Take a first look at the Graco SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40 and most parents are going to assume it’s simply an infant car seat carrier (the kind you snap in and out of its base to keep things simple and convenient), but it actually converts to a toddler car seat thanks to the adjustable head rest and harness.
It’s the low profile base and the way the car seat is scooped out that allows parents to get the child in and out of the seat more easily. And the eight position adjustable base is what allows the car seat to rotate back and add leg room for your growing child.
With the American Academy of Pediatrics now recommending children to stay rear-facing in their seats all the way to two years of age, those things matter more than ever. It’s frustrating to try following the recommendations while seeing your toddler’s legs squished up against the seat back they are now touching. The simple seat rotation buys a couple of inches for those legs (see the video below…also, note the child in the image above is 17 months).
The SnugRide Click Connect holds babies from four pounds up to 40 (and up to 35” tall).
And here’s something handy: The head rest grows with the child. Two buttons on the back of the car seat let you adjust the height so that you don’t have to re-thread the harness.
The SnugRide is also the first infant seat from Graco with Click/Connect technology that actually clicks into a stroller, which makes creating a travel system safe and simple. The new seat just hitting store shelves is compatible with any Graco Click Connect Stroller. Currently, Graco offers the FastAction™ Fold Sport Click Connect™ Stroller, the FastAction™ Fold Click Connect™ Stroller and the SnugRider™ Elite Stroller with Click Connect technology.
You can find out more at www.gracosafety.com. It is exclusive to Babies R’ Us stores and sells for about $220. Or, you can win one here!!
Just leave a comment below naming your favorite feature or favorite material. You have until midnight EST on October 21st to enter. We will pick one winner at random on the 22nd. Good luck!
(Reader Note: Graco sent me a gift card to purchase this seat for review. I was not otherwise compensated and my opinion remains my own.)