Family concept
Click-and-go installation with ISOFIX from birth up to approx. 4 years

Family concept

Click-and-go installation with ISOFIX from birth up to approx. 4 years

The Maxi-Cosi Car Seat Family consists of the FamilyFix base and Pebble and Pearl car seats.
The Family Concept offers safe travel from birth up to approx. 4 years of age and visible and audible confirmation that the connection is secure. The ISOFIX Maxi-Cosi FamilyFix base provides a perfect anchorage for both the Pebble and Pearl seats and comfortable, easy to operate recline positions. With the Family Concept one will experience the comfort and ease of use of a click-and-go travel system.
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Why me?

- Longevity
- Click-and-go installation
- Installation feedback
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Ease of use:
- Very easy adjustment of safety harness and headrest height
- Innovative easy-in harness stays open to easily get the child in and out in seconds
- ISOFIX anchorages provides the safest, easiest and quickest way to install a car seat
- Cover can be washed in a washing machine

- 5 comfortable recline positions on the FamilyFix base from sitting to sleeping

- Interactive light and sound feedback confirm correct fit minimising chance of wrong installation
- Excellent test results in tests of independent organisations

- FamilyFix can be used with Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix, Pebble and Pearl providing ISOFIX travel from birth to 4 years old
- For optimal safety in case of side-impact collisions
Why do babies have to travel in a rear-facing position?
Babies have a large and heavy head compared to the rest of their body. In addition, their neck muscles are not yet fully developed. If the baby is transported in a forward-facing position, his or her head will be thrown forward in the event of a head-on collision. This can cause serious neck injury and may even be fatal. By placing the baby in a rear-facing position, the forces exerted during the crash will be distributed across the baby’s entire back. Discover more about rearward facing travelling.
What is IsoFix?
ISOFIX is an international standardized fitting system, which provides the safest, easiest and quickest way to install a child car seat correctly without the need of vehicle seat belts. The name ISOFIX stands for ISO (International Standardization Organization) plus FIX (Fixation). ISOFIX car seats make use of two standard attachment points located at the base of the seat, plus an anti-tipping forward device: either a support leg or top tether.
From 2006 all new cars are equipped with ISOFIX, and ISOFIX is also fitted in a large number of car brands built prior to 2006.
Find out more about ISOFIX.
Is IsoFix safer than installing with a car seat belt?
If installed properly, a Maxi-Cosi car seat is the safest in its class. The IsoFix method prevents incorrect installation of the car seat, but is no safer than when the seat is installed using the traditional method. IsoFix prevents incorrect installation because a colour indicator (red or green) is used to indicate the correct installation of various parts.
I do not have IsoFix anchor points in my car. Can I have them installed?
This is usually not possible because the IsoFix anchors are almost always installed during production in the factory and are attached to the chassis of the car. However, there are a number of car makes that have been offering the IsoFix system for a number of years as an “option”. In these cars, the assembly points for the anchors are already integrated into the bottom of the car body. Audi and Volvo, for example, offer this option. Talk to your car dealer for more information.
Why does the Maxi-Cosi need a support leg to support IsoFix products?
This support leg serves several functions. The support leg prevents the car seat from rotating (tipping) in the event of an accident. If the support leg is not used, the car seat may be pushed so far into the seat of the car during a front-end collision that the child will be thrown forward and may even hit the front seat or dashboard. The support leg is equipped with an indicator that shows whether the installation is correct. All IsoFix products from Maxi-Cosi have indicators so that you can immediately see whether the car seat has been installed correctly. The indicators are located on the steel IsoFix anchor points and the support leg: a green colour appears if the support leg is adjusted properly. The IsoFix products from Maxi-Cosi rank among the very best and safest car seats on the market. The Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix with EasyFix base has received the highest possible rating of five stars. Your child is guaranteed optimal safety with our IsoFix products.
Can the Maxi-Cosi FamilyFix base be installed in any car?
No, the Maxi-Cosi FamilyFix can only be installed in cars equipped with the IsoFix system. There are, however, some exceptions to this. See the “List of Car Makes” at
Can my premature newborn be transported in the Maxi-Cosi Pebble?
We advise against using any kind of infant car seat for premature babies. The use of a car seat is not recommended until the child has reached a healthy weight of 2500 grams: NEW GUIDELINE: ANY CHILD THAT IS ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE HOSPITAL MAY BE TRANSPORTED IN A GROUP 0+ CAR SEAT
There is space between the Pearl and the FamilyFix. Is this safe?
The FamilyFix is secured to the bottom of the car body by the two IsoFix anchor points. The left lamp on the indicator panel on the FamilyFix will turn green to confirm that the seat is installed correctly. The strong connection between the two guarantees maximum safety, regardless of any noises you might hear. The Pearl has two sturdy metal spindles on the bottom. The FamilyFix has 4 hooks that are attached to these spindles on the Pearl. Once the 4 hooks are secure around the 2 spindles, the maximum safety of the system is guaranteed. The right lamp on the indicator panel on the FamilyFix will turn green to confirm that the seat is secured correctly. To ensure that the Pearl can always be installed onto the FamilyFix easily in all instances, there must be some space between the spindles and hooks. This space is what causes the slack. This slack does not affect safety in any way whatsoever. The sound that may result from this extra space depends on a number of factors. The shape of the back seat and the installation of the FamilyFix may affect this. You could try to push the FamilyFix more firmly against the back of the car seat. It is also possible in some cars to adjust the back of the car passenger seat. If this is possible, you can adjust the back so that it fits firmly against the Pearl.
Can the Maxi-Cosi Pebble be used in an airplane?
Yes, the Maxi-Cosi Pebble can be used in an airplane. The seat has special certification for this purpose (TUV certifitcate).
Does the Maxi-Cosi Pebble sun canopy provide UV protection?
The Maxi-Cosi Pebble sun canopy is made of black fabric that protects against both sunlight and UV rays.
Is it still safe to use the Maxi-Cosi FamilyFix if the batteries have gone dead?
Once installed, the safety is not affected by the batteries; the lights and/or sound serve only to indicate correct or incorrect installation. If the batteries have died, this feedback can no longer be given. So it is important to change the batteries in time. Batteries that are low in voltage or about to die are indicated by the LED light.
When should I remove the support pillow and head hugger from the Maxi-Cosi Pebble?
The support pillow and headhugger are especially designed to offer a perfect fit for small babies. When the baby outgrows the smallest position of the safety harness (usually around 8 weeks) the support pillow can be removed. You can continue to use the headhugger for extra comfort of the baby longer. Then when your baby outgrows this head hugger you can also take it out of the car seat entirely. Please consult the manual for a visualisation.
Why do Maxi Cosi group 1 car seats have a 5-point safety harness?
All group 1 car seats of Maxi-Cosi have 5 point safety harness with one-pull adjustment. This harness distributes the forces of an impact best over the strong bones of the child and into the seat. Additionally, the 5 point harness allows perfect adjustment of the child and keep him secured in the safest position in the seat.
When should my child switch from his first Maxi-Cosi baby car seat to the next car seat?
We recommend that your child remain in the first car seat, Group 0 or 0+ (0-13 months) i.e. facing backwards, as long as possible because this is the safest and usually the most comfortable position. As long as the back of your child's head is fully supported by the plastic shell, we recommend using the infant car seat. The length of the child’s legs is not an important factor here. It is extremely unwise to put a child into a larger, forward-facing car seat too early.
How many sitting and sleeping positions does the Maxi-Cosi Pearl have?
The Maxi-Cosi Pearl has five comfortable positions - from a sitting to a sleeping position - and can be easily adjusted from the front.
When should I go from group 1 to group 2/3 car seat?
We recommend using the Group I car seat (9-18 kg) for as long as possible. Wait to switch your child to a next stage car seat until your child has reached the maximum weight limit or if the top of your child’s head reaches above the top edge of the seat.
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