Carseat shopping this time around, I was biased – we had use the Maxi Cosi Mico for both of the girls, and hadn’t held on to it because we don’t have a lot of storage space and holding on to a carseat for 3+ years seemed silly. Going into the process of buying a carseat, I knew which seat I wanted but was open to the options (like the Uppababy Mesa, another popular option for parents). In the end, I stuck with my original choice.
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Some of the reasons we chose the Maxi Cosi Mico AP 2.0
- Lightweight: Our babies have been small in the past, and both spent upwards of nine months in the infant carseat. That’s nine months of carrying them around inside of it, the traditional one arm carry. I wanted something light – and the Maxi Cosi Mico is one of the lightest options available out there.
- Style: I chose the black, regardless of the gender, black was my first choice for the infant carseat. It’s chic, easy to clean, and just a classic color and design that didn’t have those ‘traditional baby designs’ that are so terrible – floral prints and characters – I’m talking to you here.
- Extended canopy on the seat, since we go on more adventures, playdates and spend time in the sun more than ever now.
- Self-wicking fabric: deodorizes and draws liquids away from the skin to help keep baby dry and comfortable. This one is new, and spoke to me, as it was perfect for the tropical winter vacation we’re going to embark on when the baby is only a few months old.
- Easy Install: Whether you’re using the base (it’s easy) or you’re not using the base (there’s a system for that too), it’s easy to install. There is no messing about with trying to install the carseat in our vehicle.
- Stroller Options: For travel, we went with the Quinny Zapp. The lightweight stroller frame had me sold when you’re using it with the carseat, but the changes to the stroller made me a little hesitant (I much preferred the zip on stroller seat to the rigid one), so it’s nice to know that if we change our mind, we’ve got a ton of stroller options. The Maxi Cosi Mico AP 2.0 is compatible with Baby Jogger, Bugaboo, Mamas and Papas, Quinny, Stokke, Uppababy, Valco Baby and Phil and Teds, to name a few.
With a few options to consider, we made our way to buybuy BABY to talk to their helpful staff members about choosing the right carseat. Nearly swayed from our decision because the stroller we originally chose this time wasn’t compatible with the Maxi Cosi Mico AP 2.0, the new features were explained to us by helpful staff members (swaying my decision back to Maxi Cosi). These were features that I wanted the last time around (extended canopy, easier to wash cover) – it’s like they were reading my third child mind.
Shopping for an infant carseat? It’s worth the splurge to grab the lightest available option on the market – that comes with extra features to make traveling with baby simple. If you’re not sure where to start, and want to find something on a budget, head to your local buybuy BABY store and take advantage of the expertise of their thoroughly trained staff – you’ll thank me (and them) when you’re finished.
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