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    Senior Community Member Baylor's Avatar
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    Since my LATCH strap has a broken casing on the adjuster, I contacted GRACO and am probably going to have to purchase new full back support for this seat. If I do I'm also ordering new head support as my foam is split on the head support.
    Technically since the bottom has 9 years can I then use this seat as a whole the full 9 years? I replaced harness last year after ds was sick on them.

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    Re: Expanding Nautilus Expiration?

    I bet the new parts you get will be labeled to the new 10 year expiration standard. I would only use it to the 9 years stated on the base that you have, so yeah, probably it's all good for 9 from the date on your base (unless you replace the base, then the back again, then you could have the 'same' seat for infinity, lol)
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    Re: Expanding Nautilus Expiration?

    Is the seat already 3 years old? If the base is 3 years old, it has 6 more years, as would the new back portion and the new head portion.
    Mama to Sofi: 7.1 yrs, 46Lbs (47"), Boostered in a Turbo, Vivo, Monterey, Cybex; harnessed in Nautilus
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    Quote Originally Posted by joolsplus3
    I bet the new parts you get will be labeled to the new 10 year expiration standard. I would only use it to the 9 years stated on the base that you have, so yeah, probably it's all good for 9 from the date on your base (unless you replace the base, then the back again, then you could have the 'same' seat for infinity, lol)
    I was thinking if I ordered the 40.00 base I am replacing the seat for 1/2 the cost. So it may not be bad idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NannyMom
    Is the seat already 3 years old? If the base is 3 years old, it has 6 more years, as would the new back portion and the new head portion.
    It's a 2008. I also have a 2010 that I will probably do the same thing for so I can give it to someone eventually.

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    Re: Expanding Nautilus Expiration?

    Quote Originally Posted by joolsplus3 View Post
    I bet the new parts you get will be labeled to the new 10 year expiration standard. I would only use it to the 9 years stated on the base that you have, so yeah, probably it's all good for 9 from the date on your base (unless you replace the base, then the back again, then you could have the 'same' seat for infinity, lol)
    I thought the 10yrs was only going for booster mode?
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    Re: Expanding Nautilus Expiration?

    For backless booster mode. Harness and high back are still six years.

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    Re: Expanding Nautilus Expiration?

    New manual only says follow date on bottom of seat, the picture includes the back attached, can't find anything about 2 expiration dates... (page 14 http://download.gracobaby.com/Produc.../PD100876A.pdf)
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    Re: Expanding Nautilus Expiration?

    I emailed them in Jan or so to ask and they told me there are 2 dates on the bottom and to go by those dates. However, I was only able to find 1 date in store.

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    Re: Expanding Nautilus Expiration?

    Baylor, did Graco say anything about not using the new seat in harness mode more than 6 years after DOM? A new thread today reminded me of your thread. http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=222320

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