Graco SnugRide 35 LX Click Connect

Product Name:SnugRide 35 LX
Brand:Graco
Age Range:0 -18 Months
Style:Rear Facing
Weight:7.5 Lbs
Product Dimensions:28 x 18.7 x 15.6"
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Overview

Graco are well known for making long-lasting and extremely safe products and the Graco SnugRide 35 LX Click Connect infant car seat is no different. As you are probably aware, there are a number of different SnugRide car seats available, 7 the last time I counted, so it can be a little difficult to know which one to pick. Most people agree the SnugRide 35 is the best of the bunch, but obviously this comes at a cost. The SnugRide 35 LX is commonly thought of as number two and is priced accordingly.

Who should buy this?

As the Graco SnugRide 35 LX Click connect infant car seat can only be fixed in a rear-facing position it is suitable for only newborns to approximately 18 months (depending on the weight of your baby of course). Any new parent will find this car seat very easy to use. The new “Click Connect” system that connects the seat to the base makes an audible “click” sound so you know when you have affixed the seat to the base successfully. This gives great peace of mind, knowing that you have your child safely in the car. This is one of the only car seats on the market where your baby can remain in the rear-facing positon until 35 pounds or approximately 18 months old. So if you are more comfortable with your baby facing you while you are in the back of the car, then this is the car seat for you. The SnugRide 35 LX is also very easy to fit your baby in safely and securely, so even if you are not great at this kind of thing you should have no problem, even the least technologically minded parent should find using this car seat a breeze.

The important stuff

  • The SnugRide 35 LX is a rear-facing only car seat.
  • Suitable for newborns from 4 pounds up to 35 pounds or approx. 18months
  • Your babies’ head should be placed approximately 1 inch from the top of the headrest.
  • The harness has 15 different height locations for perfect comfort.
  • Two different positons for the crotch strap/harness.
  • The headrest and the sides of the car seat are lined with energy absorbing (EPS) foam for complete safety and peace of mind.
  • The base is also adjustable into 6 different positions, meaning your baby should be comfortable whatever mood they are in (whether awake and alert or sleepy).
  • The base can easily be locked off so you can affix to the seat belt in your car no problem.
  • If you choose not to purchase the base unit you can install the car seat without it and it’s still extremely safe and secure.
  • The SnugRide 35 LX is FAA approved so you can safely use on the plane.
  • You have a 7 year life on this car seat, one of the longest in the marketplace.

What’s included?

  • Simply Safe Adjust™ Harnessing System. This system is extremely safe and inbcredibly easy to tighten/loosen, even with just one hand.
  • Click Connect™ safety technology provides one step solid attachment to all Graco Click Connect buggies/strollers and car seat bases (where applicable). This means you can create the perfect travel system for your families’ requirements.
  • Safe Seat Engineered – this includes serious impact testing to all sides of the car seat, extreme temperature testing and also double the car seat standard testing across the board.
  • Side-impact tested – the Graco SnugRide 35 LX Click Connect infant car seat has endured additional side impact testing for baby retention in the seat.
  • The foam (EPS) surrounding your baby has excellent energy absorbing qualities.
  • Integrated seat belt lock off function to make it incredibly easy to safely fix the base unit into your vehicle.
  • Removable infant body protection cushions.

What’s great?

  1. Excellent protection with rear facing position for babies/infants from 4 to 35 pounds or up to a height of 32 inches.
  2. Highly rated by a number of leading magazines and publications specialising in child safety.
  3. Has endured multiple crash tests in order to meet/exceed all US safety standards.
  4. Stay in Car base unit equipped with 6 different positions for ease of installing and comfort for you baby.
  5. The level indicator is extremely easy to read meaning you can be 100% sure you have accurately installed the car seat.
  6. The front adjusted harness has 5 points, meaning it is very easy to get your baby in and out of the seat.
  7. Excellent full body cushions to support your baby.

What’s not so great?

  1. This car seat is not compatible with some of the older Classic Connect strollers and bases, so you may need to purchase new ones if you already have these.
  2. Although the harness is pretty easy to adjust you may find it a little difficult to access the button you need to press to adjust it.
  3. Stationary canopy can be a little frustrating, especially if you’re trying to shield your baby from the sunlight while driving.

Final thoughts

Seen as we offer the very best baby car seat reviews, overall we think the Graco SnugRide 35 LX Click Connect infant car seat is a great buy, it’s really good value and you know when buying any Graco product you can be sure it is well built and very safe. As with all of the Graco SnugRide products the 35 LX has been rigorously tested and is crafted from high quality materials with safety and comfort in mind. If you couple this car seat with the Stay In Car base unit you will undoubtedly enjoy 18 months – 2 years of happy travelling with your baby.

 

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