We received samples
Graco’s new TrueShield Technology provides children with extra protection when out on the road. These new innovations provide side impact protection from your child’s head to hips, in case of a side impact accident. Graco TrueShield Technology will be available in 2017 in the following car seats:
· The SnugRide® Infant Car Seat for rear-facing infants from 4 – 35 lbs.
· The Extend2Fit™ 3-in-1 Car Seat which provides up to five inches of additional legroom for children to ride rear-facing longer, up to 50 lbs.
· The TurboBooster® 2-in-1 booster seat with a high back and backless option to help keep your big kid safe. The TurboBooster® LX ft. TrueShield™ has been side impact tested for occupant retention by the vehicle belt in highback booster mode only.
We were invited to review one of these amazing car seats and we chose the The Extend2Fit™ 3-in-1 Car Seat. My sister is having a baby next month and she asked me to help her pick out a new car seat. Having had two kids in car seats in the past and having reviewed quite a few I felt this would be the best option for her. I’m a big fan of 3-in-1.
When you start out with your child they are safer rear facing and this particular car seat allows you to have your child rear facing up to 50 pounds. It turns out that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends rear-facing until at least the age of 2 now. Even if they are long, the car seat is built for their growing and changing.
It made me remember back when we first learned how to install car seats and that once we had a car that had the bars you can just lock the seat into place with it became so simple.
Forward facing is my favorite time in the car seat. It’s much easier to reach your kids and hand them things or help them with things they need help with. So once you are able to turn them around it’s nice to be able to use the same car seat. Just flip it around and then you still have that amazing 5 point harness.
Here is a close up of those final points..
This car seat also has a Fuss Free Harness Storage that holds the buckle out of the way, making it easier to get baby in and out.