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Description:  Graco Snugride 32 Infant Car Seats accommodate babies up to 32 pounds and 32 inches long.  The Snugride 32 has a padded seat, with EPS energy absorbing foam.  The seat pad is washable and the infant head support can be removed once Baby grows out of it.  The sun canopy can be rotated 180 degrees and the weather boot can be removed when unnecessary.  Graco Snugride Infant Car Seats have a 5-point harness with front adjustment.  The car seat base stays in the car and is LATCH equipped.  This car seat comes in a variety of colors and patterns.

Graco Snugride Infant Car Seats
Why we like it:  By law, all infants must be rear-facing until they are both one year and at least 20 pounds.  Most other infant car seats can only hold a baby up to 22 pounds, meaning your baby could grow out of his or her infant car seat by the time he or she is 9 - or even 6 - months of age.  With its higher weight and height limitations, the Graco Snugride 32 Infant Car Seat fits 97% of one year olds.  This allows you to use your infant car seat longer, and keep your baby facing backwards in his or her infant seat until it's time to graduate to a forward-facing convertible car seat.  To allow for taller babies, Graco Snugride Infant Car Seats have three sets of harness slots whereas the original Snugride only has two.  Although its capacity to hold larger babies also means it is heavier than smaller infant car seats, we feel the pros outweigh the cons.  This car seat is roomy, yet streamlined.  In fact, many people have reported that their Graco Snugride 32 Infant Car Seat still fits nicely in the back of even a compact car.  Another nice feature is its newly designed carrier handle which proves to be more comfortable for parents to transport.  The handle adjustment mechanism moves much smoother than other models where the buttons tend to stick.  This car seat fits nicely in Graco travel system strollers and along with a seat adaptor, also fits into other brands of strollers including Bugaboo.  Most importantly, Graco Snugride Infant Car Seats meet or exceed all U.S. safety standards.  All in all, we feel that this is a terrific car seat that will give your baby at least one year of usage for a very reasonable price.

Things we wish were different:
Some parents complain about how heavy it is to carry their baby in this infant car seat.  We have come to accept the fact that carrying a baby in any car seat is heavy!  It's just one of those things in parenthood that we have to deal with until our babies outgrow this stage…and move on to the next!

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