Each time our beautiful family grows there is that last-minute rush for a big bedroom change and car seat swap before we get to bring the new addition home. Our home is full of love and little people but there is always room for more and luckily there was space left in the car too. I have to admit that fitting five child seats in the car is a bit tricky (and expensive) but we did it!
If you are a regular Hip Little One reader you may remember that I previously wrote about our choice for a Maxi-Cosi Convertible Booster Seat for our twins. Over the past three years those seats have survived daily car trips, long holidays drives, passenger swaps, drink spills and messy accidents and I can safely say we have been really happy with the design, safety features and quality. Therefore we were confident the Maxi-Cosi brand would deliver again now that miss Sybbie’s seat had to be upgraded to make room for the new addition.
The Maxi-Cosi Euro NXT is a convertible car seat suitable from birth up to 4 years of age, or until your child reaches the upper height marker. Designed with a removable padded infant insert and multiple recline and headrest positions the seat offers true comfort and support for its little passenger at all stages. The Maxi-Cosi Euro NXT combines top level safety standards with comfort and style, offering parents a beautiful way to transport their new bundle of joy.
When choosing car seats for your most precious cargo safety is obviously most important and knowing the Euro NXT meets the latest Australian regulation for child car seat safety is a great reassurance. Unlike many other child seats on the market this fantastic design allows for up to 30 months of rearward facing, proven to be the safest way for young children to travel by reducing side impact forces by 75%. When it comes to rearward facing the longer really is the better, spread the word! The handy height markers will tell you when to swap the seat around.
As your child grows you can easily adjust both the height of the shoulder straps and the headrest from the front using the QuickFit System, located on top of the headrest. This brilliant feature removes the need to uninstall the seat and rethread the straps like in older seats, what a fabulous time saver and great for people who transport children of different heights in the same seat.
The Euro NXT is also fitted with G CELL, the ultimate in crash absorption technology, and the revolutionary ISOGO system, allowing for easy and secure three-step Isofix installation in compatible cars. Unfortunately our car only offers Isofix in certain seats and therefore we can not enjoy the benefits in the seat’s current position, however we look forward to using it when we move the seat in the future for the baby. Last year we experienced the convenience of Isofix during our European holiday and thought it was extremely handy and reassuring.
Not only does the comfortable, padded design provide excellent protection, it looks luxurious and classy too and the neutral colour schemes will fit in beautifully with the interior of your car. The specially selected Cool Baby wicking fabric is gentle against your baby’s skin and will help keep your child at a comfortable temperature during the hotter months ahead. Good news for mum: The covers of the Euro NXT can be removed for easy machine washing and the complimentary car seat protector mat will help keep your car clean too, after all some ‘accidents’ simply cannot be avoided.
With our children growing up so quickly I am always trying to plan (and budget) ahead so where possible I try to invest in quality products that are safe, durable and grow with our children. The Euro NXT ticks all the boxes for us and once Sybil grows out of the seat (at 32 months she has just passed the forward-facing marker) the next little passenger will already be waiting to take her spot. By the way, did you know that all Maxi-Cosi car seats come with a generous 6 year warranty on the shell and 3 years on the trim?
You can find the Maxi-Cosi Euro NXT (RRP $649, available in the colours Argento, Dolce, Rouge, Gravity and Vienna) at all good independent retailers across Australia.
To find out more about Maxi-Cosi, to discover the Maxi-Cosi Difference or to locate a stockist near you visit www.maxi-cosi.com.au, contact Dorel Australia on 1300 809 526 or get social on www.facebook.com/maxicosi.australia.
For your chance to win a Maxi-Cosi Euro NXT Convertible Car Seat (RRP $649, colour subject to availability) enter our giveaway below. Please note that by entering this competition the lucky winner agrees to answer four short questions about his/her experience with the Euro NXT: