dsc02343My son is not a sleeper. He skips his naps. He’s up half the night. He’s averse to swings, slings, and bouncers. Where he does sleep, without fail, whether the car is moving or stationary, is his Maxi Cosi Priori Carseat.

I like to call it his Lazy Boy seat. He’s so chilled and blissed out in there. It’s honestly a relief to see him like that. Sometimes I drive to the Target three towns away, just to get him a little more shut eye.

Of course we did not get the Maxi Cosi Priori seat just to lull our boy to Z-land. We were drawn to it for a number of reasons. One, because we really love the brand. Maxi Cosi makes very high quality products and it is a treat to have them available, at last in the US market. Everything about this carseat is a reflection of the Maxi Cosi attention to detail. It exceeds safety standards and goes above and beyond other carseats in the same (infant/toddler convertible carseat) class.

What are some of the features that have me recommending this carseat to all my friends?

  • The well padded seat covers are padded and completely remove for washing
  • The seat can remain rear facing for your infant up to 35 lbs. This is a much higher weight limit than many carseats have for rear facing use. Many studies have shown that it is safest to keep your child rear facing as long as possible to prevent head and spinal injuries.(I have to confess though – I turned my son at 25 lbs for a number of reasons)
  • Once your child is forward facing (20-40 lbs) they can still chill and get those z’s thanks to the multiple recline settings. I don’t think I’ve seen many other carseat in this class that has so many recline positions.
  • The straps have holders that hold them aside while you are loading/unloading your child
  • Superior side impact protection keeps kids safer.

I’m a huge fan of the Maxi Cosi Priori. It was the natural progression for us after the Maxi Cosi Mico, which we also adored. I suspect we’ll transition our son into a Rodi eventually. Lets just hope that he’s sleeping through the night by then!