Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Graco Signature Series Smart Seat

Graco is reinventing the Car Seat from Baby to Booster. We are very excited about a seat that can do this. Using a Smart Seat means parents no longer need to purchase multiple car seats. See below the listed features on Graco's website and a video that goes over these exciting new features we can expect really soon.

The Graco® Signature Series™ Smart Seat™ All-in-One car seat is the ultimate in car seat longevity. This convertible car seat fits your child from 5-100 lbs & features a convenient stay-in-car base so you only have to install the base one time! For your child's safety, the Smart Seat™ has been side impact tested & SafeSeat Engineered. Both the car seat & the car seat base are steel-reinforced for strength and durability. For parent's ease of use, there is a one-hand height adjustable head rest with no-thread harness as well as an on-the-go recline so you can recline your child without having to re-install the seat.

Key Features

• Rear-facing in a harness from 5-40 lbs, forward facing in a harness from 20-65 lbs. then as a belt-positioning booster from 30-100 lbs.
• SafeSeat Engineering - Engineered & Crash Tested to Meet or Exceed US Standard FMVS213:
o Side Impact Tested* (*In addition to meeting or exceeding all applicable US safety standards, the SmartSeat™ car seat has been side impact tested for occupant retention with the built-in 5 point harness system and with a standard vehicle harness system when in high back booster mode. Please consult your vehicle's owner's manual for more specific information on the performance of your vehicle's safety belt system.)
o New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) – peak crash force approximately 2X Car Seat Standard
o Extreme Car Interior Temperatures
• Convenient, stay-in-car base with belt lock off for one time install (LATCH equipped)
• Steel-reinforced frame & car seat base provides strength and durability
• Locking indicators on seat & stay in car base to help ensure proper installation
• Integrated harness storage compartment holds the harness straps that are not in use while in the belt positioning booster mode
• Easy-to-read level indicator on the seat, helps eliminate installation guesswork
• No Re-thread harness for quick & easy harness adjustment
• One-hand, 6 position adjustable head rest for your growing child
• On-the go, 5-position recline so you can recline child while in use
• EPS, energy absorbing foam liner
• Flip-up armrests makes it easy for child to get in & out of car seat
• Child's cup holder keeps child's drink close by

What do you think about Graco Signature Series Smart Seat? Please share by commenting below.

~Jennifer Reed


  1. The new Graco car seat looks pretty awesome. I wish they'd had one like this when my kids were young. I think we went through 3 or 4 seats for each one. I imagine it will be pricy, but just the thought of not having to "learn" a new car seat at each stage is worth the expense!

  2. You bring up a good point, may still save a lot of money, buying one carseat versus a few.