The Graco Size4Me 65 Convertible Car Seat may not look or sound impressive, especially considering the price tag attached to it, but it isn’t an average car seat either. While it is quite affordable, especially compared to other similar models from higher end brands like Britax or Clek, this car seat really shows Graco’s knowledge and experience in the car seat design and manufacturing business.
That said, it is fair to ask what’s special about this car seat, and the answer is quite simple: it is really convertible. What that means is that this seat can be used in various positions and functions, as well as for various ages and sizes, making it more budget-friendly.
|Model||Graco Size4Me 65|
|Rear-facing Minimum Weight Limit||4 pounds|
|Rear-facing Maximum Weight Limit||40 pounds|
|Forward-facing Minimum Weight Limit||22 pounds|
|Forward-facing Maximum Weight Limit||65 pounds|
|Harness Type||5-point, Easy-Release Harness|
The Graco Size4Me 65 Convertible Car Seat can be used the following ways: rear-facing for smaller babies/infants, forward-facing and as a height bumper. In the rear-facing position, the seat is suitable for children which weigh between 4 and 40 pounds, and the recommended height limit is for the baby’s head not to be taller than 1” below the headrest, which is located at 27.5″, allowing for the seat to be used for a longer period than others of its kind, as children are not likely to pass that height very quickly.
As for the front-facing position, children must be at least two years old or they reach the maximum rear facing height and weight limits(The American Academy of Pediatricians recommends that children be rear facing until age 2 or until they reach the maximum rear facing height and weight rating for their seat and that child stays harnessed as long as possible.)
The seat can also accommodate infants that weigh between 20 and 65 pounds, which is a little more than other models accommodate for. As for height, your child needs to be less than 52” to fit in the seat comfortably, and their ears should not peek out above the headrest.
Aside from the convertible aspect and the ability to have your baby seating rear-facing for a long time, the other big feature on this seat is its one-second latch attachment, which is meant to make it easy and safe to install in any car in a relatively quick way. That is a feature a lot of seats offer, though.
The biggest selling points for this product are obviously its more forgiving height and weight limits, but while those are really good, especially the height, they are not the best available anymore. Also, this seat offers a 7-year product life guarantee, and which is more than you need for one child.