Graco 4Ever All-in-1 Car Seat
I’ve been around babies for as long as I can remember and Graco has always been a household name in convertible car seats. The Graco 4ever All-In-One Car Seat is considered one of the best car seats on the market. After thoroughly examining it for safety, comfort, ease of installation, and extras, for the price, I absolutely agree. The Graco 4 in 1 is not a perfect car seat, but, it’s close enough.
Specs & Features:
- Rear fronting: 4-40 lbs. and kid’s head must be 1″ from gray bolster adjuster handle
- Forward-facing 20-65 lbs. plus 49″ or less
- High-back booster: 30-100 lbs. and 38-57″
- Backless booster: 40-120 lbs. and 40-57″
- No rethread attach with 10-point bolster
- Adjustable base with 6 recline spots (3 for rear-facing, 3 for forward-facing)
- Easy-to-read bubble level indicator
- Steel sheltered border
- Energy captivating EPS foam
- Best push-on lower LATCH anchor connectors (LATCH limit: child weight of 42 lbs.)
- Dual combined cup containers (simple assembly required)
- Lowest connect height (with infant insert): 7″
- Highest harness height: 18″
- Highest supporter height: 18.75″
- Interior rear-facing height: 27.5″ (that’s one inch below the bolster alteration lever of 28.5″)
- Crotch buckle spots: 5″ and 7″
- Seats depth: 12″
- Internal seat width: 13″
- Widest external seat width: 19.5″ (at cup holders)
- Broadest point on base: 15″
- Slightest point on base: 11.5″ (at very front and very back)
Installation/Suitable to Vehicle:
In overall, the 4Ever is an easy-to-install seat, which is continuously a decent thing. It installed well in rear-facing and forward-facing styles in the automobiles I tried it in (2010 Honda Odyssey and 2014 Honda Civic) with the strap and with LATCH. The belt tracks are clearly branded and color-coded together on the chair and in the manual (blue for rear-facing, orange for forward-facing, green for booster). The LATCH and rope straps are easy to loosen when your necessity to, but stay safe otherwise. My specific model has the finest push-on LATCH connectors, but the manual contains a drawing/explanation of the catch style, too, so it’s likely that additional models will originate with those.
For LATCH installations, it’s significant to note that the inferior anchors need to be finished once the child spreads 45 lbs. Older seats have a LATCH heaviness limit of 42 lbs.; refer the labels on the sideways of the seat and/or the instruction manual. For kids over the LATCH mass limit, install the 4Ever with seatbelt and rope.
This seat lacks a built-in lock off maneuver for installations with seatbelt so it’s very vital to comprehend how your seatbelt locks if you’re successful to install the 4Ever with seatbelt and not with LATCH anchors. Remember – once your child reaches 45 lbs. you must discontinue using the lower LATCH presenters and change to a seatbelt installation (plus tether) as an alternative. All vehicles made after 1996 have seatbelts that can bolt in some technique to hold a car seat forcefully in place throughout routine driving.