You know, it’s been about 5 years since I’ve had a newborn. 5 whole years. And in those 5 years, a lot has changed. Oh I saved all of the boys (going to have to get a new nickname for them…) clothes. And baby gear. And stroller. And car seats. I was set! The only thing I had to think about buying was warmer baby clothes. See, the boys were spring babies. And this is baby will be a winter baby.
But then I started researching things out (because that’s what I do) and did you know that car seats expire?! And that mine, the one that we got for Butterfly as an infant, is probably expired. Makes me just a little bit sad because I have pictures of all of the kids in that car seat. I suppose I can keep it to take pictures of the new baby in it before I do something with it.
So. All of a sudden I need a new car seat. Hey, guess what else changed? My states car seat laws. In Maryland, you now need to be rear facing from newborn till 2 years old. Wow, that’s a huge change! Especially since my kids are long.
I mean, by 10 months old, I’m criss-crossing their legs to fit them into the seat. Long kids. How am I going to fit them in the car rear facing until they are 2?!
Enter the Graco SnugRide Click Connect- 40.
photo credit: sitsgirls on flickr because I didn’t take any pictures. I was too busy gabbing.
This car seat is the only seat on the market that is designed specifically for kids from birth to 2 years old, rear facing up to 40 pounds. It has an 8 point harness and an adjustable base to give the baby the most comfortable ride in the car. And not only is it the most adjustable for comfort, it’s also very safe!
- Engineered and crash tested to meet or exceed U.S. standard FMVSS213
- Side-impact tested: in addition to meeting or exceeding all applicable U.S. safety standards, the SnugRide Click Connect 40 has been side-impact tested for occupant retention by the harness system
- EPS, an energy-abosrbing foam, for effective impact energy management
If you’re interested in seeing more about the seat, you can click here. Babies R Us has an awesome video that shows all the cool little things that this car seat does. I’m really excited to see our new little one in it on our way home from the hospital, and for the next two years.