Graco® gave me the chance to test out one of their brand new carseats- the Graco® SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40 and boy did we have fun! The Click Connect™ 40 is an infant car seat (the only one!) that provides rear-facing protection from birth -2 years, as is now recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. There are so many things I loved about this car seat, it's hard for me to shorten it into decent review. Let's just hit the highlights -
- 4-40 pound weight limit ~ a full 2 years = I love that someone has finally thought enough to come out with an infant car seat that will go to the full 2years of age. Although the AAP has only recently changed it's recommendation to keeping your children rear-facing to at least 2years, it's been widely know that you should rear-face as long as possible. It's simply safer. Don't make me break out the youtube videos because you don't want to see , just trust me on this one. I know many parents who have good intentions but once their baby outgrows the infant seat and they see how bulky a convertible car seat can be rear-facing, they simply turn them around for convenience. I am hopeful that having seats like the SnugRide® Click Connect™40 will help more kids stay rear-facing longer.
- Base adjusts with 8 recline positions for the most leg room of any rear-facing carseat = simply put, the baby is more comfortable for longer. No more of the worries/complaints that you can't leave your child rear-facing because they "don't fit". Yes they do. I have Miss X (1yr later this month) who is an itty bitty thing in the seat right now. We have it set at a 4 recline and there is plenty of room for her. I also tried Dimples (4yrs , 32lbs) in it just for giggles and he actually fits at the 8 recline comfortably and wanted me to let him have it.. HA! Sorry dude, you are a smidge too tall for the harness.
- The Simple Safe Adjust™ harness system allows parents to adjust the harness and headrest w/ just one hand. = Gone are the days of taking apart the entire car seat to adjust the straps just because your kiddo finally grew that tiny bit that threw him into the next slot on the car seat. I LOVE this option. Not only are you adjusting the harness but also the headrest (safety surround, people.. love it) with one hand. Honestly, I feel like you get a better fit with this option. The convenience of it all is just the cherry on top.
Now that you have watched the video (you did watch the video, right?) and heard my thoughts on this amazing new car seat, you are dying to get one yourself.. Right?
The Graco® SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40 is available online and in stores at Babies R Us. They are retailing for $219, which quite frankly seems like a pretty good deal to me. However, since I love you all so much and Graco® is an awesome host- I'm giving one away here on the blog!
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