Did you know Graco has come out with the first car seat that allows a child to ride rear facing until they are two? It works from infancy to toddlerhood in a standard bucket seat style car seat. It's called the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 (as it fits up to a 40 pound child) and Parent Talk has one to GIVEAWAY!! It's a $220 value and would be a wonderful gift for yourself, or another expecting parent.
There are lots of interesting safety information on the Graco Safety website.
|Three car seats in a row!|
Parent Talk co-President Mary Richman tested out the car seat with her four-month old daughter.
We were excited to try out the new car seat. I have to admit, I love our bucket seat so I have high expectations :)
I did the carry test and while I know the Graco is a bit heavier than some bucket seats, it didn't feel too heavy compared to ours (Maxi Cosi). Which is great because I tend to grab ours and carry it while running in and out of stores or doing pick-up and drop-off with the older kids. Installing the base in the car was incredibly easy. I used the shoulder belt and I had it in and snug in just a few minutes. Getting the baby in and ready to go was just as simple - the straps were easily adjustable, she seemed nice and comfy tucked into the seat and the seat easily clicked in and out of the base. All-in-all a nice ride. The only thing I saw missing was a bit more of a hood to shade the baby from the sun and wind. While I didn't get to really make use of it, I do like the built in kick board for the older kids. An update that should save some car seats from dirt and damage!
Since we drive a very large SUV, I wasn't really concerned with the seat fitting, but I was surprised to find that at the infant or lowest setting it was just an inch or so away from the back of the driver's seat. I'm only 5' 4" and the seat was set up for me. When I changed to my husbands seat settings, I noticed the car seat was just pressing against the back of the driver's chair. Needless to say, if we wanted to use this for a larger child we couldn't have it behind the driver as it just wouldn't fit safely. It did however fit very nicely as one of three carseats across the second row.
Here are the giveaway details: Contest is open to all current Parent Talk members. You need to enter via the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway will be open until Sunday, Nov 18th at midnight.
Thanks to Charlene from Metrowest Mamas for hosting us at a party at MiniLuxe in Wellesley. If any moms need to get away, this is the place!
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.