Can three Maxi-Cosi car seats fit on the back seat of my car?

Depending on the type of car, 3 seats may fit on the back seat. We recommend taking your car to the retailer to check this.

Can I install a Maxi-Cosi car seat on the front passenger seat?

Infant and child car seats can be placed on the passenger seat in the car. The rear seat of the car is preferable. An infant car seat for 0-13 months may only be used on the front passenger seat if there is no frontal airbag or if you are sure that it has been deactivated. For car seats for older children (9 months to 12 year), if the front seat is equipped with an airbag, we recommend placing the seat in the rearmost position.

Do the Maxi-Cosi car seats fit in all cars?

Our child car seats have been developed as universal car seats. This means that they should fit in almost any car. In accordance with the ECE R44/03 and ECE R44/04 standards, car seats are universal if not more than a certain length of seat belt is required for the installation. The car industry is aware of this. Car manufacturers sometimes build the belts into their cars so that the belt is just short of being long enough for correct installation. If the user manual of your car states that the seat belts are suitable for the use of universal car seats, this should not be a problem. However, we recommend that you fit the car seat first before purchasing it. Your retailer can help you with this.

How do I wash the fabric cover of my Maxi-Cosi?

The cover can be washed by hand in accordance with the instructions on the care label. The instruction manual contains detailed instructions on how to remove the fabric cover.

I have had an accident while the child was sitting in the Maxi-Cosi car seat. Can I still use the seat?

We recommend that the seat should no longer be used. At impact speeds from 30 km/h invisible damage may occur. In this case, to be on the safe side, you should replace the seat. Destroy the old seat to ensure that it cannot be used for another child. If the car can be repaired, also have all the seat belts activated during the accident replaced.

Is it safe to use second-hand Maxi-Cosi car seats?

We advise against purchasing a used car seat. The history of a second-hand car seat is often unknown. In other words, you cannot know for certain how it has been used. Car seats that have been involved in an accident are no longer guaranteed to be safe. The car seat may also be damaged in some other manner or may be incomplete.

My Maxi-Cosi car seat is defective. What should I do?

In addition to the sale of our product, we have entrusted the service and guarantees of our products to a number of official dealers/retailers (see our website). After all, it is from the retailer that you bought the product, and he is therefore obliged to deal with your complaints and settle them in the correct manner.

What are the rules for using a Maxi-Cosi car seat in an airplane?

There are no international rules for using a car seat in an airplane. If the baby is 0 to 13 months, a car seat can make air travel easier and safer. The Maxi-Cosi Citi SPS and Maxi-Cosi Pebble have been legally approved for aircraft use, in accordance with the guidelines of the German TüV certification agency. This can be seen by the TüV approval sticker on the side of the product. In all cases, the airline must be informed about any use of a car seat on a plane. Ask your travel agency or airline when booking your tickets about the rules and possibilities. The Maxi-Cosi Citi SPS or Maxi-Cosi Pebble must be installed in a rear-facing position, just as in a car, only using the lap belt in the airline seat. The belt must be threaded through the blue belt hooks and secured tightly. If you have any specific installation questions, consult the cabin crew, since every aircraft has a different seat layout.

Where can I find the ECE R44/03 or ECE R44/04 marking on my Maxi-Cosi?

All new Maxi-Cosi car seats comply with the most recent ECE R44/04 standard. A white and orange sticker has been affixed to the back or bottom of your Maxi-Cosi product. The orange section shows the code ECE R44/04, the last 2 number of which indicate the version. On older models, this can be seen by the ‘approval number’ under the small circle on the sticker. This approval number starts with 03 or 04, which stands for the ECE R44/03 and ECE R44/04 standard.

Why do I need a Maxi-Cosi car seat?

The use of an approved child car seat is required by law for all children up to a height of 1.35 metres in the UK, and 1.5m in the Republic of Ireland and rest of the European Union. Car seats and boosters with ECE R44/04 certification meet the minimum requirements of this new law.

The Maxi-Cosi AxissFix/AxissFix Plus complies with I-Size (R129) regulation. What does that mean?

I-Size (R129) is a new European regulation, active from July 2013, that aims at increasing children safety in car by supporting rearward facing travelling up to at least 15 months, promoting universal ISOFIX installation, and improving safety standards for additional protection for head and neck. Find out more about I-Size

What is IsoFix with top tether system on my Maxi-Cosi?
  • Installation in the car using 2 IsoFix connection points on the vehicle seat plus a third top tether attachment point in the back of the vehicle
  • The top tether (3rd attachment point) provides additional safety by stopping the seat from rotating in case of a front collision.
  • Top tether attachment point is widely available in cars since 2006 and compulsory in all new vehicles since 2011
  • Top tether points can differ from car to car so please check your car’s handbook for exact location
  • Common places top tether can be found are on the back of the rear seat, on the floor of the boot and also on the roof of the boot.
What is (Maxi-Cosi) IsoFix?

ISOFIX is an international standardized fitting system, which provides the safest, easiest and quickest way to install a child car seat correctly without the need of vehicle seat belts. The name ISOFIX stands for ISO (International Standardization Organization) plus FIX (Fixation). ISOFIX car seats make use of two standard attachment points located at the base of the seat, plus an anti-tipping forward device: either a support leg or top tether.

From 2006 all new cars are equipped with ISOFIX, and ISOFIX is also fitted in a large number of car brands built prior to 2006.

My child climbs out of the belt system on the Maxi-Cosi car seat, how can I solve this?

The same principle applies to all car seats and means that your child cannot create extra space if there is no extra space to begin with. Some children have shown us that, with only a minimum of slack in the belt system, they can get a hand between the buckle and their stomach and then, by moving it towards their head, they can get an elbow under the belts – but this requires a very flexible shoulder. These children display a tremendous desire to free themselves from their car seat. Child safety in the car and freedom of movement are not compatible in principle. To transport a child not only safely but also comfortably, a slight amount of slack in the belt system is needed. If the belt is pulled extremely tightly and the child is sitting calmly in the car seat, experience has taught us that all car seats are the same when it comes to 'climbing out of the car seat'. We see a similar pattern in children ages 1-4 years in car seats of various types and from various manufacturers. The belt system is a closed system that keeps the child in the same position continuously - during normal car trips as well as during a sudden stop or accident. This system is closed by securing the child when tightening the belts. If this is done properly, the belts cannot be loosened during use (if this does happen, we ask that you contact our Service Department through the retailer where you bought the product).

Are children taller than 1.35 metres required to sit in a child Maxi-Cosi car seat?

No, but they must wear a car seat belt! Please note that the height limit for Republic of Ireland is 1.5 metres.

Can I replace or inflate the air cushions in the Maxi-Cosi Rodi AirProtect myself?

The air cushions in the Rodi AirProtect are specially developed with shock-absorbent foam inside a perforated air cushion, which means they cannot be inflated. The air cushions cannot be replaced because they are integrated into the car seat.

How should I clean the Maxi-Cosi car seat?

You can clean the car seat with a vacuum cleaner. You can also blow it clean with compressed air. Any food remains that are stuck to it can be removed using a slightly damp cloth. Make sure that the foam parts do not get wet.

I dropped my Maxi-Cosi Rodi (fix) (SPS, XP, AirProtect) car seat on the ground. Do I have to replace it now?

No, that is not necessary if it was a normal ‘drop’ and not an extremely hard one or from a considerable height. When a car seat is dropped on the ground, it is not subject to the same kinds of forces as are exerted during a (serious) collision. There is therefore no need to replace the car seat.

Is it true that it is no longer allowed to use a Maxi-Cosi booster cushion/seat without back support?

Not only Maxi-Cosi, but also independent consumer organisations advise strongly against using a seat booster without back support. Back support is essential, particularly for reasons of side impact protection, though also due to the positioning of the seat belt around the neck and chest. Booster seats and cushions without back support are not yet prohibited, but must comply with the minimum requirements of the ECE R44/03 and ECE R44/04 standards.

May children under the age of 3 be transported in a Maxi-Cosi car without seat belts?

No, children under the age of 3 may not be transported in a car without 3-point safety belts. A car seat is required in cars equipped with a 3-point safety belt.

What is the difference between the Maxi-Cosi Rodi XP produced in the past and the current Rodi XP?

The ‘old’ Rodi XP (produced before 2007) has a Comfort Base that is used to adjust the seat into the reclining position. The ‘updated’ Rodi XP does not have a reclining position, but features a new and improved Side Protection System compared to the ‘old’ Rodi XP.

When should I make the transition from a Maxi-Cosi Group 1 seat to a Group 2/3 seat?

For the safety of your child, we recommend using the Group 1 car seat (9 months to 3 1/2 years/9-18 kg) for as long as possible. Wait to switch your child to a next stage car seat when your child has reached the maximum weight limit or if the top of your child’s head protrudes above the top edge of the seat. As long as the back of your child's head is fully supported by the shell, we advise against making the switch just yet, so that your child can be offered the best possible protection.

What is the price of the Maxi-Cost Pebble Car Seat?

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What is the price of the Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus Car Seat?

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What is the price of the Maxi-Cosi Rodifix Car Seat?

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What is the price of the Maxi-Cosi 2Way Pearl Car Seat?

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What is the price of the Maxi-Cosi 2wayFix Base?

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What is the age group suitable for Maxicosi Axiss fix plus?

AxissFix Plus can be used from birth up to 4 years.