The Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 35 is one of the most popular infant car seats in the United States. Graco’s Classic Connect design makes it easy to move this car seat from the LATCH-equipped stay-in-car base to a:
- Graco SnugRider Elite stroller frame
- Several Graco stroller models
- Graco Baby SnugGlider Infant Car Seat Swing Frame.
The car seat works as a travel system with many other brands of strollers as well. (See Best Infant Car Seat Reviews for a list of other compatible strollers.)
Graco’s rigorous crash testing, including side-impact testing, exceeds U.S. safety standard (FMVSS 213). Safety features like EPS, energy absorbing foam keep your baby secure.
Graco provides a one-year warranty. You can take a look at the Graco SnugRide 35 Manual (pdf) and see for yourself how easy it is to use.
Graco SnugRide 35 Car Seat Review – What’s Good
Parents love the classy fabric styles of the Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 35 almost as much as they love the safety features. The black and white Rittenhouse fabric is a favorite and works well for a boy or girl.
The cover can be machine washed on the delicate cycle and hung to drip dry.
The car seat base has a one-hand dial adjustment to ensure the proper installation angle. It also has an integrated belt lock-off to further simplify installation. There is a side level that lets you know the seat is at the right angle.
The sun canopy has a self-supporting frame so it stays rigid. You can adjust the canopy forward to block the sun without the back part drooping.
The bottom of the car seat will rock and the rubber keeps it from slipping on a slick surface.
Graco SnugRide 35 Car Seat Review – Concerns
Parents comment that the Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 35 is so large that it does not fit in restaurant booths or in the upside-down high chairs.
At 9.7 pounds, the SnugRide 35 is among the heavier infant car seats. You will not want to have to carry this car seat far, especially with a 35 pound baby in it.
Most babies will be too tall before they exceed the weight limit for this car seat. You may not get to use it any longer than you could use an infant car seat with a maximum weight limit of 30 pounds.
This is a long car seat that fits best in the middle of the back seat. If placed behind a passenger seat, the passenger seat must be moved all the way forward.
Graco SnugRide 35 Car Seat Review – The Bottom Line
The Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 35 Infant Car Seat is top rated by leading consumer publications and popular with parents based on its safety ratings. The eye-catching seat cover patterns make this a stylish choice for your baby.
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