Extend rear-facing with the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40! | Review & Giveaway

Many people are under the impression that once a child reaches a year old and 20 pounds, they are okay in a forward facing car seat when, in fact, little ones should stay rear-facing for as long as possible. Rear-facing is, without a doubt, the safest way for baby to ride in the car. The American Academy of Pediatrics has recently changed their car seat safety guidelines in favor of extended rear-facing – stating that baby should remain rear-facing until s/he is at least 2 years old. The APA states:

“…toddlers are more than five times safer riding rear facing in a car seat. They should stay rear facing until 2 years of age.”

In response to this change, and to encourage car seat safety, Graco has just launched their SnugRide Click Connect 40 Car Seat which is the only infant car seat suitable for newborns through 2 years of age (or 4-40 pounds).

I’m sure you’re wondering “But HOW?!” Simple: adjustable base and harnessThe adjustable base has eight recline positions that allows for comfort and leg room for baby as they grow. The headrest adjusts with one hand so that it is always at the best height for baby’s protection and the harnesses adjust easily with one hand, no re-threading required. 

The car seat was a breeze to install and the base was, surprisingly, super easy to adjust. Although Sophia is little thing, I am a visual person so I just had to see just how much the seat could accommodate a bigger toddler.

The level indicator takes most of the guesswork out of the installation. As you can see, there is plenty of room for growth.

More great features include:

The SnugRide Click Connect 40 is designed to be the only car seat you’ll ever need. Now, carrying around a 35+ pound toddler doesn’t sound fun so the idea behind the SnugRide Click Connect 40 is that once baby is starting to get too heavy to carry around, the seat while be used like any other convertible car seat – it will stay in the car.

Also? It’s travel system friendly! The SnugRide Click Connect 40 will snap into any Graco Click Connect stroller.


The new Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 car seat is available exclusively at Babies R Us for $219.99.


One lucky Mama B reader is going to win a SnugRide Click Connect 40 Car Seat courtesy of Graco!

(Ends October 31st, 2012. Open to US mailing addresses.) 

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  1. I would love to win this as a gift for my friend who is having her baby in March.

  2. Madeline Jones says:

    I would love to win because we are trying for our first!

  3. we are expecting #2 and I need another carseat! :)

  4. I would like to win this for my baby boy coming in Feburay 2013.

  5. I would like a carseat for the new one, but most of all I want it safe and one that will last. The fact I could keep my child rearfacing longer without buying a new seat in 6 months is very important to me.

  6. Phyllis Storms says:

    I would love to win this for a friend who can’t afford much.

  7. I want to win because I would love to keep my babe rear facing for as long as possible. :)

  8. I really like that it goes up to 40 pounds and 2 years! It will last our next little H a long time!

  9. Tabathia B says:

    I would be able to use it for myself

  10. betty wojnar says:

    I want to win so I can donate it to a local womans home

  11. Wow i have it the same stroller very well i love it

  12. Susana Higuera says:

    I would like to win this for my sister that just had a baby!

  13. My brother is expecting his first child in December, I’d love to give this to my nephew.

  14. I would love to win this because it is an amazing prize! thank you

  15. April Fasanaro says:

    I would love to win this carseat for my best friend who tragically lost her first child due to a car accident, by the grace of god, she is expecting her second child and does not have a carseat as it was destroyed in the accident. Please help me help her.

  16. I would love to win because my youngest is using a hand me down from my oldest and Id love for him to have a new carseat

  17. I would love to win one for my son due in January! My daughter is 35 months and still rear facing.

  18. My nephew could use a new carseat.

  19. I would like to win because we are due with our first child, a boy in January. Thanks for the chance.

  20. Our infant car seat will be expired by the time baby #3 comes along, so we will need a new one.

  21. Whitney L says:

    I would love this for my son since he is about to grow out of his current one but is only 8 months old!

  22. I would love to win this for my next baby!

  23. My daughter is almost 2 and she is still rear facing but her legs are kinda too long..this would be nice to have for her so she is more comfy

  24. Denise Taylor says:

    I love the design of this seat! It would be great for baby #2 to only need one seat :)

  25. debbie jackson says:

    i want to win for my sister
    debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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