Choosing The Right Car Seat For Singapore

Choosing The Right Car Seat For Singapore

Going to a retail store with the most car seats on display is the worst possible way of buying a car seat. The chances of you buying the wrong car seat is almost certain. Doing a little research is always wise. Visit a retail shop that specializes in a well known brand you will probably make a better choice. We have a simple guide for choosing a Maxi Cosi car seat for specifically Singapore.

We start by choosing the right parameters; the child's height/age and then the transport scenario.

Choose Your Child's Height/Age Group. Height is more important than age.
1. Newborn to 85cm (0 to around 15 or 18 months)
2. Newborn to 105cm (0 to 4 years)
3. Toddler and child - 61cm to 105cm (15 months to 4 years)
4. Child - 100cm to 135cm (4 years - 12 years)

Choose your Transport Scenario?
1. Car with no permanent space for car seat
2. Car with permanent space for car seat
3. Car with permanent space for car seat and with bigger budget
4. Public Transport

Once you know your two choices you can selected the car seat you. 

 

Newborn to About 18 Months Combinations

Combination 1/1 - Car with no permanent space for car seat
Your choices are

  1. Citi (40 - 75cm, About 0 to 12 mths)
  2. Cabriofix (45 - 75cm, About 0 to 12 mths)
  3. Rock (45 - 75cm, About 0 to 12 mths)

Citi and Cabriofix are compatible with LeClerc strollers. Cabriofix and Rock can be fitted with an isofix base as an option. Citi is the most affordable and can use a seat belt installation. 

All three models are approved for use in an airplane (TUV certification).

 

Combination 1/2 - Car with permanent space for car seat
Your choices are

  1. Pebble 360 (40 - 84cm, About 0 to 15 mths)
  2. Mica Pro Eco (40 - 105cm, About 4 years)

Pebble 360 can be used with a Family Fix 360 isofix base. An isofix base is safer, more secure and the sitting angle is always consistent. This model is compatible with the LeClerc Stroller.

Mica has its own built-in rotation base base. Placing baby in a car is easier and faster with this feature. 

Pebble 360 and Mica Pro Eco comply with the latest i-Size safety standard (R129/03) and offer 360 degree rotation for easier handling of baby when getting in and out of the car.

Pebble 360 is approved for use in an airplane (TUV certification).

Learn more about the Maxi Cosi 360 Family.

 

Combination 1/3 - Car with permanent space and with bigger budget
Your choices are

  1. Coral 360 (40 - 75cm, About 0 to 12 mths)
  2. Pebble 360 (40 - 84cm, About 0 to 15 mths)

Both models can be used with an isofix base. An isofix base is safer and the sitting angle is always consistent. Both offer 360 degree rotation. Placing baby in a car is easier and faster with this feature. Coral is our most premium offering. It has a detachable ultralightweight carrier of only 1.6kg. Suitable when Dad is not around.

Both models comply with the latest i-Size safety standard (R129/03).

 

Combination 1/4 - Public Transport

Your choice is

  1. Citi

Our most affordable and lightweight model. It is compatible with Leclerc stroller. The Leclerc Citi combination is our most popular.

Maxi Cosi Citi Car Seat Baby Carrier

Newborn to 4 Years

Combination 2/1 - Car with no permanent space for car seat

Your choice is

  1. Beryl (0 to 7 yrs or 25 kg)

Comes with its own base. Not compatible with any stroller. Not suitable for public transport. Can be installed with isofix connectors or just using the seat belt.

 

Combination 2/2 - Car with permanent space for car seat 
Your choice is

  1. Mica Pro Eco (0 to 4 yrs)
  2. Beryl (0 to 7 yrs or 25 kg)

Come with their own bases. Not compatible with any stroller. None are suitable for public transport. Beryl can be installed with isofix connectors or just using the seat belt.

Mica Pro Eco complies with the latest i-Size safety standard (R129/03).

 

Combination 2/3 - Car with permanent space and with bigger budget
Your choice is

  1. Pearl 360 with Family Fix 360 (40 - 105cm, About 4 yrs)

Compatible with Family Fix 360 bases. Baby is not as comfortable as Pebble 360 and Coral 360. Not suitable for babies younger than 12 months for long road trips. Not compatible with any stroller. None are suitable for public transport.

Pearl 360 complies with the latest i-Size safety standard (R129/03).

 

Combination 2/1 - Public Transport
No choices

Maxi Cosi Pearl 360 Car Seat


Few Months to 4 Years, Baby To Toddler

Combination 3/1 - Car with no permanent space for car seat
Your choice is

  1. Nomad (9m-4y) (9-18kg)
  2. Beryl 

Nomad can be used from 9 months onwards to 4 years. 9 to 18 kg weight limits.. Very lightweight at only 4.26 kg. Has a carrying handle and comes with a water repellent carrying bag. 

Beryl can be installed with isofix connectors or just using the seat belt. It is one the safest car seats. Toddlers can sit rear facing up to 4 years old.

Maxi Cosi Nomad car seat


Combination 3/2 Car with permanent space for car seat 
Your choices are

  1. Mica Pro Eco
  2. Titan Pro iSize

The Mica is the most popular in this category. Titan Pro's advantage is that it can be used up to 10 to 12 years old depending on the child's height. Both have isofix features.

Both models comply with the latest i-Size safety standard (R129/03).


Combination 3/3 Car with permanent space and with bigger budget
Your choice is

  1. Pearl 360 with Family Fix 360 (40 - 105cm, About 4 yrs)

Compatible with Family Fix 360 bases. Baby is not as comfortable as Pebble 360 and Coral 360. Not suitable for babies younger than 12 months for long road trips. Not compatible with any stroller. None are suitable for public transport.

Pearl 360 complies with the latest i-Size safety standard (R129/03).

 

Combination 3/4 - Public Transport
Your choice is

  1. Nomad (9m-4y) (9-18kg)

Nomad can be used from 9 months onwards to 4 years. 9 to 18 kg weight limits.. Very lightweight at only 4.26 kg. Has a carrying handle. 

Maxi Cosi Nomad car seat


Children 4 to 10 Years

Combination 4/1 - Car with no permanent space for car seat

Your Choice is

  1. Titan Pro iSize (15m-12y) (76-150cm)

When Titan Pro is used as a Group 2/3 car seat (after 4 years), the ISOFIX and top tether are optional as you will then use the vehicle’s safety belt to secure your child.

Titan Pro iSize complies with the latest i-Size safety standard (R129/03).

 

Combination 4/2 - Car with permanent space for car seat
Your choice is

  1. Kore Pro iSize (3.5y-12y) (15-36kg)

Kore is very lightweight and can be uses the car seat belt for strapping. The open design makes it easy for children to get in and out their car seat and to buckle up on their own. They can grab the safety belt and insert it into the buckle within a few seconds. Requires isofix installation.

Kore Pro iSize complies with the latest i-Size safety standard (R129/03).

 

Combination 4/3
Your choice is

  1. Titan Pro iSize (15m-12y) (76-150cm)

Titan Pro comes to the forefront with its superior G-CELL side impact technology to provide the ultimate safety for your baby’s vulnerable shoulders. As a crash protection technology, G-CELL provides a crumple zone for enhanced side body protection. Additionally, AirProtect® side impact technology, with its precise release of air, is there for extra protection of your little one’s head from the force of a side impact.

Titan Pro iSize complies with the latest i-Size safety standard (R129/03).


Combination 4/4 - Public Transport
Your choices is

  1. Safety 1st Manga

Manga is the perfect car seat for your baby to make short journeys with family or friends. Quick and easy to install, the fully padded seat provides comfort and safety as a front facing car seat. Light and compact, with a removable and washable cover, it can be stored in your car trunks for whenever it's needed.  Removable cover can be washed at 30°C. Can be stored easily in the car boot thanks to its very light weight and small size.

Safety 1st Manga Booster Car Seat