Graco SnugRide Infant Car Seat – Top Reviews & Key Info

  • Graco SnugRide Infant Car SeatPrice Range: $80 to $120
    • Extra Cost: $40 for extra base
  • GooGooLove: ♥♥♥ (3/5)
  • Pros:
    • Lightweight
    • 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: 5-22 lbs
    • Height: Up to 29″
  • Product Weight & Dimensions:
    • Weight (with base): 12.7 lbs (with base); 7.5 lbs (without base)
    • Dimensions: 24.2″H x 17.5″W x 26.7″D

Most Helpful Reviews on the Graco SnugRide Infant Car Seat.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars(4/5) – 9/4/2011 – … The handle is a pain to move sometimes and the adjustable straps can only be adjusted in the back, but these are not issues that make this seat unusable or unsafe. I would recommend this seat for anyone who is looking to buy a safe seat and not spend over $100 for one when really there is no need in it…. (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  • 2.0 out of 5 stars(2/5) – 12/26/2012 – Pros – This fabric on this car seat is stylish – very gender neutral. It is one of the more light weight seats that I saw to choose from. This seat does click and release very easy from the base. I do like the large shade for blocking wind and sun. Cons – The head support piece was not sufficient, however, had to purchase one to use instead. Also, on our seat, the buckles are VERY difficult to latch and the red button to release the buckles is VERY difficult to push…. (read more and buy it at Target.com)
  • 2.0 out of 5 stars(2/5) – 5/29/2010 – … Unfortunately this car seat is extremely uncomfortable for a “floppy” newborn because it will not recline enough. I literally had to hold my baby’s head while she slept. The silly “head support” that it comes with was totally useless to a newborn. Also even though it’s only cool springtime and we had AC my baby still sweat a LOT on her back side because the material is completely UNBREATHABLE…. (read more and buy it at Walmart.com)
  • 1.0 out of 5 stars(1/5) – 2/27/2010 – … We returned it right after opening it. Reasons: 1. FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT: straps cannot be front adjusted! Only can be adjusted by fiddling with metal buckles behind the seat. 2. Material feels cheap and plasticy. 3. Canopy doesn’t move well, feels cheap, and has no view window…. (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars(4/5) – 4/13/2011 – … We gave it 4 stars just because the carrier handle button is a bit stiff and the canopy is a little flimsy. Otherwise we love this seat. It’s lightweight, safe and will hold our son until 22 lbs…. He seems comfy in it and usually falls asleep/stays asleep in it…. (read more and buy it at Babiesrus.com)
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars(4/5) – 8/9/2011 – Great car seat! Loved our snug ride for our first son… Strap in front made it easy and convenient to adjust every time we put him in. HOWEVER, this newer version, does not have the same strap. It’s rather inconvenient to adjust because you have to pull the straps separately from behind. The metal pieces in the back that hold the straps in place don’t seem like the will hold, but they do fine…. (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

  • Meet the car seat more moms rely on than any other. Our top-rated Graco SnugRide™ has been thoughtfully constructed and rigorously tested for safety to help keep your baby secure from that very first ride home. Its LATCH-equipped stay-in-car base makes it easier to get baby in and out, and the easy-to-read level indicator helps ensure correct installation. Add in the removable infant head 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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