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October 24, 2012 JoggermomMarathon
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As most of you know I am a mother of one plus triplets. I had 4 in a stroller at one time. I also had 3 in infant seats at one time. The seat I used was Graco. The number one selling brand in America. I loved their car seats but, my children quickly outgrew them. It used to be 20 lbs was the limit and at one year you could turn your child around to face forward. You really wanted to turn them around earlier though because their feet always seemed so crammed against the back of your vehicles seat.

       Fast forward almost 10 years and things have really changed. Not only is rear facing still the safest position for your infant it can be done up until they are a toddler! I recently learned this at a great home party sponsored by Graco.Graco has come up with a new infant seat called the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 (Currently only available at Babies R Us). It can be used rear facing from an infancy weight of 4 lbs (even my trio could have used it) up until they are 40 lbs. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that your child stays rear facing up until age 2 because they are more than five times safer riding rear facing. This seat is great news for parents of larger babies. What I really liked about the seat is that even my long little ones could have used it because the seat has 8 recline positions. Allowing you to adjust the seat as your baby grows. It even has a retractable kick plate for your child’s little feet to rest against so that you do not ruin your vehicles interior. One other important feature is the Click Connect attachment which allows you to take your baby from your vehicle to stroller with one secure easy step of a “click”.

     Currently this seat will only fit with Graco strollers. As this article was being written we knew of a few of the better priced baby stroller manufactures waiting for the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 car seat to arrive to be tested with their own adapters and strollers. I will give you another update soon.

We will be giving away a NEW in box Mena print SnugRide Click Connect 40 (shown to your left) in approx. 1 month. If you want to be one of the first to know about our giveaway be sure to join us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter (sign up on the right side bar of our blog). Excited…..you should be as this car seat retails for $219.99. Stay tuned for more great things!!!

Happy Strolling,

Joggermom

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.

 

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