We are big fans of Maxi Cosi and always have been. They are one of those brands that just spring to mind when you think of baby products, especially car seats. We bought our toddler the Maxi Cosi Axiss Fix about a year ago and have really enjoyed using it. So when Maxi Cosi got in touch to tell us about their new, enhanced Axiss Fix Plus, we were excited to hear more. We have been sent one to review and here’s how we got on.
What is the Maxi Cosi Axiss Fix
The Maxi Cosi Axiss Fix is a baby and toddler car seat which offers state-of-the-art safety performance with the convenience of a 360° rotating seat.
The Maxi Cosi Axiss Fix Plus came fully assembled, which always gets a thumbs up from me! When I first took it out of the box I was impressed by it’s design. You always know the Maxi Cosi car seats are going to look good as well as be functional. It is a substantial weight but not ridiculously heavy and you want a car seat to be pretty sturdy and robust anyway! I loved the newborn inlay straight away. It looks so comfortable.
The assembly was really easy. It was just a case of securing the isofix anchorage system to your car isofix points, and the top tether point which hooks onto a bar in your boot. It literally just takes minutes. I really liked how the seat tells you when it’s been installed properly. Green indicators show when it is locked into place.
There are a few accessories you can get to complement your Maxi Cosi Axiss Fix Plus car seat including:
How we got on
We have been enjoying using our Maxi Cosi Axiss Fix Plus. The swivel function means it’s easy to get your baby/child in and out – even on a busy road like the one my toddler’s nursery is on. The levers to swivel the seat are easy to find and we’ve had no issues whatsoever with it sticking or anything. It’s always a pretty smooth swivel.
The fact there are 4 reclining positions makes this car seat a super comfortable one for travelling long distances. We often travel from the South Coast of England up to Scotland so we were always going to need a car seat that would keep the little ones happy and comfy on their journey.
I really liked the newborn inlay. It felt so snuggly and lovely. I wish I could get an adult sized one for my seat in the car. It’s great, in an economical sense as well as a functional sense, that the new Maxi Cosi Axiss Fix Plus is suitable from 0 months. It saves you having to buy multiple car seats.
I found the five point harness easy to use (most of the time – not always the case with a wriggly child!) and it always felt really secure. The shoulder and crotch pads were great too. Again, it’s all just adding to the comfort as much as possible.
Baby L has seemed pretty happy on our car journeys and Little I loves the fact they now have very similar car seats!
The only thing I’d say, that is slightly negative, is that when your baby is a super teeny newborn it can be a bit hard to get the straps tight enough on them unless the are in the perfect position, but it just takes some practice!
To finish telling you how we’ve got on with the Maxi Cosi Axiss Fix Plus, I have summed up our pros and cons:
Would we recommend?
Yes, we would recommend the Maxi Cosi Axiss Fix Plus to other parents. We were quick to recommend our original Maxi Cosi Axiss Fix, that we bought ourselves, a year ago, and have even more reason to recommend this one with it’s enhanced features. The swivel feature is the main selling point for me, it really does save your back and just makes life that little bit easier.
The Maxi Cosi Axiss Fix Plus retails for £395 and you can find out more here. It seems like a lot of money for a car seat but it will last for a long time and has so many great features to justify the cost.
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*We were sent the Maxi Cosi Axiss Fix Plus free of charge in return for a review. As always, all opinions are 100% honest, and our own. We would never recommend something we wouldn’t buy ourselves.