I don’t do a lot of product stuff around here. It’s just not my thing. But when my friend Stephanie over at A Belle Reve offered me a chance to learn about the new Graco infant seat and get a free one for my very own? I was all over that idea.
Actually, I wasn’t all over that idea. I hesitated because I have a Graco SnugRide and there is nothing wrong with it. I bought it for C and it’s in great condition, give or take a little spit up. All the parts have held up perfectly and it doesn’t expire for another year so there’s no reason on earth I should want a new car seat for N. Except…I don’t think the pattern is cute enough. Yep. First World Problem Mom, that’s me.
Anyway, I decided that the opportunity to hang out with local bloggers – and drink wine – was too good to pass up so I
packed up N and headed off to Stephanie’s. It was an intimate gathering, so intimate that Stephanie’s son didn’t even feel the need to wear pants. We all snacked on cupcakes and appetizers and not-so-surreptitiously tweeted what we were doing at any given moment. What? Social media types tweet everything. Finally, after a lot of gossiping chatting and catching up, Stephanie took the stage to tell us all about the SnugRide Click Connect 40. I settled back with N, certain I was going to hear a lot of stuff I already knew.
Little did I know the new Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 is leaps and bounds better than my already-awesome old school SnugRide. It’s designed to accommodate kids up to 40 pounds and 2 years old and stay rear-facing the whole time. The base is all fancy and high-tech and can shift to different levels of recline to give kids more legroom as they get taller. So, no more looking at little feet scrunched up on the seatback if you have tall kids like mine. Not to mention, installation was quick and easy. My car is too old to have LATCH so usually installing car seats is a sweaty, difficult process accompanied by many curse words. This base installed in five minutes, no sweating, no swearing.
And the best part? The should straps have way more positions than the old ones and…and this is key…they can be adjusted from the back of the seat without unthreading the straps! So. Easy.
Plus, it’s super cute.
You can learn all about the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 at http://www.gracosafety.com/. And you can have a chance to win one from Babble by commenting on one of these two posts that I did over there!
Disclaimer: I received a free car seat from Graco in exchange for this post. I am being financially compensated by Graco for the posts I linked to at Babble.
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.