This type of infant seat is standard issue for today's moms and dad. You have to have the baby seat with a handle that you can pop in and out of the car, and in and out of lots of other things, and use to tote your baby everywhere you need to go.
I trust Graco. They make great products, and they make them affordable. My daughter's Snugride carseat was cute. It had a pink toile pattern on the removeable cover. I also have an extra cover in a pretty sage green. It was easy to carry her. I like the design of the seat, particularly the handle that made it easy to carry until she just got too heavy.
My daughter used this seat from the day she left the hospital until she was big enough for a baby seat. I always liked it and never had a problem with it. We used it with two of my favorite baby products, a stroller frame and a baby swing frame. It just popped right in straight from the car. Something so versitile is an absolute necessity.