With our child’s safety, a safe car seat is our priority. Did the Graco Milestone All In One Car Seat gave the “safe feeling” to parents who already got it? No.
Read more about why.
|Rear-Facing Weight:||5 to 40 pounds|
|Rear-Facing Height||the head must be at least 1-inch below the handle|
|Forward-Facing Weight:||20 to 65 pounds|
|Forward-Facing Height Limit:||27 to 49 inches|
|Booster Weight:||30 to 100 pounds|
|Booster Height Limit:||38 to 57 inches|
|Do I need to use a pool noodle/rolled towel?||Yes|
|Easy To Install Rear-Facing?||No|
|Easy To Install Forward-Facing?||No|
|Easy To Uninstall?||Yes|
Despite the presence of the four recline positions, some parents find that it is still too upright for a newborn. You might need to put a pool noodle or rolled towels to customize the recline and get a proper level.
Installing the seat in a rear-facing mode using the LATCH seems to be the easiest way to install the car seat.
The seat belt installation in the rear-facing mode can be difficult, mainly because most parents find the lap and shoulder belt not long enough to accommodate the reclined, rear-faced seat.
In the forward-facing mode, it’s also hard to get a tight install with the seatbelt.
Here’s a video showing how the seat belt installation is done, both rear and forward-facing mode.
|Country Of Origin:||China|
|Side Impact Tested:||Yes|
|Approved For Airplane Use:||Yes|
|Easy To Buckle And Unbuckle?||Yes|
Some parents say that both Graco and the retailers they asked claimed that it is approved for airplane use.
It would be better if there is a sticker somewhere on the seat because some parents are more comfortable seeing the FAA-approved sticker, like how it usually is for almost all car seats.
It is easy to use the buckle system - so easy, in fact, that a toddler can easily open the chest clip.
The straps are also said to be twisty. And they loosen up all by themselves. A small child can also easily loosen the straps by pulling them.
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|Is The Material Breathable?||No|
|Seat Weight:||19.4 pounds|
|Machine Washable Cover?||Yes|
|Comes With An Infant Body Support?||Removable head and body support|
|Easy To Remove Cover?||Yes|
|Comes With A Cup Holder?||Yes|
|Shoulder Harness Has Pads?||Yes|
|Leg Straps Has Pads?||No|
A parent complained about the seat material allegedly have a higher amount of flame retardant in it since it caused her child’s skin to have a painful, burning rash. There’s no way to prove this yet though since it is not the case for all.
One thing worth noting is that, once the headrest is moved to a different level, there is an annoying, rattling sound.
A parent says the sound comes from the level indicator, while another said it’s from the headrest. One thing is sure, the rattling sound is there for some parents.
The question of whether the Graco Milestone is safe will be answered by another three questions.
- Can I install it in a way that it won’t move more than an inch from side to side and front to back?
- Can I be assured that the 5-point harness strap will stay snug and tight to keep my child safely buckled up while I focus on the road?
- Can my child not free himself from the seat harness?
These three questions’ answer is only one. NO.
I’d pass on it. If you’re a Graco fan, check the Graco 4ever DLX instead.
I highly suggest that you check out the feedbacks of parents who got this seat to help you decide.
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