Graco SnugRide 30 Infant Car Seat – Top Reviews & Key Info

  • Graco SnugRide 30 Infant Car SeatPrice Range: $100 to $140
    • Extra Cost: $45 for extra base
  • GooGooLove: ♥♥♥ (3/5)
  • Pros:
    • Great for preemies
    • Comfortable padding
    • Easy to insert/remove from base
  • Cons:
    • Flimsy head support
    • Hard to buckle & adjust straps
    • Fabric isn’t breathable
  • Child’s Weight & Length Limitations:
    • Weight: 4-30 lbs
    • Height: Up to 30″
  • Product Weight & Dimensions:
    • Weight (with base): 15 lbs (with base); 7.5 lbs (without base)
    • Dimensions: 24″H x 16.5″W x 27″D

Most Helpful Reviews on the Graco SnugRide 30 Infant Car Seat.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars(2/5) – 4/13/2012 – I looked at a lot of car seats before buying this one. I wanted something that would last longer than the typical 22 pound infant carrier without being super heavy. This one fit the bill — at least on paper. Things started out great, but well — my baby is only 18 pounds and we are having to buy a new seat. When I moved the straps to the highest height setting (he’s tall), there was so little give left in the straps that getting him into the seat became a nightmare. I had to shove and pry him into it…. Pros:… Cons: Narrows up around the head, creating problems for taller babies. Straps don’t let out far enough at the given height settings to accommodate taller children.  (read more and buy it at Diapers.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 4/29/2012 – I had triplets at 26 weeks…my babies were tiny even for 4 lbs. This carseat was very good…works great for a preemie. It is really easy to get in and out of the car; the base has hooks that connect it into the car – which is very convenient once installed; and it has alot of padding around the baby. (read more and buy it at Walmart.com)
  • 3.0 out of 5 stars(3/5) – 11/8/2012 – … The padding is very comfortable but the only thing I am very upset about is that car seat doesn’t fit him any more. My son is only 4 months and I have to go out and buy a new car seat now to fit his weight…. (read more and buy it at Walmart.com)
  • 3.0 out of 5 stars(3/5) – 8/29/2012 – This is a great car seat as far as safety, yes. Its colors are adorable with even detailed lining on the canopy, yes. It is very practical especially when paired with the stroller base, yes. HOWEVER… The pretty black and white material is some kind of non-breathable plastic which gets very hot… Additionally, the seat belt locks are very hard to put on and the head rest is kind of flimsy and moves a lot…. (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 1/8/2012 – i love this carseat :) the pattern is sooo pretty and looks even better in person. i am a loyal graco buyer and the snugride 30 was a no-brainer. it is solid and sturdy, but doesn’t feel like it weighs 100 pounds. i have a small car and this fits as well as i could ask…. the infant insert cradles my baby perfectly and i love how the shade isn’t secured in the back and be pulled further forward to keep sun out of my daughters face. (read more and buy it at Diapers.com)
  • 3.0 out of 5 stars(3/5) – 5/7/2012 – I like the fact that this car seat seems safer than other’s I have had. My baby fits nice an snug inside of it. I like how it’s very easy to hook up and loosen or tighten straps as well. However, this car seat is much bigger than previous ones I have owned. I have a smaller car and I have to push my seat up so far just for it to fit in the back. I also find this seat to be VERY heavy!… (read more and buy it at Babiesrus.com)

Gear in Action

  • See a video review here and a video by Graco here.

What the Makers Say

  • Our top-rated Graco SnugRide™ 30 has been thoughtfully constructed and rigorously tested for safety, including side-impact testing, to help keep your baby secure from 4- 30 lbs. and up to 30 inches tall. Its LATCH-equipped stay-in-car base makes it easier to get baby in and out, and includes an on-base level indicator to further simplify installation. Add in the removable infant body support and the EPS, energy absorbing foam, and it’s easy to see why this infant car seat is one of America’s favorites.… (read more at GracoBaby.com)

Any Safety Recalls :( ?

  • Not that we’ve heard.  For the most up-to-date infor­ma­tion, search the Con­sumer Prod­ucts Safety Division’s web­site here.

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