Car Seat Bases

Why buy a base?

You don't need to buy a base however we strongly recommend purchasing a base to make life easier and to ensure the car seat is fitted correctly. Child car seat checks in Hertfordshire have highlighted that 8 out of every 10 seats were fitted incorrectly. Many of the faults could have had serious consequences for the child. Using a base correctly ensures you have a correct fit every time.

 

Which Maxi Cosi base should I choose?

 

Good question. It can be a little confusing. Firstly lets look at which car seat goes with which base.

  • Familyfix base - Cabriofix, Pebble and Pearl. You can use from birth up to 18 kilos (approximately 4 years)
  • Easyfix base - Cabriofix only - from birth to 13 kilos (approximately 12-15 months)
  • Easybase - Cabriofix and Pebble - from birth to 13 kilos (approximately 12-15 months)

What are the advantages of one base compared to another.

 

WHAT WE LIKE

  • Familyfix
    • Covers two age groups 0+1 (see below for more information on groups and weight/age ranges) so will last from birth to around 4 years
    • Has a recline facility for all ages. Great for when your infant is outgrowing the Pebble and their feet are stuck up against the car seat backrest.
    • Audible and visual indicators to let you know everything is in correctly.
  • Easyfix
    • Will fit into almost any car* with or without isofix.
  • Easybase
    • Both the Pebble and Cabriofix fit the Easybase

WHAT WE DONT LIKE

  • Familyfix base
    • Only fits cars which have isofix and compatible with this base*. This means cannot transfer to non isofix cars with seat belts only. You can however fit both the Cabriofix and Pebble in with a car seat belt. The Pearl can only be fitted onto the base.
  • Easyfix base
    • Only takes the Cabriofix car seat
    • Will only last the life of the Cabriofix car seat (until 13 kilos approximately 12-15 months)
    • No recline option so babies feet may look a little squashed when nearing the weight/age limit, but don't worry this isn't an issue.
  • Easybase
    • Will only last the life of the Cabriofix or Pebble car seat (until 13 kilos approximately 12-15 months)
    • No recline option so babies feet may look a little squashed when nearing the weight/age limit, but don't worry this isn't an issue.