6. Maxi-Cosi Mico AP Infant Car Seat
The Maxi-Cosi Mico AP Infant Car Seat is a style friendly infant car seat that comes with a patented Air Protection system that can be used on Maxi Cosi and other high-end strollers.
It is suitable for babies 5 to 22 pounds and 19 to 20 inches tall. The seat is very lightweight and it is adorable. You can carry it without feeling like your arms would fall off. The base feels a bit heavy but it is easy to install and is easily transferable to other vehicles.
It comes with an adapter that can be used with Maxi-Cosi and Quinny strollers. If you have a high-end stroller different from these two brands, you will have to purchase a separate adapter for those.
The Maxi-Cosi Mico AP Infant Car Seat has plush and well-designed seats. The cover fabrics can be removed for cleaning without having to rethread the harness straps. The seats are padded underneath and across the sides to keep your infant dry and comfortable at all times.
It comes in a variation of colors that you can pick from.
- It is very light, weighing 8.6 pounds
- It comes in a solid color pattern option which is rare
- An adapter is inclusive of the package
- Has self-wicking fabric that keeps your baby dry and comfortable.
- It can be small for babies with broad shoulders
- The shade canopy was badly designed.
What to look for when buying an infant car seat
1. Car-seat base
Most car seats come with a removable plastic seat base. The base is what you snap the car seat on. When you get home, you unsnap the seat from the base and take the seat with you.
A car seat with a base is a versatile seat as they can be easily moved from one car to another. They are also less disruptive. When you want to lift your sleeping baby from the car seat, you don’t have to wake her. All you need to do is to lift the baby out of the car with fewer hassles
2. Ease of use
Before you buy a car seat base, make sure it has the NHTSA five-star rating. This rating from the NHTSA decides how easy it is to install the seat in your car as well as how secure your child is in it. The more the stars, the easy it is to install.
As your infant grows, you will need to adjust some things in the seat to accommodate the growing child. You will have to adjust the straps and harness height from the front. You need a car seat that will make this easy to adjust the seat. The most user-friendly models have a harness that doesn’t require rethreading with quick release buckles.
The LATCH system allows you to attach the car seat directly to your vehicle. There are two ways of attaching the car seat to the car – via the LATCH system and the car seat belts. Both systems are safe to use. The major issue with either one of them is on how you install them.
TIP: Never use both the seatbelt and the LATCH system at the same time.
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