My son came home from the hospital at 5lbs 11oz and just about 19″ long and the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30 Infant Car Seat was a good fit for his little frame. According to the manual, the straps are to fit “at or below” the shoulders. This was a little close at first, and my son was not low birth weight. If he was any smaller I would have been a more nervous mama than I already was!
The straps were a bit of a pain to adjust and readjust. Out of the box, you have to readjust to the lowest setting to suit your newborn. I made a remark in the Negatives section of this review that this might not be the seat car seat for smaller low weight preemies or term babies who [...]
As a mama to two, and a foster mama to many, I have tried out my fair share of infant car seats. The Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 LX is one of my favourites for many reasons. It has a weight range for babies from 4-35 pounds when most only go up to 22 or 30 pounds. The height limit is 32 inches, which means this seat can be used with most babies even after they turn one! This makes the seat very versatile, and gives you great bang for your buck because you can use it longer than you would other infant seats.
It feels very sturdy and easily clicks into the base. It is simple to release the latch to remove from the base as well. The seat has a great design, and is easy to [...]
When I brought my Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30 it was unfortunately, a spur of the moment purchase. My son was born 7 weeks prematurely and spent a few weeks in the NICU. When he was born, I was told he would be in the NICU for a month or two. He was there 2 weeks. I had planned to use my daughter’s old car seat (Graco SnugRide Classic Connect) but it had a weight limit of 5lbs and my son was just under 5lbs when he was ready to go home and the car seat just didn’t fit him properly. So, I had to find a car seat that fit at least 4lbs AND it needed to be $100 or less because we had not budgeted for a new car seat.
I am normally a researcher when it comes to buying important [...]