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Maxi-Cosi Axiss Car Seat

The Maxi-Cosi Axiss rotates 90-degrees on its base, enabling a child to be easily lifted in or out of the seat from the car’s side door.  The rotation can be set to right or left, so that the seat and child can be turned towards the appropriate car door.  The Axiss works with a traditional 3-point car seat belt which is threaded through its L-shaped frame. The frame has colour-coded belt guides and also includes seat belt tensioners to ensure a firm and correct fit, leaving the seat itself to rotate freely. Suitable from 9 months to approx 4 yrs.  (9-18kgs) Approved ECE R44/04


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Maxi-Cosi Axiss Car Seat Reviews

Product Tested by: Joanna Huntley – Baby Jasmine 8 Months

Product Tested By Joanna Huntley – Baby Jasmine 8 Months

Joanna Awarded The Maxi-Cosi Axiss Car Seat 4.5/5

Good quality, smart, comfortable, quite large. Nice looking and clutter-free website, easy to navigate around. Lots of interesting products.  The instructions in the booklet are very clear and easy to follow, and the pictures help a lot. The instructions printed on the side of the chair itself are also very concise and helpful. The seat is nicely padded and durable yet comfortable material, which looks like it will stay quite clean over time. The strap pads are also nicely designed for comfort.  Pleasantly surprised at how quickly I was able to fit this seat, as it was fairly simple. The rotation feature is brilliant and is definitely something which I will find useful. I know from previous experience of getting my toddler-son into the car how hard it can be on your back, so I think the rotation-feature is great.  The fabric appears to be quite durable and practical, and that it will be easy to clean, all necessary features when you have a messy child using a product. The fact this product is available in black as well is good.  It is very well designed and looks practical and stylish. The only thing I would say is that it is very heavy which over time may increase petrol consumption. Also, it is quite bulky and so takes up a lot of space in smaller cars such as mine (a Fiesta). Particularly the car seat support which really pushes the car seat forwards quite a lot. I think the price is reflective of the rotation feature, and is the price I would expect to pay for a car seat with this feature, although it is quite expensive. If its RRP was around £150 I would have given a 5 /5.  Would recommend as it has useful features and a nice design. This product gives the impression that it has been designed by other parents. Joanna Huntley – Baby Jasmine 8 Months

Product Tested By Amanda Willmlott –  Amelie Aged 2 Years

Amanda Awarded The Maxi-Cosi  Axiss Car Seat  4/5

It was very heavy and bulky.  Website informative, easy to navigate and easy to find product searching for.  The car seat was easy to fit even with the instructions on the side of the chair.  The straps are quite bulky with the large support pads.  This car seat is so easy to fit in our car, was fitted in no time. Initially I thought the rotation action was a bit of a gimmick, but having used it for a while it makes the whole getting in and out of the seat much easier and less stressful for the child.  This has stayed looking clean as new and not really had to go through process of cleaning it yet.  It would be better if I could move it from one car to another more easily, but due to its weight I’d be reluctant to do this.  The rotating seat is a big bonus and probably worth the extra money. It is very comfortable and easy to use once fitted.  We will certainly continue to use this seat and would consider purchasing.  The rotating seat has made the effort of struggling with a small child that doesn’t like getting in anything much easier and manageable, so would certainly recommend to others. The seat is comfortable and easy to use for carers and their children.  Amanda Willmlott –  Amelie Aged 2 Years

Product Tested By Nichola Tucker – Amelie 10 Months

Nichola Awarded the Axiss from Dorel Car Seat 4/5

A very attractive looking car seat. The website was easy to navigate, but didn’t contain much useful information about the Maxi-Cosi car seats. The site simply referred me to Maxi-Cosi’s own website. I found the Maxi-Cosi website was much more informative. It was possible to download additional copies of the instructions should the originals be lost (a fairly regular occurrence in this house!). So this was very useful to me. The instructions were quite easy to follow for the product and the manual contained both written information and pictures to follow. The pictures are also stuck to each side of the seat so that it doesn’t matter which side of the car the seat is being placed on, you can still follow the diagrams. Amelie test drove the car seat in the lounge. She seemed a little more bewildered once she was in the car, but I think this was because she was facing forwards – a whole new experience! The Maxi-Cosi Axiss has a height-adjustable head rest. I was particularly impressed with this as it means Amelie will have good head support as she continues to grow. The straps are nicely padded though more rigid than the straps in our last Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix. But Amelie looked very comfortable in the seat and enjoyed it. It was a two man job to fit the car seat. Not surprisingly, the seat was heavy to lift.  My husband carried it out to the car and between us, we fitted it. It probably took about 20 minutes to fit, but this was because we were checking and double checking the position of the seat belt through the attachments. Undeniably, the best feature of this car seat is that it can be rotated for easier use. I love the fact that it is so easy to strap Amelie into the seat without having to lean over her and twist. The fabric appears to be durable, but I am not sure how easy it will be to clean as we have yet to test this. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time. I love this car seat.  Adjusting the straps takes a little longer than on Amelie’s previous seat, but that only detracts slightly from the seat. The ability to rotate the seat overrides any negatives. I think the seat is quite high in price, but I would prefer to pay higher and receive high standards, great comfort and brilliant safety. Overall this is a lovely car seat; a great deal of thought and design has obviously been put into the seat. Now that I have tested this product I would definitely consider buying it but it would have to be a little less expensive. I would definitely recommend this seat to others because the seat is sturdy and offers good support for the child. It also has very comfortable straps. The rotation feature of the seat is brilliant and makes my life that little bit easier. The seat is good-looking too, which is not essential, but nevertheless important to me. A wonderful experience that has made getting Amelie into and out of the car and the subsequent journey just that little bit less stressful! Nichola Tucker – Amelie 10 Months

Good quality, safe, useful features and a nice design. This product gives the impression that it has been designed by other parents.


Joanna Awarded The Maxi-Cosi Axiss Car Seat 4.5/5

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