By: Zoe P.
There are moments in life when things make absolutely no sense during the moment you are experiencing it but then you can look back and see everything falling in place nicely. They say hindsight is 20/20, right? And that rings true so much to me now that I’m having my second baby. It’s been nearly 6 years since my first baby was a tiny, slippery newborn. While I first thought I was meeting one new person in my life, it was actually two- my new baby and myself as a mom. For 9 months I thought everything would come naturally to me once my baby was born, but I wasn’t anticipating feeling completely overwhelmed, pained, and tired. I can look back on that time now as I anticipate the birth of my second baby and I know what to expect. I know everything won’t be perfect, and I’m ok with that, I think. I know there will be an adjustment period, and I know we will get through it. This time around, it all clicks, and I’m excited to make my little princess a big sister.
All of the big-gear items on my registry were Graco the first time around and are still Graco this time. I love the value Graco products offer, and while many of the items I had for my first baby are still in great condition for my new arrival, I wanted to make sure we had the latest in safety technology and an updated infant car seat for our new baby. I remember fumbling with the instructions as my husband tried to figure out how to properly install an infant car seat. I also remember always second guessing him and questioning myself as to whether or not it was safely installed. When I read that close to half of infant car seats were installed incorrectly, it made me stop in my tracks. So, when I was looking into new car seats recently I was relieved to discover the new Graco® SnugRide® SnugLock™ 35 DLX Infant Car Seat. It has been specifically designed to help eliminate the guesswork from the installation process. You can see me installing it in mere seconds in the video below:
I read the directions which seemed pretty straight forward and proceeded to install the car seat. In just three steps, I heard the “click” sound and I felt confident the car seat was securely installed. While safety is always my top priority, I also love the extra “bells and whistles” the Graco SnugRide SnugLock 35 DLX offers. Like the one-handed handle adjustment and the Silent Shade canopy that quietly adjusts to keep the sun out of baby’s eyes. You can find out more about the SnugRide SnugLock infant car seat and other available models by checking out Graco Baby.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.