Graco MyRide 65 Review

There are so many options available when you start your search for convertible car seats.

Though convertibles can be used from the time a baby is born (many can be used when the baby is as little as five pounds), most mamas choose to use an infant “bucket” seat for a few months or more before switching to a convertible.

We started our search for a convertible when our little man was about seven months old. We were using an infant car seat that could be used up to 35 pounds, but since our guy was so big and the car seat was so heavy, it became very difficult to carry him around in it. He would be starting day care when he was nine months old, so we decided that would be a good time to make the transition.

We would need two seats: one for my car and one for my husband’s car. For my car, which he would be traveling in the most, we chose the Graco MyRide 65 convertible seat.

I’ll be honest, one of the main reasons I decided to go with it was because it was on sale on Amazon (with free shipping!) and I had some Amazon gift cards to put toward it. But it had come very highly recommended from some other mamas and the reviews online were great.

 

Pros:

  • Several options for colors and patterns
  • Widely available through many different retailers
  • Reasonably priced (compared to some other brands)
  • Equipped with LATCH
  • Can be used up to 65 pounds (important for us because our little guy has never really been so little!)
  • Removable and washable pad
  • Removable and washable head rest
  • 5 point harness
  • Two cup holders, one on each side

 

Cons:

  • The pad is difficult to remove to wash
  • The seat was difficult to install rear-facing (though that might have had more to do with my husband than the actual seat!). It was much easier to install forward facing.
  • The straps can easily twist, which is more annoying than dangerous since they can be untwisted.
  • It seemed as though we wouldn’t be able to use this seat for much longer when our guy was two years old because we couldn’t pull the straps out further and strapping him in with even just a heavy sweater was difficult. However, when we switched him forward facing, we were able to loosen the straps much easier. It turns out, they were tangled somewhere inside the seat.

 

Overall, we’ve been very happy with this seat and have been using it for almost a year and a half. It fits without a problem in my Honda CRV. Our little man was positioned behind the driver’s seat when he was rear-facing. We just turned him forward facing at 27 months— he’s now behind the passenger seat. He seems comfortable in it and loves riding in the car! Once he moves onto a booster, we’ll also use this seat for his younger brother.

Where I bought my model: Amazon (we bought the pattern called Prentis)
Average price range: $120-$180
Where it is available: Target, Babies R Us, Amazon, Walmart, Buy Buy Baby

 

One Response to Graco MyRide 65 Review

  1. chelsea sponsler Reply

    Thanks for the review! I have been thinking about getting this seat for my lo!

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