Why I Love the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 Car Seat #GracoSafety

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Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 #gracosafety

Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 Car Seat

This past weekend I had the opportunity to share the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 Car Seat with other moms in the Houston area. It was a great opportunity because I have fallen in love with the car seat! It’s almost enough to make me want to have another baby… but not quite yet!

Still, the new features from Graco have me excited about keeping kids safe. It’s now recommended that little ones stay rear-facing in the car until they are two years old. That can be a challenge if you have a younger child who grows quickly. That was the case with W. Before he’d even hit a year old, he had outgrown the weight limit on the infant seat we had!

#GracoSafety Graco Snugride ClickConnect 40

Model courtesy of Pinner Takes All

From Birth to 2 Years Old

What I love about the seat is that it has a weight limit of 40 pounds. That means that W would still be able to use it now because he is still just under 40 pounds! The height limit is 35″ so he is too big in that respect but we could have easily used the seat until he was about 18 months old.

Why does this matter? Because when he had to move to a convertible seat before he was a year old, I worried about his head. Although he could be rear-facing in his convertible seat, when he fell asleep the angle wasn’t great for his head and neck. I was not in love.

But as you can see in the photo above from our #GracoSafety event here in Houston, the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 offers wonderful head support. The adorable model in the photo is 10 months old and has almost outgrown the infant seat she has now. But the new Graco seat was great for her. Plenty of room to grow with the adjustable base that was only on the second setting in this photo!

So what do I love about the car seat? A lot!

  • Base is adjustable and has 8 different recline settings
  • Can adjust the harness and headrest with ease! No rethreading!
  • 40 pound weight limit while rear-facing

Graco Click Connect Strollers #GracoSafety

Click Connect

If you’re wondering what Click Connect means, it’s pretty simple. The Click Connect technology provides a one-step secure attachment between the infant car seat and stroller to create a travel system. Currently the SnugRide Click Connect 40 is only compatible with the Click Connect strollers.

But I fell in love with the Graco FastAction Fold Sport Click Connect Stroller while I was at Babies ‘R Us this weekend. Love it. But why?

Graco FastAction Fold Sport Click Connect Stroller #GracoSafety

Graco FastAction Fold Sport Click Connect Stroller

Even though I don’t have the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 car seat, I may be getting this stroller. I love the three wheel design. It’s my favorite stroller design. I also love the Moonstruck fabric print. (The car seat and strollers are both available in the gender neutral Moonstruck that is a slate gray and almost lime green and in the pink Mena design.)

But more than that, the stroller has some features that I was able to test out myself when I was at the store.

  • Single step fold that only takes a second! Oh, and it can actually be done with one hand! I did it myself multiple times this weekend!
  • Front swivel wheel
  • Works for children up to 50 pounds
  • Has a fabulous canopy that unzips to cover even more of the seat

Yes, I will admit that I was a bit enamored with this stroller this weekend. Graco has definitely listened to the wants and needs of parents!

Tell me about the features you want or need in a car seat!

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.

Formula Mom Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Graco. The opinions and text are all mine.

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About Mariah Moon

Mariah is a former teacher and mother of a rambunctious little boy living in The Woodlands, Texas. She recently welcomed a little girl into the family and is learning how to balance a toddler and an infant! She works every day to figure out how to balance all of her roles and figure out her formula for being mom! She can also be found at Mommy Mindset Media, Disney DIY and Noise Girls.


  1. This sounds like a great car seat. I love the fact that it goes all the way to 40 pounds.
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  2. Mary Happymommy says:

    I like the 8 reclining positions.

  3. My favorite feature is by far the ease of adjusting the height for baby. Seriously… this thing rocks! I also LOVE the cute little foot impressions they added and the window to view the child from the canopy.
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  4. Madeline Jones says:

    I love that it has 8 reclining positions!

  5. nannypanpan says:

    i like the 8 position base for extra leg room

  6. courtney b says:

    i like how easy it is to move the straps

  7. D Schmidt says:

    I like that it enables the ability to be rear facing until aged two.

  8. I love seeing it on the stroller. My favorite feature is the adjustable headrest and the fact that there is no rethreading!
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  9. I like the Simply Safe Adjust™ Harness System

  10. Jennifer Marie says:

    I love that it can hold a child up to 40 lbs!

  11. I like the high weight limit.
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  12. Leslie Galloway says:

    Click Connect System provides a one-step secure attachment to all Graco Click Connect strollers to create a travel system.

  13. Jessica B says:

    I really love that they’ve embraced safety recommendations, and that you can keep your child rear-facing for two years. The ease of the one click system is pretty sweet too!

  14. Francine Anchondo says:

    I like that this faces backwards until there 2

  15. i like their 8 position adjustable base

  16. I like that it has rear-facing car seat safety to 2 years.

  17. Stephanie says:

    I like the 8 reclining positions!!

  18. Jessica Wiese says:

    I love the built in lock off and the kick plate.

  19. I like that it can be used until they’re 2 years old!

  20. neva hurlbut says:

    I like that it goes up to 40 lbs

  21. my favorite feature is how long you can use it!

  22. Sherry Compton says:

    I love how useful it is – it grows with your child and lasts through several years.

  23. Priscilla Benavides says:

    I love that it grows with baby from newborn up to 40 pounds!

  24. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I love the adjustable base and that it can be used for 2 years rear facing!

  25. michele p. says:

    I like the fact that it has a foot rest.

  26. Amanda Hoffman says:

    8 position base adjust

  27. Robyn Galloway says:

    Of course the weight limit, my little man is on the big side and outgrew his infant car seat way to quickly!

  28. I love that it goes up to 40 pounds:)
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  29. I like that you can use it up to 40 pounds. Talk about getting a good value with this seat!
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  30. I like the 8-position adjustable base grows with your child

  31. I like the 40 pound weight limit while rear-facing.

  32. Elizabeth says:

    Can you use this stroller with an older snugride carseat that’s not click connect? I also fell in love with this stroller at the store, but we already have the older snugride and bases from our first child. I really want the stroller, but not if I have to buy a new seat and bases too.

  33. Thanks for sharing! Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 Car Seat is a great choice for new­borns up to 2 years old.

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