Thursday, November 3, 2011

Things I Love Thursday - Graco Smart Seat

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I am officially in awe of any mom who works full time and still has time to blog regularly. I don't have time to shower and blow dry my hair regularly - let alone blog. I almost cried tears of joy when I woke up the other morning and realized that Joey had washed all the dishes and cleaned up the kitchen the night before. Of course I'm also hormonal since after 18 months without her AF is making her return so that could be it too. {That means that we can start planning on trying for #2 next year! :) }

On to Things I Love Thursday. This item I don't have yet but it will be one of Jellybean's presents for Christmas. I personally feel that child passenger safety is a huge deal. Jellybean is currently still in his infant seat, rear facing because he is just a tiny little thing. The AAP now recommends we rear face until at least the age of 2. Our plan is to go long past that. It's just safer. That being said his infant seat will be uncomfortable after awhile and he will want to sit up more soon. Rather than investing in a convertible car seat, then a forward facing and then a booster seat - we are going to shell out the big bucks once on one of these.

  • Rear-facing in a harness from 5-40 lbs, forward facing in a harness from 20-65 lbs. then as a belt-positioning booster from 30-100 lbs.
  • SafeSeat Engineering - Engineered & Crash Tested to Meet or Exceed US Standard FMVS213:
  • Side Impact Tested* (*In addition to meeting or exceeding all applicable US safety standards, the SmartSeat™ car seat has been side impact tested for occupant retention with the built-in 5 point harness system and with a standard vehicle harness system when in high back booster mode. Please consult your vehicle's owner's manual for more specific information on the performance of your vehicle's safety belt system.)
  • New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) – peak crash force approximately 2X Car Seat Standard
  • Extreme Car Interior Temperatures
  • Convenient, stay-in-car base with belt lock off for one time install (LATCH equipped)
  • Steel-reinforced frame & car seat base provides strength and durability
  • Locking indicators on seat & stay in car base to help ensure proper installation
  • Integrated harness storage compartment holds the harness straps that are not in use while in the belt positioning booster mode
  • Easy-to-read level indicator on the seat, helps eliminate installation guesswork
  • No Re-thread harness for quick & easy harness adjustment
  • One-hand, 6 position adjustable head rest for your growing child
  • On-the go, 5-position recline so you can recline child while in use
  • EPS, energy absorbing foam liner
  • Flip-up armrests makes it easy for child to get in & out of car seat
  • Child's cup holder keeps child's drink close by

Is it a lot of money? Yes, without a doubt.

I don't think any amount of money is too great though when it comes to my child's safety. I love this seat because of all the options you get with it though. The car seat can recline into 5 different positions so if he falls asleep I can recline him back and let him snooze. Rear facing up to 40 lbs! Harness can be adjusted with the click of a button. And no needs to keep replacing seats as he grows. This is one investment I think is well worth the money.

What are some of your big ticket items this winter?

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1 comment:

Sara said...

Linked up! I need to find A a car seat soon, I'm thinking about for Christmas. I can't believe Jellybean is on his way to 1 so fast!!


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