Can I also install the Maxi-Cosi Mica Pro Eco i-Size using the car’s seat belt?
No, the Mica Pro Eco i-Size cannot be installed with the car's seat belt. It is an i-Size car seat that needs to be installed with the ISOFIX system.
Can I use the Maxi-Cosi Mica Pro Eco i-Size if my car does not have ISOFIX connectors?
The Mica Pro Eco i-Size is an i-Size car seat that needs to be installed by using the ISOFIX system in your car and cannot be installed without using the ISOFIX system in the car.
How to be sure the Maxi-Cosi Mica Pro Eco i-Size car seat is correctly installed in my car?
To ensure a correct installation, you need to follow the steps defined in the instruction manual. The indicator on the ISOFIX connectors and support leg will confirm correct installation. When ISOFIX buttons become green, it means that the ISOFIX connectors are correctly connected to the car. When the indicator at the bottom of the support leg becomes green, it ensures correct installation of the support leg. We strongly recommend you to always check these 2 indicators each time before driving. To guide you in the installation, you can have a look at the instruction movie on the Maxi-Cosi website.
Can I install the Maxi-Cosi Mica Pro Eco i-Size on the front passenger seat?
Yes, you can use the Mica Pro Eco i-Size on the front passenger seat if the front seat is equipped with ISOFIX anchorages. When travelling rearward facing it is mandatory to always deactivate the airbag. When you use the Mica Pro Eco i-Size forward facing it is mandatory to deactivate the airbag and we recommend to place the front passenger seat in the rearmost position. We invite you to check in your vehicle’s manual or in our car fitting list on our web site if the Mica Pro Eco i-Size can be installed in the front passenger seat. If you plan to install Mica Pro Eco i-Size in forward facing position, in front passenger seat, you need to check the legislation in force in the country where the seat will be used. There is some restrictions depending on countries.
I don’t find my car in the car fitting list, does it mean Maxi-Cosi Mica Pro Eco i-Size i-Size car seat can't fit in my car?
The «car fitting list» is a non-exhaustive list of cars in which the Mica Pro Eco i-Size can be installed. This list is regularly updated on our website www.maxi-cosi.com.
In case you don't find your car, it can mean that the fitting test with your car has not been done yet. Then, we invite you to check instructions in your vehicle’s manual, and contact our consumer care service to check if Mica Pro Eco i-Size can fit your car.
Will the Maxi-Cosi Mica Pro Eco i-Size car seat fit in my car?
The Mica Pro Eco i-Size is an i-Size car seat that fits cars which are equipped with ISOFIX anchorages.
We invite you to check in your car instruction manual if your car is equipped with ISOFIX anchorages. Check in our online car fitting list in the Maxi-Cosi website to see if Mica Pro Eco i-Size fits your car.
Why do baby's and young toddlers have to travel in rearward facing position?
Babies have a large and relatively heavy head compared to the rest of their body. In addition, their neck muscles are not yet fully developed. If the baby is travelling in a forward-facing position, his or her head will be thrown forward in the event of a head-on collision. This can cause serious neck injury and may even be fatal. By placing the baby in a rearward facing position, the forces exerted during the crash will be distributed across the baby’s entire back. It is then safer to travel rearward facing with babies as long as possible.
How long can I place my toddler rearward-facing on the Maxi-Cosi Mica Pro Eco i-Size i-Size car seat?
Maxi-Cosi recommends you to use the seat in the rearward facing position for as long as possible and up to 105 cm (and max. 18 kg until approx. 4 years of age). This will significantly improve the protection of the head and neck of the toddler, which is still very fragile at this age.
From when can I use the Maxi-Cosi Mica Pro Eco i-Size forward facing?
Maxi-Cosi recommends you to use the Mica Pro Eco i-Size car seat as long as possible in a rearward facing position (up to 105 cm or a minimum of 15 months) since this enhances the safety for your child in case of frontal collisions. The Mica Pro Eco i-Size can be used in a forward facing position when your child is older than 15 months and at least 76 up to 105 cm in length.
How to switch the Maxi-Cosi Mica Pro Eco i-Size car seat from rearward to forward facing?
In order to avoid possible mistakes in daily life and ensure rearward facing travel for the babies up to 15 months, Mica Pro Eco i-Size comes with the TravelSafe button. This grey button at the lower front of the car seat comes in locked to rearward facing position. If you choose to seat your child facing forward after 15 months and at least 76 cm of length, you first need to push this button to the right to unlock the forward facing position (see also the sticker next to the button). Then, to switch the car seat from rearward to forward facing, you need to pull the grey rotation lever on the side in the direction that you want to turn the car seat. Rotate the seat to the lateral (loading) position to install your child. We invite you to look at the instruction movie for more details on the Maxi-Cosi website.
When can I switch the Maxi-Cosi Mica Pro Eco i-Size from rearward to forward facing position?
According to the regulation, children must travel rearward facing up to 15 months. Maxi-Cosi strongly recommends to keep your child rearward facing as long as possible and up to 105 cm to better protect the baby's fragile head and neck in case of accidents. Therefore, the Mica Pro Eco i-Size can be used in a forward facing position when your child is older than 15 months and at least 76 up to 105 cm in length.
How can I wash the Maxi-Cosi Mica Pro Eco i-Size cover?
The cover, headrest cover, shoulder pads and newborn inlay can be removed for washing. Before cleaning, check the label sewn into the different part of the fabric. You will find the wash symbols indicating the method of washing each item. If the cover needs to be replaced at any time, only use official Maxi-Cosi covers because it constitutes an integral part of the restraint performance. To clean the shell, you can use a damp cloth. For more details, please see the user manual.
What’s the purpose of the inlay in Maxi-Cosi Mica Pro Eco i-Size?
This is a safety inlay, specifically developed to protect your baby from birth (40 cm) until 60 cm. For your child’s safety, it is mandatory to keep it until 60 cm. It is forbidden to remove parts of the inlay, to modify it or to use any other cushion not designed for this seat.
Up to when should I use the inlay for my baby in Maxi-Cosi Mica Pro Eco i-Size?
For your child’s safety, it is mandatory to keep the inlay until 60 cm. It is forbidden to remove parts of the inlay, to modify it or to use another cushion not designed for this seat.
The Maxi-Cosi Mica Pro Eco i-Size inlay padding does not leave much room for my baby. May I remove some foam from the inlay to give it more room?
No, the padding is designed to protect your baby in case of a car crash. For your child’s safety, it is forbidden to remove parts of the inlay, to modify it or to use any other cushion not designed for this seat. For maximum safety and improved comfort, please make sure you remove your baby’s coat.
Can I use the Maxi-Cosi Mica Pro Eco i-Size newborn inlay in another car seat?
This is not allowed. The Mica Pro Eco i-Size car seat newborn inlay has been configured and homologated for use with the Mica Pro Eco i-Size car seat only, ensuring a safe use of the seat from birth (40 cm).
Using the Mica Pro Eco i-Size newborn inlay in another car seat will make the car seat uncompliant with the stringent i-Size (R129) safety requirements.
How to adjust the Maxi-Cosi Mica Pro Eco i-Size harness?
The harness is adjustable together with the headrest. To adjust the harness, you need to first loosen the harness by pushing the harness soft adjuster button at the front of the seating area, and pull out the harness belts. Then, by squeezing the top of the headrest, you can adjust the headrest by moving it up or down. Once done, you can install the child and tighten the harness by using the harness adjuster strap at the front.
How tight should I fasten the safety harness system?
To fasten the harness correctly it is key to restrain the child well in the Mica Pro Eco i-Size car seat. You need to pull the harness adjuster strap until the harness is close to the child's body. If the harness is correctly tight, you should be able to pass only 1 finger between your child's body and the harness strap. The tighther the harness is, the better your child will be restrained and the safer he/she is in case of an accident.
Why does the Maxi-Cosi Mica Pro Eco i-Size have a 5-point safety harness?
The 5-point safety harness distributes the forces of an impact best over the strong bones of the child and into the seat. Additionally, it allows perfect adjustment of the child and keeps him secured in the safest position in the seat.
What is Easy-In harness?
Maxi-Cosi's 5-point safety harness with Easy-in feature makes getting your child in and out of the seat easy. You will notice that when you push the red button and unbuckle, shoulder pads will spring upwards and stay up, to make room for inserting the baby through and your toddler.