Last week, I was invited to an awesome in-home event with Staci of 7 On A Shoestring. About a dozen local Dallas area bloggers got together to learn all about the brand new seat from Graco called the SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40. This seat is really neat! You’ve all seen the Graco “bucket seats” that folks use with their infants. If you’re like me, though, your baby usually outgrows the seat before the age of one by either growing tall or chubby at a fast pace. That is no longer an issue at all!
|The WALL OF CARSEATS we were greeted with upon arrival! WHEW!
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The new seat is designed for use from 4 to 40 pounds rear-facing to match the new recommendations by the AAP to keep kids rear-facing until age two. Did you know that kids are FIVE times safer in an automobile accident if they are rear-facing? The new features on the Graco SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40 make this a reality from a brand that everyone knows and loves.
We were able to get our hands on the carseat and try it out with babies of all sizes. My son 6 months old and is over 22 pounds. It was easy to adjust the straps and recline for him to make him comfortable. Staci also had a “preemie” baby doll that we played with in the seat, and she represents that four pound baby Graco mentions the seat being great for as well. The cushion inserts around the baby’s lap and head are removable, but they are especially useful for smaller babies and extra comfort.
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The SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40 comes in 2 different prints. The one you see here is the Mena™ print and is a very classy girl’s print. The gender neutral or more boyish print is called Moonstruck™ and is shown below. The seat retails for $219.99 exclusively at Babies”R”Us online and in store. The seat can be used the full 2 years with your child and would be a terrific hand-me-down as it does not expire for 7 years from manufacture so long as it has not been involved in any accidents. Not only that, but this seat is fully compatible with Click Connect™ strollers as well!
The base of the carseat has 8 different recline/base adjustment choices that are easy to use and allow more leg room for growing babies and toddlers. The base also has a little piece that comes up that can act as a foot rest for older children that will also help protect your vehicle’s seat from little kicky feet. My favorite feature is actually the one-handed adjustment of the headrest and harness with the Simply Safe Adjust™ harness system. This is particularly convenient and requires no re-threading. Finally!
For more information on this new product, you can visit http://www.gracosafety.com/.
The Graco SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40 – the first and only newborn to two-year infant car seat that actually grows with your baby from four pounds all the way up to 40 pounds. The car seat is designed for a parent on the go. The infant car seat can be easily removed from the base and used as a carrier when the infant is small, providing portability and convenience so you can easily move your infant in and out of the car without disturbing them.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently made the recommendation to keep all children in rear-facing car seats until the age of 2. Graco set out to make this product so parents can keep infants rear facing longer while still keeping them comfortable.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Graco. The opinions and text are all mine.