There’s nothing like the peace of mind knowing that your child is safe, buckled, and done growing out of their car seat! We all can appreciate a one-stop shop when you need to hit the grocery store. You not only can pick up groceries, but you can grab your toiletries, paper items, and some cleaning supplies all at one place. Graco has made your car seat shopping just as convenient. Imagine, just one car seat that literally grows with your child, unlike the shoes you have to buy every 6 months! Thank you, Graco, for your one-stop-shop, rear-facing (and forward-facing) car seat that will last up to 10 years!
Whether you have a premature infant weighing just 4 pounds or a hefty tween who is destined to be the next basketball star starting to tip the scale at 120 pounds, Graco’s 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 Car Seat has you covered.
Rear - Facing First
First, start your little one off rear-facing and keep them that way as long as possible. According to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, rear-facing for longer protects babies and toddlers developing heads, necks, and spines in the event of a crash. The AAP's new guidelines are encouraging parents to keep kids rear-facing until they have reached the maximum height and weight limit listed on their car seat's labels and instruction manual, not simply up to a certain age. Parents can then transition kids to the next phase of the car seat.
Now, with Graco’s 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 Car Seat you can safely keep your child rear facing up to 50lbs, without the discomfort of squishing their legs. [amazon_textlink asin='B07D2PJ8PF' text='Graco’s 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 Car Seat' template='ProductLink' store='bomllcdm-20' marketplace='US' link_id='666b553b-c129-11e8-8f51-09bb2709ca65'] provides 5 inches of additional legroom. Not only that, during your long road trips or just the 15 minute drive to the store, [amazon_textlink asin='B07D2PJ8PF' text='Graco’s 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 Car Seat' template='ProductLink' store='bomllcdm-20' marketplace='US' link_id='666b553b-c129-11e8-8f51-09bb2709ca65'] has six reclining positions to help your child get comfortable, satisfying even the crankiest kids who tend to dislike car seats. With a one-hand, easy to adjust recline, headrest and harness parents will also love the one-stop simplicity of this car seat.
"Every month that a child rides rear-facing a little bit longer gives more time for the head, neck and spine to develop," said Kerry Chausmer, director of certification at Safe Kids. "And that's really why we want kids to ride rear-facing. It protects the head, neck and spine better in a crash."
Now that your child is riding in their 4Ever car seat, it’s time for the luxury-comfort items. Plush inserts surround your child's head and neck to keep them soft, snuggly, and comfortable on both short and long car rides. Additionally, since Graco knows kids, the 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 Car Seat includes 2 integrated cup holders perfect for keeping sippy cups or snacks well within your child's reach. To Graco, family safety is important so keeping mom or dad focused on the road, rather than reaching behind to toss snacks to a cranky kid is key.
Forward - Facing Options
They grow up so fast! Whether you believe that or not… it really is true, you’ll see! Now that your child has passed the recommended stage of rear-facing up to the height and weight limits of their car seat, here are your 'ages and stages'.
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- Rear-facing infant car seat (4–50 lb)
- Forward-facing 5-point harness seat (22–65 lb)
- High-back belt-positioning booster (40–100 lb)
- Backless belt-positioning booster (40–120 lb)
The features you’ll love the most from the 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 Car Seat:
- InRight™ LATCH system for an easy, one-handed LATCH attachment
- Integrated belt lock-off for easy vehicle seat belt installation
- Washable seat cover is easy to remove
- Steel-reinforced frame provides strength and durability
- Integrated harness storage compartment holds unused harness straps while in the belt positioning booster mode
- Easy-to-read level indicator helps eliminate rear-facing installation guesswork.
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