Audio
Replacing speaker wire connectors is something you will have to do periodically to help make sure that you're getting the best possible sound. Replace speaker wire connectors with help from a car audio industry professional in this free video clip.
Expert: Dan Ungaro
Bio: Dan Ungaro has been in the car audio industry since 2000.
Filmmaker: Andrew Conway
Series Description: Installing your own car stereo and performing routine maintenance is an excellent way to both make sure that you're getting the best sound money can buy, and that you're still saving a great deal of money while you do it. Get tips on the wonderful world of car audio with help from a car audio industry professional in this free video series.
Evenflo SecureKid™ DLX Harnessed Booster Seat
HVAC Training- Package Unit Single Point Wiring
Do not try this at home! HVAC training is required. Town & Country Air, Inc. serves the greater Wilmington, NC area including New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick, Bladen and Duplin counties.