Natali crash tests the Maxi Cosi Pria 70 – a luxurious car seat that converts between infant and toddler. Although it’s quite cozy, clean-ups are a real bitch. So is it worth it? Let’s find out!
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The Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 is a very nice car seat – one of the nicest that money can buy. It is also the biggest bitch to disassemble and clean. Worth it? For me, yes. I can’t exactly get my J-Lo into this seat, but I can tell it’s far more comfortable for my child than the other car seats I’ve tried.
Long Life – you can use it when your baby is anywhere from 9 to 70 pounds, so it fits newborns and toddlers alike
Easy to adjust
Easy to change the configuration from newborn to infant
The cup holder doesn’t come out to clean, so it gets funky. My son would argue that it is totally cool to have a drink/snack holder, but he’s not making these lists
Convertibles don’t double as baby carriers for your infants – you can’t take it in/out of the base. I wouldn’t give that up, but this is a good option for a secondary car. You can find our review of Maxi-Cosi’s infant car seat here.
Difficult to change configuration from rear-facing to forward-facing. I did this in the snow, and I was so frustrated and confused that I nearly pulled an office space on it
Hand-wash only – The extra soft, comfy padding is not washing machine-compatible. After you spot-clean, you have to wait for it to air dry, which takes more than a day. This means life is impossible – how can you go without your car seat for an entire day?
Hard to put the seat cover back on once it’s clean and dry. We’re talking blood, sweat, and tears. I hated life.
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