Monday, October 22, 2012

Graco Safety

So I don't know  if you follow me on facebook, or twitter... or even instagram (you should by the way) but on Saturday I went to the Graco Snugride safety event hosted by Babies R Us. This was a kind of kickoff for the new car seat that they just came out with based on the change in safety guidelines for the ages children should be rear facing in a car seat. Just in case you didn't hear about that yet, it is birth up to two years old. Huge change from what was acceptable when I was a kid, seriously how did any of us live to adulthood?!

So at the event we got to play with the seat, check out the matching stroller and meet other blogging moms. Pretty cool! I was hanging out free from the kids that day and my husband was home with the monsters. He called me a couple times to say "Why are you doing this, how could you just leave me here?! I've been cleaning all day and there isn't a noticeable difference in the apartment...why won't they NAP??!!!" Ah yes, basically the same call he gets from me at work all the time but today I was out with my Mom-in-law and Sister-in-law and no kids for us!! Do you know how awesome it feels to hear other people's screaming kids in a toy store and just for once get to be the stranger who flashes you the smile of understanding and commiseration. To all those harassed parents dragging their kids through BRU on a Saturday, I have been there and I feel your pain!!

Anyway, I'm getting away from the actual point of this post. The carseat is pretty awesome!

Besides the fact that the print is ADORABLE! The inserts on the inside can be removed or added to fit a child from 4 1/2lbs to 40lbs. My daughter is 5 months and she is already almost out of the carseat we got before she was born. My kids are usually fast growers and chunky babies so this seat is perfect! 

The base the car seat sits on is in my opinion its strongest selling point because it is so easy to adjust. you can change the angle the baby sits at while it is clicked in but pressing two buttons and sliding it. This is how it can fit an infant and a 2 year old, you just slide the seat back and there is instantly a good amount of legroom up front.
There is also a foot guard that pulls up so you can try to protect your seats from shoe damage. It has these two little feet and is so dang adorable! Of course any parent knows that if you really want to protect your seats they should have encased the seat in an extra large hampster ball, but whatever I like the effort!
So at the end of this demonstration there was a drawing for the seat and guess who is getting a brand new car seat.... ME! Technically my Mom-in-law won it but my kids are bounced between her car and my car all the time I guess we can share. Here's a link the picture of all of us at the event with the seat.

1 comment:

  1. Lol my brain might not be working......but what exactly is this awesome seat called? Fb me about it!