The Graco Snugride Click Connect 35 LX is not really the best choice when choosing an infant car seat. Learn why.
Last Updated: October 25, 2017
|Rear-Facing Weight:||4-35 pounds|
|Height Limit:||Up to 32 inches|
Will It Fit In My Car?
|Height||15.59 inches (without base)|
|Do I need to use a pool noodle/rolled towel?||No|
|Easy To Install?||Yes|
|Easy To Uninstall?||Yes|
|Easy To Click Into The Base||Yes|
|Easy To Remove From The Base||Yes|
|Number of Recline Positions||6|
|Has A Belt Lock Off?||Yes|
The Graco Click Connect 35 LX’s base has six recline positions. It is enough to give a comfortable recline for a newborn so you would not need to make use of a pool noodle when installing it, both with the base or without it.
To know if you have the proper recline, there is a pendulum indicator in the base. When installing it without the base, make sure that the line on the infant carrier is parallel to the ground.
It is easy to install, with or without the base. Learn how to do it from the following videos.
How To Install The Graco Snugride 35 LX’s Base Using The Seat Belt And The LATCH System
How To Install The Graco Snugride 35 LX Without The Base*
*The model used is a Graco Click Connect 40, but the installation process is the same
|Country Of Origin:||China|
|Side Impact Tested:||Yes|
|Approved For Airplane Use:||Yes|
|Easy To Buckle And Unbuckle?||Relatively|
Some parents find that the straps can be quite short. Should the straps become too short as your child grows and you find the need to replace them with a longer one, refer to the following video.
How To Replace The Strap Buckles Of Graco Click Connect 35 LX
|Length Of Canopy||
Extends a little more from the middle because of the visor
|Does It Gets In The Way Of The Carry Handles?||Yes|
|Does It Stays In Place?||No|
|Is It Easy To Move?||Yes|
The Graco 35 LX’s canopy can be extended a bit by the added visor.
The space between the handle and the canopy is very limited. Carrying it by hand or arms will not be very comfortable. Best to get the canopy out of the way or attach it to a compatible stroller.
The canopy also does not stay in place. To fix this problem, drape over an infant car seat cover instead. Doing so will not only keep your child protected from harmful elements but also, it can give your hands or arms a decent space to carry it.
|Is The Material Breathable?||No|
|Seat Weight:||9.75 pounds|
|Machine Washable Cover?||Yes|
|Comes With An Infant Body Support?||No, Only Removable Head Support|
|Easy To Remove Cover?||No|
|Shoulder Harness Has Pads?||Yes|
The Graco Click Connect 35 LX’s seat material is not very breathable. If you live in a place where the weather is always hot, this seat might not help keep your child feel comfortable.
It’s quite heavy. But it’s not the heaviest infant car seat yet.
If you need to wash the machine washable cover, the presence of head-wing type headrest makes removing the seat cover a little time-consuming.
Here’s a little help on how to separate the strap on the canopy area so that you can remove the canopy for washing.
How To Pull Apart A Graco Car Seat Canopy Strap
This seat does not come with an infant support upon purchase. However, it already comes with a removable head support and shoulder harness pads. It is always better to use an infant support for a newborn to keep them more protected.
And finally, It has a generous expiration date of 7 years after the date of manufacturing.
Name Of The Product: Graco Snugride Click Connect 35 LX Infant Car Seat
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Like the Graco Snugride Click Connect 40, this is the only other Graco infant seat that has a “head-wing” type of headrest, at least as of writing this review.
This headrest is supposed to provide extra safety. Also, your child can use it to lean on their heads when they get a little older.
However, some parents prefer it not to be there, especially for older babies. That is because its presence can somehow restrict their movement, especially in the head area.
It’s a comfort issue versus the promised extra safety that Graco wants to provide.
Getting this just because of the headrest is not justifiable. The seat lacks in some essential aspects, like the ease of buckling your child in the seat and the unbreathable fabric to name a few.
If I am after the headrest for side impact protection, I would rather go with the Graco Click Connect 40.
I highly suggest that you check out the feedbacks of parents who got this seat to help you decide more.
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