Monday, November 5, 2012

A Special Delivery: Graco SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40

Before my baby was born last month, there were two things I was most excited to find out 1. What the gender was (we kept it old school and didn’t find out!) and 2. How big she was … as a Type 1 diabetic, the baby’s size was always a concern.

Baby came out a girl and she was 9 pounds, 5 ounces and 22 inches long. That is almost two FEET of baby inside of me. And she then has only eight inches to go before she outgrows the car seat we have for her. My husband and I are not on the short side, so my fear was that we’d be buying a new seat within months (weeks actually crossed my mind, but I wrangled in those thoughts!)

Before she was born, I was invited to a Graco Home Party featuring the SnugRide ClickConnect 40 infant car seat. The number 40 helped to ease my worries about our little peanut outgrowing her seat before I was ready for to get her a new one.

Here’s why:

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.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says, “...toddlers are more than five times safer riding rear facing in a car seat. They should stay rear facing until 2 years of age.” I personally don’t know too many toddlers who rode rear facing until the age of two because they just don’t have the legroom—especially kids with tall parents, ahem.

Here are some of the features of the SnugRide Click Connect 40:
·            4 – 40 pound weight limit—a full two years
·            Base adjusts with eight recline positions for most leg room of any rear-facing car seat for baby comfort
·            The Simply Safe AdjustTM 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.
·            Click ConnectTM attachment, which allows parents to easily transition their babies from the car seat to the stroller through a simple, but secure, one-step “click.”

What I am looking most forward to with this seat?
-The neutral color. Yes, I now know that my little girl is a girl, but I am still not into overdoing everything in pink or frilly patterns.
-Having something that is brand new. Being the fourth cousin between the two sides of the families, little peanut got a ton of hand-me-downs. So this will be her first, brand-new car seat.
-Being able to use this for a two full years. Let’s face it, baby gear is expen$$$ive. But to buy a car seat for just over $200 and it last for two years … well, it costs less than $10 a month to own this seat for two years. For less than $10 a month … oh, I won’t go all Sally Struthers on you here.

The seat retails for $219.99 at Babies”R”Us and is available in two colors: Moonstruck and Mena. Find out more here:


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.

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