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Maxi Cosi Mico Infant Car Seat Review

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As your baby grows, it will become more and more difficult to carry him or her with you when you go pick up groceries. The weight of the car seat plus the ever growing baby can be more than what a petite mom can handle. Sure, you’ll probably have your husband with you sometimes, but the convenience of a lightweight car seat looks appealing to a lot of moms. The Maxi Cosi Mico Infant Car Seat is a lightweight car seat that is a great alternative for moms out there.

Weighing only 8.5 lbs. without the car seat base, the Maxi Cosi Mico infant car seat is built with safety as priority. The rear-facing car seat comes with a standard 5-point harness that protects your baby against car accidents. For those who don’t know yet, Maxi Cosi is a popular baby care brand in Europe, notably in United Kingdom and the car seat’s contemporary look is inspired by its European origins. The infant car seat is newly available in the US and is part of the brand’s high-end line of car seats.

Features

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  • Great for babies weighing 5 to 22 pounds with heights between 19 to 29 inches
  • Suitable for newborn babies
  • 5 point harness system
  • 4 harness heights options to accommodate baby’s increasing height
  • Features Energy Absorbing Foam (EPP) for front and side impact protection
  • Weighs 8.5 lbs without the car seat base
  • Comes with a ‘Cozi-dozi’ infant insert
  • Breathable fabric and well-cushioned seats
  • Adjustable car seat base with secured installation indicator
  • Rotating sun canopy
  • Ergonomic carry handle
  • Compatible with QuizzyBuzz and Quizzy Zap (travel systems)
  • Available in different vibrant colors

The Good

Stylish

The Maxi Cosi Mico infant car seat turns out to be a long-time favourite of European moms and dads. At a glance, the car seat sports a chic design that will surely appeal to stylish moms.

Lightest Premium Car Seat w/ 5 point Harness

The Maxi Cosi Mico Infant Car Seat also claims to be the lightest premium car seat in the market (compared to similarly priced car seats as of February 2012). Only at 8.65 lbs., the car seat makes it easy to carry around your baby with you all the time. It is also compact and surprisingly fits in an airplane seat without much fuss. I named it as a premium car seat in the sense that it uses a 5-point harness system and energy absorbing foam. Those features protect your baby from injuries when car accidents occur.

Maxi Cosi Mico comes with a Car Seat Base

Upon verifying it with past customers, I also learned that the purchase includes the car seat base already. The car seat base is actually an optional accessory. The manufacturers designed the car seat to work just as well with car seat belts. Installing the car seat base is done by threading the seat belt through the belt path seen at the bottom of the car seat. Just adjust it as tightly as possible and you’re good to go. I also got from reviews that adjusting the straps of the car seat doesn’t require much work.

Breathable Cotton Fabric

A lot of parents also commend the cotton fabric that makes up the cushion and padding of the Maxi Cosi Mico infant car seat. It is breathable and soft enough for babies. A few said that their babies, who used to cry when placed in some other brand’s car seats, appear to be more comfortable with this model. They apparently don’t sweat as much even in warm climate.

Maxi Cosi Mico’s Miscellaneous Features

There are still some few praises for the Maxi Cosi Mico infant car seat. This car seat has an easy to remove cover to let you clean up easily. A lot of moms appreciate that. The car seat also comes with a rotating sun canopy that stays put and doesn’t take much car space. I already mentioned a lot of times that the car seat, being that it’s lightweight, is relatively easy to carry around but that’s not all. What’s even nice is that it comes with an ergonomically-designed carry handle to prevent you from stressing your hands and fingers too much.

The Bad

I’ve researched intensively on this product and so far, only a few setbacks can be said about the Maxi Cosi Mico infant car seat. For one, the smaller weight limit casts doubts on some parents. Naturally, we would rather buy something that can last longer so that we can make the most of it. I think it’s a justifiable trade-off because it’s lightweight.

Few parents also have reported that the car seat base that comes with each purchase is not compatible with their car. Knowing that the car seat is from a brand based in UK, I’m not surprised of this problem. According to the brand’s official website, the seat belt installation protects your baby just as well. This is a work around in case you find yourself in that situation.

Verdict

Let me be the first one to say that there is no perfect car seat. You’re bound to see a trade-off sooner or later. However, reading reviews can direct you to the car seat that’s best suited for your needs. I recommend the Maxi Cosi Mico Infant Car Seat for moms out there who want a lightweight car seat for their babies. Not only it is lightweight, it also comes with high safety standard ratings. In addition, the 5-point harness system and energy absorbing foam ensures your baby’s safety. Likewise, the breathable car seat fabric makes your baby comfortable and peaceful all throughout the ride

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