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Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Booster Seat, Garnet

  • UPC Code/Product Code : 047406118137
  • Product Model : 8J40GAN
  • Brand : Graco

The Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat Booster Seat helps keep your child secure from 20 to 100 pounds. This child toddler car seat converts from a harnessed booster seat to a high-backed belt-positioning booster seat to a backless belt-positioning booster. The harnessed booster can be used for children up to 65 pounds. As your little one grows, this booster car seat changes with him. The high back booster accommodates children from 30 to 100 pounds and the backless booster is designed for children 40 to 100 pounds and up to 57 inches. This child car seat includes plush comfort features, including an integrated cup holder and storage compartments, as well as a one-handed adjustable headrest. The stylish Garnet fashion features finely patterned gray, accented by solids of deep red and soft gray. It's a terrific gender-neutral pattern little boys or girls will be proud to ride in.


  • 3-in-1 car seat with multiple modes for longer use
  • Suits children from 20-100 lbs and from 27"-57"
  • Height and width adjustable headrest
  • EPS, energy-absorbing foam for effective impact energy management and steel reinforced frame for durability
  • 3-position recline helps keep your growing child comfy on your many journeys together
  • Car Seat Type: Convertible Car Seats
  • Primary Color: Gray
  • Collection: Graco Garnet
  • Car Seat Child Height Max: 57 inches
  • Car Seat Child Weight Max: 100 pounds
  • Car Seat Child Weight Min: 20 pounds
  • Car Seat Child Height Min: 27 inches
  • Model No.: 8J40GAN
  • Shipping Weight (in pounds): 24.6
  • Product in Inches (L x W x H): 20.0 x 22.0 x 30.0
  • Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
  • Origin of Components: Imported

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  • Arush925
    Great Buy

    5 out of 5, reviewed on 02.10.2014


    This is a great buy. Best car seat I've ever owned. Easy to buckle and unbuckle.

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  • Jessymomoftwo
    very good

    5 out of 5, reviewed on 09.17.2013


    I love this carseat. My 13 month old enjoys his cupholder and his cubby holes on each side. He puts his toys in them. Its comfortable and very cushiony. I like the fact that its heavy to. I know its not going to move from side to side when I turn a curve because we live on a curvy road. The only thing I don't like about it is that when my son falls asleep his head tends to lean forward instead of propped up on the side. Other than that it is a good carseat.

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  • fortheloveofbabies
    awesome car seat!!!

    5 out of 5, reviewed on 03.07.2014


    This car seat will grow with my child! Coolest car seat i have seen!

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  • jbu6
    Bought this one for granddaughter

    4 out of 5, reviewed on 10.09.2013


    Just bought this one for my granddaughter, she had outgrown the other one. Cons, it takes up a lot of the back seat and the arm rests are somewhat of a hindrance in getting the kid in & out. Other than that, it's good. I'm buying another one for the other granddaughter soon.

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  • AngKV
    Advertisement is incorrect!

    2 out of 5, reviewed on 10.07.2013


    This is NOT a true convertible car seat! I bought this seat for my son and it can not be installed rear-facing to accommodate the new regulations for car seats. I had to return it to get a true convertible car seat. Thankfully, Walmart was wonderful with the return process. This is only for children big enough to face foward.

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  • JRPinKy
    Great carseat. Love it!

    5 out of 5, reviewed on 03.25.2014


    I researched awhile before buying a new car seat for my little girl and I'm so glad I found this one, just wish I would've found it with my first two children. This seat is safe most importantly and I feel my daughter is really protected. Secondly its comfy. She sleeps well in it and there is plenty of room for growth. Great cupholder that is easy to reach too. This seat is a bit heavy but great quality, a bit more expensive than others but WELL worth the price for the safety of your child. We love it!

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  • Never3Putt
    Great car seat and excellentionally solid

    5 out of 5, reviewed on 05.03.2013


    After surviving a head on collision with my daughter in the car, I reviewed many, many car seats. This is a fantastic product with solid, heavy construction. Many options for children of various heights and weight. After the brief assembly, it was immediately obvious that this is a superior product among other car seats. I would recommend to all of my friends and I'm looking in to purchasing 2 more for the grandparents to use in their cars.

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  • jehector
    Nice Car Seat

    5 out of 5, reviewed on 09.21.2014


    This is a well made and nice looking Car Seat. The seat covers come out easily for cleaning and are simple to reinstall. The chest clasp is really hard to unlatch, almost too hard.

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  • GloriaPatricia
    Great car seat!!!!

    5 out of 5, reviewed on 03.07.2014


    This is an amazing car seat!!! Graco is excellent brand. Very easy to install. My son is 18 months old and he loves it.

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  • RDHMomofTwins
    Happy Twins= Happy Mommy

    5 out of 5, reviewed on 10.27.2012


    I had done in-store test runs with about a dozen seats. The Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 was the only one that felt had the features I was looking for and actually 'fit' my 2 year old twins' smaller than average stature. It was the only seat my they didn't fuss in when we 'tested' them in the store, they actually WANTED to sit in it which had not been the case for most of the other seats and especially their rear-facing seats. The cup holder and cubbies were nice feature for their toys. 5 point harness system is great! Adjustments to tighten and loosen are a sinch and the design/location/access of the release valve is GENIOUS! The lumbar/hip cushion support and shoulder belt/neck pads are great at keeping my tikes comfortable on long rides (2 hours). Head support is good. The 'recline' feature however is okay. I cant say the 'recline" feature made a drastic difference in keeping the childrens heads from falling forward while they napped on long car rides. It was 50/50 from what I observed in my own vehicles (SUV & hybrid compact)- one toddler chose to rest their forhead against the side impact cushion, I inserted a stuffed animal under the other toddlers chin to help direct it to the side impact cushion and keep the head from falling forward. One handed adjustable headrest is nice. Overall cushioning is acceptable. The assembily and installation of the seats were very simple. Though I would have liked keeping them backwards facing a bit longer, the safety standards of the seat are reasuring. The twins are very happy with their seats... so is this mom.

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  • Rnie

    5 out of 5, reviewed on 09.10.2012


    This is a very easy to install and use car seat. The quick release that relieves the tension on the shoulder straps comes in handy every time. They are the perfect tightness every time my son is in the chair and then loose when removing him so it's easier to get him out. Compared to a lot of the other seats that I looked at it seems to have a decent amount of padding.

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  • Snooze10
    Great car seat. Love the color.

    5 out of 5, reviewed on 07.23.2014


    Very easy to get my child in and out. My 2 year old loves to buckle it herself but is unable to unbuckle it. (Which is good)
    Pads and cushions come off easily for cleaning.
    Easy to adjust as your child grows.
    The little "cubby" holes are great for storing toys and sunglasses.
    Each grandparent also has one in their vehicles.

    Graco makes great quality car seats. I highly recommend them.

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Questions and Asnwer for Nautilus 3-in-1 Booster Seat, Garnet

  • smwoodruff
    Is the seat brown or gray?
    Asked on 01.14.2011

    I was looking at buying the set of 2 of these seats that is also listed on walmart.com. I noticed that the color of those looks brown (and also in some of the secondary pictures for the single seat purchase). The color on the single seat primary photo above looks gray. Can you clarify the color? The color for the single seat or double purchase is both listed as bravo, but I am wondering if they are different.

    • avtarBitu

      It is Black and Grey with some Red color as well.

    • wyattsmama75

      It is black & grey.

    • babylove2010

      Definitely no brown on this seat anywhere. It is mainly black, gray, and red.

    • DanielleTheGreat

      The seat is Black and Grey with some red areas and white product name stiching. There are different colors and variations on different sites, but Walmart has it the cheapest ( like $50 cheaper than some stores) so don't pay extra for a different color in the same seat.

    • FlowerPrincess

      it is gray.. i love it because its a neutral color

    • AllyShopsAlot

      They are all grey and black, the set and the single.

    • cosmogal

      I have the Graco Nautilus and it is Black and Grey. Hope that helps?

  • rearfacingmamaofone
    Rear Facing
    Asked on 03.11.2011

    Is this car seat rear facing?

    • awmejia

      No It is only forward facing

    • Guru222

      No, front facing only

    • RenoGrandpa

      No, it's front facing.

    • wifeymomma03

      no it is a forward faceing seat. i believe your child's weight has to be at least 20lbs. great carseat!!

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    • MaMaTuTuMs

      no, forward facing 20+ lbs

    • j7890

      No. Forward only. 30-100 lbs. without harness 40-100 lbs