Graco Grows4Me 4 in 1 Car Seat Review

Graco Grows4Me 4 in 1 Car Seat best Stroller: Graco is back with another car seat based on the popular 4Ever model. And why not? It’s a formula that works: easy to use, easy to install, and it fits mostGraco Grows4Me 4 in 1 Car Seat kids for many years. The new Graco Grows4Me is similar but it has just one cup holder and more basic padding than the pricer 4Ever model. Just don’t get Grows4Me mixed up with the Graco Size4Me, because they’re very different seats!

Graco Grows4Me 4 in 1 Car Seat Specs

  • 4 seats in 1: 4-in-1 seat gives you 10 years of use–it seamlessly transforms from rear-facing harness (5-40 lb), two forward-facing harness (22-65 lb), to a highback booster (40-100 lb), to a backless booster (40-110 lb).
  • Simply Safe Adjust Harness System: Adjust the height of your harness and headrest to 10 positions in one motion to ensure that your child is always properly secured.Do not use bleach
  • 10-position Headrest: One-hand, 10-position adjustable headrest is easy to use and grows to properly fit your growing child.
  • 6-position Recline: Helps keep your growing child comfy on your many journeys together.
  • LATCH Equipped: For an easy installation.

Graco Grows4Me 4 in 1 Car Seat Best Features

Size and Capacity

The Graco Grows4Me 4 in 1 Car Seat is an average-sized car seat. It can be moved between cars if necessary, but it is not really a travel car seat. The capacity for this seat is good as it not only fits a wide range of sizes, but the size ranges also overlap. I like the way this gives parents a lot of discretion over when to transition their child to the next size.


The Graco Grows4Me 4 in 1 Car Seat has a headrest that is padded for comfort and safety. It also adjusts to ten different positions to ensure a good fit. You’ll find that this will allow your child to use this seat for many years.

Simply Safe Adjust Harness System – Graco Grows4Me 4 in 1 Car Seat

The Graco Grows4Me 4 in 1 also uses the Simply Safe Adjust Harness System. This  system is great; it makes it easy to adjust the harness and the headrest since you can adjust them together in one motion. To adjust the harness, you use a single latch, which will adjust the headrest and the harness simultaneously in up to 10 positions.


The seat consists of a steel frame, which makes it durable and provides strength when needed. In an accident this will help prevent breaking or distortion and provide more safety for your child.


The Graco Grows4Me 4 in 1 has a padded insert to keep your baby comfortable. I think this is an important feature since it’s hard to keep your baby in a car seat he or she is unhappy in. But, with this insert, you shouldn’t have that problem.

Cup Holder of Graco Grows4Me 4 in 1 Car Seat

I think having a cup holder is nearly essential. A cup holder is great for allowing a fussy toddler easy access to some juice while helping to keep your car a bit cleaner. It would be better if it had two cup holders like some car seats, but it is still a nice feature.

Frequently Ask Question

Is the Graco Grows4Me FAA approved?

FAA Approval: The Grows4Me is approved for use on aircraft in harness mode only. Since a booster seat requires a lap/shoulder belt and airplanes have lap only belts, the best place for a backless booster seat on the airplane is in the overhead bin, so it’s ready for use when you arrive!

Does Graco Grows4Me have a base?

Adjustable base with 3 rear-facing recline positions, 3 forward-facing recline positions, 1 booster recline position.

Can Graco car seats go on airplanes?

Graco Snugride Snuglock 35 FAA Approved Car Seat. It is suitable for babies weighing: 4-35lb and is travel system compatible.

Final Words

The Graco Grows4Me car seat stroller is a great option for parents who are looking for a less expensive alternative to the popular Graco 4Ever 4-in-1. It does rear-facing well, it does forward-facing well, and it will work well as a highback booster too, at least for a while until it’s outgrown by height.

We are pleased that Grows4Me doesn’t have the 4Ever’s issue of needing to be installed in the reclined position #4 when forward-facing for children under 40 lbs. (you have the option to use recline position #5 instead, which is much more reasonable).

We appreciate that since many forward-facing kids prefer to sit in a more upright position. It’s also easy to switch between harness and booster mode if multiple children will be using the seat.