Living / 18 May, 2022 / Ellie Thompson
Maxi-Cosi has set the benchmark for the future by launching a first-of-its-kind sustainable car seat, the Mica Pro Eco. Each seat is made from 100% recycled fabrics derived from 19 plastic bottles in an effort to take care of the planet for the benefit of the precious cargo they carry. We were keen to find out more, so we took the seat for a test drive.
The Maxi Cosi Mica Pro Eco is built to the highest i-Size safety standards, offering best-in-class comfort with planet-friendly innovation. Suitable from birth, the car seat provides a super comfy rearward-facing seat for children up to 4 years old, with a forward-facing option if necessary.
The padded seat and newborn insert are made from 100% recycled fabrics known as Eco Care. The soft and breathable fabrics offer optimum air circulation to maintain your baby’s ideal temperature, so you can travel long distances in comfort. Maxi Cosi’s ClimaFlow panels provide increased ventilation for your child’s head and neck.
In the flesh, the fabrics look and feel luxurious. The seat offers a generous recline angle in both forward and rearward-facing modes, making those all-important naps on the go safe and comfortable.
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Maxi Cosi’s innovative FlexiSpin technology offers a one-handed spin that makes getting kids out of the car even easier. Whether you’re transitioning a sleeping newborn to their cot or battling with your toddler, the rotational spin and the seat’s Easy-in harness allows you to get your child in and out of the car with ease and minimal disruption.
Safety should be at the top of your list when shopping for an infant car seat. Adhering to the highest i-Size safety standards, the Mica Pro Eco incorporates G-CELL 2.0 technology for maximum protection in case of a side impact. In fact, Maxi-Cosi has improved on this tech, with its extra-protective built-in guard and honeycomb-shaped shock-absorbing structure. In the event of a side collision, children are cocooned in the Mica Pro Eco’s protective shell, so as parents, you have complete reassurance that your kids are in safe hands.
The seat’s ISOFIX install is quick and intuitive, and the support leg for stability gives you extra peace of mind. Crash tests show that a support leg helps to reduce the forces on the baby’s head and neck, thereby keeping your baby’s brain and spine safer in the event of a collision.
Maxi-Cosi Mica Pro Eco (RRP £319) is now available in signature Authentic Black and Authentic Grey from all good nursery retailers.