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    Graco Nautilus Elite vs. Graco Nautilus

    Hey Everybody.

    It appears that the Graco Nautilus ELITE
    my be hitting the shelves this April.
    Has anyone been able to gather any
    valuable information on this seat?
    And how it may differ from the original Nautilus
    other than price?

    My DW and I were looking at getting the Nautilus
    for our DS. He is pushing the envelope on his
    Britax Blvd RF. He is 27 mos 37lbs and his head
    is even with the top.




    Thanks ahead of time.

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    Re: Graco Nautilus Elite vs. Graco Nautilus

    I believe the main differences will be graco pedic foam in the seat, lock-offs, and adjustable head wings.

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    Re: Graco Nautilus Elite vs. Graco Nautilus

    Sorry, did you mean he is forward facing in in his Boulevard? At 37lbs he has outgrown the seat rear facing by weight, and if his head is even with the top, he has outgrown it rear facing by height. Please clarify. If he is in fact rear facing in the Boulevard with those stats, he needs to be turned forward facing before he takes even one more trip in the car.
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    Re: Graco Nautilus Elite vs. Graco Nautilus




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    Re: Graco Nautilus Elite vs. Graco Nautilus

    As written above, he's not "pushing the envelope", he's burst through it. The seat is outgrown by both height and weight rear-facing. He should be fine forward-facing, though, so you need to turn the seat around before he rides in it again. He'll have more than enough time in the Boulevard forward-facing for you to wait until the Nautilus Elite comes out and you can then decide which seat you want.
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    Re: Graco Nautilus Elite vs. Graco Nautilus

    Whoa! Turn him FFing! He's outgrown that seat RFing.

    If he doesn't fit good FFing (over top slots or something) than I'd just get whatever nautilus is available.
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    Re: Graco Nautilus Elite vs. Graco Nautilus

    Thanks for the input everyone. You will be glad to know that he is now FFing.

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    Re: Graco Nautilus Elite vs. Graco Nautilus

    Quote Originally Posted by lyonden6 View Post
    Thanks for the input everyone. You will be glad to know that he is now FFing.
    Good to hear

    To answer your original question, I haven't heard much about it, other than what a PP said. You've already Googled it, so you probably know as much as we do.
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