Graco is one of the world’s finest and most popular brands of baby products. When it comes to having different product options for your little one, Graco is a nice brand to use.
Of all the baby products made by Graco, our focus today will be on Graco car seats and strollers (travel systems). Graco is known to have different car seats, which could be confusing to parents, especially new moms (Here’s an article on the differences between Graco car seats).
Now, with all the different types of Graco car seats and strollers, is it possible to use any of Graco’s car seats on any of Graco’s strollers?
This is a great question because both the stroller and the car seat must be compatible for use to prevent any mishap from happening to your child.
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Are All Graco Car Seats And Strollers Compatible?
No, all Graco car seats and strollers are not compatible. Therefore, you need to have a particular type of Graco car seat and stroller to be able to match them together.
When it comes to connecting a Graco car seat to a stroller or a car seat base, there are two connecting systems involved – the Classic Connect System and Click Connect System. Knowing this will help you know the right car seat to use on a stroller.
You should always go through the product instruction manual to get specific information on your stroller or car seat. The information will tell you what stroller is compatible with your car seat and vice versa.
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Which Graco Car Seat And Stroller Are Compatible?
If you have a Graco stroller that is Click Connect compatible, it means that the stroller can accept an infant car seat with the Click Connect technology. SnugRide SnugLock car seats use the Click Connect system, thus, making it compatible with a Graco stroller with Click Connect.
If you have a Graco stroller, there is a high chance that the stroller is Click Connect compatible because virtually all Graco strollers are Click Connect Compatible.
That means you can use a SnugRide Click Connect infant car seat or a SnugRide SnugLock infant car seat on Click Connect strollers.
On the other hand, if you have a Graco stroller that is Classic Connect compatible, you need an infant car seat that has the Classic Connect system.
Even though Graco has discontinued the production of the old version of Classic Connect infant car seats, some parents still own them. If you have a Classic Connect car seat, you should only use it on a Classic Connect stroller.
Here’s an article about Graco car seats and their toxicity level.
Do I Need A Car Seat Base To Use Graco Car Seat On Graco Strollers?
You don’t need a Graco car seat base to use a Graco infant car seat on a stroller – you should leave the base inside your car.
All Graco strollers (except for the TraveLite stroller) come with a built-in (or included) adapter that makes it super easy to connect the car seat.
Since Graco strollers are only compatible with Graco infant car seats, the issue of using an adapter does not apply to Graco strollers.
Just ensure you have a Graco car seat with the same connecting system as the stroller and you should be good to go.
How Do I Know The Type Of Graco Car Seat I Have?
You can know if a Graco car seat is Click Connect or Classic Connect by looking for the logo on the product. If it’s Click Connect, the logo will identify that, likewise for Classic Connect.
If you are looking for other information such as the date of manufacture (DOM), serial number, or model number, simply check the back, side, or bottom of the car seat.
Can I Use An Infant Car Seat For Forward-Facing On A Stroller?
First, you must understand that you can only use an infant car seat on a stroller. Infant car seats can only be used as rear-facing in a vehicle. However, for strollers, there are a few cases where infant car seats can be forward-facing in strollers.
You should always go through the instruction manual to see if the car seat has the option of rear and forward-facing before attempting to do so.
Conclusion – does any Graco car seat fit any Graco stroller
You should not use any Graco car seat on any Graco stroller because it doesn’t work that way. Before matching a car seat and stroller, you must be sure that they are compatible. Doing so is for the safety of your child.
If you own a Graco car seat that is Click Connect compatible, you should only use a car seat with the Click Connect system. Also, you don’t need a car seat base to connect a Graco car seat to a Graco stroller.
Everything has been taken care of by the company. Simply clip the seat to the stroller in a few seconds and your child’s travel system is set to be used.