This post is written in partnership with Graco as part of the Generation Graco Panel.
Between the two of my kids, we’ve been through quite a few car seats! From Infant through booster, we’ve owned them all. When I was pregnant with my first the whole car seat thing was so new to me. I did some research and ended up choosing a travel system which came with an infant car seat. As time went on, we purchased a convertible and then a booster for E who is now six. I always thought about how convenient one of those all in one type of car seats would be. We’ve been considering purchasing one for two-year-old Aric so naturally, I was thrilled when recently given the opportunity to review the Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 Car Seat!
As a Generation Graco ambassador, I was sent the Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 Car Seat to review. This is the first time we’ve owned this type of car seat and honestly, I wish I owned one back in 2011 when I had E! There is so much to love about it and here are some of the reasons why!
Why We Love the Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 Car Seat!
10 years with one car seat!
The Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 car seat grows with my little guy so I can enjoy 10 years of use, from 4 – 120 lbs. It transitions from a rear-facing infant car seat (4–50 lb) to forward-facing 5-point harness seat (22–65 lb) to high-back belt-positioning booster (40–100 lb) to backless belt-positioning booster (40–120 lb). We’re currently using the car seat with Aric who at age two, is 37 inches tall and weighs 30 lbs. At his weight and height, he can remain rear-facing or be flipped around forward-facing. The Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in- allows him to remain rear-facing for up to 50 lbs!
10-position adjustable headrest
The 10- position Simply Safe Adjust™ Harness System allows me to adjust headrest and Harness together with just one hand. All I have to do is grip, squeeze, and pull up or down to conform to my little man’s height. I love not having to rethread the straps as Aric grows and feel at ease knowing that the harness system allows for a proper fit!
Ease of Installation
This was the first time in my life that I haven’t had to struggle with installation and adjustments. The InRight™ LATCH system makes installation simple with a one-second attachment. The seat has an integrated belt lock-off for super easy vehicle seat belt installation. The level indicator was not difficult to read and helps remove any guesswork that may arise when installing a rear-facing seat.
The car seat features 2 integrated cup holders for any drinks or snacks that the kids might have. It might seem silly but I’ll tell you why this feature is one of my favorites- This is the first car seat we’ve owned with two cup holders! E’s booster doesn’t have one (it may have come with one but went missing during installation). Having two cup holders allows E to place her cup or snack in there as well. The holders are also great for crayons and any small toys the kids might have. Aric likes to store his toy trains in them for car rides. Plus, the holders are very easy to clean! Pop them out, wipe them down, and put them back.
The super soft plush inserts keep Aric comfortable on car rides. The 6-position recline keeps your child comfortable in whatever position they’re in. Using the recline feature is easy because of the instructions right on the side of the car seat. For children 40 lb or less you would use recline position 5 and for children over 40 lb you would use recline position 6. Make sure to check out the user manual for further instructions on using this feature.
Other features worth mentioning:
Other awesome features of the Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 car seat include:
- A washable seat cover is easy to remove without removing the harness
- Steel-reinforced frame provides strength and durability
- An integrated harness storage compartment that holds unused harness straps while in the belt positioning booster mode
What are your favorite features of the Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 car seat?
This is a sponsored post written as part of the Generation Graco Ambassador Panel. Momma T and Family received a Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 Car Seat to review. All opinions are mine alone.