Goodbye Generation Graco its been Amazing

I cannot believe we are already in November time really has flown this year and it only seems like yesterday that I was announcing the fact that we had become Generation Graco for 2017. Yet this post will be my last as my Graco Ambassadorship is now coming to an end. Over the the last six months I’ve tried out some fantastic products and learnt all about the Graco brand and how it tries and succeeds in making parents lives easier.

Graco Evo XT and SnugRide i-Size Review

My journey with them started back in the early Summer time with the review of the buggy Evo XT. The travel system which also comes with the SnugRide i-Size which makes life so much easier because the car seat goes up to 18 months old or 15 kg. It’s really made my life easier on the school run, rather than having to wake a sleeping baby I could just clip it onto the buggy. You can read our full review, here to find out what we thought. But our favourite things was the size of the basket.  It was perfect for when we visited Hampton Court flower show as it meant we could fit all the purchases underneath the buggy!

Keeping on the buggy theme we also tried out I revolutionary new lightweight stroller – The Featherweight. A stroller that only weighs 3.6 kg which is lighter than kipper was at birth! With it’s handy strap it is the perfect travel companion, so easy just to throw in the car whenever you’re out on the venture. Couple this with the fact that it also lays flat unlike any of the other light weight or travel buggies in the market and you’re onto a winner read all about what we thought about here.

My most recent Generation Graco post was all about their car seat the Milestone. I didn’t know car seats like this even existed.  Ones that will take your baby from birth all the way through to 12 years of age or 36 kilograms depending on which they reach sooner. It’s very comfortable with lots of padding and Kipper is very happy in it, nine times out of ten falling asleep in it! Which is quite a novelty for him especially in the car and I put it down in part to the seat. For more information check out a full review here.

I’m quite sad to be saying goodbye to a brand that I worked so closely with for the last six months. However just because my journey with them is ending it doesn’t mean yours need to. They lots of new products coming to the market over the next few months. The 2018 range boasts three new products including the new swivel car seat with lie flat positioning Turn2Reach which has been designed to provide comfortable riding positions for littles ones as they grow. Additionally, Graco will be introducing the Stadium Duo Click Connect, a double pushchair featuring Click Connect technology, and a modular lightweight travel system, Views. Other developments include an upgrade to the iconic and revolutionary Milestone All-In-One car seat, and two new special collection fashions.

With the brand new Graco Turn2Reach, getting kids in and out of the car just got easier thanks to the 360° rotation which allows quick and easy access to the child with just one simple turn. Suitable for children from birth to 18kg (approx. 4 years), the Turn2Reach features three riding positions to grow with your child – lie-flat bed (birth to 10kg) to rear-facing infant car seat (birth to 13kg) to forward-facing harness seat (9-18kg). Additionally, the convenient Isofix connectors allows for a secure installation as it lowers risk of the seat being incorrectly fitted into the car. The harness buckle also includes a visible indicator that turns green to show that the child is securely strapped in.

The introduction of the Graco Stadium Duo Click Connect upgrades the popular Stadium Duo with Graco’s innovative Click Connect™ technology to easily convert the double pushchair into a travel system. Stadium Duo Click Connect is a great pushchair for parents for parents with two little ones and features a one hand standing fold, swivel locking front wheels, an extra-large basket providing room for essentials, and stadium seating for both children to have a view of the world. The back seat reclines fully making it suitable from birth to 15kg whereas the front seat is suitable from 6 months to 15kg.

The Graco Views is a brand new lightweight pushchair for babies from birth. The modular travel system features a full recline, lie flat seat that can be converted into a cosy infant bassinet for newborns to nap on-the-go. Additionally, the Graco Views features a compact fold and Graco’s innovative Click Connect technology, meaning parents can move baby directly from car to pushchair without disturbing them. With seven riding positions, the modular pushchair ensures baby can face either direction. Graco Views is a great a pushchair for new parents with children from birth – 15kg (approx. 3 years).

The much loved and revolutionary Graco Milestone All-in-One car seat is also being refreshed in 2018 with the introduction of the Graco Milestone LX, featuring Safety Surround™ Side Impact Protection. Graco Milestone LX is the only car seat you’ll ever need, growing with your child from birth to age 12. The All-in-One car seat transitions seamlessly from rear-facing infant car seat, to forward-facing harness seat, to highback belt-positioning booster. The Safety Surround Side Impact Protection offers advanced head protection at every stage and added peace of mind for parents. Additionally, Milestone LX offers new fabrics for an improved look and feel.

Graco is proud to introduce two new special collections including an assortment of Home products and travel systems. The patterns, shapes and colour palettes used on each collection are based on global fashion trends that have been identified by a team of Fashion experts.

  • Balancing Act – Featuring pale greens, greys and touches of yellow, this sweet collection features a cute animal print showing elephants and giraffes playing equilibrists, which parents and children alike will fall in love with.
  • Watney – The ultimate in scandi chic, this stunning collection features fashionable geometrical shapes in warm shades of grey. This stylish combination does well both in home and mobility products as the palette is timeless and neutral enough that families can see themselves using it for many years to come.

So there we have it – thank you Graco its been amazing.

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29 Comments

  1. November 12, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    The Featherweight buggy sounds really good – managing a heavy buggy is even trickier with two children now!

  2. November 12, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    How cool that you got to be a Graco Ambassador. Looks like they have some fab products for parents to invest in. My friend will love this article as she is a new mum x

  3. November 12, 2017 / 9:38 pm

    Sounds like you have been fortunate to try out lots of baby care accessories. Great reviews for people looking to buy such items. Gorgeous pics too 🙂

  4. November 12, 2017 / 10:15 pm

    The light buggy sounds amazing as does the car seat. Our boy has special needs so we’re on the hunt for a new car seat again as his current one just isn’t right for him anymore

  5. November 13, 2017 / 10:11 am

    Graco are such a brilliant brand for babies and toddlers. I have always found them really reliable.

  6. November 13, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    Looks like you have been reviewing some great products here. The pushchair looks lovely 🙂

  7. November 13, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    Oh wow it looks like you’ve had a great run as a Graco ambassador, we love Graco! It was the first pram I ever bought 14 years ago for Lewis, and we still buy Graco all these years later!

  8. November 13, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    My pram for my first was a Graco. It was a great pram. 🙂 We’ve only just stopped using our Graco Nautilus hbb in the car as well. 🙂 Graco are great, I bet you are sad to say goodby.

  9. November 13, 2017 / 10:18 pm

    I was on a constant quest for a lightweight buggy when mine were little – the one you tried sounds brilliant. You’ve been so lucky to try so many great products. Sounds like a great partnership.

  10. Margaret Gallagher
    November 20, 2017 / 11:11 am

    Aren’t you lucky so many beauties to test
    Keeping LITTLE ones safe and secure

  11. ashleigh allan
    November 20, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    Looks great!

  12. Emma Whitworth
    November 20, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    My best pushchair was a graco it lasted ages

  13. fiona waterworth
    November 20, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    graco make some great baby gear

  14. A.E. ADKINS
    November 21, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    Great reviews to help make an informed choice

  15. Annabel Greaves
    November 21, 2017 / 5:00 pm

    This is a really great reliable brand

  16. Carol Cross
    November 22, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    How comfortable do these look

  17. Stevie
    November 23, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    I think the light buggy sounds really useful.

  18. June Lord
    November 26, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    You must be so proud that you got to be an Ambassador. Graco make so many good products.

  19. Lorna Ledger
    November 26, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    It’s great that you get to know the products so well, they really do seem initiative, I wish they were around when my daughter was young! I remember bulky, heavy, impossible pushchairs with a mind of their own! Ugh!

  20. Lindsey Stuart
    November 29, 2017 / 10:41 am

    Oh wow this is such a super review the whole system looks wonderful

  21. November 29, 2017 / 1:29 pm

    I’m very impressed by the lightness of the travel buggy, really handy when you don’t need all the functions of a fully featured one

  22. Kayleigh Watkins
    December 1, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    I had a graco 2 in 1 car seat pram for my son, they are sturdy hard wearing prams, I used it on him then my friend had it for her niece too, the car seats pictured look really cosy and protective to, my Mollie is 9 months old next week so will be needing the next stage car seat il definitely be looking at these xx

  23. Susan B
    December 3, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    I am amazed at how far the design and construction of these products has come on in recent years. Graco is a trusted name and I would always be happy to consider their products before others.

  24. Deborah Mackenzie
    December 3, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    Designs have come such a long way – fantastic products by Graco

  25. Jo Hutchinson
    December 3, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    the new swivel car seat with lie flat positioning sounds good

  26. Anthea Holloway
    December 4, 2017 / 11:57 am

    Well done – you have certainly helped this brand and promoted their lovely products.

  27. paula cheadle
    December 4, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    fantastic buggy and car seat love this brand

  28. sharon stanley
    December 4, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    I didn’t know they did car seats from birth to 12 years either. That’s definitley good to know as we have got through quite a few between the three girls and not wanting to hold onto them due to not having the space we have ended up re-buying them when the next children came along.

  29. Fiona jk42
    December 4, 2017 / 6:21 pm

    I had a Graco stroller for my son when he was a baby 30 years ago. It looked nothing like the products of today, but it was very sturdy and saw me through 2 kids.

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