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    Nautilus - LATCH in booster mode

    I've read on here several times that you can use LATCH and/or the top tether on the Nautilus in booster mode. I just looked in the manual online and it says on page 13 "DO NOT USE LATCH and/or tether in booster mode." So now I'm a little confused.

    Is it a change that's been made, but the manuals haven't been updated or what?
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    Re: Nautilus - LATCH in booster mode

    Quote Originally Posted by SamPacey&Joshua View Post
    Is it a change that's been made, but the manuals haven't been updated or what?
    Exactly.

    I think Graco made the announcement at Lifesavers, and it's supposed to be retroactive.

    What's the DOM of your seat?

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    Re: Nautilus - LATCH in booster mode

    (butting in- hope you don't mind, but I had the exact same question)

    The DOM on my seat (I think) is June 2008. I just bought it two days ago. The manual VERY clearly says not to use latch in booster mode.

    I will do a search to find the info from Graco, but would someone mind linking it to me, in case I have a hard time finding it? Or should I perhaps email them?

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    Re: Nautilus - LATCH in booster mode

    I don't have a Nautilus (although I do plan to get one when Pacey outgrows the Marathon...won't be for another year at least). I was just looking at the manual online. One of the reasons I want the Nautilus is because I though you could LATCH/tether in booster mode, so it stood out big time when I seen that in the manual.

    Thanks for the responses!
    Mom to P (9), J (almost 8), & E (2.5)

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    Re: Nautilus - LATCH in booster mode

    is this retroactive back to the beginning of the seat. i have a 1/08 dom and was wondering that...i'm probably 3 yrs from using it as a booster but it would be good to know
    DD1~5yrs~43.5lbs~42 inches~14.5inch torso~FF in a MA, Nautilus and Apex 65
    DD2~23 months~26lbs~33inches~RF in a MA and EFTA
    Little girl I babysit~3yrs~30lbs~35inches~FF in an Evenflo Triumph
    Baby #3 due in Dec~infant seat TBD~any advice??

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    Re: Nautilus - LATCH in booster mode

    Here is a link to the Lifesavers presentation Graco did in April, stating that you can use LATCH in booster mode.
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    Re: Nautilus - LATCH in booster mode

    Thanks Jenny...that's just what I needed!
    Mom to P (9), J (almost 8), & E (2.5)

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    Re: Nautilus - LATCH in booster mode

    You're welcome! I wish they'd get on the ball and update the manuals.
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    Re: Nautilus - LATCH in booster mode

    oj i like even more it will ship with the armrests attached...those were a pain
    DD1~5yrs~43.5lbs~42 inches~14.5inch torso~FF in a MA, Nautilus and Apex 65
    DD2~23 months~26lbs~33inches~RF in a MA and EFTA
    Little girl I babysit~3yrs~30lbs~35inches~FF in an Evenflo Triumph
    Baby #3 due in Dec~infant seat TBD~any advice??

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