Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 by Graco is the Only Car Seat You Will Ever Need

Reinforced Steel Frame & Safety Features by the Dozen!
This photo was taken to show you how it looks.
We still had to straighten the belt on the bottom and add the TWO
cupholders (one for her snacks and one for her drinks) before we took her on the road.
My grandchild is my most precious 'cargo,' and while riding in the car, I want to make sure she is comfortable and first and foremost, safe. Graco has this new 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 Car Seat that will meet your every need, her every want, and has every safety feature you can imagine (and more). It is definitely not your ordinary car seat. I think every inch of this Graco Car Seat is extraordinary.


I hope you'll bookmark the page and use it as a reference the next time you find yourself in need of purchasing or upgrading a car seat. I put a picture of the box up for you, so you can see exactly what it is named. The price on this one is a little steep, but if you think of it in terms of being a safety investment for your child (and it is), and the amount of time it is going to last (it's called 4Ever for a reason), then it's really not pricey at all. There are many reasons you'll want to invest in this car seat for the child/ren in your life. I'll state a few of them below.


The car seat is durable and strong. With a steel-reinforced frame as the main base, you'll rest easy knowing this is the choice you made for your child. I have had four children, and now a grandbaby too, and I can tell you not all car seats are created equal. Some of them are downright junky in construction. Not so with this 4Ever Extend2Fit from Graco, not so one bit.


The car seat can be used four ways:

  • 4-50 lb. Rear-Facing Harness (This allows you to keep your little ones rear-facing longer, if you so choose to do so...it has been noted that this way of sitting is 5x safer for children).
  • 22-65 lbs. Front-Facing Harness (that is how we use it for my granddaughter, she is too tall to comfortably sit facing backwards these days).
  • 40-100 lbs. High-Back Booster
  • 40-120 lbs. Backless Booster


It's nice to have options. This one gives you every kind of car seat type in one, so it's really the only seat you'll need to purchase for your child. I know my son thinks he is too big for a car seat, and I was almost persuaded to let him ride without one. THEN by chance, he happened to climb up front to listen to the radio while I was talking to a friend of mine in her driveway (just dropping of sunglasses she left at our house). We looked at him and laughed because he was dancing around too, but in reality it was a huge eye opener for me because my son who is getting SO big these days, looked like a little peanut in the car from that point of view. That sealed the deal for me. He's staying in his booster... for now. It's okay if he thinks it's ridiculous (most of his friends are not using one), his safety in the car while we're driving has to be my priority. 

You can turn it into a booster, with or without the back panel attached.
The Graco Extend2Fit will see him through until he's able to sit entirely on his own. To tell the truth, I think he likes the extra boost so he can see well out of the windows (he can't without it). I KNOW he likes the extra cupholder space (even if it's not drinks he's always putting in there when he's in the seat).


For those of you with an infant, the car seat comes with a soft, comfortable insert that is machine washable. In fact, the whole car seat cover can be tossed in the washer and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to disassemble it like it does with some brands. If you've ever dealt with a seat cushion that was next to impossible to remove, you know that this feature is a definite Score!


An additional thing to note that is very handy, is that the Simply Safe Adjust system allows the harness and headrest to adjust together! That's perfect for saving you time and making it so your child will have a comfortable ride. If you are using the infant insert, the headrest is attached to that, and fits nicely inside of the one that is permanent.


Of course this would be a perfect baby shower gift idea too. I'm just saying...what parents wouldn't love you to show up to the party with this as a gift for their little one? It's literally the only car seat they would ever have to buy!


The two drink cup holders are a big plus for my granddaughter (hey, it's the little things, right?), and the Extend2Fit 4-position panel (that allows for more leg room) is what delights me. This is to be used when the car seat is placed backwards, and allows for your child to have more time in that rear-facing mode (they won't outgrow being able to face backwards, which has been proven safer, so quickly).


Installation for this car seat is fairly simple, and the level attached to the side is more than a little handy. I did have to refer to the direction book, but only to second guess myself on attaching the hooks that are included. I didn't know if both hooks had to go on or not. The instruction book is fabulously easy to understand and it's very thorough! 


Graco has been a trusted name for years. There's a good reason for that...you don't earn that kind of quality reputation unless you've proven yourself over and over again to be good at what you do. We love our car Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 Car Seat, and I bet you will love yours too! You can learn more by visiting the website. You can also follow on Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube and/or Twitter.

32 comments:

Maria Long said...

My kids have been out of car seats for a while but this looks like a great one. Love not having the need for different sizes when they come in one.

Kristi Maloney said...

Wow your granddaughter is so cute, and is getting so big! They grow up so fast. Precious cargo indeed. It must give you peace of mind knowing she is secure in her Graco 4Ever Extend Card Seat.

Masshole Mommy said...

My boys had a Graco seat when they were babies. I trusted it and was always very happy with it.

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

I love that seat! Car seats have come a long way since my kids were that age. We had to keep changing ours out.

Pam said...

We have this car seat for my granddaughter and we love it. I like that it will grow with her.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It looks more comfortable than a regular car seat.

Liz Mays said...

This seat is really impressive and should definitely last for a while. It's Simply Safe Adjust system is really cool.

Sandee said...

They are precious cargo and need the best of the best. She's a beautiful one too.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Marcie W. said...

Where were these awesome seats when my kids were little? We spent a fortune on different models as our babies grew, so the ability to have just one that adjusted with our children would have been amazing! Way to go Graco!

Parenting Patch said...

I had a Graco infant car seat for both my kids. The 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 by Graco sounds amazing for bigger kiddos!

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

I've been through a number of car seats over the years. I love that this one is so safety minded, and that it carries through different age stages.

Kristin said...

Great review, this is a must for the like ones. Even or 5 year old is still in a car seat.

Melanie Walsh said...

I could seriously bring an entire Girl Scout troop to outings with all of the boosters I own. This looks like a great way to buy one seat and use it for years and years.

Brandy Tanner said...

It really is so cool how far car seats have come along since I used them. I love kid equipment that you can use along the years, makes it more affordable in the long haul!

jennifer said...

Wow this car seat looks great! Your review is great, definitely worth checking it out.

Toni | Boulder Locavore said...

This looks like a great car seat! It looks durable too! Would recommend it to my friends!

Pat Hatt said...

One and done would sure be the win. Looks like the perfect one to get too.

redheadmomblog said...

Graco is an awesome brand and I've always found their products to be durable and safe. This sounds like it would be a great transitional car seat!

Brianne Manz said...

I love this carseat! It's such a great investment!

Our Family World said...

The 4Ever Extend2Fit 4-in-1 Car Seat will not only provide the safety and comfort we need for our little ones, it is economical too. One car seat that could be used till the child is 10 years old. Wow. Fantastic. This is the car seat every child should have!

Wendy Polisi said...

I have heard nothing but great things about this seat. I tell my new mom friends about it all the time.

Kristen Campbell said...

We just bought TWO of these (because we have two of everything at our house) for our twins! They love them so far, and I like them, too. I feel like the girls are snug and safe!

Theresa Mahoney said...

We had Graco seats for our girls when they were baby. Quality products! This also looks like a wonderful seat for the kiddos!

Eliz Frank said...

I completely agree with you that it an excellent buy and can be used for several age gaps which means it is also cost effective. I wish they had this design when my kids were younger.

Adrianas Best Recipes said...

Most of the children I know have had a Graco car seat. Really good quality and they have been in business for a long time.

travelpogi said...

i would love to have this car seat for my precious grandchild. it looks durable and can be used for several age gaps. so it is cost effective. it can be used by one grandchild after another and it would still look and feel comfortable to sit on. safe and comfortable.

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

My son no longer uses the car seat, but I have to agree that this one is a good buy. We own quite a few Graco products, and I can guarantee the brand's durability and value for money.

alissa apel said...

That does look like a great carseat! I have to admit that I'm really happy to be done with carseats though. I think Isaak could still be in a booster, but he's so long...I took him out. He's now 9.

Carol Cassara said...

It pays to choose the right car seat for the kids. I think this is reliable and safe!

Mary said...

As someone without children, I've never really thought about carseats. But I can see how this would benefit my friends with children. I know it's one of their most important purchases

Amanda Love said...

My kids no longer need a car seat but this I could tell friends about. It's really nice and it has all the features that you need from a car seat! It's definitely what I'd get if I had a child that needs it.

~ Noelle said...

We need a new seat for Savannah. Thanks for the heads up.