That's me sitting in the box and a picture of the seat. You sat on the bottom square part, with your feet through the hole. The safety feature was the "impact shield"--the big paddle-like thing that your face would smash into in an accident.
I couldn't see over it, couldn't do anything while I was in it, and absolutely hated riding in it.
But now...(cue clouds parting and angels singing):
Graco SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40, which Little Peanut and I recently got to check out.
First awesome feature: good packaging. The seat is wrapped in recyclable plastic, and there are two cardboard inserts in the box. No styrofoam, no layers upon layers of junk to unwrap and fill up the trash can.
Second: safety. The American Academy of Pediatrics says kids should face backwards until age 2. Clearly, they have never tried to origami-fold a 15 month old into a regular rear-facing baby seat. (I turned Peanut around when she reached 12 months and 1 day).
The SnugRide takes care of this with an adjustable base, harness, and footrest. It's the only seat that fits baby from birth to age 2.
Third: portable. Have you ever tried to carry the carseat *with* the baby inside? You practically need to be a power lifter. The SnugRide clicks right into the Graco stroller so you're off and ready to go.
Fourth: sunroof. 'Cuz that's just too cool.
Finally: delicious. Little Peanut says so.
Now I get to tell Peanut that we're turning her around to face backwards again. Wish me luck!
The Graco SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40 is 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.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Graco. The opinions and text are all mine.