Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 35 Infant Car Seat, Vance

Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 35 Infant Car Seat, Vance
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Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 35 Infant Car Seat, Vance

Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 35 Infant Car Seat, Vance

  • Snugride 35 provides comfort and protection for babies from 4-35 pounds and up to 32″, ideal for smaller babies because of its 4 pounds start weight but can also be used as your baby grows up to 35 pounds
  • Rigorously crash tested to meet or exceed us safety standards and reassure safety-conscious parents
  • Engineered and crash tested to meet or exceed us standard fmvss 213
  • EPS, energy absorbing foam for effective impact energy management
  • Convenient, latch-equipped stay-in-car base with one-hand dial adjustment

Our top-rated Graco SnugRide 35 has been thoughtfully constructed and rigorously tested for safety, including side-impact testing, to help keep your baby secure from a small 4 pounds up until 35 pounds. – Graco SnugRide 35 infant car seat has been thoughtfully constructed and very rigorously tested for safety. This is one of the car sea…

Question by stemo: Is it safe to buy a used car seat from a trusted friend?
My wife’s good friend has offered to sell us her used car seat (Graco Snugride 35) for our upcoming baby. She says the car seat is less than a year old. (We trust her in general, and also know her firstborn arrived 11 months ago). She swears that she has never been in a car accident and that the seat is in excellent condition. States that she has all the pieces and the installation manual. Is it a bad idea to purchase a used car seat for a friend.

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  1. T. Meyer "Mr. Meyer" says:
    227 of 232 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best Car Seat Available – Has Important Features, March 8, 2010

    This review is for the Graco Snugride 35 Infant Carseat – Lowery

    1. Self Supported Canopy (Big plus for me)
    2. Easy to adjust harness
    3. Up to 35lbs and 32 inches
    4. Sturdy Base with adjustable angle
    5. Extra handle position
    6. Great design (haven’t seen the other designs, Brunswick and Flint)
    7. Rubber on base to prevent slippage
    8. Works with the Graco SnugGlider Swing

    9. On the heavy side of car seats

    1. I must say I am really writing this review because of the self supported canopy. I have seen and used many other strollers and car seats with annoying canopies that latch to the back of the head rest and come out a certain distance. While this is a standard design, I hate it. Unless the canopy is really huge, it is basically useless, because unless you live on the equator, the sun always comes in at an angle. The Graco Snugride 35 has a self supporting canopy frame. So the canopy can be adjusted as far forward as you’d like and still maintain its structure. This is such a great feature to keep sun light, wind, and all sorts of weather off the baby, regardless of what angle it’s coming in at. Sure other car seats let you unlatch the canopy from the back and move it forward, but then the back of the canopy droops down because it has no support.

    2. I love the harness on this seat. First off it has the individual side clips that can be buckled in separately, so there is no fancy finger work trying to get the two sides together and then snap it in. Second, the harness is easily loosened by depressing the clamp and pulling the harness away from the baby. This makes for easier access to the baby. Just in case you were worried, when the seat is snapped into the base, even if you depress the clamp, the harness won’t budge. Safety feature I guess. I had a car seat prior to this one that was just incredibly difficult to loosen the harness, so annoying. I do say the chest plate seems a little large for a newborn, but my 7lb 7ounce son does just fine (he’s now 8lb 4ounces).

    3. I love how long this should last. It seems so stupid to buy a car seat that can only be used a few months. 35 lbs and 32 inches should make life a little easier. However, this feature causes a little more weight, which I will discuss later.

    4. I am coming from and Eddie Bauer car seat to this car seat and owe my, the difference is like night and day. I don’t know what Eddie was thinking, but their base was so wobbly when installed it was like placing the car seat on a took pick and praying it didn’t tip over around a curve (Yes, I put all my weight on it and tightened it real tight). When I installed the Graco Carseat, which was a breeze to do, it felt sturdy before I even gave it a big tightening pull. And to add the security, the base has an angle adjustment knob which causes the plate on the bottom, called the `foot’ to move downward by twisting the knob on top. I did this after I tightened the base in. This increase in height tightened the base even more. That base doesn’t move an inch, or even a millimeter. The only thing I’m worried about, is the nice square imprint the foot will leave on the seat of my car, lol. Oh well, the safety of my child is way more important.

    5. The extra handle position is another plus for me. Most car seats have 2 positions in which the handle snaps. One spot is the carrying position and the other is at the head rest. The Graco Snugride 35 has and extra one in between. It’s not really a big deal, but it’s just one of those things that makes life a little easier. Mostly I like to set it in that position when he’s in the car so that the handle doesn’t block my mirror set up.

    6. Design is awesome, soft and sturdy. My wife loves the print. So do I since it’s pretty neutral and we are planning on having more kids. I love the newborn head rest. It’s seems more plump and effective than others, but I do agree with the other review that it could be plumper as there’s still plenty of room for the newborn head to move around. We just add a small rolled up towel around his head for now. In about a month, I imagine it will be the perfect size.

    7. I love the rubber and the bottom of the car seat. It makes me feel so much more at ease when I put him down on a slick surface. Also it still has a curve to it so you can rock the car seat if you’d like.

    8. This car seat works with the Graco SnugGlider, which I am so happy with right now. My son will cry (sometimes) when I first put into the car seat, but as soon as he’s situated, it’s off to a peaceful sleep. He doesn’t like being still though for very long. So we either place the car seat on the swing or hurry up and get to the car. Not sure…

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  2. Sara R Zamani says:
    68 of 68 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Saved my 11 month old’s life, July 16, 2012
    Sara R Zamani (Folsom, CA, US) –

    I received the Graco SnugRide 35 as a baby shower gift and knew that it had stellar safety features in addition to looking cute without being too cutesy. This last Friday we were in an awful crash and according to the E.M.T. who rushed us to the hospital, this car seat was the reason our baby is with us completely unharmed today. Since I was sitting by her when the accident happened I saw with my own eyes how she was completely cocooned in the seat so much so that when we were rammed with such force the first time, she didn’t even wake up from her nap. Even though I’ve been a regular amazon prime member for years (with packages delivered to my place on a daily basis) I don’t think I’ve ever written a review on Amazon before today because I’ve never be so thankful for anything I’ve ever purchased in my life. Here are more details along with images of what happened in the crash [...]

    The most important thing about a car seat is that it keeps our babies safe and I can vouch that beyond shadow of a doubt this seat does that job. Thank you Graco SnugRide!! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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  3. C. Hummer "phish mama" says:
    24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    LOVE IT!! and NOT bigger than old Snugride, August 4, 2011
    Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)

    I’m a mom of 4, so I’ve been around some carseats in my day. There is NO perfect carseat that I have found, they all seem to have a few glitches here or there that could use some improvement, but of the ones I have tried/owned…this is by far one of my favorites. First, I love this fabric…so modern and “chic” lol. More importantly, you can definitely tell there has been an emphasis on quality with this seat. I love the adjustable base, that I am not having to roll a towel or use a pool noodle to get just the right leverage under it. It’s so simple..just latch it in and twist with the seat in place…no guesswork. The other little feature I love on the base is the new belt clip if you are not using the latch system. No more locking clips!! which is also cutting out guesswork. This is a very cool feature in my opinion.

    As for the seat itself, super comfy. My DD loves it so much more than her old seat. It gives her just the right support in all the right places, she’s not hunched over when she falls asleep. Huge PLUS. I have no problems with the seat’s harness…it seems pretty standard to me. There is easy access to lengthen and tighten the harness while the child is in the seat. The upper buckle is not a problem for me and the lower buckle is super easy and super springy (i can unlock with 1 hand). I read reviews about the seat being too small at 4 or 5 months…this is not the case, just adjust the harness over the legs (there are 2 ways to adjust the harness instead of the typical 1). I also love the wider rubber grip across the handle. somehow it makes it easier to handle.

    As for the size and weight. It says it weighs more than the old snugride…I, personally, cannot tell a difference between the 2 in weight so I feel it is negligible. As for those saying it is too big. I have the old snugride and I put them in a side by side comparison… absolutely no difference in size, despite its now 35 lb rating. It may be slightly wider, however, (at least the base) but only slight and this is really the only difference I could tell between the two. So, if you are like me, have an old snugride and are thinking of upgrading but worried this might be too big due to the reviews…have no fear…it takes up no more space than the old one.

    All in all…5 stars. I love this seat.

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  4. 4Red says:

    If she is a trusted friend, yes, I would buy it from her.

  5. ♥JuJu♥ says:

    yes of course, especially since its still new. There’s nothing wrong with using it. However if your really not comfortable you can always get a new one to relax your nerves.

  6. Mark says:

    As long as you are positively SURE you have all of the information. Check the bottom of the carseat, you will find the last two digits of the year it was manufactured. If it is over TWO years, don’t use it, it is expired.However, please remember, IF you are wrong about this friend and she has been in an accident and you are then in an accident, you run the risk of the seat breaking apart in the event of an accident, badly injuring or even killing your baby. Wlamart has good ones for less than 40$ .

  7. britney says:

    No but she could of purchased it a year ago uses so check the expiration tag before u but all car
    seats have One

  8. Lindsay says:

    Its perfectly fine to buy a car seat from a trusted friend. Besides what kind of friend would lie about a car seat? Also earliest a car seat “expires” is 5 years, not two. If they expired after two years no one would be able to reuse their own car seats.

  9. Stiffler says:

    If it is 1 year old it should still be within it’s expiration date. Check the sticker on the base to be sure before you purchase it.
    If it all checks out then go ahead and buy her baby seat.

  10. boneheaderss says:

    Most car seats expire after 6 years. If you do not trust her with your child’s life then simply do not use it. Otherwise, I would be absolutely fine with using her Graco Snugride 35. In fact, here is a review on the Graco Snugride 35 (the review below was written by a child passenger safety technician (CPST):

    There are also installation videos in the review; I hope it helps you install it!

    And from the review, the Graco Snugride 35 lasts 7 years from the date of manufacturer.

    Also, you are not forced to buy an infant seat for an infant. You can get a convertible car seat for a newborn as long as the harness is adjusted at or slightly below the baby’s shoulders.

    Furthermore, did you know that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that kids ride rear facing to at least 2 years old? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that all 2 and 3 year olds who have not outgrown their convertible car seat to ride rear facing. These organizations recommend this due to the reasons below:

  11. Star is a chick says:

    Since she’s already told you it’s never been crashed, just ask if she ever washed the harness straps. If she hasn’t, it’s safe to use until the expiration date. Always check for recalls before purchasing a used car seat