Slim is the new safe

Graco’s new SlimFit3™ LX 3-in-1 car seat allows families to save space in their vehicles—without compromising on safety

As we enter the spring season, many of us are dreaming of summer holidays and seeing more of our country with our families.

Whether you’re planning a long-haul, multi-day drive—east coast, anyone?—or just a short jaunt to check out the next town over, comfort is essential, especially when you’re travelling with little ones in tow. This means having enough room for everyone and sufficient space for all your gear, without compromising on quality or safety (after all, you’re carrying your most precious cargo).

To keep “are we there yet?” and “he’s taking up too much space!” to a minimum, check out Graco’s new Graco® SlimFit3™ LX 3-in-1 car seat, the company’s latest innovation for family-friendly travel.

It’s perfect for families for a multitude of reasons—it’s the slimmest car seat, yet the design is perfect for smaller vehicles; for families who need to fit three car seats across; and for ensuring the comfort of adults or bigger kids who are sitting in the back with the littles. Whether you’re travelling with three under three, a very cute, but very large dog or your in-laws, fitting three in the backseat no longer has to be an uncomfortable challenge.

Photo Credit: Graco® SlimFit3™ LX 3-in-1 Car Seat

The shortest car rides can seem daunting when you need to pack up multiples. Fitting it all in for parents can be a challenge. The new space-saving design helps families big and small fit everything in.

Although this is Graco’s slimmest car seat—it measures only 42.4 centimetres (16.7 inches) wide—it comfortably grows with your little one from five to 100 pounds, offering a spacious seat for your child’s comfort while making more room in the back seat. Safety features include an anti-rebound bar, which provides an additional layer of rear-facing safety; a 10-position No-Rethread Simply Safe Adjust™ harness system that allows the headrest and harness to adjust together; a Rapid Remove cover that removes in 60 seconds without uninstalling the seat or removing the harness, so it’s easy to clean even with three car seats installed; and a InRight™ UAS Attachment, which provides an easy, one-second attachment with an audible click to help ensure secure installation. All seats are tested in Graco’s own crash test facility in Atlanta, Georgia, which runs tests throughout car seat product development that meet or exceed Canadian safety standard guidelines for car seat safety (CMVSS 213).

Photo Credit: Graco® SlimFit3™ LX 3-in-1 Car Seat

Already have another Graco car seat and don’t feel like replacing it before its expiry date? No problem! The Graco® SlimFit3™ LX 3-in-1 car seat fits with other selected Graco® car seats—important for safety and budget-minded parents.

The Graco® SlimFit3™ LX 3-in-1 car seat launches online and is available in-store at major retailers across Canada on April 1. It retails for $479.99. For more information, visit