PART 5: How to Install Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max Forward Facing With Latch OR Seatbelt


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So today I’m gonna show you how to install the Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max forward facing. Now remember you wanna keep your child rear-facing as long as possible. The standard is 2 years and 20 lbs but you actually want to go up to the limits of your car seat. So with this one it’s 40 lbs or 43 inches so once you reach those you can turn forward facing. Now in a car accident they are much safer if they’re rear facing because their neck and spine are protected. So you really wanna keep them rear facing as long as possible. But now that you’re ready to go forward facing, lets get into installation. Now since we’re forward facing we don’t need the infant insert, so we’re gonna go ahead and take those out. These are for rear-facing only.
First thing you need to do is put your top tether into place. Now this is stored in it’s storage compartment on the back. So first you wanna put it in place but you don’t want to tighten it up. Ok now I’m gonna show you how to install with the LATCH system- now that stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children. So you’re connectors are shored on these clips back here. And you do want to make sure that it’s fed through the correct belt path. Now for this one you wanna do it through the forward facing belt path with is located at the back of the seat. You also want to make sure that their fed through the right direction. Now the latch system should go in like a stapler, big part on top, as well as the button out. You may need to loosen your Latch system in order for it to reach your belt and in order to do that you’ll push on the grey button and pull out the webbing. So make sure that you’re fed through the right direction detach your connectors and then click them in. You should hear and audible click. Now you’re ready to tighten everything up and that you’ll do from the one connector on the other side. So you wanna pull tight in the direction that the belt is going down in. If you pull away form it it’s not gonna get a tight installation. And if you pull down or up too high, it’s just not gonna get very tight. So you wanna pull in the same direction the webbing is going down. And then to get an even tighter installation push down on the seat and that’ll absorb compress any of that extra cushion. And then you wanna check installation to make sure it’s tight, so you do that at the belt path you’re gonna shake it side to side and front and back. You don’t want it to move more than an inch in any direction. Kay now you wanna feed your seatbelt through the forward facing belt path which is located at the back of this seat. You wanna make sure you go through the correct belt path and you don’t go through the rear facing. So the forward facing belt path is right here and you wanna feed that seat belt through. Now if it’s hard to access through the sides, you can access it through the front. Just raise your shoulder harness, and then you can access it right here making it easy you wanna make sure there’s no twists in your buckle, pull it through and click it in. Now you wanna collect all the slack feed that through. Now because Maxi Cosi is not equipped with lock-offs internal lock offs in this seat, you’ll have to use the retractor in the seat belt. And the way that works is pull out all the webbing, till you hear a click, and then you’re gonna feed it back in and that the ratcheting system that’s gonna lock that seat belt into place. Then you wanna push down on your seat to collect any cushion, and feed it back in, then you wanna check your installation. So you wanna wiggle it side to side and back and forth at the belt path.

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Jonathan Woolley says:

So, are you supposed to install with both the latch and seatbelt or one or the other?

kevinastar says:

Can we install this car seat using the Isofix anchor?

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