Meet the new SnugRide® Click Connect™40 and WIN $25 Babies R Us GC! #GracoSafety

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 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!

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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  1. I agree the head rest adjust is definitely my favorite feature also.

  2. This seems nice, but both of my babies hated the snugride I got for them. I now have 2 sunshine kids radian carseats (and the new version also goes backward facing over 40 lbs) . . .and it fits 3 across the back. I think it depends on your kiddo and if you like to use some kind of travel system (I don’t).

    • I’m not a huge fan of the travel systems either, especially since I plan to wear the new baby most of the time. What was it your kids didn’t like about the SnugRide? We’ve had a MyRide 65 and it’s worked well for us, but the latch has started sticking and I don’t love that there is a cupholder on each side. This seat sold me mainly because of the easy-adjust harness and the adjustable base…but who knows, our little lady may decide otherwise once we put her in one!

  3. Denise N. says:

    I like the adjustable base. My babies have been on the larger side of the scale and have seemed to be scrunched in the travel system seats very quickly. Maybe this would work better.

  4. built-in kick plate

  5. I love the adjustable base with 8 different settings and the kickplate!! Both my boys are facing forward now but this car seat would have been awesome a few years back.
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  6. I am intrigued by the kickplate!
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  7. Amanda N. says:

    I like that the base can move back for more foot room! It’d be nice if more convertible seats had a similar feature.

  8. Love the recline feature

  9. Kasee Johnson says:

    I like the 8 different positions, and the “dial” that lets you see exactly which one you’re on.

  10. Oh, that looks like a nifty upgrade to the SnugRide 35 we’ve got. :-)
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  11. I like the adjustable base with 8 settings

  12. I like the 8 different setting adjustable base. Seriously, it seems like they thought of everything when they made this carseat!

  13. Looks like you guys had a great day! Part of the Central Pa Bloggers group and just wanted to say hello :)

  14. I love that it goes up to 40 lbs!
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  15. i love that it grows

  16. The adjustable base with 8 different settings

  17. Laura Jacobson says:

    I love that it allows them to remain rear facing until 40 pounds!

  18. Robin Sayers says:

    The adjustable base sounds fantastic! That will definitely help get them to 40 lbs rear-facing!

  19. i like the recline feature

  20. Heidi Daily says:

    I love that the seat adjust to make it easier to fit their legs, and of course the ease of adjusting the harness (as I too make my husband adjust them now)

  21. That it can be used for up to 2 years of age
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  22. I like the thoughts of 8 ajustably settings as they grow

  23. I like that it “grows” with your baby :)

  24. I love the adjustable base and that it goes to 40lbs even though i dunno if i could carry a 40lb baby in one LOL
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  25. says:

    I love that it grows with baby from newborn up to 40 pounds!

  26. Robyn Galloway says:

    Obviously the weight limit, my kiddos tend to be on the bigger side and out grew their infant car seats way too quickly!

  27. adjustable base with 8 different settings
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  28. Sonya Morris says:

    I really like the adjustable base!

  29. amy pugmire says:

    I love that it grows with your child and can hold up to 40 lbs.

  30. says:

    the recline feature is what im interested in

  31. Love that it can adjust up to 40 pounds.
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  32. Tabathia B says:

    I like the adjustable base and the weight limit is up to 40 lbs

  33. Michelle P says:

    I love that it is only seat on the market that allows baby to rearface safely from 4 to 40 pounds. Awesome attention to safety!

  34. i like that it grows with them from infancy to forty lns

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