Of all the things you’ll buy for your child, a good car seat is one of the most important! The best car seat is one that fits your child, fits your car and is easy to install and use. You’ll need one from the moment you take your baby home from the hospital until he or she grows enough to fit into an adult seat belt, typically around the age of 10 or later.
Here are a few basic tips to make your search a little easier, and that you go home with the right one.
>Height and weight are more important than age
There are two different regulations in car seats: i-Size (or UN R129) and ECE R44/04 car seats. i-Size uses the length of children to classify car seats, ECE R44/04 uses weight to divide car seats into groups.
Never buy a child car seat that is too big, make sure it is appropriate for your child’s height (i-Size) or weight (ECE R44/04 ) from the first day of use. The appropriate category is stated on the orange ECE approval often placed at the bottom of the car seat. Age categories are also often stated, but because one child can be heavier than the other, the age group should be considered primarily an indication.
It is safest to buy a car seat that suits your child’s height or weight as they grow, rather than buy a car seat that covers the whole weight range (using the same car seat from birth to 3½ years, or longer).
> Identifying the important features required per age group
Baby Car Seats (0 – 15 months): The very first journey you will make with your beautiful newborn
Maxi-Cosi Mica Car Seat
Putting your child in a car seat has never been easier, thanks to the ability to rotate the Maxi-Cosi Mica 360 °. The car seat can be attached with ISOFIX for your peace of mind and is in accordance with the i-Size safety standard and is also rotatable, so you can easily put your little one in.
Maxi-Cosi Marble i-Size Car Seat Essential Graphite
The Maxi-Cosi Marble i-Size combines safety and healthy comfort, because the infant car seat that is approved according to i-Size scores with its comfortable sleeping position inside and outside the car.
The nearly flat lying position contributes to the healthy development of your little one.
Toddler Car Seats (9 months – 4 years/ 85-150cm, 9-36kg): In a blink of an eye, it’s time for your little bub to experience a new view of the world as a toddler
Maxi-Cosi AxissFix Air Car Seat Authentic Black
The new AxissFix Air has all the same great features as before but it now able to be used from 4 months onwards.
The new Maxi-Cosi AxissFix Air is a baby & toddler car seat which offers top safety and the convenience of the 360 rotation, from 4 months to 4 years.
Maxi-Cosi Pearl Pro 2 I-Size Car Seat Authentic Black
The Maxi-Cosi child car seat Pearl Pro2 i-Size is part of the 3wayFamily concept and is to be installed in a rear-facing mode for children with a body height from 67 cm up to 105 cm.
The Side Protection System provides your little passenger with maximum safety and protects them in the event of a side impact
Child Car Seat (3.5 years – 12 years/ 105-135cm, 15-36kg): Now mandatory to use one up until your child hits 12 years of age.
Maxi-Cosi Titan Pro Car Seat Authentic Black
The Maxi-Cosi Titan Pro can be used as a group 1, 2 and 3 child safety seat and accompanies your little one.
The Car Seat Innovation that grows with your child.
Maxi-Cosi Morion Car Seat Basic Black
Ready to go in just a few steps – the Maxi-Cosi Morion features easy handling and user-friendliness according to the highest i-Size safety standards.
The trendy and narrow design of the Maxi-Cosi Morion allows you to install two additional i-Size child car seats on most vehicle rear seats.