So Aspen is now at the stage where her infant car seat just isn't cutting it anymore. I've been looking at upgrading her to a convertible car seat that allows rear-facing for a little while longer so that she will be safer. I'll admit that looks come into play when I'm picking out a car seat since I'll have to stare at the thing everyday and something bulky and spaceship like doesn't do it for me. Wally World and BabiesRUs don't really have anything very eye appealing or attractive safety wise really so I'm not sure I want to go that way. I recently came across the Maxi-Cosi brand and I absolutely adore the look of the car seat but I can't find very much information regarding safety standards. So does anyone have this car seat or know someone who does or heck even heard anything about them?
hey hun... aspen is beyond adorable but im sure you know that.. I went to amazon and looked up that car seat and copies some of the customer reviews for ya .. hope it helps
Good design, seems comfortable, good price and looks stylish
Reviewer: Vanessa , Silver Spring, MD Date: November 29, 2008
I bought the Maxi-Cosi Priori convertible car seat for my daughter who is now 13 months old. Previously we used the Combi DX car seat and compatible stroller, which fit nicely into my car after I returned that Graco monstrosity, which wouldn't even fit into my friend's 2005 Honda Accord! So when my daughter neared the weight and height limit for her Combi DX and it was time for a convertible car seat, I was worried about having to buy something ugly and bulky. After some internet searching I stumbled onto the elitecarseats.com website, and then found the Maxi-Cosi Priori. I read the reviews, saw that the price was pretty good, and really appricated the wide range of colors that the seat comes in...sorry, I just can't do those ugly greys and browns, they are hidious! I decided on the Indian Spice, which is very lovely...bright fushia and orange set off by a deep green-brown color. So far, my daughter seems to love it, as she always falls asleep in it during long car rides. Also the recline feature is really nice, and it's a cinch to reach back and recline her once she is sleeping. The Maxi-Cosi Priori can be used in cars with or without the latch system; so far I have used it only with car seatbelts, as the buckles that keep the seatbelt attached to the carseat don't allow the seat to flop around at all. My daughter is fairly tall for her age, about 31 inches (and about 22 pounds), but she fits into the seat quite nicely even with all of her winter gear on. I anticipate that using it with the Go-Go Kidz travel wheels will make airport travel a breeze (I haven't used them together yet).Thank you Maxi-Cosi for making a fabulous car seat!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful Was this review helpful? Baby Friendly Car Seat
Reviewer: happy mommy , Washington DC Date: October 09, 2008
We got this as the second car seat of our son. He is 4 months old but is in the 95th percentile for height and weight. So, we transitioned him from maxi cosi mico to this priori seat and he simply loves it. He seats on it very comfortably and very much enjoys his new vantage point of looking out the windows.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful Was this review helpful? Excellent car seat
Reviewer: Shruti Gupta , Fairfield, CT Date: October 08, 2008
It is a great car seat as it reclines as well. We had a maxi cosi infant car seat for my daughter right from birth and all their car seats are really cool -we've really loved this brand.when we moved our daughter at 7 mths to this carseat( as we needed another one in the second car) she loved it but the only problem is that even though they advertise it as a seat from infancy it really is not as my duaghter's head would sometimes fall on the side. I would highly recommend this seat for kids above 20 pounds but would not recommend for smaller kids unless used with head rest.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful Was this review helpful? Perfect seat for a baby who likes to sleep in the car
Reviewer: Dina , Los Angeles, CA Date: October 07, 2008
I bought this convertible car seat because our baby is too big for his infant car seat and too young to be seated in forward facing position. His is 23 lbs and 30 inches at 7,5 months. We needed to have a convertible car seat that could fit in our car (Infiniti SUV) in rear facing position until he is one year old. At first, I bought Eddie Bauer convertible seat. I had to return it because it was too big for our car (nobody could fit in the front passenger seat), plus my son's head was always falling on his chest when he would fall asleep (head rest turned out to be a minus in this seat). So, I spent hours online and finally found this car seat. It fits perfectly rear facing in our both cars (Infiniti and Prius). Even my husband can fit comfortably in the front seat with Maxi-Cosi on the back, and he is 6,5! Another major plus is that this car seat has great reclining feature in the form of an angled base that can be transferred from back to front to create even more comfortable position to fall asleep. I could not get Eddie Bauer seat to recline so much even with extra towels and swimming noodles. Another (huge) plus is VERY easy installation. It has this great latch mechanism that makes installation a breeze. I will never buy any car seat that does not have this mechanism. We almost divorced with my husband during Eddie Bauer car seat installation :). I understand that my baby would not be able to use this seat for a long time, since he has only 10 lbs to go. However, we are thinking of having a second baby, who can use it after our son outgrows this seat and starts using bigger seat in forward facing position. In recap, I am very happy with this product and would highly recommend it. Lastly, I did not have any problems with elitecarsseats.com, and I am thinking of buying another car seat for my husband's car from them again.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful Was this review helpful? Head goes above seat!!
Reviewer: MountainGringa , Columbia Falls, MT Date: September 08, 2008
Pros: Great looking seat! Cons: My neice who is 32 lbs & 41 inches tall sat in the seat and her head is way above the back of the car seat. I thought this seat would last a while but after she sat in it I've decided to send it back because I want my baby's head to be protected if anything should happen.
Comments from The Staff:
I am so sorry to hear that this seat didn't work out for you! The maximum height allowed for this seat is 43 inches. Each child carries their height differently so it's possible that your niece may be a bit longer in the torso.
You may want to consider a seat with a higher maximum height such as the Sunshine Kids Radian 80 which offers a max height of 53".
4 of 4 people found this review helpful Was this review helpful? Has Been Great For the Past 9 Months!
Reviewer: Susan , Rockville, MD Date: August 22, 2008
I got this seat before my son turned one, because he was reaching the weight limit on his rear-facing seat. I wanted something safe, yet still stylish. Britax seats look like Barcaloungers to me. ;-) The Priori fit well rear-facing in my 2007 Honda CRV in the middle position. It was very easy to install. It fit even better when I flipped him forward-facing after a year. He's very happy in it. I love being able to reach back and put him in the recline position when he falls asleep. He gets it dirty pretty often, but Resolve Rug Cleaner works well and makes it look brand new. Great seat overall. I've had it 9 months and expect it to be very durable for several more years. I absolutely recommend it. The only slight drawback is the manual is sometimes unclear.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful Was this review helpful? Great Convertible Car Seat
Reviewer: Anonymous , Colorado Springs, CO Date: August 15, 2008
I don't have experience with any other car seats but love this one. I love the fun colors; the clips on the side that hold the seat belt harness out of the way as you put the child in the car seat; haven't used it forward facing yet but love that it reclines easily. The fabric does get stained easily by liquids. Overall, I am extremely happy with this purchase. Fantastic carseat for the price!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful Was this review helpful? I Love this Car seat
We have it and we lovee it!! We actually have 2! ..the blue one, and the orange and brown and teal one! I think the first one we got was defective because my husband had to work around and fix it, but the other one was perfect! The first one also didn't come with the latch that goes across their chest...it was forgotten. But the 2nd one did. Love it, love it!
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