Friday, July 31, 2009

Maxi Cosi : Maxi Cozy :-)

Moms, Does your baby LOVE their car seat?

Mine does! Lucy thinks her Maxi Cosi Mico is the best and so do I! As with everything I buy for my little Lucy, I researched the heck out of car seats. I decided to go with the Maxi Cosi Mico for several reasons.

First and foremost, safety! The Mico is designed with safety as a top priority; it has a 5-point harness and uses energy absorbing EPP foam in the design. When Lucy was really little we used the Cosi-Dozi insert (included) which helps support little babies' heads making it extra safe for your new born!

Second, it works with the Quinny Buzz Stroller. This is my favorite feature. You just take the Mico out of the car and pop it right on the stroller frame and away you go! So easy. It was great for walks and going to the mall. My baby Lucy was born in the winter, so we had the Muff installed in the Mico. It is like a tiny sleeping bag for your baby! So warm and cozy!!

Another reason I chose the Mico was for the design. I am and artist and a sucker for good design. The Mico is very sleekly designed and comes in great color combos. Love me a sexy looking car seat! ;-)

The Mico is also really easy to get in and out of the car. It has a base that you install in the backseat of your vehicle and you click the Mico on and off. Be sure to swing by Ding Bats and have Nicole install the base for you, so you know its secured properly. Nicole at Ding Bats is certified in proper car seat installation.

These are just some of the top reasons why I selected the Maxi Cosi Mico. Remember to research thoroughly before you buy any car seat and choose the one that is the best suited for you!

Note: this recall was issue LAST year. There have been no further problems!
*Important* There currently is a recall on some of the Mico base produced during a certain time period (see below.) My bases were not effected by this, so I have no complaints, but it was responsible of me to include this anyway:

Dorel is recalling the child restraints because of attachment difficulties between the infant carrier and the base. If the carrier is improperly mounted to the base, the child could be injured in the event of a crash. The affected models include the Maxi-Cosi Mico infant child restraint systems, models 22-371 and 22-372, and Maxi-Cosi Mico infant child restraint system - base only, model 22-515, produced from July 2007 through February 17, 2008.

Dorel will replace the Mico base free of charge. For more information, owners may contact the company’s customer service department at 1-877-657-9546 or

1 comment:

Crystal Corona said...

How much is that there? I have been doing all this research on the bassinet thing and I was wondering if your doc or pediatrician said anything about the length of time (at one time or all day) that the baby should be in the car seat. I have been reading all about their developing spine and how they are not strong enough to hold themselves in the car seat and its hard on them. Do they tell you how the car seat is perfect for keeping them safe in the car and on short trips to the store, but for longer periods they should be flat. Like in the bassinet, or being held of course. I was just wondering if drs tell people (or you dr told you) that or if its a more depending on our lifestyle and you just figure it out - or not. Since here in Europe all I see is that bassinet because they go on long leasurly walks in the woods and whatnot.. but in the states not so much with the hour long walks on Sundays. Help me. Sorry with all the Qs but I know you did lots of research and you also went to the dr in the states.. haha!