Graco 4Ever All-in-One Convertible Car Seat Product Review

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The Graco 4Ever All-in-One Convertible Car Seat is designed to give you 10 years of use in one purchase.  It starts as a rear-facing infant car seat that holds 4 to 40 pounds.  Then you can transition it to a forward facing 5 point harness seat for 20 to 65 pounds. Next, it's made to transition to a high-back belt-positioning booster from 30 to 100 pounds.  The last transition is a backless belt-positioning booster made for 40 to 120 pounds.

For a proper fit, the Simply Safe Adjust Harness System and 10-position headrest allows you to adjust the harness and headrest together, with no head restraint. The recline has 6 positions.  The InRight Latch system with one second attachment allows this seat to go from baby to booster.

Best Features of The Product 

  • Accommodates Up To 120 Pounds
  • Durability 
  • Safety

Parent Reviews 

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As of this writing, there were 1,518 reviews and 853 questions on Amazon.  I've read the reviews and questions and condensed it down to this report for you by categorizing the hot topics.  I hope that this helps you to pick out the car seat that will work best for you and your little one.

Safety

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The Graco 4Ever All-in-One Convertible Car Seat has passed all of the US safety standards.  It has met or exceeded the US standard FMVSS 213.  It has also passed the side impact test.  When picking out a car seat, it's easy to get caught up in the extra features like the cup holders and color, etc.  All of these features are nice, but the main thing to be concerned with is safety.

I wanted to copy and paste a quote from a father who knows first hand how this car seat reacted in a car accident,

"I just purchased this car seat and installed it easily. My daughter got to ride in it one day before a truck t-boned my wife's car. Both my wife and daughter are safe now but even though my wife got pretty beat up my daughter didn't even have a scratch on her. I know I owe the blessing of their safety to the Lord but I will also be forever grateful to the manufacturer of this car seat!!! I know it's on the pricier side of things but I will be buying another one and am forever sold!! Even the fireman on the scene of the accident commented on how nice the car seat was and asked my wife the make and model because they wanted one for their child. Thank you Graco!!!"

And here is one more from a mother that was in an accident with her children,

"I love this car seat! My girls and I were in a car accident recently and this car seat literally saved my 2 year old's life. I totally have faith in it. I just purchased the same one!"

Comfort

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This car seat is very padded.  Most parents commented on how comfortable it was for their children.  Here is just one of the many quotes on the comfort factor,

"My son will be able to use this through his booster-seat stage, it's amazingly comfortable, easy to install, durable, and the fabric is machine-washable."

Ease of Installation

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The Graco 4Ever All-in-One Convertible Car Seat seemed about average as far as ease of installation.  Some parents had it installed quickly and easily while others said it was a bit tricky.  One first time mom benefited from Graco's YouTube video on installing this car seat.  She commented this, 

"The instructions (to this first time mom) were kind of confusing, but I YouTube'd the installation instructions that Graco posted and they were super helpful and easy to understand."

Ease of Cleaning

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This car seat has a washable seat cover that can be removed without taking off the harness.   Most of the car seats on the market also have this feature. Parents liked that it was easy to clean and also machine washable.

Portability

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The Graco 4Ever All-in-One Convertible Car Seat weighs 23 pounds.  Because this is a convertible carseat, it's made to be installed in your car and left there.  You will not be able to transport this car seat with a child in it.

Price

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The price is definitely higher on this car seat.  But, keep in mind the quality and what you are getting in this convertible car seat.  It goes from infancy to my weight as an adult! This car seat will be all that you need from when your baby is born to 120 pounds.  It's estimated that it will go up to 10 years of age.  I have a 12 year old that is 75 pounds and uses a booster seat for safety reasons when we travel. It literally could be used until the teenage years depending on how fast your child grows.

Parents were well aware of the price being higher than other convertible car seats, but most didn't mind because they knew they had purchased a quality car seat.  One parent said what many others were saying,

"A bit on the pricey side, but who can put a price on safety? Highly recommended!"

My Conclusion 

The Graco 4Ever All-in-One Convertible Car Seat is a great car seat for many reasons.  It has not only passed or exceeded the safety standards, but parents who were in accidents with their children can attest to the fact that it greatly protected their children from harm.  While it is a bit pricey, keep in mind that this is a convertible car seat.  It can be used from infancy to 120 pounds.  So, this will be the only car seat that you will need to purchase for your child's entire childhood.

One drawback is that if you were wanting an infant car seat to carry when grocery shopping or going out to dinner, this car seat unfortunately just isn't made to do that.  The nature of convertible car seats are that they are made to stay put.  If you are wanting a convertible car seat, you can't go wrong with The Graco 4Ever All-in-One Convertible Car Seat.

For more information, check out our Top 10 Baby Car Seats Of 2018. 

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