It’s been a good three years since we first had to enter into the world of baby kit. It’s no mean feat deciding what’s best for you and your family’s needs and the research required can be very time consuming. We made the steadfast decision to go with Maxi-Cosi for our car seat the first time around for View From a Daddy number 1 and we were very pleased with the product. In fact we stayed with the same brand when we needed to move to the next group size car seat. So, we were very excited to be invited to test out the latest addition to the Maxi-Cosi i-Size Family, the Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus and here’s why.
My initial reaction was ‘what can have changed? It’s only been three years?’ How niave I was. The Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus is a Group 0+ car seat that offers much more than our previous model and the advances in recent technology that this seat captures makes its transition into and out of the car super smooth. What was a really attractive feature for us was that the Pebble Plus fitted our pram, which has been recycled for the new addition here at View from a Daddy. Not having to worry about upgrading all of the kit for a new born made the journey into parenthood with two little ones a little less stressful. Well done Maxi-Cosi for maintaining your universal features.
Not only does the Maxi Cosy Pebble Plus have excellent safety performance and comply with the car seat legislation, it also has super soft fabric that is gentle to the touch. With a baby-hung inlay it provides a head support cushion to ensure comfort and appropriate support to the posture for the new addition to your family. The integrated sun canopy has also been upgraded and attaches to the handle of the seat with durable plastic coated hooks. These are easy to handle and allow for a quick clip on when you want to shade your baby from the sunshine or a breeze. Another feature that provides a notable improvement for us is the cushioned padded harness. These are tailored in the same soft fabric as the baby-hugg inlay making them much more soft to the baby’s skin. The secure harness is easily manoeuvrable moving smoothly in length as required. Usefully, the adaptation of the harness length doesn’t require two hands like some actions on baby kit, which is just the ticket when you are on the move or even just trying to settle a wriggling baby. When you have the little one in position, the harness is then easily adjusted with a one pull system – fantastic!
We are using the Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus with a Maxi-Cosi 2WayFix Base. This again provided us with a pleasant surprise and this is where the upgraded technology comes in. There’s no longer a clunky lever to pull the seat in and out. Now, the 2WayFix Base has both audio and visual confirmation that the seat is clicked securely into place with an illuminated green light to give the all clear and a beep to accompany this too. For me, this is one of the most reassuring features of the product and has a huge thumbs up from us a View from a Daddy.
A bonus of the Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus is its durability and longevity. There’s no accounting for the pace at which a baby grows but you can rest assured that with the removable and washable covers this product will see you right through to the point where you have to consider upsizing, Changing your mode of travel is no challenge for the Pebble Plus too as it is airplane approved – not that we will be testing this feature too soon. We have however, recently made a long journey with littlest View from a Daddy comfortably and safely secured in the Pebble Plus and she was more than happy as were we with the quality and safety features of this great car seat.
Suitable from birth the Pebble Plus came with us to the hospital to bring home our baby girl and has been a great addition to the family since that point. We would highly recommend the Pebble Plus and look forward to sporting it out and about on our somewhat now tired looking older wheels. Check out Maxi-Cosi website for the range of brilliant products that Maxi-Cosi have available.
- Click-and-go installation
- Memory buttons to remove the car seat easily from Maxi-Cosi and Quinny pushchairs
- Easy-in harness
- Headrest/harness adjustment
For expert advise on car seats, visit the Maxi-Cosi website.