In this article, I’ll help you choose between the Graco Milestone and the Graco Slimfit. Let’s get started.

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ideal use

 

 
Graco Milestone
Graco Slimfit
Rear-Facing Weight:
5 to 40 pounds
Rear-Facing Height:
the head must be at least 1" below the handle
Forward-Facing Weight:
20 to 65 pounds
22 to 65 pounds
Forward-Facing Height Limit:
27 to 49 inches
Booster Weight:
30 to 100 pounds
Booster Height Limit:
38 to 57 inches
will it fit in my car?

 

 
Graco Milestone
Graco Slimfit
Width
17 inches
19.88 inches
Height
18.88 inches
25.5 inches
Depth/Length
24 inches
16.25 inches

The Graco Milestone is “slimmer” in width when compared to the Slimfit.

If you rotate the cupholder of the Slimfit inwards, it will somehow reduce the width of the Slimfit. But it only makes it “just almost” as slim as the Milestone.

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instalLation

 

 
Milestone
Slimfit
Do I need to use a pool noodle/rolled towel?
Yes
No
Easy To Install Rear-Facing?
No
Yes
Easy To Install Forward-Facing?
No
Yes
Easy To Uninstall?
Yes

Installing the Graco Slimfit in all modes seems to be easier to do than the Milestone. Parents seem to not need a pool noodle or rolled up towels in installing, too.

The Graco Milestone, however, is not completely a pain to install. The best way to easily manage the tough rear-facing installation seems to be achieved using the LATCH. But the seatbelt installation can be a challenge to do both in rear and forward-facing modes.

safety

 

 
Graco Milestone
Graco Slimfit
Steel Frame:
Yes
Five-Point Harness?
Yes
Side Impact Tested:
Yes
Approved For Airplane Use:
Yes
Easy To Buckle And Unbuckle?
Yes

There is one thing worth noting about the Graco Milestone’s straps. Some parents would say it’s easy to release - so manageable that even a toddler can easily loosen it up by pulling them. Its chest clip seems to be very easy to buckle and unbuckle, too.

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the seat

 

 
Milestone
Slimfit
Is The Material Breathable?
No
Yes
Seat Weight:
19.4 inches
19.5 pounds
Machine Washable Cover?
Yes
Roomy?
Yes
No-Rethread Harness?
Yes
Comes With An Infant Body Support?
Yes
Easy To Remove Cover?
Yes
Expiration
10 Years
Comes With A Cup Holder?
Yes
Shoulder Harness Has Pads?
Yes
Leg Straps Has Pads?
No

The breathability of the seat material that the Slimfit seat is made up of hasn’t been questioned by most parents who got them.

The Milestone’s seat material, however, has been allegedly said to have higher amounts of flame retardant.

Another thing worth mentioning about the Milestone is the presence of an annoying “rattling” sound. Some parents seem to notice it once the headrest position is changed to a different level.

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conclusion


The Milestone and the Slimfit have most of the time the same price tag.

Here the things that make the Slimfit a standout when compared to the Milestone.

  1. It is easier to install in all modes even without the help of a pool noodle or a rolled-up towel.
  2. While the chest straps are easy to use, it doesn’t anyhow loosen up by itself. The chest clip is also more secured.
  3. The seat material is comfortable since it is made up of a breathable fabric.
  4. There’s no rattling sound that can annoy driving parents.

Now let’s see what the Milestone has.

  1. It’s slimmer than the Slimfit by default and even after the Slimfit’s cupholder is rotated inwards.
  2. It’s a little bit lighter, although the difference is not very significant.

It’s an obvious choice for me. Between the two, I’d go with the Slimfit.*

 

Do You Need More Help To Decide Between

The Graco Milestone Or The Graco Slimfit?

See My Graco Milestone Review

Read My Graco Slimfit Review

 

What Do You Think?

I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments section below!

 

Cheers!

Pitin
 


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