For parents looking for the most portable (a.k.a lightest and tiniest infant car seat), Can The Graco Car Seat Snugride 30 be it? Read more.
Last Updated: October 25, 2017
|Rear-Facing Weight:||4-30 pounds|
|Height Limit:||Up to 30 inches|
Will It Fit In My Car?
*carrier without the base
|Do I need to use a pool noodle/rolled towel?||Yes|
|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?||No|
The Snugride 30 seat is easy to install even by first-timers. Fool-proof and definitely no-rocket science needed.
However, it can be hard to get it out of the base. Sometimes I feel it is good to know that it wouldn’t just come out of the base easily. It turns out that some parents don’t appreciate that it is too secure. They have to use all sorts of different techniques in all sort of different angles before they can finally release the carrier from the base.
How To Install Of The Graco Snugride Click Connect 30 Base With LATCH*
How To Do A Baseless Install Of The Graco Snugride Click Connect 30*
*The model used in the video is a Snugride 40, but installation procedures are the same
|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?||No|
|Does It Stay In Place?||No|
|Is It Easy To Move?||No|
Not only that you need both hands to pull the canopy down, but as soon as it is down, it will slide back again easily. And it does click loudly and can startle a sleeping baby. 🙁
|Is The Material Breathable?||Yes|
|Seat Weight:||7 pounds|
|Machine Washable Cover?||Yes|
|Comes With An Infant Body Support?||No|
|Easy To Remove Cover?||Yes|
|Shoulder Harness Has Pads?||Yes|
It Has A Comfortable Cushioning. Hurray for this feature! It is one of the most important things to look for since it is directly related to how comfortable your little passenger will be.
It’s the lightest infant car seat I have found so far (and its improved version Snugride 30LX). Parents who don’t plan to click this seat on a compatible stroller will surely appreciate how portable it is.
I am surprised that some parents actually mentioned the newborn insert to be pretty useless. The product specs did mention that it DOES NOT come with it.
Replacing the insert with a more useful one, like the Summer Infant Snuggler, will help.
It Comes In Cute Patterns. Lol, I know. It’s not necessary to mention it but hey, some parents who got it noticed it, too!
How To Remove Graco Snugride 30 Seat Cover For Washing
How To Put Back The Snugride 30 Seat Cover After Washing
How To Manually Rethread The Graco Snugride 30 Harness
Name Of The Product: Graco Snugride Click Connect 30 Infant Car Seat
Cheapest Place To Buy
|Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Click Connect Baby Travel System, Gotham *|
|Graco Snugrider Elite Stroller and Car Seat Carrier, Black *|
Although the Graco 30 is easy to install, some parents find it hard to remove the carrier from the base.
The canopy that doesn’t stay in place and is not easy to move can be solved by getting a separate infant car seat cover to drape over the seat instead. Not only will it eliminate the canopy issue, but it will also provide an overall coverage against the sun and other harmful elements.
As mentioned by parents who got the Graco Click Connect 30, getting a separate infant insert will help newborn and younger babies to be more comfortable on the seat.
It is small enough and definitely lightweight – something that a parent like me who is not very keen on carrying heavy seats around will appreciate.
Alternatively, I highly suggest that you check out the reviews of parents who got this seat to know more about their feedbacks.
What Do You Think?
If you have any thoughts about this seat, please feel free to leave them in the comments section.
Read Related Reviews
The Top Ten Infant Car Seats