Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40:
Babies ‘R Us New York City with MamaNYC!
The Graco SnugRide Click Connect™ 40 is the only infant car seat that provides rear-facing protection for babies from birth to 2 years old, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The infant car seat grows with babies from four pounds up to 40 pounds, so parents can keep their children rear facing longer, while making sure they stay comfortable as they grow.
A few weeks ago, I posted details about a Graco event that I would be hosting here in New York City at one of our Babies ‘R Us locations in Union Square, New York City. Attendees had a chance to learn all about the newest Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 carseat and we also had a chance to hold a giveaway for TWO carseats during the event! This was an amazing event and I was thrilled to be hostessing since I am pregnant with my second child and actively seeking a brand new seat for my little girl to use when she comes along in January (2013)!
Yes, I did all of "this" only 3-years ago when my son was born, but things sure do change! Ask any parent about the ever-evolving and changing rules, product updates and alterations, or the overwhelming variety of options when it comes to infant carseats and you’ll be surprised! I learned a lot about how much the ‘rules’ and recommendations have changed since my son was born in 2009 thanks to Graco. One of the most alarming and useful bits of information comes from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which recently made the recommendation to keep all children in rear-facing car seats until the age of 2.
Graco took the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics and set out to produce a carseat that would be safe, secure, follow recommendations, and still remain comfortable enough for a child to enjoy a smooth car ride while rear facing until the age of 2. The end result of Graco’s venture to create a car seat that would follow these new suggestions is the SnugRide Click Connect 40!
Price: $219.99 at Babies”R”Us
Available: Online and in stores at Babies”R”Us
Colors: Mena™ and Moonstruck™ fashions
♦ 4 – 40 pound weight limit— a full 2 years
♦ Base adjusts with 8 recline positions for most leg room of any rear-facing car seat for baby comfort.
♦ The Simply Safe Adjust™ harness systems allows parents to adjust the harness and headrest with just one hand to fit their baby’s height as their baby grows, all without having to rethread the harness for extra convenience.
♦ Click Connect™ attachment which allows parents to easily transition their babies from the car seat to the stroller through a simple, but secure, one-step “click.”
Our attendees had a chance to enjoy a hands-on experience with the newest SnugRide car seat as they were given detailed explanations and descriptions of how the seat would work — and why this seat is going to be a better choice for their children. Hearing about a new change to the car seat rules or recommendations always raises questions, so we weren’t surprised at all when parents had to ask WHY and HOW this would be a safer option versus the car seat safety policies from the past.
Most parents were not aware of the newest recommendations
made by the American Academy of Pediatrics!
This event was an excellent way for us to share and show off the newest Graco SnugRide Click Connect car seat as it paralleled an important change to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations for rear facing until the age of 2. Parents had a chance to see the car seat in action and discover how the size would work for a 2-year-old child rear facing, which might sound difficult or lacking of legroom, which isn’t true!
We had two SnugRide Click Connect 40 car seats out for our attendees to check out, which reflected the two different pattern designs that are currently available: Mena (pink) and Moonstruck (light gray). Guests were invited to try out the mechanisms and get an up-close and personal feel for the functions and features on this new car seat.
Graco took into account that babies and toddlers come in all sizes. The SnugRide Click Connect is suitable for preemies through 2-year-old toddlers as it offers plenty of seat padding and the ability to implement adjustments as your child grows.
Guests had a great time taking pictures in front of our Graco photo backdrop! Pictured below is the amazing Ghada from Mama Goes BAM. Ghada assisted me as I hostessed this event, which I am forever grateful for all of her help! I truly appreciated everything she did to make things (a lot) easier. She was a huge help and worked with me to make sure we kicked off this event smoothly and had a great time, too. (Thank you, Ghada!)
TWO lucky attendees won a Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 Car Seat!
On top of all the fun, learning, and excitement – we also held two different raffles and TWO families were selected to receive a brand new Graco SnugRide car seat! The anticipation grew and the lack of patience was intense as the crowd waited (and waited, and waited) for us to draw our winners during each of the sessions.
Pictured below is our lucky couple from the first raffle card that we pulled out during this (amazing!) Graco event. Congratulations to the lucky couple! They are expecting in early-2013 and have one less thing to worry about buying for their new bundle of joy! Both of our winners were very excited and can’t wait to start using their new carseats.
Everyone loved the opportunity to learn all about this brand new car seat and educate themselves on the newest recommendations made by the American Academy of Pediatrics, but our winners were most grateful for the opportunity to WIN a SnugRide Click Connect 40 car seat, too!
While we were talking all about Graco’s SnugRide Click Connect 40, parents wanted to know about how they could use the car seat while on the go. I loved how easy it was to transport our infant carseat from the car to our stroller and vice versa, so we made sure to have the Click Connect Stroller on display for all to see!
I was amazed at how quickly and easily the Click Connect stroller folded up, but I think the most surprising was just how compacted it is to ensure minimal need for storage space and ease of fitting in trunks of any size. Our current stroller is VERY bulky and a true painful headache to breakdown. It was love at first sight when my eye caught a glimpse of the Click Connect stroller in action…
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.
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DISCLOSURE: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Graco. The opinions and text are all mine.