Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40

The brand new Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 is the only infant car seat that can be used from newborn up to 2 years old. With the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommending babies remain rear facing until 2 years old, the Click Connect 40 saves parents from upgrading to a new car seat until baby turns 2 or reaches 40 lbs (whichever comes first).

Features:

  • Use from 4-40 lbs
  • Adjustable base – 8 recline positions for more legroom as baby grows
  • Height adjustable headrest and 5 point front adjust harness – 1 handed no-thread adjustment with Simply Safe Adjust Technology
  • Removable infant harness cover
  • Click Connect technology offers a one-step secure attachment to Graco Click Connect™ Strollers and base – place car seat in stroller or base and when you hear the “click” that means the car seat is installed correctly
  • 1 touch base adjustment for precision leveling – easy to read level indicator
  • Rigorously crash tested to meet or exceed U.S. safety standards
  • Safe Seat Engineered – includes side impact testing, testing at 2x car seat standard, and testing to extreme car interior temperatures
  • EPS energy absorbing foam for effective impact energy management
  • LATCH-equipped stay-in-car base – with LATCH storage compartment
  • Base features integrated belt lock-off for easier seat belt installation
  • Removable infant head & body support cushions
  • Removable preemie body insert
  • Adjustable footrest/seat protector
  • Weight without base – 9.35 lbs
  • Machine washable seat cushion
  • 2 pattern options – Mena (girly), Moonstruck (gender neutral)

Besides the obvious, a few additional cool features about the Click Connect 40

  • Car seat can be removed with 1 hand, as long as you can hold the weight with 1 hand
  • Kick board to protect your car seat when your baby kicks the seat
This car seat is genius! Many parents complain of their children outgrowing their infant car seat by length far before they turn 1. This means either your baby remains cramped in an infant car seat or you have to upgrade to a convertible car seat early. The Click Connect 40 eliminated all those issues due to the 8 position recline. The nice thing is that that your baby remains safe and comfortable for as long as possible in the Click Connect 40. I love that Graco took the recommendation by the AAP into account and created a car seat under their SnugRide brand, which is tried and true safe!
The Click Connect 40 is expensive ($220) compared to the other SnugRides but that is because of the long term use. It is only available at Babies R Us online or in stores.