This post was sponsored by Maxi-Cosi. All opinions are mine.
One of the more overwhelming parts of being a mom is knowing how to choose between the wide variety of baby products that are out there. There is information overload on the internet, and you can be sure that every single mother that came before you has their own opinion. All we want is the best for our kids, but it all starts to become a blur when you get lost in Google searches.
For those of us who have been moms for a really long time (working on ten years over here), we also know that products and studies and information are rapidly changing. It can be frustrating to try and keep up.
I think the one product I did more research on than anything else is car seats. Many kids spend several hours in the car each week. Not only that, but car accidents are still a very real risk and can happen to anyone, no matter how safe of a driver you are. This is something I think about all the time. We’ve also read stories of how children were barely saved because of effective car seat safety. That said, I believe car seats are arguably the most important baby product to do your homework on. We follow the guidelines by the book and take all the latest recommendations seriously.
In fact, we were at the pediatrician’s office a few weeks ago for Lincoln’s 2 year old well check and they asked if I’d turned him around yet. I said no, that I was keeping him rear facing as long as possible per the AAP recommendation. They seemed shocked, as if a lot of parents don’t heed the same advice, but commended our decision.
Ok, so the big question here is “What seat do I need, WHEN?”
Well, I have some amazing news. Maxi-Cosi just released a car seat that can be used from 4-100 pounds. It can truly be the ONLY car seat your child ever needs. That means no more stressing about when to get a new one. Simply adjust the Maxi-Cosi PRIA 3 in 1 to your child’s phase and you’re good to go! Maxi-Cosi recently went through a brand refresh, and I’m loving the new look. Its new positioning is: Designed for Parenthood.
Can I get a round of applause for brands who are LISTENING to what we are parents need?
Ready for the details on the seat?
Again, it grows with your child to accommodate for all the little (and big) growth spurt. It’s equipped with GCell® patented foam, which absorbs crash energy and protects your child’s head in a side impact crash. (I don’t know about you, but I always look at this feature- because, duh- heads are important.) The seat also has premium fabrics, that are both washer and dryer-safe, comfy for the kids, and can handle spills and wear. There are two other features I want to mention. One is ClipQuik™: a one-handed, magnetic chest clip that makes buckling simple, and “Out-Of-The-Way” spring assist harness system, which keeps straps in place (no more fighting to get the straps untangled and where they need to be).
So, what do you think? How good does one car-seat for life sound? Head over to Maxi-Cosi’s website to grabs yours!