Your little one needs to travel in a car seat that is the correct size for them. The right time to switch to the next car seat is not based on their age, but their height or their weight. Most baby car seats go up to 13 kg and/or 75 cm. It depends on which car seat you have when you will need to move up but we created some general tips to help you out!
You may need to switch even if your child has not reached the maximum weight. For optimum safety, you’ll need to move up to the next car seat stage when the top of your baby’s head comes up over the seat back. Tip: put your hand on the top of the back-seat, does the top of your baby’s head touch your hand? Time to move up to a new car seat!
Don’t be tempted to switch to a forward-facing car seat too soon. At Maxi-Cosi, we recommend that your child continues to travel in a safe rearward-facing position for as long as possible or at least up to 15 months.
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There are two main roads to take in this situation; you can choose a toddler car seat up to approx. 4 years (after which you switch to a child car seat) or choose for a toddler & child car seat in one which could last up to 12 years; we also call this a multi-group car seat.
Which type of toddler car seat to go for depends on the current solution you have for your baby car seat:
Interested in a more long-term solution? Then these multi-group car seats are the way for you as they grow with your child!