Safety 1st Guide 65 Convertible Car Seat, Victorian Lace

Safety 1st Guide 65 Convertible Car Seat, Victorian Lace

Choose the Guide 65 Convertible Car Seat by Safety 1st for a perfect fit in your smaller car or leave even more room in your larger vehicle. The Guide 65 helps you keep your child protected longer in both rear and forward-facing positions. Rear-facing, this car seat keeps them comfortable up to 40 pounds. Change the seat to a forward-facing position once they’re ready, and they’ll be snug in the 5-point harness all the way to 65 pounds. You’ll appreciate the Side Impact Protection and the premium fabrics that help keep them safe and comfortable in both modes of use.

Main features

  • Rear-facing 5-40 pounds
  • Forward-facing 22-65 pounds
  • 5-point harness with center front adjust
  • Multi-position adjustable head rest for growing children

Verified reviews


Good for small toddlers or small cars

We have 2 of these after initially buying one Graco and one of these. The Graco had a buckle that our daughter could easily unclasp with one hand and it was huge. We ordered a second one of these instead and the size is a much better fit. No attached cup holder, just a cheap one that doesn’t stay in place very well. I like that this one is wider and doesn’t block my view when driving. The only issue we have had is that it does tend to move a bit on the incline if you don’t have it tightly propped in place. It drives my husband crazy, but I like being able to recline it a bit more when my daughter is tired. There is a range of safe incline and as long as you go by that guide on the side, it isn’t a big deal. It does suggest propping something like a pool noodle under it to keep it still. I am happy with both of the ones that we have.

Gloria Dardanelle, AR

SO happy with this car seat

I searched and search for the best car seat for our second baby. We have a 4-door Pontiac G6, and our son is still in a front-facing convertible seat, so I knew that the baby couldn’t go in the middle. So, throughout my whole pregnancy I looked for a convertible seat that would fit rear-facing in the back seat of our car. This one is great! I did all of my shopping online and didn’t actually see any of the seats in person, but after I ordered and received the Guide 65, I was at Walmart and compared it to the Graco MyRide, the Graco looked HUGE compared to this seat! I’m so glad I didn’t order it, I definitely would have had to return it. So, this seat fits rear-facing behind the passenger seat in our G6, the seat did have to be pushed forward, but it’s not so far forward that it’s uncomfortable. My husband is tall and would probably not like sitting in the passenger seat, but usually when he’s in my car, he’s driving, so it works out. The whole time I was looking for a seat I kept reading reviews by people with mini-vans and SUV’s and I was desperate to find reviews by people with SMALL cars. So, here you go! This is really great for a small car. Check out Walmart, though. I got the black and pink version of this seat from Walmart for $78.

Liza Temple, ME

works in our tiny eclipse

This seat its perfect for small vehicles. My husband is almost 6’2 and is able to sit with the seat installed rear facing behind him. The seat is a God sent! And she loves it, has not complained once and falls asleep easily. It’s nice knowing she is not only safe but comfortable and so are we.

Nikki Almont, MI

Good seat

We have not crashed so I can’t say anything about that, but the boy seems compfortable in it, there is plenty of cushoin and room to grow. He is currently 23lbs and probably 30 something inches.

Beatriz Navarro, CA

Its not a looker but….

Ok so this seat is U-G-L-Y. BUT, its works. Forward facing in my Chevy Trailblazer this thing is a rock-solid beast. There is no wiggle or jiggle and my 2yo 26lb 34″ daughter fits in it perfectly. I had originally bought this for a newborn but and although it says 5lbs I would love to know what 5lb infants shoulders sit at almost 9 inches because that was how high the lowest shoulder belt threads are. The was a TERRIBLE fit in my car rear-facing but for an older forward facing child this is pretty much perfect.

Hazel Saint Mary, MO

bought 3 of them

3 cars, 3 car seats. We bought a couple of other models and returned them. This one has very nice extra padding without having to go out and purchase extra padding. Liked the first one so much we bought 2 more. The strap release button is a bit low and stiff to pull, but I’d rather that than too loose. I definitely recommend this one.

Nellie New Milford, PA

Easy to Install

Used on roadtrip, easy to turn backwards and forwards at stops (make sure to adjust tilt). My daughter is old enough and big enough to have the seat forwards or backwards. We turned it for night driving so that headlights wouldn’t bother her and turned her around to see out the window during the day. Its comfy and seems of good quality.

Lara Atkinson, NE

Great seat!!!

This car seat is great! It fits comfortably In my Malibu and would allow other seats back there as well. My daughter started using this when she was 6 months old and loves it. She has no problem falling asleep comfortably in the seat. Not to mention, the purple design is adorable.

Betty Indian Valley, VA


I absolutely love this car seat. It fits excellent in the middle back seat of my husband’s 1988 Lincoln Mark VII (two door) and fits great in my van as well! It is cute, apparently comfy as once we bought this, she quit screaming in the car. The instructions are very informative.

Lora East Barre, VT