SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40 Frequently Asked Questions: Stroller Compatibility, Height & More!

There has been a tremendous response to Graco’s new SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40— the first and only infant car seat to provide rear-facing protection for babies from birth to 2 years old. The launch of this innovative new product has elicited some interesting questions, so we thought it might be helpful to provide answers to your frequently asked questions about the new SnugRide Click Connect 40.

There’s something unfamiliar in the product’s title: Click Connect. What does that mean?
Graco’s innovative new Click Connect technology, allows parents to easily connect the infant car seat carrier to the stroller with a simple one-step secure attachment to create a travel system.

Which strollers work with the SnugRide Click Connect 40?
The SnugRide Click Connect 40 infant car seat is compatible with any Graco Click Connect Stroller.  Currently, Graco offers the FastAction™ Fold Sport Click Connect™ Stroller, the FastAction™ Fold Click Connect™ Stroller and the SnugRider™ Elite Stroller with Click Connect technology.

While I’m shopping, is there something I should look for on the package of strollers?
Great question!  You will see the Click Connect logo on both the packaging as well as the product, including the SnugRide Click Connect 40 and on all of the strollers it “clicks” with. Here’s a copy of the logo, for easy reference.  

Can the SnugRide Click Connect 40 be installed without the base?
According to the manual, the SnugRide Click Connect 40 can be installed without the base using the vehicle seat belt. The base adds convenience for parents who wish to take the infant car seat in and out of the car without disturbing their little one, eliminating the need to re-install the car seat every time. Please consult the manual when installing your infant car seat with or without the base to ensure proper installation.

Looking at the instructions for the SnugRide Click Connect 40, I see that there’s a 35” height limit. Are there any other height limits in play, like the 1” rule that I’ve seen on other seats?
That’s a great observation! When your child is positioned properly in the seat, it’s important to make sure that the top of his or her head is a minimum of 1” below the top of the head rest, for a safe, secure fit. In our testing, this will include children who are up to the 40 lbs. and up to 35” tall in most cases.

I’ve found that it’s a little challenging to tighten the harness the last bit on my tiny baby. What should I do?
A proper harness fit is really important! We recommend that you make sure that the soft goods are positioned properly on the seat and headrest, and you should have no problem adjusting the harness, even for a small child.

We hope this Q&A has answered most of your questions about the SnugRide Click Connect 40. However, we’ve developed a whole website just to give clear (& interesting!) information, as well as product and installation demonstrations of this revolutionary new car seat. Check it out at

Happy (safe) riding!

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7 Responses to “SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40 Frequently Asked Questions: Stroller Compatibility, Height & More!”

  1. new mama October 21, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    I know that other graco snugride carseats (30 / 35) are compatible and can be used with the bugaboo bee, britax b-agile strollers with the proper adapters… can the new snugride 40 also be used with these strollers using the existing graco adapters for each of them??

  2. Rob March 20, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

    My wife and I already ordered the Bugaboo Donkey and Graco adapter. We have registered for this car seat, will it be compatible with our stroller and adapter?

  3. elsie March 21, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

    The Graco Click Connect car seats ARE NOT currently compatible with any strollers other than the native Graco Click Connect system. We really fell in love with the harlow – but just returned it today after discovering that there is not yet an adapter for the Bugaboo Chameleon we already have. We called Bugaboo and they are aware of the gap and told us they were still currently “testing”. They don’t project to have anything on the market for 6 months to a year from now.

  4. Drew June 17, 2013 at 12:31 am #

    We recently got the SnugRide Click Connect 40 for our soon-to-arrive first child, as well as an additional base. When installed using the LATCH system, both bases are incredibly tight and secure with no wiggle at all. However, when I put the car seat on either base, it seems loose and wiggles quite a bit from the base. This is my first child and I am concerned that this is not right. I want to ensure that this is not something to be worried about. If it is not normal, I would like to know how to fix it. If it is not something that can be fixed, I would like to know what the return policy is on your products so that I can exchange it for a more secure car seat and base.

  5. Michelle August 30, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    Drew-I have the exact same concerns! My base does not move on the seat of the car, but the carseat itself seems to wiggle from side to side quite a bit. Have you gotten a response or a solution to the concern?

  6. Elizabeth December 9, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    I am so bummed! I was just given the bugaboo donkey with the Graco adapter as a gift and it is not compatible with my Graco click connect 35… :(

  7. Elena August 18, 2014 at 6:44 pm #

    My son is 38″ tall and 33lbs. He still has 1″ down from the top of a car seat. We still transferred him in convertible but my son is very tall for his age so I assume this car seat will be really great for 2 years for most kids. Good Job, GRACO!