Graco Snugride 35 Reviews: Is It A Good Investment? 

When you have a kid, it’s always important to choose a car seat that is best right for them. One car seat line you should check out is the Graco line, specifically, the SnugRide Click Connect 35. It’s a car seat that has been around for a while, making it worth checking out. But is it any good? Let’s find out in this in-depth review on this car seat. 

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What Are The Features? 

There are quite a few features that the Click Connect 35 has to offer, including:

Four colors to pick from. You can pick a color that best complements your vehicle. 

It lasts 7 years, making it a car seat that’s worth the investment. 

You can put it in the car without its base. 

Two ways to adjust the harness, making it quite useful for many situations. 

Made from EPS foam, this car seat keeps your baby nice and protected. 

It’s a good car seat if your baby makes a mess, as the covers are machine washable. 

For babies and toddlers who are 4-35 pounds. That’s where the 35 in its name comes from. 

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What We Like About It

There are many things about the Graco Snugride 35 that make it likable. These include. 

  • Decently Priced 

The price does vary, but as of this article, it goes for around $139 on Amazon, making it a good deal. While not the cheapest car seat in the world, it is quite good for a mid-ranged car seat. 

  • It Fits Well 

Some car seats are too bulky. When your car is compact, this can be a bit of a problem. 

Luckily, this car seat fits well for most smaller cars, making it quite easy for you to put it in your car and keep it there. 

  • It’s Very Reclinable 

Another aspect about this car seat is that it has a reclining feature that is quite adjustable. You can adjust the recline until your baby is comfortable, which is always neat. 

Rear-Facing Or Forward Facing 

If you want your car seat to face the rear, you can do so for babies up to 35 pounds. 

Nice Canopy

The canopy of a car seat is always important. You want one that has a canopy you can adjust to protect your baby from the sun and allow them to sleep. Luckily, the canopy is large and easy for you to adjust. Your baby will sleep like a baby. 

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Good For A Graco Click Connect Stroller

This car seat fits with a stroller that is GCC. This allows you to put the car seat in the stroller for a seamless transfer. We love that about this car seat. 

Machine Washable 

Again, we love how the car seat has covers you can take off and machine wash if you need to. 

What We Don’t Like 

Unfortunately, this car seat does have a few disadvantages. No car seat is perfect, but this one is has a few flaws that we feel should be improved upon for later editions. These include:

Unbreathable Fabric 

While the fabric is decent, we feel it should be more breathable during those hot days. Your mileage may vary on this one, however. 

Infant Insert Isn’t That Great 

While it nice this car seat has an insert for infants, we do feel like its head support could be a bit better, providing more comfort for your baby. This is especially true if your infant is premature. This car seat claims to be good for premies, but there are a few things it needs to improve on.

It’s A Bit Heavier Than You Would Think

While this car seat isn’t too heavy, its specs make it seem lighter than it is. With this car seat, you may want to try lifting it before you buy, so that you can make sure it isn’t going to break your back when you carry it. 

Height Adjustment Is Annoying

When you want to adjust for height, you have a harness that you may need to rethread. Doing this is a bit of a hassle, but it’s something that you will have to deal with. 

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Installation Can Be Annoying For Older Cars 

Depending on your car, this car seat can either be convenient or annoying. The LATCH installation is said to be annoying for older cars, but it’s less annoying for newer ones. If you have a newer car, you don’t need to worry much. Either way, test before you buy to see if it will work for you. 

What Are The Reviews Saying?

With that said, what are the reviewers on Amazon saying? There are many versions of the 35, but in almost all versions, it does have a positive reception with 4.5 out of 5 stars. Many reviewers love the safety and convenience of this car, yet a few reviewers point out the flaws we mentioned.

What Do We Think? 

This car seat is a bit of a mixed bag. There are some good things about it, but there are also a lot things that need improvement as well. If you’re looking for a safe car seat, this is one for you. It has the receipts to show that it’s good for crashes, but it has a few annoying design flaws as well. 

We believe that you should try before you buy, and shop around for the car seat that you need. You may be surprised to find that there are quite a few car seats for quite a few situations, and not all sizes fit all. Make sure you have a car seat that best suits you and your needs, and you will go far. Otherwise, you may be struggling a bit. 

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Conclusion

This car seat is decent, with all things said. If you can try it out, or order it risk-free, then all means, check it out. We wish there were a few improvements, but perhaps those will come down the road. Overall, not a bad car seat. 

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