To install a Maxi Cosi base in a car, first make sure that the car’s seat is in the correct position. Next, use the seat belt to secure the base in the car. Finally, use the LATCH system to secure the base.
What age can you use Maxi Cosi car seat?
Rearward travelling is key! – The current law on car seat legislation ( R44 ) insists your baby on facing the rear for at least 9 months, whereas the latest safety regulation i-Size ( R129 ) recommends rearward-facing travel until at least 15 months. Experts even advise 4 years, because your baby’s neck will be better protected in case of a crash. You options for your first baby car seat:
Baby car seat: suitable from birth up to 13 kg (R44 regulation) i-Size baby car seat: suitable from birth to 9-12 months (R129 i-Size regulation) Multi-age car seat: from birth to approximately 7 years Your baby can travel rearward-facing in the convertible baby/toddler car seat for the entire period of 4 years
Your baby can travel rearward-facing in the convertible baby/toddler car seat for the entire period of 4 years.
When can I turn my Maxi-Cosi around?
How do you know when it’s time to switch? – You may need to switch even if your child has not reached the maximum weight. For optimum safety, you’ll need to move up to the next car seat stage when the top of your baby’s head comes up over the seat back.
Is the Maxi-Cosi rear facing?
Maxi-Cosi’s history of rotating car seats – Maxi-Cosi has a reputation for finding solutions to help parents every day. From our first groundbreaking rearward-facing car seat launched in 1984, we’ve innovated our range to make every journey easier. In 2007 Axiss was the first rotating car seat, with a 90-degree turn.
Can you use a car seat without ISOFIX base?
1. So what is an ISOFIX base? An ISOFIX base is an attachment that’s fitted directly to the chassis of your car. This allows you to safely install your child’s car seat by simply clicking the car seat on and lifting it off with either a lever or a button.2.
- Does my car have to have ISOFIX? If you’re looking at an ISOFIX base then yes.
- Some car seat bases do give the option of installing them with just a seatbelt making it non-ISOFIX, yet still allowing you to use the click and go system.3.
- What is ISOFIX? ISOFIX refers to the two metal bars that are welded directly onto your car’s chassis.
In some cars they are highly visible and in others they are concealed. This depends on which car seat you have. The majority of infant carriers tend to fit in with a seat belt as well as ISOFIX, whereas some car seats aren’t ISOFIX compatible at all. In short, if your car seat has the option to fit in with a seat belt then no, you don’t need an ISOFIX base. Above: Visible ISOFIX points in a vehicle Above: Concealed ISOFIX points in a vehicle 5. If I don’t need a base then why should I buy one? It’s easier and it’s safer. Installing your seat using a base eliminates the chance of fitting the seat incorrectly. A survey carried out by Good Egg in 2014 found that 71% of seats tested in England were fitted incorrectly.
- It’s widely believed that incorrect car seat fitting is responsible for increased child road fatalities.6.
- Will my base fit my next-stage car seat? This depends on which base you have.
- Maxi-Cosi currently offer two bases: the Easyfix and the FamilyFix base.
- The Familyfix allows you to put their next stage seats on it.
There are pros and cons to this however; if you choose one of these bases then you can rest assured that the next car seat you use will be one of the highest quality, safest seats (especially the extended rear-facing seat – the Maxi-Cosi Pearl,) The downside to this is that you are stuck to this one seat and if you wanted to for example put the seat in a grandparents car who didn’t have ISOFIX, then you may not have the option to install it with a seatbelt meaning you have to outlay more money for another seat.
If you do choose a base though which doesn’t allow you to place your next stage car seat on it don’t worry. The manufacturers tend to have a next stage option with ISOFIX already built in to the seat. All in all ISOFIX bases make life a lot easier for parents, especially on a rainy day when your little one isn’t too happy and you’ve got a trolley full of shopping that you need to put in your car.
They also give you piece of mind that your car seat is fitted properly as in the above situation it would be very easy to forget something small when seat belting a car seat in making it unsafe.
Does the Maxi-Cosi need a base?
Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30 installation without the base using the seat belt – If you’re taking a taxi or an airplane, you also have the option to attach the Mico Max 30 without its base, using just a seat belt. It’s not as quick and easy as clipping the seat on a pre-installed base, but it’s not very complicated and still complies with all the safety regulations.
What is a ISOFIX car seat?
What is an ISOFIX base? – ISOFIX is the international standard for child car seat fittings in cars. It is a metal attachment that is built into your vehicle’s seating by the car manufacturer. This attachment matches corresponding ISOFIX ‘fingers’ found on children’s car seats designated ‘ISOFIX seats’.
Are ISOFIX base a legal requirement?
Is Isofix a legal requirement? – Child seat manufacturers are not currently required to include Isofix mounts with their seats, and so you can buy several that are fitted with seatbelts. Both types of seats must pass official safety tests. New legislation, currently being introduced, will eventually outlaw the sale of new, non-Isofix child seats.
Can Maxi Cosi Pearl be used with seat belt?
FAQ’s – Can I also install the Pearl using the car’s seat belt? Can I install the Pearl on the front passenger seat? How many sitting and sleeping positions does the Pearl have? I am unable to adjust the headrest on the Pearl. What should I do? The back of the Pearl knocks against the car headrest.