Over the years, I’ve owned a Graco Nautilus and the . I found that the neither the Nautilus nor the Argos installed in my 2009 Mazda 5 very well so when this Nautilus with Safety Surround arrived, I was pretty hesitant about starting to install the seat in my car’s second row.
On both my 2010 Graco Nautilus and my 2011 Graco Argos, moving the crotch buckle between positions was quite difficult. The webbing was slightly too thick to slide the buckle comfortably out of either position, the task required a lot of finesse, lining the webbing up just right, and often, some grunting and cursing.
Converting the Graco Nautilus with Safety Surround requires a little bit of work. First you have to remove the harness and crotch strap, which involves removing some of those elastics I mentioned above ;). You have to flatten the seat back to gain access to where the harness is anchored, then reattach the cover and put the seat back upright again. Don’t worry, it’s all in the instructions and I hope you aren’t relying on my most excellent instructions to guide you, lol. Actually, watch Jennie’s video in her and you’ll be set.