Its basically the convertible “sister” seat to the Graco Nautilus. Where the My Ride goes Rearfacing and Forward Facing, the Nautilus is Forward facing only, from 20-100lbs. The harness on the Nautilus, like the My Ride, goes up to 65lbs.
I do think its cool that the My Ride supports extended rearfacing up to 40lbs (although, the height of a child could make a difference in how long you keep it rearfacing). We have decided to keep Hudson rearfacing until he’s at least 2… I’ve read a few articles on 2 and 30 is the “new” 1 and 20. Children who are turned forward facing at a 1/20lbs have a much greater risk of spinal injuries and internal decapitation from the force of whiplash. Here is a great site regarding rearfacing into toddlerhood: http://www.car-safety.org/rearface.html
Anyhow… just got a carseat kick after reading Ashley’s blog about her daughter’s booster seat. I came across the new carseat on Carseat.org and thought I’d share it!