The Excitement Builds

NautLaunching a new product is always exciting for us at Graco but recently we found something that got us really excited – a sure sign that you, our customers, are excited about a new product we just launched. (the Graco Nautilus Car Seat)

Someone pointed us to this great post they found on
(OK- of course we think it’s great)

This cool little tool is tracking all the in-store sightings of the new seat. Thanks to whoever created the cool map below!

Now we’d love to hear your feedback!

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5 Responses to “The Excitement Builds”

  1. Kristen February 26, 2008 at 10:01 am #

    Hi Graco!

    I recently discovered your blog. It’s so much fun to read all of your experiences and stories! Thank you for welcoming all of us (your customers) into your personal lives and opening your hearts to our families, too. :)

    I am a HUGE Graco product fan!! So far everything that we have purchased has surpassed our expectations. I was actually bummed that our son was born before the “SweetPeace” came out – that will definitely be on the list of “must haves” for #2! We currently own the SafeSeat Step 1 (Infant Bucket) and the Quatro Tour Stroller to match in Fusion. At the time it was the only Infant Car Seat that was rated for more than 22 pounds and 20 something inches. Seems like you must have hit a home run in that department as all the other infant car seat manufacturers are following in your lead with a 30 pound and 32 inch max infant seat. Knowing that my husband is 6- 3 and I am 5-10, we were bound to have a baby that would be “bigger” than average. Sure enough our son is 7 months old and already would have outgrown his infant seat had we not gotten the “SafeSeat”. The idea of having to buy numerous car seats for multiple cars seems sooooo crazy and so expensive. As a first time mom it’s nice to know I picked the right product!

    Therefore, I just wanted to write a note to specifically thank you for entering the “harnessed high weight” car seat market by introducing the Nautilus. I appreciate that Graco as a company recognizes the need to continue to keep your child in a 5 point harness for as long as possible. Having the opportunity to go from our “SafeSeat” to a car seat that would be appropriate for the remainder of “Colbmeister’s” childhood is fantastic. Just one comment on this though – there is so much research and so many benefits to keeping your child rear facing as long as possible (and as long as they will deal with it)… I was hoping that Graco would have made this seat a “convertible” so that it can be used rear facing as well as forward facing. Is there any thought for expanding this or adding a different seat to be rear facing with the same high weight harness features. (Ughhh– huge ‘fo pah’ here mentioning competitors, similar to the way that the Britax Boulevard and Sunshine Kids Radian 80 can). I personally was hoping I could keep my son rear facing past when he outgrows his Infant bucket without having to purchase a 3rd car seat. We have a few months, hopefully (unless he continues growing like a weed) before we have to purchase a new seat. Any other fantastic products you’ve got hiding in the 2008 pipeline? Looking forward to them :)

    Thanks for the fun and inspiring stories on the blog and more importantly continued product improvements. We appreciate you keeping our family safe and secure through innovative and easy to use Graco products.


    Kristen, first time mom to “Colbmeister” (7 months) at 22 pounds and 29.5 inches he’s our big boy! :)

  2. Lindsay Lebresco February 26, 2008 at 12:04 pm #

    Thanks for the response Kristen. We love hearing from our customers- especially with feedback. The 65lb harness rating has gotten a great response and we hear you about the rear-facing. Stay tuned!… Good luck with your little linebacker – I promise their growth slows down at some point!

  3. Christina March 3, 2008 at 1:08 pm #

    Just found your blog, thanks to some discussion on Twitter, and I have to say I’m thrilled to hear about this product.

    Last fall, we needed a new seat for my three year old, but nearly all seats were either boosters or only went up to 40 pounds, 40 inches, and she is past both of those.

    My daughter is able to handle a booster seat at times, but she’s autistic (high-functioning), so if she’s having a bad day a booster is not enough to keep her safe in the car, because she can flail her way out of it and onto the floor.

    At the time, the only car seat that fit our requirements was the Britax Regent, and WOW is it expensive. We have two cars, but could only afford one seat.

    The Nautilus looks like a seat I would consider for our other car. We always loved our Graco infant seats, so I would expect the quality of this seat to be just as good.

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