A Mom Confession with the Graco® SnugLock™ 35 DLX Infant Car Seat

How to install the Graco®  SnugLock™ 35 DLX Infant Car Seat

This post was sponsored by the Graco® SnugRide SnugLock™ 35 DLX Infant Car Seat. All opinions and experiences are my own and are as a result of utilizing the product in our day to day life. 

Ok, confession time: I've never once in my three years of motherhood installed a car seat. 
Never. Not once.

My husband has always been the car seat installer - if the seats need to be pulled out to be cleaned, swapped into Grandma's car or installed prior to our run to Labor and Delivery, he is the one to handle it. And the reason why is simple:

I am terrified to do it myself.

I don't think I could live with myself if I unintentionally installed a car seat incorrectly and then one of my babies was hurt as a result. Frankly, even typing that made my stomach turn and my heart race. And it seems my fears are justified - a recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 49% of infant car seats were incorrectly installed. But, Justin is going to start traveling for work more and I am going to need to be able to install a car seat like the Boss Mom that I am, so it seems that time has come for me to figure this business out.

How to install the Graco®  SnugLock™ 35 DLX Infant Car Seat

We've been on the hunt for a second rear facing infant car seat for Georgia to use in my husband's truck and with the Grandparents, so I started the search with "ease of installation" as a major priority. When Graco® reached out to me and asked if I would give the Graco® SnugRide SnugLock™ 35 DLX Infant Car Seat a try, I (nervously) said yes. 

How to install the Graco®  SnugLock™ 35 DLX Infant Car Seat

I gave it a go and, honestly, I dominated it. After a little step by step coaching by my husband, I was able to install the car seat, start to finish, correctly and safely, in just a few minutes! Take a peek of me working that install:


Here's what makes the Graco® SnugRide SnugLock™ 35 DLX Infant Car Seat the jam: 

Install is a simple, three-step process that rewards you with the no-doubt-about-it, audible "click" when the infant seat is installed correctly (seriously, scroll down and check out the video of me installing the base in all of my mom glory - you'll hear it!). The system has level indicator on the base that helps ensure installation is correct and is paired with the InRIGHT LATCH to ensure that even the car seat installation newbies, like myself, can get it right. 

I, of course, had my husband supervise my efforts and even he was impressed with how easy it was to install the base using a seat belt with the SnugLock.

How to install the Graco®  SnugLock™ 35 DLX Infant Car Seat

Bonus points go to the SilentShade Canopy which opens and closes without making a peep so you won't wake your tiny tyrant and the one handed adjustable handle, which makes getting baby in and out super easy. If I have to be the car seat installer, I need all of the help I can get, even in the sunshade and handle department.

How to install the Graco®  SnugLock™ 35 DLX Infant Car Seat

And, in less important news: how cute is that striped pattern?? 
It reminds me of a comfy sweatshirt and I am digging it!

How to install the Graco®  SnugLock™ 35 DLX Infant Car Seat

You can read more about the Graco® SnugRide SnugLock™ 35 DLX Infant Car Seat here

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