Last week, I had the chance to attend a Graco Safety event hosted by my fellow blogger, Meghan Cooper (JaMonkey). It was truly a great event with some amazing bloggers in attendance; catered by the delicious TGI Fridays and taking place in a meeting room at the wonderful Country Inn & Suites. I didn’t get a chance to stay overnight at the hotel, but so regretted that immediately. The staff was great and I promised to head back for an overnight stay in the near future!
It was my second event getting a chance to learn more about the newest infant carseat – the SnugRide Click Connect 40. Of course, Samara is now almost 8 months old, so why would I now be interested in researching a car seat?
Well, first, of course, I’m always looking for an excuse to get out of the house and especially meet other bloggers. 🙂 Secondly, I’m a mom of kids in the 80th percentile plus, so Samara’s long legs are already dangling out of her current seat. Finally, and arguably most importantly, there have been some pretty interesting changes in the child safety world that parents need to be aware of.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently made the recommendation to keep all children in rear-facing car seats until the age of 2, reasons being that studies have found that children riding rear-facing to be five times safer than forward-facing.
The SnugRide Click Connect 40 is the only infant car seat that provides rear-facing protection for babies from birth to 2 years old or up to 40 pounds. Here are just some of the most outstanding features of this product:
- 4 – 40 pound weight limit— a full 2 years
- Base adjusts with 8 recline positions for most leg room of any rear-facing car seat for baby comfort
- The Simply Safe Adjust™ harness systems allows parents to adjust the harness and headrest with just one hand to fit their baby’s height as their baby grows, all without having to rethread the harness for extra convenience. HOW COOL IS THIS??
- Click Connect™ attachment which allows parents to easily transition their babies from the car seat to the stroller through a simple, but secure, one-step “click.
We were given a FREE carseat at this event, so hubby and I have spent the last week playing around with all of the wonderful features of the carseat. Samara is as snug as a bug in there and I’m pretty sure she’s most impressed with her built in foot rest. Yes, you read that right – I said foot rest! Cute, Cute, Cute!
The Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 is currently available at BabiesRUs stores nationwide and online. For more information, please visit http://www.gracosafety.com/
Just the facts:
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.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Graco. The opinions and text are all mine.