Graco Size4Me 65 Convertible Car Seat, Pierce – Reviews, Questions & Answers

Graco Size4Me 65 Convertible Car Seat, Pierce
Graco Size4Me 65 Convertible Car Seat, Pierce features

  • Convertible toddler car seat keeps your forward-facing toddlers harnessed from 20 65 lbs.
  • Rigorously crash tested to meet or exceed U.S. safety standards
  • Simply Safe Adjust Harness System a one hand, no re-thread harness that automatically adjusts
  • InRight latch system for a one second, secure latch attachment and red push button for easy removal
  • Convertible toddler car seat keeps your forward-facing toddlers harnessed from 20 – 65 lbs.
  • Simply Safe Adjust Harness System a one hand, no re-thread harness that automatically adjusts, making it a great transition car seat
  • InRight LATCH system for a one-second, secure LATCH attachment and red push button for easy removal

Graco Size4Me 65 Convertible Car Seat, Pierce 

The Graco Size4Me 65 Convertible Car Seat holds a rear-facing infant from 4-40 lbs. and forward-facing child in its 5-point harness from 20-65 lbs. It easily grows with your child with the Simply Safe AdjustT harness system, which automatically adjust both your harness and head rest height. This car seat also offers our exclusive InRightT LATCH system for one-second LATCH attachment. Size4MeT 65 features EPS foam, a removable head/body support, three recline and two buckle positions to keep your child snug and secure. This seat is Safe Seat Engineered which includes Side Impact Testing. Seat cushion is removable for machine washing.

Graco Size4Me 65 Convertible Car Seat, Pierce 

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Q:does it come with base
A:This is not an infant car seat, so it does not require a base. You just install it and go.

Q:Will this fit in an airplane seat?
A:Yes :-) rear face if your child is under 40lbs. Don’t let them tell you that you have to forward face

Q:Can you fit two of these car seats plus a small adult in the back row of a Town and Country?
A:I can in a subaru legacy so I would say yes you can.

Q:What is the height restrictions for this seat for children who are Rear Facing?
A:Actually, it’s 40lbs and 1″ from the red handle at the top (and that’s the part that moves as your child grows). Nowhere in the manual does it state 32″. This is one of the seats with the best/longest extended rear facing options, in terms of height.

Q:Does this have steel rods?
A:It doesn’t have steel rods.

Q:Does it fit most car?which car it can not fit?what about Golf?
A:We recently traveled out of country and took this car seat with us. We did multiple flights and 3 different rental cars. This car seat was great! Most new cars that you rent have the LATCH system, and this seat was very easy to set up because of it. If the Golf has the LATCH system you should have no problems with it.

Q:how do you loosen the harness straps?
A:Do you already have the seat? If so, please read the manual and all of your questions will be answered. I’m not trying to be a jerk, but too many people don’t read the manuals and they contain life saving information about the correct use of car seats. The manual will tell you how to adjust the harness :)

Q:Do you think it will fit in a Chevy Cobalt (2008)? A very small car.
A:Yes. It’s a pretty compact seat. If you Facebook at all , I’d recommend joining car seats for the littles. You can list your child’s stats, what kind of car you drive, and budget and they will recommend the best seat for you. That’s how I came about to purchase this one and am very happy with it

Q:Will this fit in a two door Acura Integra 2000?
A:?????, I installed mine in a 2005 silverado crew cab in the middle of the rear seat and it barely fits with out hitting the front seats.It may be ok in the center, but on the sides there may be an issue with it hitting your front seats.

Q:What type is the fabric? I live in very hot humid climate and am concerned about baby getting to hot
A:It’s cotton mixed and very soft, we live in south where normally temperature is 105+ in summer but if you have ac in your car you should not have any issue

 

Q:Has anyone had problems with the tightening of the straps?! It’s like no matter how hard I pull I can’t get them tight enough!
A:I’ve found that if you pull the portion of the shoulder straps above the chest clip so that the slack is above the clip and no where else, the shoulder straps tend to get tighter when you pull the tightening strap.

Q:Anyone who purchased drive a very small car? I drive a 4-door mini – wondering if this is a good choice for a compact car?
A:Yes. You shouldn’t have a problem. It is not very wide. I have 3 across the back of my car with this graco in the middle because its narrow. It has the best safety rating for the size and price. I think it’s a perfect option for you!!

Q:Will this seat fit rear facing in the third row of a chevy suburban?
A:Yep. It has the smallest footprint of the many convertible seats I’ve owned.

Q:Has anyone had trouble using this seat rear-facing in a Toyota Camry?
A:My grandmother in law has one in her camry with no problems attached quickly and properly and works very well. Chest buckle is a little stiff for as while but all in al a great seat.

Q:Are you able to machine wash the car seat cover?
A:The covers and pillows may be machine washed cold on delicate cycle. The straps and buckles can be wiped with water but not submerged in water.

Q:Does this seat meet all crash test requirements? Any recalls? Thanks!
A:Yes, all car seats on the market must pass the same safety tests. No recalls on the new seats/buckles

Q:Can this fit rear-facing in a 2000 Nissan Pathfinder? The latch attachment is on the floor in the back cargo area.
A:Yes

Q:What is the difference between the Pierce and the Harris?
A:The only difference is the color. Pierce is a gray/beige color and Harris mostly black. I have one in each color for our cars, we love them!

Q:What are the rear facing weight requirements?
A:4-40 lbs

Q:Can this seat be rear facing?
A:Yes, and it reclines for the youngest ones.

 

Q:Did these carseats get recalled?
A:No

Q:Does this car seat fit in a Nissan Versa in rear-facing position and does leave room for two small adults?
A:From what I remember versa hatchback has good rear space so Shd not b a problem. I’m not sure abt sedan though. This seat is not huge as compared o others in the market say maxi cosi…. So u Shd b able to squeeze in 2 average sized adults for anything other than long distance commutes..

Q:”Pierce” is described as taupe and black. The photos look like grey. Is the in real life color more taupe/tan/sand, or grey?
A:It’s a light taupe/sand. The edges of the head and hip bolsters is a light grey.

Q:Does this car seat fit into any jogger stroller or stroller in general?

A:No. Only infant car seats can be compatible with a stroller/jogger. Convertible seats aren’t meant for in and out transportation. They are meant for staying put in the vehicle unless you are transfering it to another car (without the child in it). If you have a young child, I would suggest an infant bucket seat if you …

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No. Only infant car seats can be compatible with a stroller/jogger. Convertible seats aren’t meant for in and out transportation. They are meant for staying put in the vehicle unless you are transfering it to another car (without the child in it). If you have a young child, I would suggest an infant bucket seat if you are wanting to use the car seat to transport the child around outside the vehicle while the child is still strapped in properly (like in a stroller). Hope my response helps. I am a car seat technician.

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Q:When in rear facing position does it recline pretty far back? I just sent a car seat back because when 5 month fell asleep his head fell forward.
A:Yes I would say so…it reclines as much as my infant seat (chicco keyfit) did.

Q:Has anyone had experience with this rear-facing in a prius? Curious if it fits comfortably, especially in one of the side seats. Thanks!
A:Not sure. Ours is in an SUV middle back seat and it extends to the front. If we put it behind one of the side seats the person sitting in front would not be able to move their seats back to have leg room or be comfortable. It’s the best carseat but I’m not sure how it would do in a compact car.

Q:Will it fit in the back of toyota tacoma rear facing? better yet, what are the measurements from front to back when rear facing? tia

A:We are happy to hear about your interest in the Size4Me Convertible Car Seat. The dimensions for the seat are listed below:Weight: 19.34 lbsOverall Height: 26″…

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We are happy to hear about your interest in the Size4Me Convertible Car Seat. The dimensions for the seat are listed below:Weight: 19.34 lbsOverall Height: 26″Width: 22.3″Depth: 19.3″Unfortunately, we do not have a list of seats that will fit in each brand/type of car. Our car seats are designed to fit in most cars. If you would like to check the fit of this seat, you can test install car seats at local retailers. This will help you know if the seat will fit or not.

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Q:Will this fit in a Prius?
A:Yes it will, my daughter in law has the same car seat and it fits in her prius, rear facing and front facing.

Q:Why am I having so much trouble tightening this seat in the rear facing position? My husband and I both have tried and it is uncomfortably loose.
A:I don’t know if you mean the harness straps or the attachment straps. Harness – make sure seat is in proper recline position for rear facing before adjusting. Check for any twists or tangles in harness straps Seat attachment straps – pull tightly, once you have attached to your seat latches

Q:my car is the isofix system?can I use this car seat?
A:Yes, as long as that means the latch system. It will work. It comes with a strap for that.

 

Q:Does this seat have the rapid remove cover? If not, is it difficult to remove for washing?
A:The Size4Me has elastic straps with hooks to be removed and then feed the harness assemble through the fabric. It is no difficult, and takes only a few minutes.

Q:Can this carseat be in the more upright position while rear facing?
A:We are happy to assist you with this information. This seat can not be used in the most upright position when using rear facing. It can only be used in position 1.

Q:Anyone know how babies with reflux do in this careseat? Better or worse than others on the market?
A:This is a great seat in general, if you’re going from an infant bucket to this I’m sure the reflux will be better due to a more upright position but if your child has reflux you should solve the issue in general, daily Prevacid with the chiropractor 2 times a week for a bit will help things drastically

Q:I have a nissan altima, will it fit rear facing and leave room
A:In order to best assist you with your inquiry please contact Graco directly at 1-800-345-4109 Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm EST.

Q:when do you remove infant inserts?
A:Whenever your baby has good head control and doesn’t fit in them anymore…I got this seat when my baby was about 8 months and took them out right away as she didn’t need the head support and was too big (and she is on the slim side) for the body cushions.

Q:How wide is it?
A:We are happy to assist you with this information. This seat’s width is 22.3″.

Q:When does it expire?
A:It will depend on the manufacturing date on the seat you purchase. It should expire 7 years after the manufacture date.

Q:Does it go in and out of the car easily/quickly? Grandparents babysit part time and we need to leave the carseat with them on those days

A:I find these seats to be reasonably easy to take in and out, but I’ve honestly never had any other seat to compare. If they are able to use the latch system that would save the time and hassle of feeding the belt through under the seat if the child is rear facing, which is the trickiest part. I do think this seat is a …

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I find these seats to be reasonably easy to take in and out, but I’ve honestly never had any other seat to compare. If they are able to use the latch system that would save the time and hassle of feeding the belt through under the seat if the child is rear facing, which is the trickiest part. I do think this seat is a little heavy, but I don’t mind because I think it feels really solid.

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Q:I often notice that after we have been driving for awhile my son is able to loosen the straps. What would allow him to do this?
A:Please contact Graco Consumer care directly so that we can resolve this issue.

Q:Since you can’t use latch over 40 or so lbs, how easy is this to install with a shoulder-lap belt? i understand there is no lock-off in this seat.
A:I have an old Jeep so I have to use the shoulder belt. There’s a way under and a way in the back. When rear facing, the belt goes under.

 

Q:Can this car seat be used rear-facing in the center seat using the LATCH system in a 2013 Honda CR-V? Is the LATCH anchor spacing 11 inches?
A:We placed ours behind the passenger seat in the 2012 Honda CR-V but it looks to me like it would be easy to place in the center using LATCH as well.

Q:Can this car seat be used rear-facing in the center seat using the latch system in a 2013 honda cr-v? is the latch anchor spacing 11 inches?
A:Yeah, it can

Q:Does it also have an option to put a seat belt through? My carr doesn’t have the things to latch.
A:It does have room for that but you need small hands to snake it though. My wife and four year old son do this for me because my normal sized man-hands don’t fit through the seat belt gap.

Q:The Graco nautilus we have causes kids head to slump forward while napping. Does this seat have a better recline when forward facing to avoid this?
A:This seat produces the same head slumping to occur.

Q:Does this seat transform into a booster?
A:No

Q:what are the real dimensions of the box? I’ve seen different answers. I live in Ecuador and I want to take the box with me in the plane.
A:Hi i am from Perú. I think it is big but if you are in usa now you can go yo walmart and see it there!

Q:is this car seat skinny enough to have three of them in one row? I have two babies who need rear facing and one who will be forward facing. 4d Tacoma
A:I drive a ’14 Jeep Patriot which has 51″ hip room. I would NOT be able to fit three full size car seats in the back. I have been able to fit two car seats (this one and a graco) and a booster (it’s still very cramped). I hope this helps.

Q:Is the padding when you remove the infant insert really as bad as some reviews have said
A:I honestly don’t think it’s as bad as some people say. My 19 mth old seems very comfortable without the inserts.

Q:Will this fit in the back seat of a Fiat 500?
A:It should be able to it’s pretty compact. I have an accord but it fits pretty snug especially in 2 gear

Q:Does this seat work well, install safe without using the latch?
A:I am not the naker of this seat, just a mon with experience in a bad crash. I would say do not use latch with this seat. Use your cars seatbelt install. Read the book that came with the carseat for correct install.

 

Q:Does it work well as a booster seat or will I have to purchase another one eventually?
A:Eventually, you’ll need another one.

Q:The video description says infant to toddler, 4lbs-65lbs. If I was to purchase this seat would I also have to purchase an infant newborn seat?

A:You should be able to get away with this for a newborn since it would be a sad thing to have a baby that was less than 4 lbs, but this is a more ideal thing for a walking toddler because this is not detachable from your car… I’d highly recommend getting the B-Safe and the B-Agile travel system, or at lease the B-safe…

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You should be able to get away with this for a newborn since it would be a sad thing to have a baby that was less than 4 lbs, but this is a more ideal thing for a walking toddler because this is not detachable from your car… I’d highly recommend getting the B-Safe and the B-Agile travel system, or at lease the B-safe carseat with a couple bases so you don’t have to wake your infant up all the time to get them out of the car… it’s nice to be able to get them out of a detachable carseat and set them right in the crib when you get home w/o waking them up. This is a large carseat… if you’re wanting to buy one carseat for the first 3 or 4 years, that might be the best thing for your wallet, but I am confident you would regret the inconvenience of this and I’m also confident it would not be as good for your little one due to the interrupted sleep all the time. The B-Safe lasted us until our little girl was about a year old when she was walking… once they are walking, no big deal to switch to a non-removable like this one. Just my thoughts.

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Q:My son is 31″ tall now but only 1 so I would like to keep him rear-facing for another year at least. Will he have room to grow in this, facing rear?
A:My son is 41 inches tall and he fits fine – – even has room to grow still. Can’t imagine this seat not working out for you especially since you only want to stretch it for another year.

Q:what is the weight of this car seat
A:Although I don’t know the exact weight of the seat it is hefty but that’s not a bad thing. I have compared it to many other brands costing much more and this seat offers much more comfort as well as superior protection.

Q:Do this have the isofix port?
A:Yes, it has the latch system.

Q:Hello Madam/Sir, the seat size is 27 x 20.8 x 26 inches, question is can I disassemble into few parts to put into my luggage?
A:Although I have not tried, I do not believe you can disassemble the seat. It was all in one piece when I got mine. It looks like the seat may come off the base but it does not.

Q:Hello Madam/Sir, the seat size is 27 x 20.8 x 26 inches, question is can I disassemble into few parts to put into my luggage?
A:No, the seat is one large piece. From what I can tell there is no way to break it down.

Q:Is this car seat compatible with graco click connect stroller?
A:Unfortunately not. This car seat is a convertible seat, and is not able to be taken in and out of the car like infant seats. The only seats I’ve seen that fit with strollers are the infant carseats.

Q:Anyone drive a 2010 chrysler sebring? it’s a mid-size car. i’m wondering how this will fit rear facing behind the driver seat?
A:I drive a 2001 Honda Civic and it fits rear facing in the middle. I’m pretty sure it would fit in a mid-size behind a seat. ?

Q:can my baby sit up in it, when its in the rear portion? is it adjustable when its rear facing?
A:My baby always slides down when he sits in the rear position, we cannot adjust the inclination in the rear facing , all we can adjust is the head rest position.I am not totally satisfied with this product.. :(

 

Q:Will this model fit in a Nissan navara and Mitsubishi lancer?
A:It fits in my pontiac g6 so I think you should be okay. Keep in mind it is big

Q:Is the crotch strap length ok? Is there enough growing room? I´ve read it has 2 adjustment slots, is that enough? Graco has some bad reviews on that
A:It seems plenty roomy for now, but my daughter is only 11 months so I can’t speak to how well it will fit in a couple years. But in all of my research I didn’t see any complaints about the crotch strap for this model.

Q:Is it easy to get child out of seat when rear facing?
A:Well, I may depend on the size of your car and car door. I have to kneel on back seat to reach in. The harness is easy to undo. Lifting out and over is not to difficult. The only thing about the seat I do not like, it has to little padding and is to hard for long trips.

Q:Does this seat recline after installed to accommodate sleeping vs awake kid? Or do we have to choose a reclining position prior to installing it?
A:If it is rear facing it is supposed to be reclined all the time. If it is front facing there are 2 options: 1 slightly reclined and 1 up right. You choose the position based on child’s age/height/weight. Not based on if they are sleeping vs awake

Q:Do the head cushions support the neck when baby falls asleep and her head falls to one side? My current car seat does not and her neck bends a lot.
A:Yes. The added head support does a great job as long as they are reclined at an appropriate rear facing angle.

Q:How padded is this car seat? I want to make sure my son is comfortable. I found one at a local walmart set up but I it was not very well padded!
A:Above average padding for a one month old baby, good padding for a 1 year old or older.

Q:I noticed that most of time, when I tighten the straps, only ONE side tightens while the other stays slack. Any ideas why??
A:Remove from car seat and loosen the belts and try fixing it back. It should work

Q:Does this take up much room rear-facing? I keeping hearing opposite things, some say it’s compact and others say it takes up a ton of room rear facin
A:no, I actually picked this one over all because it is very compact vs others. Im tall and still can sit comfortably (in my honda civic) with the carseat still on the most reclined position.

Q:When you need to re-thread the shoulder straps in the back, do they go under or over the red rollers?
A:You do not re-thread the shoulder straps for this seat, they move with the headrest.

Q:Is this a forward facing only car seat?
A:No, it can be used both ways.

 

Q:Would it fit to put two (twins) rear-facing in a Toyota Camry?
A:It depends on how tall the driver is. We have a toyota corolla and scion xd and it sits behind the passenger seat, it’s a tight fit for the passenger at 5’9 and 6 ft.

Q:Is this seat heavy? I have the Britax click tight and it seems so heavy to change vehicles for grandma or husband.

A:I guess that depends on your perspective? It’s certainly significantly heavier than an infant bucket. I also have a radian and those have steel frames so it’s a feather compared to that. I’m able to carry by myself pretty easily from car to car but I’d hate to lug it through an airport. It installs pretty easily but o…

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I guess that depends on your perspective? It’s certainly significantly heavier than an infant bucket. I also have a radian and those have steel frames so it’s a feather compared to that. I’m able to carry by myself pretty easily from car to car but I’d hate to lug it through an airport. It installs pretty easily but obviously nothing is as easy as click tight

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Q:I am thinking of buying this car seat for my 1 year old son, does this require a car seat base. My son is about 31 inches tall and about 22lbs .
A:No car seat base. It has the latch system and/or you can use a seatbelt to install. It has a lot of leg room rear facing. It should fit your son well.

Q:does this model have extra slots for the crotch strap to adjust?
A:There are two spots to select from for the crotch buckle placement.

Q:When rear facing, is the strap to tighten the restraints accessible? I found with two other brands that the pull strap is so close to the seat it is very dificult to oull.
A:We have our little guy rear facing in one of the captains seats in the middle row in our van. In this seat, the belt to tighten the restraints is accessible but I’m not sure if the same could be said if you had it hooked into a bench seat

Q:can you tell me the dimension of the box?
A:3×4. box easily fit into my Honda civics trunk & backseat.

Q:Any tips for installation?? We’re having a really difficult time installing (forward-facing, LATCH in a 2007 Outback) and can’t get it tight enough.

A:Here is how I do it. Click both of the LATCHes in. Then tighten the inside LATCH as much as possible. This will require that you lean the car seat slightly towards the inside of the car. Once the inside LATCH is super tight, you can how tighten the outer LATCH much more easily since you can do it from outside the c…

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Here is how I do it. Click both of the LATCHes in. Then tighten the inside LATCH as much as possible. This will require that you lean the car seat slightly towards the inside of the car. Once the inside LATCH is super tight, you can how tighten the outer LATCH much more easily since you can do it from outside the car. Pull the outer LATCH as hard has you can. I’ve done this enough times now that I can do it on my own, and I can get it tight without having to do any awkward kneeing or sitting on the car seat while tightening the LATCH.EDIT: Just realized that my instructions are for a car seat that have independent straps on each LATCH, such as on a Britax. On this Graco, it’s much more challenging to secure as the two LATCHes share a single strap.

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Q:Does it recline while installed in the car, or do you have to adjust it before installation? Looking for seat that can recline while on long drive…
A:Need to adjust before installation

Q:How is the material compared to maxi-cosi pria 70, which is super soft and breathable?
A:Material is soft and breathable no issues on that

Q:Has anyone taken this seat on an airplane? I’m looking for one to travel with, on the airplane with my daughter on her own seat.
A:Yes. It may not fit perfectly within the rear facing range in all aircraft, but depending on her age, you’d need to decide if you’d rather rear face slightly upright or forward face.

 

Graco Size4Me 65 Convertible Car Seat, Pierce