Maxi-cosi Opal high comfort convertible car seat


Maxi-cosi Opal high comfort convertible car seat

The Maxi-Cosi Opal is a high comfort convertible car seat with simultaneous height and width adjustment to always ensure optimal comfort from baby to toddler.
Luxuriously padded, Opal adjusts from sitting to sleeping for the most enjoyable of journeys. Long-lasting car seat, it is first used as a rearward facing baby car seat from birth to approx. 15/18 months for extra head & neck protection (This is 3 to 6 months longer than infant carriers). Then Opal can be easily & safely turns to face forward, simply by using a switching device.
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Why me?

• Height & width adjustability
• Extended rearward-facing travel
• Combination car seat (group 0+/1)
• Easy switching system
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    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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Ease of use
• Long lasting car seat, growing with your baby from birth up to 4 years
• Easy rotative switching system, from rearward to forward-facing, without reinstalling the full belt routing
• Simultaneous safety harness & headrest adjustement (6 position) to perfectly fit the growing child
• One-hand harness adjuster
• Convenient belt hooks keeps the harness open when installing the child
• Measuring height indicator: helps to know when it's time to switch from rear to forward facing
• Machine washable cover at 30°

• High-comfort seat with height and width adjustment to ensure a perfect fit for both babies and toddlers
• Extra padded wide seat
• 6 position headrest adjustment: always perfect fit for the growing child
• Baby support pillow to offer best comfort for the baby
• Optimal reclined position in rear-facing
• 5 position recline in forward facing to provide best travelling comfort
• Shoulder and crotch pads

• Extended safer rearward-facing travel, until approx. 15/18 months, for improved head and neck protection
• High protective headrest to offer a performant side impact protection
• Belt tensioner system for an extra strong and secure installation in both directions
• 5-point integral safety harness to ensure high safety restraint of the child
• Intuitive belt routing to easily install Opal using 3-point seat belt
• Anti-slip shoulder pads for high restraint performance in case of frontal impact

• R44/04 compliant
• Rearward facing from 0-13kg (from birth to approx. 15/18m)
• Forward facing from 9-18kg (from approx. 9m to 4y)
• 3-point seat belt installation, with clear belt routing indicated on seat
• Made in Europe
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.
From what age can the support pillow be removed from the Maxi-Cosi car seat?
The support pillow provides your child with added comfort right after birth. There is no specific age at which the support pillow should be removed from the Maxi-Cosi car seat.This depends on the size of your child. Once you notice that your child is no longer lying comfortably because his or her head is lying on the ‘roll’, you can remove the support pillow from the Maxi-Cosi car seat.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Why me?



• Height & width adjustability
• Extended rearward-facing travel
• Combination car seat (group 0+/1)
• Easy switching system

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