Top rated ISOFIX Maxi-Cosi toddler car seat


Top rated ISOFIX Maxi-Cosi toddler car seat

Combining high-end design, 5 easy-to-adjust recline positions, click-and-go convenience and a compact size to fit most cars, the Maxi-Cosi Pearl offers everything that you and your child need to enjoy the journey.
The Pearl is top-rated in safety tests and is used with the FamilyFix base, which also fits the Pebble baby car seat. This ensures optimum ISOFIX safety and ease-of-use from birth to 4 years. In addition, for extra peace-of-mind, correct installation is confirmed with visual and audio alerts.
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Installation feedback
Easy-in harness
Simultaneous harness & headrest adjustment
Multiple recline positions
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Safety awards
  • ADAC Award: Pearl + FamilyFix - Good
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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 
• Easy to remove cover 
• Cover can be washed in a washing machine 
• ISOFIX anchorages provides the safest, easiest and quickest way to install a car seat 


• 4 comfortable recline positions from sitting to sleeping 


• Interactive light and sound feedback confirm correct fit minimising chance of wrong installation 
• Best in test in combination with the 2wayFix base 


• 5-point safety harness for best restraining toddler by rigid body parts in a foward collision 
• FamilyFix can also be used with Pebble, provinding ISOFIX safety and ease of use from birth to 4 years old 
• For optimal safety in case of side-impact collisions 
• Usable forward facing from approx. 9 months until 4 years of age 

Can I also install the Maxi-Cosi Pearl using the car’s seat belt?
No, that is not allowed. The Maxi-Cosi Pearl is ONLY suitable for installation together with the Maxi-Cosi FamilyFix and to the IsoFix anchor points in the car.
Can I install the Maxi-Cosi Pearl on the front passenger seat?
Yes, if the car has IsoFix anchor points on the front seat, but we recommend deactivating the airbag or placing the front passenger seat in the rearmost position. Most cars, however, are not fitted with IsoFix anchor points on the front passenger seat. This means that it is often not possible to install the car seat on the passenger seat.
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.
I am unable to adjust the headrest on the Maxi-Cosi Pearl. What should I do?
The headrest is also used to adjust the height of the shoulder belts. To adjust the headrest, you need to first open the belt buckle, flap it forward, and then loosen the shoulder belts. If you hold down the button behind the grey part of the cover, you can adjust the headrest by moving it up or down.
The back of the Maxi-Cosi Pearl knocks against the car headrest. What should I do?
If the car headrest obstructs the proper functioning of the Maxi-Cosi Pearl, such as when adjusting it into the reclining position, we recommend removing the headrest.
I notice that there is some play between the Pearl and the FamilyFix. Is this safe?
To ensure that the Pearl can always easily be installed onto the FamilyFix, there must be some space between the spindles and hooks. This space is what causes the play. This play does not affect safety in any way whatsoever. 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.
I cannot recline the Maxi-Cosi Pearl in the sleeping position because it interferes with the car seat bench. What can I do?
You can disconnect the ISOFIX anchors of the FamilyFix and place the Pearl on it and put it in the sleeping position. Then, reconnect the ISOFIX anchors to the car.
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 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.
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.
Do I have to adjust the safety harness each time I place my child in the car seat?
Yes. Each time you install your child in the car seat you should fasten the safety harness. This is because the child can wear different clothing. If the harness is correctly tight, you should be able to pass only 1 finger between your child's body and the harness strap.
When should I make the transition from a Group I seat to a Group 2/3 seat
For the safety of your child, we recommend using the Group I car seat (9 months to 3 1/2 years/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 protrudes above the top edge of the seat. As long as the back of your child's head is fully supported by the shell, we advise against making the switch just yet, so that your child can be offered the best possible protection.
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.
How tight should I fasten the safety harness system?
To fasten the harness correctly is key to restrain the child well in the car seat. You need to pull the harness adjuster strap until the harness is close the the child's body. If the harness is correctly tight, you should be able to pass only 1 finger between your child's body and the harness strap. The tighther the harness is, the better your child will be restrained and the safer he/she is in case of an accident.
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Why me?



Installation feedback
Easy-in harness
Simultaneous harness & headrest adjustment
Multiple recline positions

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