#GracoSafety: Learn More About the SnugRide Click Connect 40

I made a BIG parenting mistake this year….

Like so many other parents, when my son turned one, we turned him around into a forward-facing car seat. It was what we did for our daughter back in 2010, and as far as I knew, it was still safe – and legal – to have your child forward-facing as long as he was 12 months or 20 pounds.

I was wrong.

Back in 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics put out new recommendations for infants and car seats. They recommend that children remain rear-facing in the car until 2.

Two years old.

The problem was that our son was HUGE! He was almost 30 pounds, and he was so long his legs were scrunched up in the back of the car.

We turned him around.

Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 To the Rescue

The Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 is the ONLY infant car seat that provides rear-facing protection for babies from birth to 2 years old.

It has a 4 to 40 pound weight limit – a full two years! And its base adjusts with eight recline positions for most leg room in any rear-facing car seat.

And, my favorite feature, it has the Simply Safe Adjust harness system, which allows parents to adjust the harness and headrest with just one hand to fit the baby’s height as he grows. No more re-threading the harness every time you need to adjust the setting!

Actually, now that I think about it, that is probably my husband’s favorite feature – he usually gets the car-seat adjustment job!

Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 Demo and Review

I’ll be reviewing the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 right here in the next few days. Be sure to check back, or subscribe to my YouTube channel to learn more.

I received a Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 as part of this party promotion.

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Is Two Too Young for Disney?

I want to take The Girl to Disney World. I know she is only two, and most of you would tell me it’s too young, and she won’t remember anything about the trip, but I don’t care.

I’m selfish. I want to see her hugging characters, singing songs and dancing to the parade music.

What sealed the deal for me was a Disney party we went to, The Disney Summer Social. The Disney Summer Social was sort of an “on the road” Disney party for adults kids. We danced. We ate. We played. And the girl? Got her favorite Disney character painted on her arm.

It was a blast. And it reminded me of how much I want to take her to Disney.

I went to Disney for the first time when I was about 3. Do I remember a lot of the trip? Not necessarily, but I have photos like these to help me.

In fact, it’s the photos that have made the memory last as long as it has. And, Disney gets that. That’s why their new experience, “Let the Memories Begin” is so impressive.

“Let the Memories Begin” takes the photos, or memories, throughout both Disney parks, and makes them larger than life, shining the images on Cinderella’s Castle in Disney World, and “it’s a small world” at Disneyland Resort.

Disney PhotoPass photographers will capture guests caught up in the Disney experience – a memory in the making – and as many as 500 photos will be used in each location. The nighttime show will use the latest in high-intensity projection technology to create vivid visuals that seem to defy the architecture of the building.

How cool is that?

So, I am ready to “let the memories begin” with our family.

How old were your kids when you first took them to a Disney Park? Did they love it??

Disclosure: I was invited to the Disney Summer Social party. All opinions are my own.

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My Present to You: Baby Socks That Stay On

Moms and Dads, Ladies and Gents, I present to you the Holy Grail of Childhood Fashion:  A baby sock that stays on.

Why is it so hard to find a baby sock that stays on a baby’s  feet? I’ve tried Carters and Old Navy, Target and Wal-mart, even fancy schmancy Baby Gap socks, and you know what? They never stay on. It seems like I’m always missing one. Sometimes I wrangle shoes on The Boy just so his freaking socks will stay on.

In the summer it didn’t matter so much, but in the winter? The Boy can’t go around without SOCKS for crying out loud.

Okay, so back to the sock that actually stays on. Here’s the deal. I kind of sort of swiped it from daycare. Okay, not REALLY, but this pair of socks found their way into The Boy’s diaper bag, and I have no idea where they came from.

People, this is a problem. Because, being the ONLY pair of socks that actually stay on The Boy’s feet, I want more. I want to stockpile these socks in every size.

Alas, I only have one pair. And despite me examining every stitch on these socks, I cannot find a tag or name to get more.

So will you help me, Internet? Where can I get more of these socks? And do you, fabulous readers, have any suggestions on socks that stay on babies’ feet? Because there’s no way I am washing these puppies every day.

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