Why I Love the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 Car Seat #GracoSafety

Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 #gracosafety

Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 Car Seat

This past weekend I had the opportunity to share the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 Car Seat with other moms in the Houston area. It was a great opportunity because I have fallen in love with the car seat! It’s almost enough to make me want to have another baby… but not quite yet!

Still, the new features from Graco have me excited about keeping kids safe. It’s now recommended that little ones stay rear-facing in the car until they are two years old. That can be a challenge if you have a younger child who grows quickly. That was the case with W. Before he’d even hit a year old, he had outgrown the weight limit on the infant seat we had!

#GracoSafety Graco Snugride ClickConnect 40

Model courtesy of Pinner Takes All

From Birth to 2 Years Old

What I love about the seat is that it has a weight limit of 40 pounds. That means that W would still be able to use it now because he is still just under 40 pounds! The height limit is 35″ so he is too big in that respect but we could have easily used the seat until he was about 18 months old.

Why does this matter? Because when he had to move to a convertible seat before he was a year old, I worried about his head. Although he could be rear-facing in his convertible seat, when he fell asleep the angle wasn’t great for his head and neck. I was not in love.

But as you can see in the photo above from our #GracoSafety event here in Houston, the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 offers wonderful head support. The adorable model in the photo is 10 months old and has almost outgrown the infant seat she has now. But the new Graco seat was great for her. Plenty of room to grow with the adjustable base that was only on the second setting in this photo!

So what do I love about the car seat? A lot!

  • Base is adjustable and has 8 different recline settings
  • Can adjust the harness and headrest with ease! No rethreading!
  • 40 pound weight limit while rear-facing

Graco Click Connect Strollers #GracoSafety

Click Connect

If you’re wondering what Click Connect means, it’s pretty simple. The Click Connect technology provides a one-step secure attachment between the infant car seat and stroller to create a travel system. Currently the SnugRide Click Connect 40 is only compatible with the Click Connect strollers.

But I fell in love with the Graco FastAction Fold Sport Click Connect Stroller while I was at Babies ‘R Us this weekend. Love it. But why?

Graco FastAction Fold Sport Click Connect Stroller #GracoSafety

Graco FastAction Fold Sport Click Connect Stroller

Even though I don’t have the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 car seat, I may be getting this stroller. I love the three wheel design. It’s my favorite stroller design. I also love the Moonstruck fabric print. (The car seat and strollers are both available in the gender neutral Moonstruck that is a slate gray and almost lime green and in the pink Mena design.)

But more than that, the stroller has some features that I was able to test out myself when I was at the store.

  • Single step fold that only takes a second! Oh, and it can actually be done with one hand! I did it myself multiple times this weekend!
  • Front swivel wheel
  • Works for children up to 50 pounds
  • Has a fabulous canopy that unzips to cover even more of the seat

Yes, I will admit that I was a bit enamored with this stroller this weekend. Graco has definitely listened to the wants and needs of parents!

Tell me about the features you want or need in a car seat!

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.

Formula Mom Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Graco. The opinions and text are all mine.