I was fortunate enough to attend my first Mommy Blog Event, courtesy of the The SITS Girls, a fabulous online blogging community of over 40,000 women bloggers. I’ve only been a member for a few months and already they’ve given me different avenues to meet new people and share my thoughts. Love it!
Although I was a little nervous (I can’t help it; I’m so shy!), it turned out to be a great event. My social life has come to somewhat of a halt, with me feeling a little disconnected to my old social scene and parenthood encompassing pretty much all of my life. So it was wonderful to be able to enjoy an evening meeting other moms who love doing what I do…BLOG! I nibbled on the cheeses and pasta, red velvet cupcakes – oh yeah, I was in a happy place – and having conversation that wasn’t built around nursery rhymes. Ha! My Malia got in on the action too. It turns out she’s not as shy as her mom since she spent most of the evening flirting with a younger boy (he was 2 months younger). ADORABLE!
But the purpose of the event was to introduce us to the new Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40. It’s the latest car seat offered by Graco that allows your baby to grow from a tiny newborn to an active 2 year old. The weight limit for this car seat is 4-40 pounds. Its new ‘click’ base allows your child to grow with the car seat with 8 different recline positions. A simple ‘click’ changes the position of the car seat as your child’s legs grow longer and he/she gets bigger. What a great feature! I really like that the car seat can grow with your child. As a mom who doesn’t want to spend money every year as my child grows, this is a huge advantage. Perfect timing too because in a couple of months, Malia will probably be growing out of her infant car seat. I was thrilled that Graco (http://www.gracosafety.com/) sent each mommy home with a brand spankin’ new one. THRILLED!
Another feature I love in this new model was the foot guard that’s attached to the base. If your child is anything like Malia, the foot guard helps protect your car fabric from your kicking baby. Malia will probably enjoy the sound of her feet pounding on the foot guard, so the added entertainment is a bonus for me.
The Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 comes in two colors, Mena and Moonstruck. Moonstruck is gender neutral in shades of gray. Mena has a dark gray and pink pattern. You can find the new car seat at Babies R Us, where it retails for $219.00
Malia can’t wait to ride in hers!
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.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Graco. The opinions and text are all mine.