The SnugRide has been a wonderful car seat to review. While I received this car seat for free, all thoughts and opinions are my own. TheSnugRude features a great print for boys and girls - it's fashionable without being too trendy, so it's sure to look good for years to come. The padding and seat cushions are extremely easy to wipe down and clean in the case of a diaper blow out or spit up accident. That also means the car seat looks nicer for a longer period of time. Those same cushions are actually very cool and don't make my baby sweat nearly as much as other car seats that I've owned, so it's been great for my summer baby. The no-rethread harness is a FABULOUS addition to the car seat, because as fast as babies grow, it means less work for me as a parent to adjust. I simply find the bright red buttons in the back of the seat and slide to adjust. The car seat base has a strap tightener for really snug installation, which I really like. I just wish it had "seatbelt" type LATCH clips to make moving the base in and out easier. I was impressed with the size of the seat in my small Jeep Patriot - there is still plenty of room to move the drivers seat back so my husband (taller!) can drive. The SnugRide is a very light car seat - That makes it easy to lift in and out, even with a big baby in it, but the seat is rated for babies as small as 4 lbs, which is really impressive. Our family also has a Graco Click Connect jogging stroller and the SnugRide car seat fits perfectly into the stroller with a simple click. Removing the seat from the stroller is also a breeze, as it's the same handle to remove the car seat from the base. Getting back to walking with an infant is a breeze with this car seat clicking into a stroller! I'm really enjoying the smaller shape of the car seat crotch buckle - it's a compact design so very young newborns with frog legs don't get poked - a small thing to notice, but we care about it! Lastly, the level installation meter is easy to read and adjust - important for proper car seat installation. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this car seat to a set of parents for their new baby. It boasts top safety features, a cute gender neutral design, parent-friendly design and comfort for baby. A+ all around. (Note: While I received this product for free, the opinions and thoughts included in this review are my own.)
I was sent the SnugRide 35 LX for review. I had my husband install the car seat for me and he said it was super easy to install. Once it was installed, I took the car seat out to see all the features. I was very impressed with how light weight the car seat was. Having bigger babies, the lighter the weight of the carrier makes it easier for me to get my baby in and out with ease. I loved that there was a padding of fabric that would make cleaning the car seat easy if there was any leakage in a diaper. (It seems that you could just remove it and throw it in the wash if needed.) The padding for head support was another positive, being that safety is a key feature! Another plus? The feature on the back to allow easier access to move the straps up or down to adjust to the size of the infant in the carrier. I will admit that I did have a time getting the carrier connected to the base at one point. I am not sure what the deal was, but I do believe it would be easier over time. As with all rear facing carriers, it did take up more room in the back seat, leaving little leg room for any front seat passengers. This is a car seat for our second vehicle, but due to the weight and size, I might have my husband move it to be in the main car for me to use as the main car seat. (Just need to get a stroller to accommodate the Click and Connect!) If you are looking for a car seat for a little one, I would highly suggest this one, as the size is perfect for a new mom. While I received this product for free, the opinions and thoughts included in this review are my own.
Looking forward to using this infant car seat for our new grandchild. Seems light weight to be able to carry. Clip in and out of the car seat base is great.
I bought this for my car and did not have to buy a car seat. My son and his wife are having a second child, so we can switch the new baby's seat right into my car and we are ready to go. I love the Click Connect feature!! Quick, easy and most of all safe! I suggest every Grandparent buy one for their car too. Thanks Graco!
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