We did it!
It was a long day and my pregnant lady feet sure were tired by the time I got home, but yesterday’s Graco event that I hosted at Babies R Us in York, PA was a success!
Yesterday, hundreds (thousands?) of bloggers came together in Babies R Us locations across the country to introduce the new Graco SnugRide® Click Connect ™ 40 car seat, and I was one of them! I got to meet some local bloggers, which is pretty rare for me. My co-host was Stephanie from Binkies and Briefcases, and I was thrilled to meet her!
I also got to meet Skye from Real Mom Reviews, who has been an online bestie of mine for quite a while now!
…and her little man, Emmitt, who was the most perfectly behaved child I’ve ever seen. Skye, I need your secret!
The day didn’t start exactly as we had expected, as our table was super tiny and set up in a high-traffic area. We couldn’t exactly follow the agenda, which was intended to run more like an hour long informational session, so we improvised and just talked to moms, gave lots of info to everyone we saw and tried to be as fun and friendly as possible! (That can never fail, right?) It worked, and I think we may have even pulled in more people that way! For me, the day was all about promoting Graco and the importance of rearfacing safely for as long as possible, and I think Stephanie and I definitely achieved our goal.
We demonstrated with this pretty little girl (I dubbed her Molly.)
…and showed how the new seat fits the matching Graco Click Connect ™ strollers, so you can create your own travel system. It clicked right in!
We even found a baby or two to help us out, and while a few weren’t too happy about it, they all fit nice and snug.
So, what did we tell our attendees?
This new seat from Graco is the first and only seat on the market that allows baby to rearface safely from 4 to 40 pounds, allowing parents to adhere to the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation of 2 years with ease.
Some of the features we raved about during our events included:
The adjustable base with 8 different settings to allow for more leg room as your rear-facing child gets taller. Scrunched legs and discomfort is probably the #1 complaint I hear from parents who don’t want to rear-face for long, so this blows that argument right out of the water! The base is really easy to adjust with the simple push of a button on each side.
We also told everyone about the built-in kickplate that protects your back seat from little rear-facing shoes. Brilliant! Molly’s not quite there yet…
By far, our favorite feature of the new SnugRide seat is the one-hand headrest adjust. The harness automatically adjusts with the headrest with this easy button in the back, so there’s no rethreading needed, and you can easily keep baby properly fitted in their seat at every stage of development. I find this to be one of the biggest headaches of most carseats (and I always make my husband do it!) so I was thrilled to see this feature in such an affordable seat!
We held two informational sessions, each of which included about a dozen people and ended in our giving away a seat to one lucky attendee!
We recruited a Babies R us helper to choose our winners, and as you can see, everyone had a blast!
Big congrats to Emily of Mama Days, and Naomi, a first-time expectant mom. Both were beyond excited to win such a safety-focused seat!
After the event, we packed up and headed home. The first thing I did was kick off my shoes, and the second thing I did was start my Babies R Us registry online and add 2 new SnugRide seats!!
If you’d like to check out the new Graco SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40 for yourself, check out GracoSafety.com. The seat is available in 2 prints, Mena (grey with pink) or Moonstruck (a neutral grey) exclusively at Babies R Us for only $219.99. Extra bases are also available for $74.99.
I don’t have a seat to give away here, but I do have the next best thing! Use the easy Rafflcopter form below to enter to win a $25 gift card to Babies R Us, which you can use toward your new car seat or anything else your little ones might need!