Way back in September last year I was very kindly invited to Cologne to the Kind and Jugend trade show with the Graco baby brand and I got to have a super sneaky peek at what they were showcasing that would be around on our shop shelves in the coming year and their main item they launched was the innovative Graco Milestone car seat.
The Milestone is designed so you buy one product to last through from birth to 100lbs in weight. The Milestone is rear facing from 5-40lbs and forward facing from 20-65lbs then into a seatbelt positioning booster from 30-100lbs and it had me intrigued from the get go.
I came away from the Trade show still buzzing about this product but also was not convinced that something that catered for such a vast age range would be easy to use so when we were asked to try it out at home we were excited, yet nervous too.
As with any car seat it is advisable to check the fitting list from the manufacturer to see if the seat will fit in your car correctly or to visit a store that can help with showing you how to fit the seat correctly for you. In my case the seat would not fit in one of our cars so we had to do some seat swapping between cars. Graco’s fitting list is HERE
Right off the bat I am going to say that I need to eat my hat, the fitting was rather easy more so than I anticipated although the instructions that come with the seat are not very clear.
I did like the fact that to adjust the headrest and restraints it was all done together without having to re-thread the harness and its done in mere seconds by squeezing the red handle at the top and pulling up or down as you need.
To turn it from the rear facing baby seat to the next stage you remove the baby inlay and the baby headrest padding and turn it round and thread the car seat following the guidelines for second stage fitting which again is super easy to do.
I have used this product now with 2 children in the rear facing position and I have loved the concept of having one product from birth, it was easy to fit and easy to use. I can’t wait now to see if they design an IsoFix version too.
I am really excited to be able to offer one lucky reader a Milestone car seat for themselves from the super kind folks at Graco.
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Thank you to my friend Stacey and her little fellow Finlay for helping us test this product too and for modelling this product in one of the pictures in the post.