It has been an outrageously long time since I have been able to post. Ducky got sick for several weeks, graciously passing it on to me for another several weeks. Meanwhile, Amor escaped the weeks unscathed. How fortunate…
Anyway, it is time for me to write a review about a product that most people don’t think too much about after the initial purchase, or take advantage of to say the very least. The infant car seat.
We strap our babies into this contraption on a daily basis. When I was pregnant with Ducky, I did extensive research about safety standards and which brands went above and beyond what the DOT requires, which one would provide the most comfort for my little baby, which one would be comfortable for me to tote around. So much planning went into this one simple purchase.
I decided on the Graco Snugride Click Connect 35. I was incredibly lucky and got the travel system from Buy Buy Baby.
This was fantastic. It was lightweight, the handle didn’t cut into my arm. The fact that we were able to purchase multiple bases and switch between cars made it even better. It was so easy for my mom to pick up Ducky whenever she wanted and just click her into her own base instead of transferring everything.
And then what all parents pray will never happen, happened. It was early one wet December evening and I was driving home with Ducky in the backseat. All of a sudden red taillights popped on right in front of me. I slammed on my brakes but to no avail. Sliding on black ice, I rear ended the vehicle in front of me. By the time I got over the initial shock, BAM. I was rear ended from behind. Ducky was crying in the back and I feared the worst. While on the phone with 911, I jumped out and checked on my little girl. There she was, terrified, but completely fine. She had no bruises, no red marks. Nothing. That carseat held her as tight as if she were at home cuddling in my arms and made sure she was not hurt.
Two weeks later, insurance had still not gotten back to me about getting a new car seat. I was taking my car to the shop so my mom got Ducky from daycare. And again, the feared happened. My mom was t-boned at a red light, just behind where Ducky’s door was. And again, snug as a bug in a rug. She had no visible signs of bruising or redness. She didn’t show any soreness. Nothing.
This car seat protected my daughter through 3 accidents in a span of 2 weeks. Thank heavens. And that is why I will always spend a little extra to get Graco.
We have now moved on to one of the Graco convertible car seats and I am just as in love with this one.
Thank you, Graco.