You know what I love about blogging?
The amazing women I have met through it.
One of these women is Charlene of Charlene Chronicles.
I adore her blog. She has a brand new little baby, in addition to her other toddler, and is still ruling the blogging world.
I was lucky enough to be invited by her to an event sponsored by Graco and got to get a first hand look at the NEW Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40.
Charlene, myself and thirteen other bloggers got together on Thursday night at the MiniLuxe Salon in Wellesley.
We started off with a delicious spread and relaxing manicures! So much fun!
I honestly don't even remember the last time I got to relax and enjoy myself with other moms!
As enjoying as the night was, the best part was learning about this wonderful car seat!
This is not just any infant car seat!
I have a 16 month old little girl who is a string bean. She is super tall but on the thin side so a big issue for us has been keeping her comfortable when her feet all jammed up while she is rear facing.
She is technically large enough (according to the older standards) to be forward facing but as of 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all children should be rear-facing in the back seat until the age of 2.
Prior to this, the previous recommendation was typically at their one year birthday they hit certain height and weight requirements that they could be switched around to face forward. Due to studies completed they found that children under the age of 2, and 40 lbs, were 5 times safer sitting rear-facing in the case of an accident. Graco took this recommendation seriously and made a comfortable, safe and improved car seat to accommodate newborns of 4 lbs up to 2 year olds who weigh up to 40 lbs!
In order to accommodate string beans like Emmalee, Graco created an 8 position adjustable base, that allows you to recline the seat in a way to give your little one more leg room. They even put in a kick plate to protect the seats of your car!
Additionally, they designed it so that you can adjust the headrest and harness with one hand! I can't even count on one hand how many things you can do one handed!
You can truly tell that Graco thought about Moms when designing the SnugFit Click Connect 40.
Here's a video from Graco highlighting all of the great features!
Available exclusively at Babies R Us, the Graco SnugFIt Click Connect 40 will cost $219.99 which may seem expensive compared to other infant seats at first, but when you compare it to the fact that your child will not out grow this until they are 2 years old, you can really appreciate the value of it!
So I guess the only question is:
Are you buying the Moonstruck or Mena print?
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.