Anyone have the Graco My Ride 65 Convertible Carseat?

Elizabeth - posted on 05/26/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I am looking to switch my baby into a convertible carseat because he is way to big for his infant seat now. I have checked on many websites from walmart, babiesrus, target, and got a couple recommendations from mom's I know and this one seems to be the best fit. I want a carseat that he can stay RF in for as long as possible but that will also be able to be comfortable for him, and fit in my car I have a small 4 door car.
I was wondering if anyone has this carseat already and how they like it?
Does your baby like it? Is it easy to sleep in? Is it a pain to move from one car to another? Does it take alot of space?!
Anything will help!
Thank you!

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Marie - posted on 06/13/2010

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I have the graco my ride 65 and love it. It is pretty bulky, but it fits in the middle back (right between the two front seat) of my 96 corolla. I sit with my LO in the back, it's a little crowded, but we enjoy eachother's company. I would recommend it, we just got hit by a car a couple weeks ago and he didn't get hurt at all. Hope it works just as well for you. It is a little tough to move from car to car, but how I see it is - if it were easy to get in and out of the car, how safe and secure is it? For the sake of my child's safety and comfort, I can handle a little pull and tug here and there. BTW - he never fails to fall asleep in it - even in short car rides. My only prob - the material makes my son sweat a little, which I'm sure is somewhat uncomfortable, but not enough for him to wake up or get fussy.

DAWN - posted on 06/08/2010

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I am glad that you asked this question...cause I am in the market for a new carseat & was also interested.....good feedback from everyone... ;o)

Carrie - posted on 06/06/2010

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When my son was first born we had the stroller/carseat combo and every time we got into the car he would SCREAM. We got the My Ride 65 carseat as a shower gift and we decided to give it a try. Lets just say I no longer dread getting in the car. My son naps in the car seat all the time... I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wendi - posted on 06/01/2010

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I bought the MyRide 65 (pink and brown) and I absolutely love it. I'm not too sure why they made it with 2 cup holders, but I use one to keep Alexis' soother. Other than being huge, I love it. I don't recommend it for small cars. I have a honda civic sudan and l have a hard time seating someone in the passenger seat. But on the bright side, I will not have to buy another car seat until she is 65 lbs. I also like the idea of keeping her rear-facing longer :) ... To answer your other questions, Alexis crawled into it in our home before we installed it and fell asleep in it, so I assume it's comfortable for her. And yes, I think it's a pain to move it in and out of the car, I think I will have to cut the straps when I turn it around to foward facing, because I cannot get the release belt to work. At least I know it's not going anywhere.

Heather - posted on 05/31/2010

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We have the Graco My Ride Convertible Carseat. I love it, and so does my son. It does take up quite a bit of room though. We have it in the middle back seat though, and the back of it fits between the two front seats. It works out really well for us! I wouldn't be much help with whether or not it's difficult to move from car to car because I actually haven't taken it out of my car the whole time we've owned it. I would imagine that it wouldn't be too easy though because of its size. Hope I helped!

Emerald - posted on 05/28/2010

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I have the my ride 65 and I love it!! My daughter falls asleep in it as soon as we get in the car! I haven't had any problems with any of the straps either. I guess my only complaint would be that it is very big, there's not a whole lot of room for the other kids but they're pretty little so it's not a huge deal. My daughter and I have love the seat :)

Kellie - posted on 05/26/2010

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We also have the Britax Roundabout and they can stay rear facing until 40 lbs. This is a really great car seat, highly recommend it. I looked into the My Ride 65 but it seemed too big and bulking. But other than that, it seemed like a nice seat as well.

Ericka - posted on 05/26/2010

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I purchased a MyRide 65 for my son but ended up returning it because I could not get the harness straps to tighten enough to keep my son safe. I have also heard that the harness tightener strap fraus after a few uses because of a rough edge piece of metal that keeps it in place, and also that the shoulder straps tend to tightne unevenly. Personally I have the Britax Roundabout 50 and I love it! My son still fits in his SnugRide 32, I have the base for it in my car, and DH and I both have the Britax seat in our cars.

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