Dodd Mama Bear - 2 months ago
originally posted on maxi-cosi.com
This is a high quality seat with a few nice features others don't have, but in our experience it has had its challenges. For starters, the instructions didn't mention the latch system being hidden, I finally found it after I had to take apart the seat to clean it. My son got sick and vomited in the seat a couple short weeks after buying the seat. I wished I had been able to learn how it worked before that moment. However it did my best, carefully pulled it apart, thoroughly cleaned it, machine washed it, air dried it, and put it back together exactly how I took it apart. I wasn't impressed with so many places that had spots where stuff could go in, but I as the mom couldn't clean out. Also putting those covers on again was such a struggle and no way could we use this seat with a newborn who will have blowouts and spit up regularly (it's what newborns do) and the seat needing taken apart more often than not. The fabric also looks different after the wash, it gets creased or wrinkled and I wasn't impressed with that look until it was able to stretch again. After all this I think we will be buying a infant seat too now, maybe even a different brand. Our seats are only a few weeks old (I purchased two of them), one for my youngest son and a matching one for our daughter due in April (still in the box). They were difficult to reinstall, neither the latch system or the seat belt seem to be tight enough (I'm positive I installed correctly). I am not used to basic car seats or anything as we have always had BRITAX seats with my older boys and even the younger boy, but because we have a newbie on the way, we bought another vehicle and decided on matching seats since our bigger boys got matching boosters. Lastly all that to say it's a good seat once you get the hang of all of the struggles, but know what your purchasing before hand. In my opinion I wouldn't purchase this seat again.