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Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat

Review Last Updated: 26th March 2020
Sophie
Product Review by Sophie
Product Features
  • Built in extension panel
  • 6-position recline
  • Built in cup-holders
  • 10- position headrest

Introduction

In our opinion, The Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat is one of the best convertible car seats available on the market.

This convertible car seat will adapt around your child as they grow, ensuring that they remain comfortable, secure, and most importantly, safe.

The Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat has all of the safety features you’d expect from a Graco car seat and will give you the confidence you need as a motorist and parent.

Comfort, maintainability, design, and of course, value-for-money are also strong points for the Graco Extend2Fit and make this car seat the perfect choice for busy parents.

In this post, we’re going to review the features, pro’s and cons, and overall functionality of the Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat, giving you all of the information you need to make that ever-important, fully-informed decision on which car seat is best for you and your little one.

Let’s dive straight in…

Pros

  • Steel-reinforced frame
  • Low cost option
  • Rear and front- facing adaptability as your child grows

Cons

  • Only suitable for children up to 65lbs
  • Lack of adaptability as your child grows

Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat Product Review

If you’re looking for a car seat with features that will not only make your life easier but also give you confidence when it comes to taking your little one out and about on the road, then the Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat may be the perfect choice for you.

This review is going to cover a lot of key information and so I’ve broken it down into a number of manageable phases.

This way, you’ll avoid reading information that may not be relevant or of interest to you and can instead focus on what’s important to you and your child.

In this review we’re going to cover:

  1. Road Safety
  2. Technical Specifications (limits and dimensions)
  3. Practicality and Use
  4. Comfort and Design
  5. Value for Money

Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat: Road Safety

It’s no surprise that, when it comes to deciding which car seat is best for you, the question at the forefront of all parent’s minds is; is this car seat going to keep my child safe?

Safety really does come first with the Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat.

With its Simply Safe Adjust Harness System (which is safe and simple to use) allows you to adjust the harness and headrest in one motion and the 5-point harness provides the best (and most secure) fit possible, helping ensure your child’s safety – the Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat has been engineered to meet or exceed the US Standard FMVSS213.

What does that mean for you? Well, it meets all of the safety standards set out by the regulator as a minimum, and in some cases, exceeds these standards.

It has also been side impact tested for occupant retention solely with the in-built 5-point harness system.

The steel reinforced frame provides durability and strength, giving you confidence that when you need it most, the system will help keep your child safe.

Experts advise that children should remain rear-facing until they reach the maximum rear-facing height or weight rating for their car sear and the Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat allows you to adhere to this advice until your child weighs 50 Ibs (about the age of 4-6 years old).

Every parent’s biggest priority while driving is ensuring that their child is safe and secure, and the features that come as standard with the Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat can help you ensure your priority becomes a reality.

Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat: Technical Specifications (Limits and Dimensions)

There is, however, more to the Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat than its all-in-one nature and the safety features it provides to your child.

Weighing 22.8 Ibs, the Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat is not the lightest of car seats, though it’s not the heaviest either. Its weight is partly due to its durability and strength; namely its reinforced frame.

Its lighter cousin – the Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat – may be slightly easier to move around, but the compact and robust nature of the Graco 4Ever makes it ideal for safety-conscious parents, with dimensions of 22.25″ x 21.89″ x 25.16″.

I’ve broken down the Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat limits and dimensions for you below, so you have a better overview:

  • Weight: 22.8 Ibs
  • Dimensions: 22.25″ x 21.89″ x 25.16″”

Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat: Seat Dimensions

  • Seat Height: 22.1″
  • Seat Depth: 25.2″
  • Seat Width: 19.2″

Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat: Rear-Facing

  • Weight Limit: 4-40 Ibs
  • Height Limit: Head must be at least 1″ below the red handle

Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat: Forward-Facing

  • Weight Limit: 22-65 Ibs
  • Height Limit: 49″ (max)

Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat: Practicality and Use

Going about your daily business with a child (and car seat) in hand can be difficult but with the Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat, it is pretty hassle-free.

The Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat boasts InRight LATCH for a one-second latch attachment and fuss-free harness storage which holds buckles and straps out of the way – this makes getting your little one in and out of the car and car seat extremely easy.

When it comes to the initial installation of the Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat, the easy-to-read indicator means the whole process is effortless.

These points may sound trivial, but they’re real time-savers for busy parents who are frequently on-the-go.

Cleaning and maintenance is a breeze, as the seat pad is machine washable and all other parts of the Extend2Fit car seat can be easily accessed and cleaned with a damp cloth (buckles) and spot cleaned (harnesses).

The Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat really is a perfect choice for busy, safety-conscious parents who are on the go and value their time.

The 6-position recline helps ensure a secure installation can be achieved and improves comfort throughout your child’s journey – it also has audible clicks for both installation and reclining; giving you the peace of mind you need to start each journey in the right way.

There are a number of other, really useful practical features with the Graco Extend2Fit that will make your job of parenting that bit easier, including:

  • Machine washable cushion
  • Metal and plastic parts; cleanable with mild soap and water
  • Easy-to-clean buckles; using just a damp cloth
  • Easy-to-clean harness straps; spot cleaning advised

Graco Extend2Fit: Comfort and Design

The Graco Extend2Fit also boasts 5 extra inches of legroom for your little one, meaning that you can rest easy knowing your child is rear-facing for longer and still has plenty of room to relax.

Secondary only to safety; this car seat is built for comfort.

Whether your journey is short or long, you can have peace of mind that your child is traveling in a safe, comfortable environment; helped further by the 6-point position recline.

As your little one grows, so does the Graco all-in-one (hence the name), ensuring that your child remains comfortable throughout their early years and beyond.

As far as car seats go, the Graco Extend2Fit also offers a stylish, mobile, and compact design.

We all want our children to be comfortable; particularly on long journeys. The Graco Extend2Fit is the ideal choice for you if your child’s comfort is at the top of your priority list.

Graco Extend2Fit: Value for Money

Price-wise, the Graco Extend2Fit falls smack-bang between its two Graco cousins – the 4Ever and the Milestone – each offering differing solutions at different price points.

The Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat gets a thumbs up from us, as we feel it offers a middle ground between its competitors in terms of price, without compromising on quality.

The Extend2Fit all-in-one Car Seat takes your child from 4 lbs to 100 Ibs, providing exceptional quality for money.

I cannot overstate this point – you will get years, and years worth of use out of the Graco Extend2Fit car seat and due to its all-in-one nature, you’ll no doubt save money in the long-run.

The value for money really is a no brainer – take the cost of the Graco Extend2Fit and divide it by 8-10 (the number of years this car seat could last). Now you’ll have a good indication of just how far your money will really stretch with this long-lasting car seat.

Summary

While the Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4 in 1 Car Seat oozes value for money, it also boasts flexibility, durability and strength, comfort, and style.

This one really does tick all of the boxes from a functional and design point of view and, more importantly, its safety features will give you the confidence you need on the roads.

The Graco Extend2Fit will last you for (literally) years and years – keeping up with you and your family as it grows – and you can kiss goodbye to splashing out on a new car seat every couple of years!

Maintaining and cleaning the Graco Extend2Fit is quick and easy meaning you have more time to spend on what matters to you; something every busy parent will appreciate.

More than anything, this all-in-one car seat will give you peace of mind that your little one will remain secure, comfortable, and most importantly, safe. Something that every parent would agree is priceless.

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