Finding the right car seat can seem overwhelming. The number of options on the market often leaves parents feeling confused. However, one brand often stands out from the rest. Maxi Cosi seems to have something for everyone, whether you need an infant car seat or one rated for toddlers. Best of all, their car seats have bonus features that help make traveling with your baby a little easier.
While we are familiar with the brand’s products, one car seat is continuing to grab our attention. The advertising claims it is lightweight, comfortable for infants and younger toddlers, and a breeze to buckle into a vehicle. To see if the car seat lives up to its reputation, keep reading to learn more in our Maxi Cosi Mico Luxe review.
Maxi Cosi Mico Luxe Review of Specs:
|Maxi Cosi Mico Luxe
|Rear Facing Infant Car Seat
|Max child height
|28.9" L x 17.7" W x 25.4" H
|Find on Amazon
Weighing around 9 lbs. without the base, the Mico Luxe is a lightweight car seat. With the base, the car seat weighs around 19.11 lbs. We love how you can easily carry the car seat without feeling weighed down. >>> Find it on Amazon
The lightweight design doesn’t take away from safety. It only shows us car seats do not have to weigh 20 lbs. or more to keep your baby safe. Side impact protection technology, along with extra padding on the head and lumbar inserts keeps your child safe and secure. The inserts are also removable.
What we really like about the Mico Luxe is the ergonomically designed handle. It’s curved to fit comfortably over your arm. The design also helps prevent the car seat from hitting your hips.
Your child will appreciate the shell’s ClimaFlow™ technology. The added ventilation helps your baby stay cool and comfortable.
- The shell is ventilated and features side impact protection
- Can be used with or without the base
- The base adjusts to three positions
- Washable fabrics and foam
- Easy to install Latch system
- While the car seat is compatible with some competitors’ strollers, it is still recommended parents check with the manufacturer before purchasing.
Ease of Use
Its lightweight design makes the car seat easier to use, but it’s not the only feature. The 5-point harness connects with an audible click, so you know your baby is securely buckled in.
Installing the car seat only takes a few seconds, thanks to the Latch system. The adjustable base has three positions ensuring a secure fit.
Don’t want to use the base, no problem. You can safely buckle the car seat in. The belt instructions guide you through the installation.
The base easily detaches with the press of a button. You use the same method to detach the car seat from a stroller. Check out our comparison of the two compatible strollers.
We know babies and toddlers are often messy. Crumbs and stains on fabrics are common. The fabrics and foam linings are machine washable and dryer-safe. We also like not having to struggle to get them back on.
You want a car seat you can use for a year or so, and it applies to the Mico Luxe. It is not rated for use with older toddlers, but it does support weights from 4 up to 30 lbs. After removing the headrest, the car seat is good for children up to 32” in height.
Measuring 12.2 x 19.69 x 10.24 inches, it fits inside almost all vehicles, including smaller cars. However, don’t forget the car seat must be installed in the back seat. It should not be used in two-seater vehicles.
It often helps to learn what other consumers think about a product, and they are overwhelmingly favorable for the Mico Luxe. They appreciate the relatively affordable price and love how easy it is to use. Not having to rethread the harness after removing the inserts is a nice feature. Parents also appreciate the ventilation in the shell, along with the extra padding in the lumbar and head inserts. The only downside is the car seat is not compatible with all competitors’ strollers.
We like almost everything about the Mico Luxe. It’s rare to find a product without any downsides. The only thing that may disappoint parents is it may not be compatible with a stroller already in their closet.
With that being said, it is lightweight with or without the base. The curved carrying handle is a great addition, especially if you plan on using the car seat as a baby carrier. We also noticed the car seat fits in most shopping carts. It’s another convenience we like.
At a price that isn’t going to break most budgets, this Maxi Cosi rear-facing car seat is a solid option. Check it on Babycubby.com
Comparison with other infant seats
- Maxi-Cosi Mico Luxe vs Mico 30 Side-by-Side