The Complete Maxi Cosi Pebble Pro Review

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Maxi Cosi Pebble Pro review

Julie Monson
Mother of 3, Occupational Therapist & child safety advocate.


The Maxi Cosi Pebble Pro is an iSize approved infant car seat. As such, it can only be installed rear facing. It can be installed with seatbelt, or it can be used with the FamilyFix3 isofix base. It is part of the 3way concept; with the FamilyFix3 base also being compatible with the Maxi Cosi Jade Carrycot as well as the Pearl Pro / Pearl Smart toddler seats. It gets high safety ratings by ADAC and provides good infant support. 

maxi cosi 3way family

PROS AND CONS OF THE Maxi cosi pebble pro:

PROS

  • High safety ratings with and without the base      
  • Easy-in harness makes it easier to strap baby in
  • Good infant support          
  • Good recline angle for newborns, even on steep vehicle seats         
  • TUV approved for use on aircrafts        
  • Simultaneous harness and headrest adjustment  
  • 10-year lifespan
  • Free swap service

CONS

  • Slightly heavier to carry

WHAT ARE THE WEIGHT AND HEIGHT LIMITS OF THE pebble pro?

The Pebble Pro is Group 0+ approved infant car seat, approved from birth/45cm to 12kg/75cm. This makes it a suitable option for premature and newborn babies, and usually lasts until approximately 12 months. 

WHAT ARE THE SAFETY FEATURES OF THE pebble pro?

The Pebble Pro has an air pocket at the headrest for side protection. In the event of a side impact, Maxi-Cosi Pebble Pro’s SPS (Side Protection System) absorbs the force to protect the baby from injury. 

maxi cosi pebble pro safety

The Pebble Pro also contains improved impact-absorbing material, which complies with the latest European i-Size safety standard for car seats. This improved material absorbs even more force from an impact, to provide your baby with extra protection.

maxi cosi pebble pro adac safety rating

When installed without the isofix base, ADAC scored it 1.5 for safety, with very low risk of injury in a frontal crash and low risk of injury in a side impact. 

When installed with the isofix base, ADAC gave it a score of 1.7 with low risk of injury in a frontal or side impact collision.

WHAT ARE THE COMFORT FEATURES OF THE pebble pro?

The extra-padded seat includes a removable infant inlay that cocoons your newborn baby, giving optimal postural support and a near-lying position. The inlay is firm on the baby’s side, to protect the internal organs, but soft around the baby’s head for side impact protection. The Pebble Pro rarely causes babies’ heads to fall forward, even on steep vehicle seats,  because of the good recline position it offers

The headrest is height adjustable, and raises the harness simultaneously. It therefore does not require any rethreading of the harness. 

It has an easy-in harness, which springs the harness open making it easier to strap your baby in. The harness is released simultaneously when the buckle is unclipped, and the harness is locked into position when the buckle is attached. This makes it easier on your fingers and nails when strapping your baby in, as well as making it faster to do so. 

maxi cosi pebble pro comfort features

HOW IS THE pebble pro INSTALLED?

The Pebble Pro can be installed without a base, using the vehicle’s 3-point seatbelt. 

Alternatively, it can be installed with the FamilyFix3 (previously called 3wayFix) isofix base. The base has audiovisual indicators, making it almost foolproof to install. It offers a click and go installation, once the isofix base is installed and left in the car. Simply click the Pebble Pro on and off the base every time you need to take your baby in or out the car. 

correct infant car seat installation with seatbelt
correct isofix installation of infant car seat

HOW TO RemovE and wash the covers?

The Pebble Pro’s cover can easily be removed, and then washed in the washing machine. It is not complicated to do so.


WHAT IS THE LIFESPAN OF THE pebble pro?

Maxi Cosi car seats can be used for up to 10 years, provided it has not been crashed, dropped or damaged

WHAT IS THE warranty on THE pebble pro?

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 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 pebble pro compatible with my car?

A rear facing car seat must never be installed in front of an active airbag. 

The Pebble Pro is compatible with cars equipped with full 3-point seatbelts. It cannot be installed with a lapbelt. In order to use the FamilyFix3 base, your car must have isofix and no underfloor storage compartments.    

Click here to check if your car is on the approved fit list: 

Maxi Cosi Pebble Pro Fit List

What is the difference between Pebble Pro vs Pebble Plus vs Rock?

The Pebble Pro is the updated version of the Pebble Plus. They have the same shell and the only real difference is that the Pebble Pro’s head support of the infant inlay has been improved to be more supportive. 

The Rock, like the Pebble Plus and Pebble Pro, also has the air pocket at the head area and the infant inlay. The Rock is slightly cheaper as it does not have the easy-in harness but has a regular harness that requires you to stick your finger into the tab to release the harness. The Rock’s headrest and harness are also not height adjustable, so is likely to be outgrown by height quicker than the Pebble pro. 

difference between pebble pro, pebble plus and rock

When to remove newborn insert

The infant inlay should be removed when your baby is 60cm long. The head cushion can remain until your baby is no longer comfortable with it. 

when to remove maxi cosi pebble pro infant insert

WHICH PRAMS/STROLLERS IS THE PEBBLE PRO COMPATIBLE WITH?

The Maxi-Cosi Pebble Pro i-Size fits a large selection of Maxi-Cosi, Thule, Quinny, Mimi, Alfa Kids, TFK, Stokke, Uppababy etc (with adapters).

maxi cosi pebble pro travel system


WHAT ARE THE DIMENSIONS of the PEBBLE PRO?

The Pebble Pro weighs 4.55kg

maxi cosi pebble pro dimensions
maxi cosi pebble pro with base dimensions

WHAT ACCESSORIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE pebble pro?

It is advised that any accessories used are manufactured and crash tested by Maxi Cosi. The following accessories are approved for use with the Pebble Pro:

Maxi Cosi summer cover
Maxi Cosi Rain cover
Maxi Cosi insect and sun protector
Maxi Cosi back seat protector

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