The swivel toddler car seat


The swivel toddler car seat

The Maxi-Cosi Axiss car seat swivels 90° degrees to get your toddler in and out of the car more easily.
It allows you an easy front-on access to secure your child or take him out in a simple turn. A seat belt tensioner system ensures a solid fit in car, and a colour indicator let you know when the Axiss group 1 is locked safely in forward-facing position . In addition, a simultaneous headrest and harness adjustment ensures an perfect fit for your growing child while multiple recline positions further enhance comfort.
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Why me?

  • Easy swivelling seat 
  • Multiple recline positions 
  • Seat belt tensioneur 
  • Simultaneous headrest & harness adjustement
Does it fit my car?

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Car fitting
  • Seatbelt

    This product is compatible with seatbelt.

Child car seats can be installed with ISOFIX or with the car seat belt. Depending on your car and personal needs, you can choose the car seat that suits your situation.
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Safety performance
  • Good Safety

To understand the different levels of safety we offer, a car seat ranking has been put in place in addition to the independent ratings.
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Safety awards
  • ADAC MC Axiss reasonable 2008 English

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Ease of use

  • 90 degrees swivel to secure the child and take him out more easily 
  • Simultaneous harness & headrest adjustement to perfectly fit the growing child 
  • Belt hooks:  keeps the harness open when installing the child 
  • One-hand harness ajuster 
  • Machine washable cover at 30°


  • 7 position headrest adjustment: always perfect fit for the growing child 
  • 8 reclining position to provide best travelling comfort 
  • Comfy seat with extra padding 
  • Shoulder and croch pads


  • Protective headrest to offer a performant side impact protection 
  • Seat belt tensioner system strongly tightens seat belt for an extra secure fit 
  • Green indicator on top of the seat confirms the seat is locked in the forward facing travelling position 
  • 5-point integral safety harness to ensure high safety restraint of the child 
  • Intuitive belt routing to easily install Axiss using 3-point seat belt 
  • Anti-slip shoulder pads for high restraint performance in case of frontal impact


  • R44/04 compliant 
  • Forward facing from 9 - 18kg (from approx. 9m to 4y) 
  • 3-point seat belt installation 
  • Made in Europe 

As parent you lift your child into and out of the car seat more than 7 000 times during the use of a group 1, with Axiss, no painfull back problems anymore, the seat swivels facing you to secure your child and take hime out of the car in a simple turn.
Axiss swivelling car seat is an ideal solution for anyone suffering from back problems. This design helps you get your child in and our out of the car more easily. 
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What is the right position for the headrest of my child car seat?
The child's head has to be totally protected and should not exceed the headrest.
My child climbs out of the belt system on the car seat.
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).
The belts are not the same length. Why is this?
Uneven belts may be caused by the incorrect guiding of the harness system. Check at the back of the car seat that the belts are not twisted and that the pull belt (that runs forward at the bottom of the shell) is in the middle of the system. Also check that the belt can move easily to and fro through the shoulder openings. For smooth movement, the belt buckle should be flapped forward completely. This belt buckle operates by releasing the belt tensioner. If the problem continues after you have checked this, consult your retailer.
What should I do if my child opens the buckle on his or her harness belt?
In this case, we recommend, as do all international safety experts, that you stop immediately in a safe place, fasten the buckle once more and tell the child not to open it and the reason for this. It is always a possibility that an inventive, handy or strong child will open the buckle. If the force required to open the buckle were to be considerably increased to make it impossible for the child to open it himself, this would be contrary to the legal safety standards. The position of the buckle, the colour of the button, and the operating or opening force are all laid down in European standards. In the case of an accident, someone providing assistance without any knowledge of car seats must be able to see immediately how to release the child from a car seat in an emergency.
What is the right position/height for the safety harness?

The harness straps should be placed at the level of the shoulders, not coming from above nor below. The headrest should be adjusted in consequence, keeping the harness at the level of the shoulders.

When the buckle is open, I can't lengthen the harnesses on the Tobi, as if they are stuck. What's the problem?
This may be because the belt buckle is not flapped forward enough. Pushing it forward by hand will release the blockage so that you can loosen the harnesses.
How long can I use the Maxi-Cosi without a break?
This is subject to a lot of misunderstanding. This is generally said and written out of concern for babies and, in a nutshell, boils down to the fact that a baby car seat such as a Maxi-Cosi Citi SPS or Maxi-Cosi Cabrio(Fix) and Maxi-Cosi Pebble should not be used excessively. Children should not lie in a fixed position for too long unnecessarily. They must be given the opportunity to develop their motor system and arm, back and neck muscles. As manufacturers of the first car seat for babies in Europe, the Maxi-Cosi, naturally we have been including this in our instructions for many years. So do not place a baby in his or her seat for the entire day for reasons of convenience, but give him or her the opportunity to develop. This also applies to front pack carriers and all other products in which a baby sits, hangs or lies in a stationary position. However, this is not problematic whatsoever when taking a relatively long car journey or holiday trip once in a while. Our advice is as follows: stop once every 2 hours. After all, the baby must also eat and be changed on a regular basis.
Is it possible to mount my car seat (Group 1 or Group 0+/1) onto the frame of my pushchair?
This is not possible with our current range of products. Our products are developed with a strong focus on safety, quality and user-friendliness. The combination you mention would require that we make concessions to these three aspects. We have decided against making such concessions at this time.
The colour indicator switches to silver or red when driving. Is this normal?
The colour indicator is only an installation aid. There is only a difference of a few millimetres between red/green or silver/green. So the colour may change if your child moves. The important thing is that, when you drive off, the belts are tightened properly and the indicator is on green. The indicator is to remind you of this. Naturally it is possible for the indicator to switch to red again while driving as a result of your child’s movements. This is normal and has no effect on safety.
Because it's a swivelling seat, I'm wondering if the seat can come off from its base in case of accidents?

It took a couple of years of R&D research, and a lot of crash tests performed before launching the successfull Axiss swivel car seat. Because it's a swivelling seat, the mechanism has been intensively tested to resist to strong forces. The seat is also attached by a top locking hook which ensure a perfect fixing point between the seat and the base. In addition, the green locking indicator on the top of the seat is always ensuring the seat is connected to the car seat base, so you can drive in total safety. Consequently, the seat can't be dismantled from its base if used as mentioned in the instruction manual.

When can my child switch from an infant seat to the Maxi-Cosi Rubi?
Make sure your baby’s head is generously protected by the (top of the) car seat. Your baby has outgrown his baby car seat when the top of his ears extend past the top of the car seat shell. Do not switch to the Maxi-Cosi Rubi until this time and keep you baby rearward facing for as long as possible in order to protect the fragile neck and head. Note: it is not a problem if the child’s legs extend beyond the edge of the seat.
I can still pull out my car seat belt, which means the car seat can move around. Is this safe?
In the event of a sudden stop or accident, the car seat belt will block automatically and the child car seat will be unmovable as a result. The Maxi-Cosi Priori XP, Maxi-Cosi Axiss and Maxi-Cosi Tobi are all equipped with a tensioner that makes it possible to tighten the car seat belt for a tighter fit and secure the car seat more firmly.
Do I have to desactivate the airbag if I install a group 1 car seat on the front passenger seat
The European car seat regulation is not compelling to desactivate the front passenger airbag if we want to install a forward facing car seat like a group 1 or a group 2/3. It only mandatory to desactivate this airbag for the rearward facing car seat only (e.g group 0+). Nevertheless, because of the size and the force of spreading of an airbag which are different from one car to another, and because airbag are design to protect adults and not children, we recommand to also desactivate it for forward facing car seats.

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Why me?



  • Easy swivelling seat 
  • Multiple recline positions 
  • Seat belt tensioneur 
  • Simultaneous headrest & harness adjustement

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