Thursday, October 25, 2012

comfy and roomy

Sometimes I really miss the bucket car seat and its ability to keep my curious boy contained. Because Mason is tall for his age, he outgrew his infant car seat when he was only seven months old. We upgraded to a convertible car seat and retired the bucket seat to the basement, with all of the other outgrown baby items.

Imagine my surprise and delight to learn that Graco makes a rear-facing bucket car seat for children up to 40 pounds and two years: the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40. Last week, I joined other DC and Baltimore area bloggers at Stephanie's house for an information session and live demonstration of the seat's key features.

I walked away from the event in awe of this car seat. Every criticism I have about Mason's current convertible car seat is nonexistent with the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40

Photo credit: Stephanie Torres
This seat has amazing leg room, which is important for tall boys like mine. The base adjusts with eight different reclining positions to offer the most leg room of any rear-facing, infant car seat. Being able to recline farther keeps Mason's head from flopping forward when he falls asleep. I suspect he will not only sleep more comfortably, especially with the seat's extra padding and high quality fabrics, while riding in the car, but also for longer--a win for both of us!

This seat grows with your baby. Without having to rethread the harness, I can adjust it and the headrest with one hand. The adjustable canopy--an infant car seat feature I didn't realize I would miss so much--effectively keeps the sun out of Mason's eyes.

Brad, Mason, and I are driving 1,000 miles round trip over Thanksgiving, and I'm hopeful that this car seat's comfort and roominess will help make the trip a pleasant experience for all three of us.

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wish I had known about this one!
Hope he enjoys it!!