The high comfort convertible seat


The high comfort convertible seat

Children grow up fast and before you know it, your baby will be a toddler. The Maxi-Cosi Opal baby/toddler combination car seat takes your child from birth all the way to 3.5 years in complete comfort and safety.

Its ingenious design provides extra legroom and adjustability in height and width. This offers your baby the safety of rearward facing travel for a longer period of time. When the time is right, the Opal car seat turns to face forward, simply using the same belt routing as in the rearward facing position.

Luxuriously padded, Opal adjusts from sitting to sleeping for the most enjoyable of journeys. Long-lasting value 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?

  • Combined group 0+/1
  • longer rearward facing travel up to 13kg
  • Easy switch system
  • Height/width adjustability 
Does it fit my car?

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Safety awards
  • Practical Parenting Awards 2012 Finalist Car seat Multi-stage - Opal

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  • Can be used rearward facing from birth up to 13kgs and forward-facing from 13kgs up to 18kgs.
  • Installation with a 3-point seat belt 
  • The unique angle on the base of the seat offers baby extra legroom so they can travel rearward-facing in complete safety and comfort for longer. 
  • Two-position, one-click base makes it quick to switch from rearward to forward-facing. 
  • Same belt routing in both rearward and forward facing positions to help prevent incorrect fitting. 
  • Padded and spacious seat with five reclining positions (in forward-facing mode) 
  • Height-adjustable headrest and harness 
  • Width adjustable so the seat grows with your child 
  • Harness strap retention hooks 
  • Side Protection System offers optimal protection against side impact 
  • Unique angle base offers optimum recline for optimal comfort in rearward facing position 
  • Belt tensioner usable in both rearward and forward facing positions to ensure extremely secure installation 
  • Includes support pillow for younger babies and easily removable and washable cover 
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.
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Why me?



  • Combined group 0+/1
  • longer rearward facing travel up to 13kg
  • Easy switch system
  • Height/width adjustability 

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