Friday, June 5, 2015
Among the things that I would change is the stroller that we bought before Big Sister E was born. Don't get me wrong, it was a nice stroller and it worked just fine... but did we need the amount of bulk or could we have done with a few more features that I now know would have been extremely helpful? Of course.
If I had to do it all over again, this time I would focus on the infant car seat itself and, along with the safety, comfort and durability, I would look for a lightweight car seat carrier to go with it instead of a full stroller. Something that was simple to use, easy to push or store, and would ensure that all the times that my baby fell asleep in her car seat that she would be able to happily stay snoozing.
Most recently, I've been loving that all of that (and more!) is available with the Maxi-Cosi Mico Nxt infant car seat and the Maxi-Cosi Maxi-Taxi.
Built for easy maneuverability and complete safety, the Maxi-Taxi and Mico Nxt together combine everything you and your baby need to stay happy and comfortable while you get out and about. The combination of the stroller frame and the rear-facing infant car seat, as well as ample storage, a full size cup holder, zippered parent tray, and more, and it is clear that these items were built to make users as well as riders happy.
It was time to put them to the test!
While Maxi-Cosi was gracious enough to send a Mico Nxt to me directly, I had the opportunity to test out the ordering process on Target.com for the Maxi-Taxi. How is it that I've shopped at Target for so many years, yet I can't remember the last time I shopped on their website?
Thankfully, it only took a matter of minutes for me to visit Target.com, add the Maxi-Taxi to my cart, get excited about the free shipping, and place my order.
Unfortunately there was a problem with fulfilling my initial order, which had to be cancelled. However, once the Maxi-Taxi was back in stock and ready to go, I simply replaced my order and was happy to see it arrive a short time later.
While the Mico Nxt was clearly ready for use right out of the box, I initially looked at the various pieces and parts of the Maxi-Taxi and wondered how much time it would take to assemble them.
Fortunately, Maxi-Cosi knows that parents are busy and don't have hours to spend constructing their products, as it took a mere few minutes before I had the Maxi-Taxi snapped together (no tools needed) and ready for use.
I don't think that these two items could get much better!
First, for infants from birth to 12 months, who weigh 5-22 pounds and are 19"-29" in height, the Maxi-Cosi Mico Nxt includes a convenient stay-in-car adjustable base, an infant head support for smaller babies, an adjustable sun canopy, a 5-point harness with up-front harness adjustment, and Side Impact Protection for complete safety.
As a great bonus, compared to similar car seats, the Mico Nxt is the lightest premium infant car seat available. If you've ever carried an infant seat anywhere, you know that they get extremely heavy very quickly, so having the lightest seat possible can make a big difference!
When it comes to turning the Mico Nxt infant seat into a complete travel system that can be used from birth, the Maxi-Taxi is the perfect accompaniment.
Simply slip the adapters into place and you are ready to snap the car seat right into the Maxi-Taxi while your little one stays snuggly and secure (alternatively, removing the seat from the frame is done easily by pressing the lever buttons on either side).
That's it before the two of you are ready to go!
Along with the huge convenience of being able to quickly and easily move your infant seat right into it, the Maxi-Taxi includes a bevy of great features all of its own.
Parents have plenty of space devoted to carrying all sorts of belongings thanks to the full size cup holder (which can be placed on either side), the Parent Tray with two zippered pockets and a clasp to hold it open, if desired, and the large storage basket underneath that provides ample room for a diaper bag plus more.
The lightweight frame of the Maxi-Taxi is not only extremely easy to maneuver thanks to its large swivel/locking wheels and one-touch back brakes, but the entire thing folds down or pops open in a matter of seconds.
Its small footprint is then easily able to fit into the trunk of a car or, thanks to the fact that it stands on its own, won't take up much room in a closet, garage or other storage area.
Together, the Mico Nxt and Maxi-Taxi are the duo that would make it possible for any parent to head to the store, out for a walk, on vacation, to run errands and much more with ease!
When it comes to high quality, innovation and luxury, Maxi-Cosi has the car seats, strollers and accessories that meet all the needs of children from birth through school years reliably and comfortably. There is no doubt in my mind that this combination of infant car seat and car seat carrier would be incredibly convenient and loved by any mom or dad!
Find out more about the Maxi-Taxi and Mico Nxt (as well as other excellent products) on the Maxi-Cosi website and be sure to connect with this award-winning company on Facebook and Twitter as well.
Other than the Mico Nxt infant car seat and Target gift card to purchase the Maxi-Taxi that I was provided by Maxi-Cosi, I was not compensated or enticed to do this post in any way. This review is solely my honest opinion about these products.