Convertible - rear & forward facing
Safe and sturdy build
Easy to clean
Can be uncomfortable
Can be fiddly to use
Truly regret buying this.
I chose this brand purely because of the good experience we had with their Mico Plus capsule. From a safety point of view, I believe this seat is about as good as any other. Our little one seems to have stopped hating it since we turned him forward so based on the above two points, I'll give it two stars. In every other way, this thing is a massive hassle to use. Even after a year of daily use, everything is stiff and uncooperative. Loosening the harness to get the baby out, it frequently gets stuck and has to be pulled hard - but not too hard...because that will cause the three-way metal yoke thingy in the back to fly up and get jammed into the hole in the plastic body that the belt goes through - and then you can't tighten it again. The only thing you can do then is remove it from the vehicle and pull the back off to release the snagged part and then re-install it. Removing and refitting this this is an unbelievable P.I.T.A. and is guaranteed to take a lot longer than you'd imagine and get you into a sweat... that is, of course when it doesn't happen in a car park, in the rain when you're by yourself with a squealing, squirming toddler and running late for an appointment.
Great newborn carseat
My 1st born son and now my 2nd son both seem to love sitting in this carseat. I love the anti twist straps and how easy it is to adjust the height of the straps.
I dislike how the tightening strap works, it seems to go up in "clicks" and can take a while to get the right tightness. But overall a great carseat.
A little disappointed
We were excited about this seat after reading reviews and being told its one of the safest on the market. Overall the seat does its job though at the cost of bubba's comfort l, sadly. The biggest complaint we have is the the buckles and straps dig into baby's legs. Theres not much room to adjust this either. We are forced to put a terry towel where the straps and buckle sit. Also be warned that this car seat is enormous. Not sure how anyone without a station wagon manages to fit it in AND use the front seat but kudos is you do! We knew the siz...e of it when we bought it but seeing it installed is quite another thing. I also emailed their customer service team as per their request after I wrote this review but yet to hear back from them (going on 3 weeks now).
I have mixed feelings about this carseat. I love it's safety features and the way it looks but my baby has had some uncomfortable rides in this seat. I live in Melbourne, Australia and the weather here is pretty unpredictable. But one thing's for sure, it's usually cold. I wasn't able to clothe my baby in warm clothes otherwise he would overheat and sweat like crazy in this carseat, and scream bloody murder. On the other hand, i would risk getting him sick with light clothing just so he could have a comfortable ride. Sometimes i could get away ...with putting a blanket over him to keep him warm, but again, he overheats, sweats, and screams like crazy. We had to take the infant padding out when he was about 4weeks old because he just seemed too snug in his seat. Removing this helped cool him down a bit during car rides. He is now 5months old and loves his carseat and has fallen asleep in it multiple times...but only if he's dressed in loose clothing. It's a good thing he's a bit bigger now and his immune system is much stronger. My review sounds bad but i actually do love this seat. Maybe it's just my baby. He does tend to sweat easy. Maybe it's not. I'm sorry if this review also gave you mixed feelings lol
Kept my baby safe
I am amazed by my Maxi Cosi capsule. We had an accident and it had to withstand a large amount of pressure. It kept my baby safe. Forever great full!
Purchased in January 2017.
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Secure and safe.
Secure and safe car seat with optimal padding. Have been using this since my baby was a newborn and she always seemed very cosy and comfortable in this. Unfortunately, the straps are a bit fiddly and take some practice to master.
Purchased in June 2018.
Safe and comfy baby seat
We bought this seat for our new born. Was easy to use, comfy and very safe. We turned it from rear facing to front as well for multiple safe use.
When babe was rearward facing the seat was very good, comfortable, sturdy. When baby was ready to face front ways the seat wasn't as practical. As he grew, the seat was less comfortable for him and less roomy as he was a chubba bubba. The seat belt is a pain to strap on, having to twist it to get into the lock. The good thing is it is easy to remove and reinstall though it is hard to put baby in and out of the seat. Baby is 1years old now and we have had to buy a new seat as it hasnt served its purpose.
Purchased in February 2018 for $650.00.
If your baby starts crying once in this seat pull over and make sure its not boiling its little bottom off!! I'll try not to bed too negative but I HATE this car seat! The seat belt system is inconvenient! When the buckles are clipped in the straps form right angles which means you kind of have to fold the seat belt in half to get it to clip in. Hard to explain but trust me, they're a nightmare to clip in. My baby absolutely hates this seat and it all quite literally lays in the name "Maxi Cosi"! This car seat literally smothers my baby and it'...s very dangerous because my child over heats within minutes regardless of how high the aircon is cranking! Soon as I hear crying I know it's because my baby is overheating. A few times I haven't been able to pull over quick enough and when I finally do my baby is absolutely drenched in sweat and is all red. Honestly tho as far as safety goes I can't fault it really! I would say it's a very safe seat but just a real nuisance to buckle up and quite literally cooks my child after a few minutes! Probably perfectly suited to arctic conditions.
I bought this car seat for my little hatchback as a second seat. Turns out this this is the only car seat that my son likes sit in. My son is a big boy and so it felt a little bit tight when we first got it but once I realise that you could remove the newborn padding he fits much better.
Great, safe and secure car seat
Having to move from a capsule to a main car seat because both my children hated the capsule they instantly stopped crying during car journeys. They look comfortable, they don’t sweat like they did in the capsule, is easily installed with clear instructions. I feel like my child is very safe and surrounded and protected in the right places.
It’s easy to remove and washes well in a standard washing machine.
My only bad thing is my 2 year old seems to be able to remove his arms no matter how tight I make the straps. Would be nice to have that ...
Didn’t meet my expectations!
I bought this car seat for our first baby . Our budget was between $500 to $700 and we paid $650 which was within our budget. It looks really good and safe . Good colour combination and softness feels great but it is not specious for a medium size baby . It’s bit narrow so it’s uncomfortable for baby over 6 months ( for skinny baby it’s may be okay) . My son was so uncomfortable that I had to purchase a second car seat. One more thing happened with us , the harness was stuck and it doesn’t work! It is still under warranty but fixing the harness does not solve our problem because the seat itself is not enough specious for my son so we didn’t bother to take it to the store.
Our baby seems comfortable currently using the newborn setup. The angle on the straps make placing and removing our baby in a little awkward though I can’t imagine any other seats being very different. We never remove the seat and cannot see that we would need to do so. We did not buy a capsule for this reason.
Comfy but hard to take the baby out
My baby is very comfy in the car seat and he usually would fall asleep. However, it is not very easy to fasten the seat belt and unfasten the seat belt, it can be quite frustrating. It feels quite safe and the material is comfortable and I would still recommend it
Head Space Way Too Small!
For a newborn, this seat was fantastic. We did alot of research and really liked the safety features. However, when our son was 6 months old, his head became very snug in the headrest and progressively got tighter and tighter. We had to return the seats as he was hysterical and raising the headrest would make it less safe. Definitely would not have made it close to 4 years!
Pretty easy to install, bub looks comfortable in it. There is a newborn insert that can be removed once baby is bigger. The car seat is pretty slim as well, so if we were to ever have 3 car seats in the back, it would fit. It is a bit on the exxy $$ end, but there is alot of padding and we haven't looked back so thumbs up!
The perfect car seat for any family!
This car seat is incredibly easy to install and use. It is very comfortable and offers a lot of cushioning for the baby. It is easy to clean and wipe down. It easy to maintain and storage is very simple. This is an excellent purchase for anyone considering a car seat of high quality that is safe, reliable and comes from a trusted brand!
Looks great, fit small car! Baby is happy to be in it, fit so snuggly.
The new Maxi Cosi Moda comes in different colours and we found the black one to be most stylish. Baby fits nicely in the car seat since he was 2 days old. It comes with an infant insert and can fit child up to 4 years old.
Padded lining can be removed and cleaned easily. Overall, very happy with this purchase.
Snuggly seat for bubs
I got the Maxi Cosi Moda instead of the britax as it's a few cm shorter so that It would give more room in the passenger seat when the car seat is in rear facing mode. Also the Moda has the honeycomb sides which makes it seem more side cushioned.
When I put my newborn in the seat, she seemed very cushioned in and comfortable. Tho in the summer months the cushioning can get quite hot.
Overall good comfy safe car seat.
Questions & Answers
I am thinking about buying this car seat online for my 12 week old baby but I am concerned about the reviews.
Can the maxi cosi moda be returned if there os a fitting problem with it?
Hi Lou, Thank you for your message. For any fitting related inquiries feel free to contact our customer care team on email@example.com and they can help you in answering any questions that you may have. You can also jump on live chat we are available b/w 8:30 am - 5:00 pm on our Maxi-Cosi website. Kind Regards, Mark, Maxi Cosi Team.
Hi we purchased this carseat in 2017 for our first daughter and I used it for her from newborn until about 1.5years when i changed to a Diono rear facing as i was finding it too difficult to lift her over the anchor straps to put her in and out. I have bought it out again to use for our 1 year old who recently swapped from the capsual to the carseat. I put up with it with our 1st as we had spent so much money on it but it fits terribly in our car (Toyota Prado 2011) even when i try to tighten it like crazy it still wobbles about and the strap is so hard to tighten/near impossible its like it just doesn't work properly or nothing like tightening our diono which tightened easily and i know the kids are secure once i have tightened it. We actually bought two of these car seats in 2017 preparing for the birth of our first daughter one for us and one for the grandparents thinking they were the best available but it fits terribly in their car as well ( Ford Falcon) and it is very difficult to tighten the strap on the one they have as well. Are we doing something wrong? Is there are way to make it sit more securely in our cars so the carseat doesn't move about or does it just not fit well in these particular cars? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks
I had mine professionally fitted and the put some rolled up towels under it and now it's heaps more secure then with my first bubs. Also if you reach around the back and pull the straps down from behind the seat then pull the tightening strap its heaps easier to tighten. Hope this helps
Hi Monique, We are sorry to hear that you are unhappy with your Moda. Please contact our customer service team on 1300 809 526 or firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can help you trouble shoot any installation/fitment related issues that you may be experiencing. Kind Regards, Maxi Cosi Team.
is this car seat: MAXI COSI Moda ISOFIX Convertible Car Seat Suitable Approx. 0-4 Years compatible with bugaboo stroller chameleon 3 plus ?
The Maxi Cosi Moda is a convertible car seat and not suitable for a pram. Only infant carriers can be attached to a pram/stroller. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact our customer service team on 1300 809 526 or email@example.com
- The Maxi-Cosi Moda is a convertible baby car seat for use between birth to 4 years of age
- Has ISOFIX compatible for easy installation
- Very safe and secure with GCELL- Crash Absorbing Technology, Air Protect Superior Side Impact Protection and head support
- Comfortable with 3 reclining options and soft newborn insert and 'cool baby' wicking fabric to keep your baby cool
- Adjustable 5-point safety harness, perfect for a growing child
- Removable and washable covers
- The convenience of the ISOFIX easy installation
- The safety of the product
- That cleaning and maintenance is easier than other products
Reviewers don't like:
- Some noted that their toddlers found it uncomfortable, overheated and that the straps were misfitting
- The product is large and not suitable for small vehicles
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