Saving money is always great, especially when it comes to baby gear for growing families! That’s why we really love Babies ‘R Us’ annual “Great Trade-In” event, which will be held nationwide this year from January 18 through February 10, 2013.
It’s simple: just bring in your used baby gear, and during the same visit to the store, you’ll enjoy 25% any piece of Graco® gear. So, for example, you could bring in an old stroller and get a brand new stroller for 25% off. Have a Pack ‘N Play that’s collecting dust in a closet? Bring it in and pick out a shiny new model for 25% off.
Our minds were swirling with the almost endless options of new Graco gear to help make your life with baby more comfortable and easy. We’ve put together this handy guide of some of our favorite products, in Babies ‘R Us stores right now.
Infant Car Seat: SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40, Moonstruck
Every parent wants to make sure their precious little one is riding as safely as possible, and according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the safest way for babies to ride is rear-facing, at least up to 2 years of age. The only infant car seat on the market to make that possible—from a tiny 4 lbs. up to 40 lbs. is the top-rated Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40. The seat has been rigorously crash-tested to meet or exceed all U.S. safety standards and features Graco’s easy-to-use Click Connect technology. That means that you can “click” your car seat into the car seat base or into a Click Connect compatible stroller in one simple step. For the little girl in your life, the SnugRide Click Connect 40 also comes in the beautiful Mena fashion.
Just because you have a little one in tow doesn’t mean you can’t maintain your sporty persona. In fact, what better way to teach your child to live an active lifestyle than to bring him along while you’re out and about? The FastAction Fold Sport stroller is the perfect way to bring your baby (up to 50 lbs.) for some on-the-go fun. It’s lightweight and features the signature one-second, one-hand FastAction fold, so you can be ready to go at a moment’s notice, and it works with any of the SnugRide® Click Connect infant car seats, making a secure connection in one step. Extra features like an extra-large, expandable canopy, 3-wheel design with locking front swivel wheel , parent’s tray with storage and cup holders, a child’s tray with cup holder and an extra-large storage basket make this stroller the perfect addition to your gear line-up.
Convertible / Toddler Car Seat: My Size™ 70, Odyssey
Parents really love this comfortable convertible car seat: the My Size 70 holds a rear-facing infant from 4 – 40 lbs. and a forward-facing child in its 5-point harness from 20 – 70 lbs. Part of the safety and convenience of this seat is in the Simply Safe Adjust™ harness system, which automatically adjusts both your harness and head rest height (8 positions for growing kids!). The InRight™ LATCH system allows for a one-second LATCH attachment. Great safety features such as EPS foam, 5-point front-adjust harness system and Side Impact testing give parents peace of mind, while added features such as 3-position recline, integrated cup holder and removable head and body support keep baby comfortable.
Don’t you love it when products do more than one thing? We do too! That’s why moms & dads love the brand new DuetSoothe Swing + Rocker. The name pretty much says it all, but here are some of the best features: the swing seat doubles as a rocker so that your baby can have the best of both worlds. In swing mode, there are three different seating positions and you can choose to have baby swing back and forth or sway side to side. In rocker mode, it’s easy to keep baby close by as you move around the house, due to the convenient carry handles. Extra features like 2-speed vibration, 6-swing speeds, 10 songs and five nature sounds built in and a mobile with soft toys make this swing a favorite of parents and babies!
Playard: Day2Night™ Sleep System, Antiquity
When your little one arrives, all you want to do is keep him close, all around the home. The Day2Night Sleep System helps you do just that! The portable bassinet lets you carry him with you anywhere in the house, and you can use it with the slim-folding stand to create a bedroom bassinet—so he’ll sleep right by your side overnight. The playard, with playard bassinet (you can use it alone or with the portable bassinet docked inside), flip-away changer (for babies up to 30 lbs.!) and essentials storage, creates an infant care station—it’s really like having a mobile nursery for another room of your home. Finally, when your child outgrows the bassinet, use the playard as a safe place for your child / toddler to play and rest. There are lots of upscale extras on this tremendous product—the sleek design makes it fit seamlessly with your home’s stylish décor, the electronics module provides gentle vibration and soothing sounds for baby and the elements fold compactly for easy storage. This great playard—and much more—truly answers the question of where your baby will sleep, in any room of the home!
Highchair: Blossom™ 4-in-1 Seating System, Antiquity
Multitasking is important when selecting just the right highchair for your family (especially if you have more than one child!), and this great 4-in-1 highchair does just that. It transforms as your child grows from a highchair to an infant feeding booster to a toddler booster and, finally, to a youth chair. It can even accommodate a baby and a toddler at the table—all at once!
Travel System: FastAction™ Fold Travel System, Faith
This cute travel system is as cute as it is functional—with the Graco signature FastAction Fold stroller (folds with one-hand and in one second, so your other hand is free for baby) and the top-rated SnugRide® 30 infant car seat. The lightweight stroller holds a child up to 50 lbs. for years of comfortable strolling and has a multi-position reclining seat. The infant car seat has been rigorously crash tested to meet or exceed all U.S. safety standards, has a 5-point adjustable harness and a removable infant head support to cushion your precious one.
Toddler Booster: Affix™ Youth Booster Seat with LATCH System, Sterling
This great booster helps safely transport your “big kid” from 30 to 100 lbs. and from 38 to 57 inches tall. Parents will love the ease of installation—it provides a secure connection to your vehicle seat with its unique one-hand front-adjust latch system. Once it’s firmly connected to your vehicle’s seat, it’s easy for your independent child to buckle themselves right in. Your child will love feeling grown up and will enjoy added features just for them—hideaway storage compartment (for small games and toys) and an integrated cup holder.
What’s on YOUR list? Happy “trading” and shopping!