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Car Seats - Infant Car Seats - Graco Snugride Infant Car Seat

Updated on January 31, 2015

Car Seats - Infant Car Seats - Graco Snugride Infant Car Seat


Now, we are going to discuss car seats -- infant car seats and safety regarding the use of car seats. Infant cars eats are deemed necessary when traveling with infants and it is a requirements by the law in almost all countries.

According to reports by national highways, the proper use of car seats for infants and car seats for toddlers saves lives, as proven by statistics on road accidents.

There are many infant car seats which you can buy at any big stores -- product specific stores or online stores. Based on reviews, popularity and personal experience, the Graco Snugride Infant Car Seat is an infant car seat which you can rely for the safety of your baby.

Manufacturers usually abide by the laws to avoid recalls of baby products like car seats.

The Graco Snugride Infant Car Seat is one of the leading car seat products which to my mind is worth the money you spend on it.

Infant Car Seats - Graco Snugride Infant Car Seat

Buying An Infant Car Seat

Some of the issues parents asked when they think of buying an infant car seat is the following : the use of seatbelt, forwards or rear facing (the law requirement for an infant is to face the rear until they reached a certain weight, in a convertible or infant car seats".

The Graco Snugride Infant Car Seat uses a padded padded harness (5 point), a nice and "retractable sun canopy for shade", and a nice padded "headrest insert to support your baby's head"

Graco Snugride Infant Car Seat

Mostly what we are looking for when we buy a baby product is that safety first and then we will look at it if we can afford it, it doesn't necessarily mean that a product is the best if they are the most expensive ones. Moreso with other baby products like in infant car seats as long as we abide by the instructions by the manufacturers bearing in mind safety precautions, and we attached the baby correctly to their seat, it is alright and our baby will be safe.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggested that a good infant car seat should be ----- "the one that fits your child, fits your vehicle, and that you will use correctly on every trip".

The Graco brand is a name popular in infant car seats because it is known for its :

  • reliability
  • it is not as heavy -- light and you can carry it around
  • the seat itself is good
  • you can also put this infant car seat in the stroller if you want to buy the same Graco stroller and into a shopping cart when you go shopping
  • affordable for its worth
  • can be used in another automobile/car without difficulty even without the base which goes with it when you buy the product

The Graco Snugride Infant Car Seat come with  different color like :

  • Lotus, Platinum, Ally, Betsey, Brentwood, Broad Sheet, Inman Park, Lively Dots, Mickey, Milan, Tango in the Tongo


In particular using an infant car seat properly can :

reduced mortality due to road accidents.

In the US, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as quoted in the AAP website --

  • "car safety seats are 71% effective in reducing deaths for infants and 54% effective in reducing deaths for children ages 1 to 4 years".
  • "Belt-positioning booster seats reduce the risk of injury by 59% for children ages 4 through 7 years".

Furthermore they said that "Clearly, restraining infants and children in the proper car safety seat does help keep them safe"

Further Information about Car Safety and Infant Car Seats Use

If you have any questions and want to read further more about car safety seats, infant and baby car seat safety and overall information about safety in traveling with children, go to this site -- here in the US ---- http://www.aap.org/healthtopics/carseatsafety.cfm -- American Academy of Pediatrics website.

Summary/Conclusion

When buying an infant car seat for our baby, we make sure that we get the one which is safe for our baby, fits them well and one we can use in our car. Other characteristics of the infant car seats like the weight, design, color comes next. We want also to make sure that our money is worth the purchase and this baby product is affordable. The Graco Snugride Infant Car Seat is a nice infant seat because it can be attached to the shopping carts and you can easily put it in the stroller. It follows the safety laws about car seat safety and it comes with different colors to choose from.

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    • TINA V profile image

      TINA V 

      7 years ago

      The information you’ve shared is useful to let all parents and drivers understand the importance of a good car seat for babies or kids. Indeed, it will help protect our children. This is also a good review of the Graco product.

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Thank you Ms Petra Vlah, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Thanks Tony, you're right there, Maita

    • LeanMan profile image

      Tony 

      8 years ago from At the Gemba

      I would never travel without putting my baby in a good quality seat, thanks for the selection.

    • Petra Vlah profile image

      Petra Vlah 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles

      Hello Maita,

      You know so much about baby products and which ones are safe. As a new grandmother I am interested in your useful hubs so I will be coming back to read more of them. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Thank you Mam Rev for the compliments, Maita

    • RevLady profile image

      RevLady 

      8 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      I think the options parents have in selecting baby car seats today are awesome. Thank you for expressing the need for safety and patience in ensuring the child is fitted properly in the seat in the car.

      Great hub!

      Forever His,

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