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Graco SnugRide 30 (Classic Connect)
 
Approximate retail price:
$100
Summary: One of multiple models in the SnugRide line of infant seats offered by Graco.
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Type: Greater than 22 lb. capacity infant seats
About - Graco SnugRide 30 (Classic Connect)

The Graco SnugRide 30 (Classic Connect) is part of the car seat test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, infant car seat models like the SnugRide 30 (Classic Connect) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Crash protection:
Evaluation of a seat’s potential for providing an additional margin of safety in simulated 35mph frontal crashes when compared to the performance of similar models. Evaluation is based on injury criteria measured on standardized child-size dummies, head contact with the back of a simulated front seat, and the car seat’s ability to remain intact during the course of testing.

Ease of use:
Includes the clarity of instructions, installing the seat, adjusting harness positions, placing a child in the seat, securing the harness, and removing the child.

Fit to vehicle LATCH:
A rating of how easy it is to securely and correctly install each seat using the LATCH system in a variety of vehicles and how well the seats fit each vehicle once installed.
About This Brand

One of the world’s best-known names in child-care products. Graco originated popular products such as the Swyngomatic baby swing sold in the 1950s, and later Pack n’ Play portable play yards. Graco has the largest share of the child-seat market in the U.S. and is part of the Newell Rubbermaid group of companies.

Features & Specs - Graco SnugRide 30 (Classic Connect)
info Weight range (lbs.) 4-30
info Height range (in.) 30" or less
info Carrier weight (lbs.) 8
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User Reviews - Graco SnugRide 30 (Classic Connect)
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Graco Snugride 30
12/28/2013
Pros
Comfortable
Easy-to-use
Portable
Cons
Best Uses
Infants
Thin Babies
Comment:
I received this as part of the Graco Stylus LX Travel System. It has proven to be a very dependable and easy-to-use car seat. My daughter was born at 7.1 lbs. and is now 17.8 lbs. and 29 long. We are just now having to step up to the next level. It has been a very nice seat, easy to use, and after the first time, easy to install. My husband said he had a little trouble with the initial install, but when we have taken it out and reinstalled it, it has been a breeze. It has been very easy to carry her in the seat until recently; it has been a bit heavy for me. We fit it into a 2010 Honda Civic Si (4 dr.). My husband (6'5) can't fit in front of it, but I can (5'8).
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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