Last week I have the privilege of hosting a local blog event here in Las Vegas for the new Graco Snugride Click Connect 40 car seat! Not only was this a great opportunity to mingle with several local Las Vegas bloggers, but I was also able to share a product that I will be using with my baby due in just 5-6 weeks!
When my son was just 5 months old he had already out grown the weight limit on his infant car seat of 22lbs. Suddenly I was faced with having to buy a convertible car seat much earlier than I wanted. I could no longer take my car seat in and out as I needed to, but instead had to wake my son up if he fell asleep to transfer him when we arrived to our next location. Thankfully his weight slowed down over the next few months, but I still really missed having the convenience of an infant carrier.
We had 12 bloggers and their kids turn out to Child’s Play in Las Vegas! While the moms sat and learned all about the new Graco car seat, the kids were in the main room playing! It was great for the moms to be able to learn with limited distractions, eat, and have some adult conversation while the staff of Child’s Play played with the kids!
About the Graco Snugride Click Connect 40
The SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40 is the only infant car seat that provides rear-facing protection for babies from birth to 2 years old, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The infant car seat grows with babies from four pounds up to 40 pounds, so parents can keep their children rear facing longer, while making sure they stay comfortable as they grow.
During the party I shared why the Graco Snugride Click Connect 40 is such a great innovation in car seat safety. Graco really worked with parents to make the car seat as easy to use as possible. Several features on this car seat separate it from any other car seat on the market.
Even though keeping your toddler rear-facing keeps them FIVE TIMES safer than forward facing in the car seat, one problem that many parents run into is that their toddler’s legs appear cramped for space. In fact that is one of the biggest reasons parents turn their children earlier than 2 years. To answer this Graco added 8 recline positions to grow with baby to keep them comfortable while rear facing!
Plus, the level indicator helps make it easy to know that you have correctly installed the car seat no matter what position you have it in! This is great for parent’s peace of mind!
Another great feature on the Snugride Click Connect 40 is the easy to adjust headrest harness system. With the Simple SafeAdjust harness system you can adjust the headrest with one hand to fit babies height and give your child the best head protection.
The first picture shows how easy it is to pinch the adjustment with one hand.
The top right hand picture shows the headrest set for a newborn, when the lower right shows the harness adjusted much higher for a older baby.
The Graco Snugride Click Connect 40 allows parents to remove the infant car seat with one hand as long as it is comfortable for them to carry the weight of the child. Once you child is no longer at a comfortable carrying weight, the car seat can remain permanently in the base until they reach 2 years or 40lbs. This would have been a great benefit for me with my first son. Instead of having to buy a convertible car seat much earlier I would be able to keep him in an infant car seat.
The Graco Snugride Click Connect 40 is the first infant car seat in the Graco’s Click Connect series of infant car seats and strollers. The term Click Connect refers to the attachment that allows parents to easily transition their babies from the car seat to the stroller with one simple “click.” I am so excited about this that I actually purchased one of these strollers for my baby Monster Truck. I picked up the Snugride Elite, but you can also get the Graco FastAction Fold or the Graco FastAction Fold Sport, as all three have the Click Connect technology.
A few other great features include the kick board for babies feet to protect your seat as your child grows, the peak-a-boo shade in the back to check on sleeping baby, and the comfortable carrying handle.
The Graco Snugride Click Connect 40 is available in two fabric choices: Mena and Moonstruck. It retails for $219.99 and is available exclusively at Babies R Us. For more information and images of this car seat you can check out Graco Safety!
Personally I am really looking forward to not having to purchase another car seat for my second child! With the Graco Snugride Click Connect 40 I will be able to keep my new baby rear-facing until he is two, and then make the transfer to the convertible car seat we are currently using with my older son. Not only will my baby be safer, but I am saving money in the long run with this car seat!
Everyone at the party went home with their own car seat for their growing families. I think they were all really excited about the Graco Snugride Click Connect 40 and we all had fun learning together at the party!
Disclosure: 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 thoughts are all mine.
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