The Complete Maxi Cosi Mica Pro Eco Review

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Maxi Cosi Mica Pro Eco

The Maxi Cosi Mica Pro Eco is a 360 degree rotating baby and toddler car seat, making it easier to put your child in and out the car.  It combines best-in-class comfort with planet-friendly innovation. It has been manufactured with 100% recycled materials making it the first sustainable car seat of its kind. It is easy to install and has a built-in isofix base.

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PROS AND CONS OF THE maxi cosi MICA pro eco

Pros

  • One-hand, 360 degree swivel
  • Ideal for 2-door cars and for users with back problems
  • Easy and fast installation
  • Good padding and support
  • Suitable for newborns with removeable newborn inlay
  • 5 recline positions
  • Sustainable and planet-friendly materials
  • Long-term use from birth to approximately 4 years old (40-105cm)
  • Cheaper than buying separate infant seat, toddler seat and base

Cons 

  • Quite heavy to move between cars
  • Cannot separate the isofix base from the seat
  • Cannot be used as a travel system
  • It cannot be installed with a seatbelt

WHAT ARE THE WEIGHT AND HEIGHT LIMITS OF THE maxi cosi MICA pro eco?

The Mica Pro Eco is an iSize approved car seat from birth/40cm-105cm/18kg in rear facing or 76-105cm in forward facing. This usually lasts average-sized children until they are approximately 4 years old. It is safest for children to rear face as long as possible, and the Mica Pro Eco does allow extended rear facing until 105cm (approximately 4 years). 

WHAT ARE THE SAFETY FEATURES OF THE maxi cosi MICA pro eco?

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The Maxi Cosi Pro Eco i-Size contains audiovisual installation indicators to ensure correct installation. It also has an anti-misuse button to ensure you do not turn the seat forward facing too soon.  It performs well in crash tests and meets the severe UN R129 (iSize) side impact criteria.

In combination with the side impact protection of the headrest which is well padded with memory foam, The Mica Pro Eco contains G-CELL 2.0 Side Impact Protection. This adds additional built-in energy absorption and provides maximum protection with improved 3D impact absorption from multiple angles, to ensure your baby’s safety in a collision. 

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It scored an overall safety score of 1.9 (good) by ADAC with a low risk of injury in a side impact collision and a low risk of injury in a frontal collision. 

The Anti-misuse button ensures rearward-facing travel until at least 15 months or at least 76cm tall. We recommend rearfacing for as long as possible.

WHAT ARE THE COMFORT FEATURES OF THE maxi cosi mica pro eco?

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The Mica Pro Eco has 5 recline settings for rear facing, which offer maximum comfort for naps and prevents your baby’s head falling forward. As your child gets older, the seat should be used in more upright recline settings. This also gives older children more legroom in rear facing as they grow. All 5 recline positions can be used when forward facing too. Babies under 75cm must be on the most reclined setting in rear facing.

The head rest can be adjusted to multiple heights along with the  integrated 5-point harness.  

The Mica Pro Eco has memory foam in the headrest for added comfort and safety, The car seat is well-padded all round with soft recycled fabrics.

The newborn inlay adds extra padding and support for newborns. The included infant inlay should be removed at 61cm (approx. 3 months).

The Mica Eco Pro has an "easy-in harness". This ensures the harness stays out of the way when you are putting your baby into the seat and it also makes it easier to loosen and tighten the harness. 


The Mica Pro Eco has been built with large ClimaFlow panels and breathable fabrics to maximise air circulation and temperature regulation. This will ensure your child is always at a comfortable temperature minimizing sweating and overheating. 

HOW IS THE maxi cosi mica pro eco INSTALLED?

The Mica Pro Eco is quick and easy to install, and relatively foolproof! The Mica Pro Eco cannot be detached off the isofix base so there is only one piece to install instead of having to install a base and a seat. It is only possible to install it in cars with isofix brackets and it cannot be installed with the seatbelt. 

HOW TO INSTALL THE maxi cosi mica pro eco REAR FACING?

Attach the isofix connectors to the vehicle's isofix, and check that the indicators turn green. The seat should then be pushed as close to the vehicle backrest as possible for a secure installation.

The support leg should then be adjusted to the correct height in the footwell of the car, until the indicator turns green.

Once the seat is installed and all indicators are green, you can then adjust the seat to one of the recline positions. The seat must be fully reclined for babies under 75cm. Thereafter, we recommend moving it one recline setting up at each birthday.

HOW TO INSTALL THE maxi cosi MICA pro eco FORWARD FACING?

The Mica Pro Eco is quite easy to switch from rear facing to forward facing. Simply switch the anti-misuse switch off, pull the lever and swivel the seat around. The seat can then be reclined to one of the 5 forward facing recline positions. It is mandatory to use rearward-facing up to an age of 15 months and a size of 76 cm.

The anti-misuse switch prevents misuse of the forward-facing position of the car seat. It ensures the forward-facing position cannot used before the child is at least 15 months old and 76 cm tall. Even beyond this limit, Maxi Cosi recommend that rearward-facing transport is the safest. And we agree!

HOW TO REMOVE AND WASH THE Maxi cosi mica pro eco COVERS?

The covers are fairly easy to remove and are machine washable. There are 5 components fixed to the seat shell by hooks, elastic, velcro, and snap buttons, elastic piping. 

The manual has a step-by-step guide on removing the covers that is reasonably easy and straight forward to follow. 

It is important to note that the inner padding of the newborn inlay MUST be removed before washing the inlay.

The cover should be washed at 30° C in a delicate wash cycle. Washing at higher temperatures than 30° C or by hand may result in colour bleeding. Wash separately from other items and never tumble dry! Always hang to dry out of direct sunlight.

HOW LONG CAN THE maxi cosi mica pro eco BE USED FOR? 

Although Maxi Cosi have put a 10 year lifespan on all their seats, The Mica Pro Eco has been developed for an intensive use of approximately 12 years.

This is only applicable if the seat has not been dropped, in an accident, or on an airplane (unboxed). The seat must also be stored appropriately to maximise the lifespan,

WHAT IS THE WARRANTY ON THE maxi cosi mica pro eco?

Maxi Cosi products have a 24 month warranty which covers all manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship when used in normal conditions and in accordance with their user manual for a period of 24 months from the date of the original retail purchase by the first end-user customer. To request repairs or spare parts under warranty, you must present your proof of purchase to the local distributor. They offer excellent customer service and usually have spare parts available to carry out repairs. 

Maxi Cosi free swap service

Maxi Cosi offers a unique service. If your child car seat has been in an accident, its safety may be compromised even if there is no visible damage.  Maxi Cosi will replace the crashed seat with a brand new one. They then send the crashed seat back to the manufacturer to get valuable information about how their car seats perform in collisions. Terms and conditions apply.

IS THE maxi cosi mica pro eco COMPATIBLE WITH MY CAR?

In order to install the Mica Pro Eco, the car requires isofix and no underfloor storage compartments. A rear facing car seat must never be installed in front of an active airbag. Click on the pink tab below to check if your car is on the approved fit list:

WHAT ARE THE DIMENSIONS OF THE maxi cosi mica pro eco?

The Mica Pro Eco weighs 14.70kg. 

In its longest position (rearfacing, fully reclined) it is 74cm long. In its highest position (forward facing, fully upright), it is 64.8cm tall. The seat is 44.2cm wide.

OUR VERDICT

The Maxi Cosi Mica Pro Eco is one of the highest safety rated rotating seats. The 360 degree swivel is a huge bonus for any parent and Its one of a kind planet-friendly materials make it a great seat for your child and the planet. Many convertible seats are not actually suitable from birth, but the Mica Pro Eco offers ample postural support and recline to adequately positional a newborn. Although it is heavy, It is easy to install and easy to use. It is a perfect long-term solution without compromising on safety. In terms of pricing, it is competitively priced compared to other high scoring rotating car seats. 

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Precious Cargo is a proud distributor of Maxi Cosi products in South Africa. Feel free to contact us for more information or to arrange a fitting. 

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