Searching for the best infant car seat to put in your baby registry is probably one of the most time-consuming parts on becoming a first-time parent. The Graco Car Seat Snugride 35 is one the many options.
But how do we know if this seat is what we are looking for?
With that, I have compiled all the best feedbacks as well as the worst ones in this article to help you decide.
Let’s get started.
Last Updated: October 25, 2017
|Rear-Facing Weight:||4-35 pounds|
|Height Limit:||Up to 32 inches|
Before you continue reading about the highs and the lows of this seat, make sure that it can fit into your vehicle.
Will It Fit In My Car?
*height of carrier (without the base)
|Do I need to use a pool noodle/rolled towel?||No|
|Base: Easy To Install?||Yes|
|Carrier Easy To Install Without The Base?||Yes|
|Easy To Uninstall?||Yes|
|Carrier Easy To Click Into The Base?||Yes|
|Carrier Easy To Remove From The Base?||Yes|
To help you deal with the installation here are very useful videos.
How To Install The Graco Snugride Click Connect 35’s Base
How To Install The Graco Snugride Click Connect 35 Carrier (Without The Base)
Additional Caution Is Needed When Installing By Seat Belt. The Snugride 35 has a narrow belt path. This causes the straps to twist through the buckles. As a result, the seat will sometimes not stay locked.
For safety purposes, using a locking clip will ensure a secure installation.
|Country Of Origin:||China|
|Side Impact Tested:||Yes|
|Approved For Airplane Use:||Yes|
|Easy To Buckle And Unbuckle?||Yes|
|Length Of Canopy||Extends to the middle|
|Does It Get In The Way Of The Carry Handles?||Yes|
|Does It Stay In Place?||Yes|
|Is It Easy To Move?||No|
There are several issues with the canopy. First, it gets in the way when you are holding the handle. The space in between the handle and the canopy is not much, so if you have bigger hands (hello Daddies!), you will find it annoying.
In relation to this, you will then try to move the canopy up to give more room for your hands. Only then you will realize that it is difficult to move the canopy.
|Is The Material Breathable?||No|
|Seat Weight:||7.5 pounds|
|Machine Washable Cover?||Yes|
|Comes With An Infant Body Support?||No|
|Easy To Remove Cover?||Yes|
|Shoulder Harness Has Pads?||Yes|
The fabric is said to be uncomfortable in a hot weather as it does not stay cool.
Unlike some seats that go up to 11.5 pounds, this car seat is only 7.5 pounds. It one of the lightest and it definitely is one of the most bearable to carry around.
Although not a major thing, it’s good to know that this seat comes in pretty colors.
Simply wiping the fabric to clean it is enough. For a parent with a baby who spits up a lot, this is nice to know since you don’t have to wash the seat cover every time. However, should you need to wash the cover, here are useful videos on how to remove the seat cover and put it back.
How To Remove The Graco Snugride 35 Car Seat Cover For Washing
How To Put Back The Graco Snugride 35 Seat Cover After Washing*
*You can use the steps here to guide you on how to manually re-thread the seat harness
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Some parents find that once you remove the newborn head support that it comes with, you’ll find that the seat is not padded enough for comfortable long rides. The head support also does not offer enough support.
I like that it is a safe and sturdy seat in general. But the lack of comfortable padding for long rides is something to think about.
You will want to have a happy little passenger that is comfortably seated for a fuss-free travel.
It is a decent seat, yes.
This car seat is also sturdy and safe enough for your child. But you will need several things to make it work.
First, the canopy issues can be solved by draping over a car seat cover instead of using the default canopy. That way, you’ll have space for your hands to carry it.
Another way of transporting it around without worrying about the handle-canopy issue is by using a compatible stroller.
The Snugride 35 is compatible with all Graco Click Connect strollers. After removing it from the car seat base, simply put it in your chosen Click Connect stroller and wait for the “click” and you’re good to go. Removing it from the stroller is also a breeze!
Will I get it for my child? Yes – but it has to be on sale. That way, the money I saved can be used to buy a car seat canopy cover to solve the canopy issue.
However, if it’s in its usual price, I’d probably consider the Graco Snugride 40 instead, which is more padded enough for comfortable rides, has breathable materials, has higher weight and height limits as well as comes with a no-rethread harness.
I highly suggest that you check out the reviews of parents who got this seat to help you decide more.
What do you think?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!
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