Last updated on April 14th, 2021 at 12:39 am
I can hardly believe it’s almost been four years since I first became a Dad. Today, it feels like that moment was an entirely different world away, but I remember it clearly: that first day in the hospital with my family meeting the first of a new generation. Or the multitude of hospital staff in the room to get him there. Or even the slowest drive of my life, my little one strapped in to a Graco SnugRide 35 while I made sure that absolutely no harm would come his way.
But along with all those emotions flooding in that day came knowledge—that car seats are notoriously difficult to install.
There’s a reason why fire departments and police stations across Canada hold child seat clinics. They take an immense amount of force to install. They have all sorts of things to adjust! I’ve had to install and uninstall my share of car seats since, and while it does get easier, it never quite simple.
The Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat — Changing the Way We Car Seat!
I recently joined Generation Graco, a team of like-minded content creators who see the value in the Graco Canada brand and what they can offer to keep our families safe! And the first item up for review? The Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat, a car seat that rethinks how we travel with our wee ones!
I got more than I expected when I opened that Extend2Fit box.
You see, when I tackle a new car seat, I usually budget 30-60 minutes to get it in right. Time enough to wedge that seat as far as it’ll go into the rear cushions while tightening the straps to keep it there. Time spent reading the manual to make sure the shoulder straps are at just the right height and that I position my oversized children correctly. But overall, the Graco Extend2Fit Convertible just… works. It’s easy to install, even easier to adjust, and should easily be on your radar if you’re looking for hardware that’ll protect your kids in the back seat for years to come!
Let me break it down.
The Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat—Features and Benefits
- It keeps your kids rear-facing longer. Transport Canada says kids are safest in rear-facing height and weight restrictions, even if their legs touch the back of the seat. With a four-position panel that gives almost five extra inches of leg room, the Extend2Fit keeps your child rear-facing longer, and thus safest for as long as possible while sitting in their car seat.
- Its Simply Safe Adjust™ Harness System is GAME-CHANGING. Next to installing car seats, the most annoying part of the car seat game is adjusting them. Threading straps. Unthreading straps. Rethreading straps. The Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat gets rid of all that with a system that adjusts both the height of the harness and the headrest at the same time so you don’t have to worry about the extra stuff! And with ten different positions you can adjust it to, it can accommodate even the tallest toddlers!
- And those aren’t the only features! There’s a six-position incline that’ll keep your child comfortable no matter how your vehicle’s shaped. Fuss-free harness storage to keep the buckles out of the way so you can get your child in and out of their seat with ease. A steel-reinforced frame. An easy-to-read level indicator. One-second UAS attachment, hassle-free installation, and up to 10 years of use that’ll support your kid until they don’t even need a car seat anymore! (Well, almost.)
When it all comes down to it, if you want to make a sound investment in the seat that’ll carry your child on many car rides to come, the Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat should be high on your list!
The Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat—Parenting’s ALREADY Tough; Why Add to the Challenge?
If you’re new to parenting and checking this out, I’ve got some rough news for you—parenting ain’t easy. You’re going to have so much to worry about—are they eating right? Why aren’t they eating? Are they still breathing at 2 in the morning? Why won’t they sleep?! …let’s just say that there’ll be plenty to keep you busy, and you’ll readily embrace anything that’ll make your life less complicated.
And in the decades since the car seat’s become quintessential to the parenting experience, I’d say the Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat is just that. It saves time. It goes the extra mile in protecting its users. There’s so much that’s gone into making this car seat as revolutionary as possible that I’m surprised more people haven’t heard about it!
Don’t make the same mistake—check out the Graco Extend2Fit Convertible and what it can offer your family!
Until the next,
Disclaimer: Graco gave the Palmer fam a Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat as part of my involvement in the Generation Graco program! They provide material and product to support the program, but as always, all thoughts and opinions remain my own!