Celebrating Exploration, Innovation & Columbus Day

In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
He had three ships and left from Spain; He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain.

If you grew up in the U.S., chances are you learned this childhood sing-song rhyme about Christopher Columbus, bravely setting out for uncharted territory (and surely hoping that the world wasn’t flat like most people believed!). Today, in honor of Columbus Day, we’re thinking a lot about exploration and innovation and giving a special shout-out to our engineers and product developers here at Graco®—they are true pioneers and visionaries when it comes to exploring new frontiers when it comes to baby gear. Here are some of our favorite—and parents’ too!—innovations:

Click Connect™: Graco just introduced our new Click Connect technology this summer, in the revolutionary SnugRide® Click Connect 40 infant car seat. Already, parents are loving it! Click Connect technology provides a one-step secure attachment between the infant car seat and stroller (or to the stay-in-car base) to create a travel system. Our engineers really listened to moms and dads who wanted a simple, secure way to connect their infant car seat / carrier to the car and to a stroller. Click here to learn more about Click Connect.

Reversible Napper & Changer™: Having a baby usually means having a lot of stuff, so it’s a huge space saver when products do double duty. The Reversible Napper & Changer on Graco’s Pack ‘N Play® does just that—on one side, it’s a comfy napper that cuddles your infant for cozy naps, and on the other side, it’s a perfect, safe place for diaper changes. It’s a great convenience feature because you won’t have to run to the nursery for diaper changes, and the changer features wipe-clean fabrics that help eliminate mess. Click here to learn more about the Reversible Napper & Changer.

Simply Safe Adjust™ Harness System:  The Simply Safe Adjust Harness System is one of those features that parents don’t know they’ll adore until they use it. Traditional car seats require parents to un-thread the harness, adjust the height and then rethread it from behind in order to achieve the all-important perfect fit for your child (a properly fitting harness is essential for car seat safety). Instead, Graco seats (like the Argos™, Size4Me™ 70 and My Size™ 70) offer this simple, one-hand, no-rethread harness than adjusts in just a second with a simple push of a button. That way, your child can always ride safe and secure with a perfectly fitting harness.

FastAction™ Fold: Graco product developers are always looking for ways to make life easier for busy moms, and the FastAction Fold is a lifesaver for parents on-the-go. This signature one-second, one-hand fold on our line of FastAction strollers means that moms and dads can hold baby with one hand and quickly fold their stroller with the other. Click here to learn more about the FastAction Fold.

So, here’s to the innovators, the explorers and the moms & dads who love their creations. We salute you!

What are some of your favorite Graco innovations?


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