October 31, 2012

Graco SnugRIde Click Connect 40 {Giveaway}

When it comes to car seats, I'm a Graco fan through and through.  We've had our share of car seats, borrowed and bought, including the curse-inducing one that currently graces Jude's spot in the backseat.  It's impossible to tighten and unhook when removing it from the car.  Imagine how stressed I was trying to do it last month when stranded on the PA Turnpike, trucks whizzing by at 70mph.  Scary.

Now imagine my relief when, as part of the Graco Nation, I was able to review a the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 and kick Jude's non-Graco seat to the curb (or at least to Grandma's car).
Soren rides in a Graco Nautilus, which is q reliable and easy-to-use seat, so naturally I was eager for Jude to ride in a Graco too.  The new SnugRide 40, which is sold exclusively at Babies R Us, is an innovative rear-facing car seat that can be used from newborns up to age two (from four to forty pounds).

I'll admit I was skeptical, wondering how Jude at 16 months would fit into what essentially looks like an infant car seat.
Remove the fluffy inserts (seriously the softest I've come across) and adjust the harness straps, and maybe pull out the kick plate for those longer toddler legs and you're good to go.
My son is small for his age, so he has no problem fitting in the Graco SnugRide 40.
This will be a cozy ride for Jude, and was much easier to tighten and install than our other car seat.  I'm not sure if it would fit a true 2 year old, since some of the ones I know are quite tall.  However, I haven't seen another car seat that is rear facing that attempts to accommodate an older toddler.  It must be such a dilemma for car seat manufacturers, since the recommendations are to have kids rear-facing until age 2. How to accommodate those long legs?
Graco does it quite nicely, with the adjustable base.  The seat itself is really easy to convert as your child grows.  Simply adjust the Simply Safe harness and headrest behind the seat with a click, and then adjust the base recline (8 different positions) with two buttons on the side.  The footrest pops out to make room for the feet.  Really simple.

Like other infant car seats, it pops out of its base (which gets installed in the car) and can be carried with the handle.  Not that I'd attempt this now, with a toddler, mind you, but it is nice to have that feature with an infant.  It also has a sun canopy, which is great for car naps and protecting Jude from projectiles coming from his brother's seat.  The Click Connect system that allows it to attach to the base also works with Graco Strollers, allowing you to use the SnugRide 40 outside of the car as well. 
I only wish we had had this when Jude was born, rather than using it on the tail-end of his babyhood.  And I do hope they create some other styles; to me both options seem more tailored to girls, even the purple-grey Moonstruck pattern I chose.
One other drawback to the seat is that it's awfully long when fully extended, which might be hard to fit into a compact car like our Focus.  For now it fits fine, but as Jude grows I worry that extending the adjustable base might impede upon the driver's seat.

Graco's SnugRide Click Connect 40 is a great investment for new parents not wanting to change out a car seat before the switch to a forward position.  Check it out at your local Babies R Us.

WIN IT!
One lucky reader will win a Graco's SnugRide Click Connect 40!  Please enter via Rafflecopter below.  
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I received a SnugRide 40 car seat from Graco for review purposes.

129 comments:

  1. I'd like to win to put this towards a new carseat for my daughter. I love that the straps are so easy to adjust on this!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I'd like to win this as we are looking to upgrade our infant seat. We have a Ford Taurus, not totally sure if it'll fit, but we sure will try :-).

    So happy that Soren's home!!!

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  3. My favorite item is the new FastAction™ Fold Sport Click Connect™ Stroller. And I would love to win because this car seat is just what I am looking for!

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  4. One click and connect stroller. I want to win because I need it.

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  5. I like the Affix Youth Booster for my older grandchildren and would like to win this one for a new grandchild.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  6. i like the Quattro Tour Duo Stroller also !
    lisae819@yahoo.com

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  7. i like the Rittenhouse comtempo highchair

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  8. oh, I would like to win because baby #7 is on the way and the fact that you can use this seat a good long time is attractive when you already have 4 others in carseats

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  9. I love the Graco Nautilus combination seat for the later years. It looks super easy to use. I would love to win this seat for our baby, because we believe in extended rear-facing as long as possible. This would allow us to rear-face for a long time with the convenience of an infant seat. I love it!

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  10. i like the Trekko Stroller.
    I would like to win this carseat as an awesome gift.

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  11. I would love to win for my daughter. I also love the Blossom 4 in 1 seating system in Edgemont

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  12. one click and connect stroller and i want to win for my sister who is expecting
    debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  13. I would love to win this for our first child. I like the one click and connect stroller!

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  14. Angie

    I like the carseat in the moonstruck color. I like the carseat because it fits children up to age two

    anguken at yahoo dot com

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  15. Ready to Grow stand and ride stroller looks very nice!!! I would love the car seat for one of my new grand babies so they can use the same car seat for at least 2 years

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  16. LOVE the one click and connect stroller and I want to win for my niece who is expecting her second baby within weeks :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  17. I love this new carseat idea from Track. Also love the pack n play

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  18. I love this new carseat idea from Track. Also love the pack n play

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  19. I love this new carseat idea from Track. Also love the pack n play

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  20. I love this new carseat idea from Track. Also love the pack n play

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  21. My favorite product from Graco would have to be the new Click Connect 40 seat! I love the Mena color. It's my favorite because of how long you can use it and how safe it is. I had the Safeseat for my son and loved it, but they no longer make it and it expired. I'd love to win the new seat for our baby girl due in December since we don't have a seat for her yet!

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  22. My favorite product from Graco would have to be the new Click Connect 40 seat! I love the Mena color. It's my favorite because of how long you can use it and how safe it is. I had the Safeseat for my son and loved it, but they no longer make it and it expired. I'd love to win the new seat for our baby girl due in December since we don't have a seat for her yet!

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  23. I love the Duo 2-in-1 Swing & Bouncer, saved me so much when our first son was born. When he could not sleep we put him in one and he would sleep
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  24. I'd like to win because I like the I like the adjustable base and the weight limit is up to 40 lbs and my favorite product is the suite solutions pack n play playard

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  25. I love that it keeps baby rear facing for 2 years. This would make a great gift for my brother who is having his first baby

    Theresa J

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  26. i like the Quattro Tour Duo Stroller. would love to win this for my son

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  27. I currently have the Snugride 30, but love that this has a higher weight limit.

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  28. Contempo™ Highchair - i would love to win this because our old on is about to expire!

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  29. I like the Metropolis Stroller. I want to win so that I know my granddaughter is safe anytime she is in the vehicle!

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  30. My favorite is the True Focus™ Digital Video Monitor. I would love to win this for our little one coming in March. Thanks! sonyadmorris@gmail.com

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  31. This would be perfect for my soon-coming little one. I like the 40 pound weight limit.

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  32. i also like the Blossom™ 4-in-1 Seating System, and i need to win a good car seat for my little one due in may

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  33. I like the Trekko Stroller. I would give this car seat to my new grandbaby.

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  34. Pack 'n Play® Playard with Newborn Napper® Elite

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    1. oh and I want to win for my 2 month old, he needs a nice seat like this

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  35. I like the Pack 'n Play® Playard with Newborn Napper® Station. I would love to win the SnugRide 40 because it sounds like an awesome carseat and we really need a new one.

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  36. I really like the Trekko Stroller and I would love to win this for my son! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Reneewalters3@yahoo.com

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  37. I would love to give this to my grand baby for Christmas. It's fantastic! Thanks!!!

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  38. The Pack and Play is phenomenal from GRACO. Every parent I know loves this.

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  39. Obviously the weight limit, my kiddos tend to be on the larger side and outgrow their infant car seats way to quickly! I am having another little one in Dec and would love to have this for him!

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  40. i would like to give this to my sister as a baby shower present! i also like thier pack n plays!

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  41. I love their Contempo™ Premier Highchair in Minnie Mouse. I would like to win this for my pregnant sister.

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  42. i like the Pack 'n Play® Playard with Newborn Napper® Station. i would like to win because we are trying to have a baby

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  43. I love the SnugRide carseat. We had one for my son and loved it but this version looks so much better, with lots of great features.

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  44. I like the Duo 2-in-1 Swing & Bouncer & I want to win this because I am expecting baby #1 in February!

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  45. We loved our Graco Safe Seat but it expired for baby boy so I would love this car seat for him!!

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  46. I like the Cozy Dinette Highchair and I would like to win the SnugRide for my 4 mth old baby girl.

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  47. Travel Lite™ Crib is cool and love this for the safety of the product
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  48. I like the Graco's Trekko Travel System. I'd love to win the Graco Snugride 40 for our little boy that we're expecting in March!
    konakouture at yahoo dot com

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  49. Pack 'n Play® Playard with Cuddle Cove™ Rocking Seat is my favorite and I want to win the carseat because I have a baby on the way and need a new one! Tburchar (at) yahoo.com

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  50. I love the sweetpeace swing! This would be perfect for my spring arrival!

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  51. I love the Travel Lite™ Crib in the Pattern: Jacqueline™. I would really love to win this because I have a baby on the way and am in need of a carseat! :) Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  52. I like the Sweet Snuggle™ Infant Soothing Swing. I would ove this carseat for my niece who is expecting a baby because she doesn't have a car seat.
    Susan Chester

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  53. LOVE the FastAction™ Fold Sport Click Connect™ Stroller 1832156 and I'd like to win the SnugRide 40 for my sister who's expecting.

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  54. Love this new click connect 40 car seat for three main reasons - Comfort, Safety and Longevity.

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  55. My carseat is going to expire in December, so this would be great. I love the Snugride I've used the last few years.

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  56. My favourite Graco item that we currently own is the Duo 2-in-1 Swing & Bouncer, love that I can use it as either & the bouncer is easily transportable upstairs & down. We would LOVE to win the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 because our 11 month old's bucket seat expires in December & we're also expecting another baby in January. 2 car seat purchases right at Christmas time PLUS having 3 older kids just makes it a bit tough financially. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  57. I like the Soothing Swing.
    I would like to win this for one of my mother's coworkers who recently had a child who was born with downs syndrome and physical deformities. I know that it's going to be harder for her to raise a child with medical needs so I would like to help her out.

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  58. My favorite Graco product is the Myride 65. I LOVE that I was able to keep my son RR passed 2 years old and will be able to keep him hanessed in it for sooo long! What I like about this new Snugride is that I will be able to keep my baby girl (due in March) RR as well for so long without need a new carseat for a while!! She will also be RR passed 2 and harnesses until she is old enough to date... HAHA!

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  59. I like the My Ride™ 65 or 70 Convertible Car. Thanks for the giveaway.

    thabal628 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  60. As much as I would love the Smart Seat All-in-one, pattern Jemma, we can't afford it.
    We do however need a new carseat for our youngest, or should I say larger carseat. She's almost 4 months and has almost outgrown her infant carseat.

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  61. My favorite Graco product is Stylus DLX Travel System-Vance. I would like the Snugride because I have a new baby coming in December and this car seat would be amazing to have as it can be used for so long.

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  62. So far this is my favorite graco item and I would be so blessed if we won it! Thanks

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  63. Fav - our graco high chair. It would be so cool to win this for my son.

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  64. So far this is my favorite graco item and I would be so blessed if we won it! Thanks

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  65. I also like the Sweetpeace infant swing. I would like to win because I am pregnant with my first baby.

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  66. We've always bought Graco strollers and have loved them! I'd like to win this for my cousin who is due in February!
    Cassie
    cjm92995@yahoo.com

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  67. I love the Trekko Stroller and I would give it as a gift for baby shower

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  68. the my ride 70 I have

    drea8685 at yahoo dot com

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  69. My favourite Graco item would be the Trekko stroller. It looks like the type of pram that would be a dream to pound the pavement with. Id love to win because it would be nice to have something like this for my next baby.

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  70. Love the Pack 'n Play® Silhouette™ Playard.

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    1. Sorry, hit publish before I finished. We'd love to win because we've already gotten rid of all the baby stuff.

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  71. I love that's it's made for babies from newborn up to 40 pounds! I would love to win this because I would love it for my baby that is due in April! First time I will be able to use the same seat for a very long time!
    priscillavbenavides@yahoo.com

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  72. One click and connect stroller,I would love to win this for my son due in Feb.

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  73. I like the Duo 2-in-1 Swing & Bouncer. I would love to win the Graco Snugride 40 because I like how it can be used until age 2. I was debating between an infant car seat vs a convertible car seat that allows newborns to be in. the plus side of the snugride 40 is we can transfer the car seat to the inlaws easily. With a convertible car seat we will have to take it out and place in the other car.
    Thanks for a chance to win one!

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  74. I like the Duo 2-in-1 Swing & Bouncer. I would love to win the Graco Snugride 40 because I like how it can be used until age 2. I was debating between an infant car seat vs a convertible car seat that allows newborns to be in. the plus side of the snugride 40 is we can transfer the car seat to the inlaws easily. With a convertible car seat we will have to take it out and place in the other car.
    Thanks for a chance to win one!

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  75. I love the duo swing and bouncer! And I would give it to my sister who just found out shes pregnant! Yay!

    jaragabrielle1018@gmail.com

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  76. I love their car seats actually and I'd love to win because I NEEEED a new carseat for surprise baby no.2!

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  77. I'd love the RoomFor2™ Stand & Ride Stroller. And I'd like to win this for my friend who is pregnant :)

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  78. I love the Graco pack and plays! Awesome giveaway! I would love to win this for a friend!

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  79. My favorite Graco item is the highchair. I would love to win this carseat for my newborn.

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  80. I like the Pack 'n Play® Silhouette™ Playard and I'd really like to win this giveaway because I'm due with baby Nov 18th, this car seat looks great! I can trade out my hand me down :)

    sweetmelbelle31 at yahoo dot com

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  81. i'd like to win because my sister is due in march and will need an infant seat.

    My fav gaco item is the Quattro Tour® Duo Stroller
    littleheathen9109 @ Yah00 d0t c0m

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  82. I like the quattro tour duo stroller too. I would like to win because I am expecting baby number three soon and will need a carseat for him/her :)

    Laura_Andry(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  83. I love the Graco musical Mat Jumper. I want to win the Snug ride 40 to give to my sister. Kelly F.

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  84. Avalon Glider & Ottoman is beautiful. I would love to win this for my daughter

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  85. I like the Pack n Play Play yard. I want to win this for my niece who has a one year old and is due again in January 2013. :)

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  86. I love all Graco products! I want to win a new car seat for my son due in February!

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  87. I like the blossom 4-in-1 seating system
    I want to win this for my baby.

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  88. I have a Graco pack and play, but with twins on the way I could really use another car seat for grandma's car too.

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  89. My daughter is 16lbs and is nearing the end of her carseat's weight life... I think the Graco Snugride we have is a 20lb-er.

    I love the 1 second ear thermometer!

    Thanks!

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  90. I like the Pack 'n Play® Silhouette™ Playard..I would like to win because i've just learned a friend of ours is expecting & want to help out

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  91. I like the Comfy Cove swing. I would love to win this car seat so that I will be prepared for when I have a baby in the next year!

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  92. The Size4Me is my current favorite Graco product, that my toddler uses. I would LOVE a SnugRide 40 for the baby we're expecting in January!

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  93. pack n play. we can pack it and take it w/us.

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  94. I am a soon-to-be mom so I don't know of any loved Graco products yet. However, I have been researching car seats like crazy. When I came across the Snugride 40, I was instantly sold. I don't want to have to buy more things than necessary and this seems like it would work out perfectly. I have been looking a many other Graco products as well since they seem to be the tried and true pieces for baby!

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  95. i would love to win the SnugRide® 35 Infant Car Seat because my daughter does not have one yet and it would save us all alot of money if i won this instead of buying one.

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  96. Due in January with our first... not sure which of their products I love yet!

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  97. I would love to win for my little cousin due in the next few weeks. I really loved the Pack 'n Play® Silhouette™ Playard thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  98. Just found out this past weekend we're expecting a little boy and I am just now researching car seats for him and this looks like an attractive option! Thanks for the honest review!

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  99. This car seat is awesome.. I would love to win this for my sister who is due in January.

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  100. I have a dear friend who is pregnant and could really use this car seat!

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  101. I love the Graco Pack N' Play!! It was perfect for when my little guy was a newborn, and perfect even now that he is a little bigger!

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  102. I love their pack n plays. We just found out we are expecting a child and are super excited. We do not have a car seat yet, well we really do not have anything yet :) but we are super excited

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  103. I'd love to try the Quattro Tour Duo Stroller. acrook1@yahoo.com

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  104. I love the Graco SnugRIde Click Connect 40. I take recommendations seriously and love that I can keep my child rear facing up to 2 yrs old. And even better the child still has leg room. -Anita Anderson

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  105. I love the RoomFor2™ Stand & Ride Stroller.....what a great product. I would love to win this for my sister. They are in need of a car seat....this one looks awesome!

    bergiejrfhe at yahoo dot com

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  106. love love love this seat! its my top pick right now. so perfect for newborns and bigger toddlers !

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  107. The Blossom 4-in-1 seating system looks interesting. It would accommodate all the different sizes of grandchildren that visit me. I would love to win the car seat for my daughter who is having a baby on Monday.

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  108. I like pippin double stroller I would love to win because I need a car seat with the new baby on the way

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  109. Would love to win the carseat to use in my mil's car. I also love the Lovin' Hug® Infant Swing 1788153!

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  110. the Quattro Tour Duo Stroller, rear facing up to 2 yrs old

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  111. the Pack 'n Play® Silhouette™ Playard

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  112. That looks perfect, we are about to move out of the smaller size!

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  113. It looks comfortable and safe...what a great seat. Their FastAction Fold Stroller looks great too.
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  114. I'd love to have the Twin Ipo Stroller for my kids. The SnugRide 40 would be great for my car..the one we currently have is hard to adjust. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  115. The Quattro Tour Duo Stroller would be nice for the grandkids.
    I would like this because my daughter is pregnant again and will soon need a carseat for the new baby. This looks like a really nice one.
    carol lewis

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  116. I like the True Focus™ Digital Video Monitor. I'd like to win this for my younger son is 9 months and about to outgrow his infant seat.

    cincyangel5 at yahoo dot com

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  117. I love the Pack N Play on the go playyard because it is so nice to keep in the downstairs to put the baby down for a nap or whatever so she is in the same room as me instead of upstairs in her crib. I would love to win to have a car seat for my husband's car too.

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  118. I like the Pack 'n Play Playard with Newborn Napper Station. I'd love the SnugRide 40 for my baby niece...it looks easy to use! trixpixel[at]gmail.com

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  119. i love their sweetpeace™ infant soothing swing and all of their products withstand time and are awesome! I would love to win this cause i have a new baby on the way and i thought i could use her older sisters seat and to find out they expire after 5 years!! =0(

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  120. I love the Pack 'n Play® Playard with Newborn Napper® Station DLX. Would be great for baby. I would love this to give to a friend who is in need of everything before her baby is born.

    Entered under Jill L

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  121. I like the FastAction Fold Stroller. I want to win this for my cousin

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  122. I like the Quattro Tour Duo Stroller and I would love to win this for my soon to be, next grandchild.

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  123. Love the 1 second ear thermometer and I would love to win this for my 2 month old so we can keep him rear facing longer - my boys grow quickly!

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