The question is Which maxi cosi capsule to hire? There are many a number of Maxi Cosi capsules; which have been released in the last 5 years. At Baby Capsule Hire in Melbourne; we understand the flaws in each and every capsule from talking to parents. The best capsules include the Maxi Cosi Mico AP, the Maxi Cosi Mico limited edition and the Maxi Cosi Mico Plus. The Maxi Cosi Citi and the Maxi Cosi Titan are not recommended due to either design or safety issues
Maxi cosi have designed an efficient adaptor system; which allows the Maxi Cosi capsule to be used as a travel system and connect to the majority of the prams on the market. The exceptions to the rule; is the Maxi Cosi Citi which is narrower and may cause problems when trying to put it onto a pram.
The capsule base is identical for the Maxi Cosi Mico Capsule (AP), the Mico Limited Edition and the Mico Plus; so when you purchase the Mico Plus you can secure a second hand Mico AP base(non isofix) at a lower price than if you were to purchase a new Mico Plus (non isofix) capsule base.
The capsule of the base for the Maxi Cosi Citi and the Titan only fit those respective capsules (once again we do not recommend these capsules).
Maxi Cosi Canopy
Mico Ap Canopy
The canopy for the Mico AP is a washable cloth which does not extend beyond 90 degrees and once it gets past rougly 8 years of age; the canopy struggles to stay in place. This is great capsule for those visiting and for those who want a lightweight in-expensive capsule to fit most prams; starting from $120 for 4 months. Compare the features of the Maxi Cosi AP against the Maxi Cosi Mico Plus
The extended canopy on the Maxi Cosi Mico Limited edition and the Maxi Cosi Mico Plus; extends all they way down to the capsule with magnetic holders to keep it in place. The extended canopy has 2 side vents and 1 rear vent (with a cover) to help keep positive fresh air for your child; helping to keep the sun off your child as well as protecting your child from the cold in winter.
Maxi Cosi Capsule Installation
When you hire a Maxi Cosi Capsule from Travel Safe capsule hire, our team members are experienced and ACRI accredited and will install the Capsule for you at no additional cost. All out team members do this as a full time job and understand every approved capsule that Travel Safe hire and will demonstrate how the capsule works; helping you on your journey into parenthood.
Isofix is only recommended when you know that either yourself or your partner will be taking the base in and out of the car.
As explained in our understanding isofix blog post, installation with isofix is not any safer than the traditional seat belt installation. Many fitters will comment that their preferred installation method is using the seat belt; as the stability of the installation is assured.
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The next change that is noticed is the change of fabric; from devoted black (on the Maxi Cosi Mico ap) to a easy to clean fabric (on the Mico Plus and the Limited edition) which has incorporated wicking, in order to keep your baby cooler as it draws moisture away from your baby’s skin, keeping your baby cool and comfortable.
Lastly the Limited Edition capsule includes innovative magnetic harness holders and Easy Out harness pads to always ensure that your harness straps are out of the way when placing baby in and out of the baby capsule. All this goes towards a easy to use and comfortable baby capsule for hire..
When should you book your Capsule Hire
You should book your baby capsule hire as early as possible. It is recommended to book your baby capsule at least 6 weeks before your due date, this allows Travel Safe to secure a suitable baby capsule for you and deliver and install the baby capsule 2 weeks prior to due date. When you book your baby capsule hire less than 4 weeks prior to the birth, it is not possible to guarantee that there will be sufficient stock.
Maxi Cosi Citi
The Maxi Cosi citi is not receommended due to the following reason 1/ it scored a 1 star from the crep report, 2/ it is only suited for cars which have a flat seat and the cars seat is not reclined.
Maxi Cosi Titan
The Maxi Cosi Titan capsule is no longer recommended due to the base design. The lever to release the capsule from the base is just above the foot release lever causing many families to accidentally uninstall the base. Second; after 4 years of solid use the springs in the base weaken and you may not fully lock the capsule to the base. This is a dangerous situation and should be avoided.
Hence neither of these seats are included in our fleet of capsules
When you require an isofix installation that works, you should hire the Maxi Cosi Mico Plus Capsule.
The Maxi Cosi Mico Limited edition; has all the great features of the Maxi Cosi Mico Plus, but for a fraction of the cost; when you do not require isofix. Better yet consider hiring the Baby Capsule. When you do not require the extended canopy; and isofix is not an important factor; consider Maxi Cosi Capsule Hire.
When you hire the Maxi Cosi Mico Limited edition from Travel Safe baby caspule hire in Melbourne, you get ACRI fully accredited installation from a certified installer who has at least 5000 installations. Anthony the founder of Travel Safe baby capsule installation has in excess of 14000 installation; having started as a dedicated baby car seat installer (in 2012).
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