All you need to know about moving up from your baby car seat!

Your little one needs to travel in a car seat that is the correct size for them. The right time to switch to the next car seat is not based on their age, but their height or their weight. Most baby car seat go up to 13 kg and/or 75 cm. It depends on which car seat you have when you will need to move up but we created some general tips to help you out!

How do you know when it’s time to switch?

You may need to switch even if your child has not reached the maximum weight. For optimum safety, you’ll need to move up to the next car seat stage when the top of your baby’s head comes up over the seat back. Tip: put your hand on the top of the back-seat, does the top of your baby’s head touch your hand? Time to move up to a new car seat!

Don’t be tempted to switch to a forward-facing car seat too soon. At Maxi-Cosi, we recommend that your child continues to travel in a safe rearward-facing position for as long as possible or at least up to 15 months.

What are the roads to take after a baby car seat?

There are two main roads to take in this situation; you can choose a toddler car seat up to approx. 4 years (after which you switch to a child car seat) or choose for a toddler & child car seat in one which could last up to 12 years, we also call this a multigroup car seat.
Mica
Pearl Pro
AxissFix

Toddler (9 months up to approx. 4 years)

Which type of toddler car set to go for is depending on the current solution you have for your baby car seat;

  • You can browse for a toddler car (up to 4 years) seat that fits your current ISOFIX-base like the Pearl Pro 2 or Pearl Smart, which also allows you to travel rearward facing up to 15 months.
  • Next to this smart solution, Maxi-Cosi also offers ready to install car seats. Our latest innovation Mica makes it easy to install due to it’s 360 rotation! Other favourites in this category are the Axissfix or Tobi.
Beryl
Titan Plus
Titan Pro

Toddler & Child car seat (0/9 months up to approx. 7 or 12 years)

Interested in a more long term solutions? Then these multigroup car seats are the way for you as they grow with your child!

  • Our forward facing only Titan, Titan Plus and Titan Pro will keep your little one safe up to 12 years (from 9 months)!
  • Our Maxi-Cosi Beryl rotating car seat can be used in both travel directions and goes up to approx. 7 years.