Leo is now 15 months old, over 1 but not 2 by a long shot. He is a tiny little peanut, petite and light especially as he moves more and more (the weight gain has slowed WAY down). He is so tiny that I worried about turning him forward facing in the cars. While he hasn’t reached the weight by law so no turning yet, I was extremely glad when I learned the Academy of Pediatrics had revised their recommendation from 1 year, to not being forward facing until 2 years of age (if not longer if that works for your family).
The problem was…there wasn’t an infant car seat that would fit a child of age 2 (usually about 35-40 pounds.
In comes Graco to save the day!
Graco has come out with a car seat that is not only rear-facing until 40 pounds but is also an infant seat! The Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 is a rear facing infant car seat that provides protection for your child and peace of mind for you until 2 years of age. BUT! Not only does it protect your child up to 40 pounds, but the itty bitty newborns as small at 4 pounds will be safe and snug in this seat as well. You read that right, 4-40 pounds!
This is huge people!
The Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 is available exclusively at Babies R Us online and in stores and works with their Click Connect strollers. It costs $219.99, and while some may scoff at that price think of all you will spend on 2 seats in the first two years. Do the math and let me know…that’s what I thought :)
The Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 has a base that adjusts to 8 levels of recline, from tiny little baby to 2 year olds who need the foot room. There is even a kick “board” that comes out to protect your seats and help you see how your child is fitting length wise.
The biggest pain of most seats is adjusting the straps as your child grows, not with this seat!! Graco was smart, and add The Simply Safe Adjust harness that slides with the push of a button to grow with your baby. This is a huge thing for me because how often do I forget that the straps need to be adjusted until he is IN the seat and we are late. Too often!
Leo was a big fan of the night, the seat and Heather. Heather was heaven in his eyes. He loved her, which is good because I have decided that Heather’s little girl and Leo are getting married…so there.
The Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 comes in two patterns; a neutral Moonstruck and a pretty Mena that is perfect for the little girl in your life.
No need to transition to a new car seat once your baby reaches that “max” weight most seats have. No worrying if your child is just over that 22 pound weight limit (my panic lately). I am very excited about this seat, and can’t wait to tell all my mommy-to-be friends about it!
If you want to learn more search #GracoSafety or go straight to their website.
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.
I was given a Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 to review for this post.