Last week Home Grown Families partnered with Graco for the #GracoSafety event, to bring the new Snugride Click Connect 40 car seat to moms and bloggers!! We were on scene in 2 locations spreading the word~ Tiffany represented Graco in Monroeville, PA and I was in Fort Worth, TX!! I had the opportunity to assist the ever so lovely Amy from Oh So Savvy Mom and her lovely baby bump 🙂
I was so proud to present the new Snugride Click Connect 40 to many new moms and bloggers!! This is the only infant car seat on the market that keeps your baby rear facing in the same seat until 40 lbs/2 years old!!
As you know, I am a huge advocate for rear facing( you can see more posts on rear facing here and here) and proudly keep my little ones rear facing until 4 years old. Really~ I felt like I was saving lives here telling all these mama’s about how safe this new car seat is for their bundle of joy!
The American Academy of Pediatrics says children under 2 are 75% safer rear facing. Why? Research shows that the neck muscles in a child under 2 are not strong enough to sustain a collision causing strain to the neck, head, and spine. Rear facing car seats help distribute the force of the collision over the entire body. This is scary stuff considering we mothers spend up to 20 hours a week in the car with our children.
I found this statement from AAP…..
““The ‘age 2’ recommendation is not a deadline, but rather a guideline to help parents decide when to make the transition,” Dr. Durbin said. “Smaller children will benefit from remaining rear-facing longer, while other children may reach the maximum height or weight before 2 years of age.””
The Graco Snugride Click Connect 40 will support a baby up to 40lbs not just 2 years old. If your little one is smaller like mine…….this car seat will last you well into the toddler years. The Click connect has 8 positions to adjust for length~ so no worries about your toddler being uncomfortable! The comfort features are endless in this thing!! It seems the moms and bloggers were impressed!
We showed them the car seat, answered questions, and let them “figure” it out!! They weighed in and told us the features they loved the most include the weight limit, 8 length positions and the slide up foot rest. No one mentioned the fact that you don’t have to re-thread the straps to change heights. These new moms could not truly appreciate the magnificence in that!
I was sad to see the event come to an end, but an ending meant we got to give a Snugride Click Connect away to one lucky mommy!! Mommy Moxie was the proud winner~ and she was stoked!! You can check out a review of the Snugride Click Connect on her site!
I had a great time with all our participants and REALLY want one now for my little one! To see all the pictures from the event, click on over to our Google Plus Graco album~ and for more information on the new Graco Snugride Click Connect 40 visit GracoSafety.com or follow along #GracoSafety!
This is a sponsored post written by me for Graco. All text and pictures are mine.
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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