Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30: Protecting Your Cargo

mico max 30 precious cargoI have a pretty small list of must-haves when it comes to having a baby, lots of nice-to-have, and even more don’t-waste-your-time items. A carseat though is probably one of the most important items you will buy for your babe. It will protect your most precious cargo, your baby.

I have owned many seats for my kids although NONE of my infant seats were as nice as this. The seat Cyrus has been using has seen many better years and so when I was approached to review the Mico Max 30 from Maxi-Cosi I was very excited.

This is a premium car seat and one that comes with many bells and whistles. I think there are 2 types of parents: 1) The first will look at a seat and choose based on looks or  2) the second type will delve deep into consumer reports and safety ratings and choose that way. Which ever type you are you are sure to have your wants and needs met by this seat.

Suitable for babies 4 to 30-lbs and 48-81 cm is a huge selling point for me. As a parent to a preemie I can’t tell you how glad I was that we had a seat that could take a 4-lb baby and not the usual 5. The added insert that comes with the seat must be used for smaller babies but it fits seamlessly with the design of the seat. Think of it like an ergonomic back support for our littles.mico max precious cargo

This seat is also EXTREMELY light (lightest in its class actually) which is something parents who are of smaller stature will appreciate. Lugging around a seat that is extremely bulky can be very cumbersome. Trust me I have been a victim to this with my last 2 kids. Also, helping in this department is the ergonomic handle. You won’t appreciate how good this is unless you don’t have it, trust me.

Lets talk look and feel. The seat I received came in “Mosaic Blue” but there are also 5 other colours to choose from.*Please check with each retailer to see what colours they have available.mico max 30

I personally like the contrasting designs on the seat as it came but all of the harness covers and Cozi Dozi head support have reversible fabric to suit your taste. Although the colour is beautiful I am more impressed with the fabric this seat is made of.mico max 30 precious cargo

The fabric is self-wicking which will help keep baby cool AND dry while in the seat. Another plus is that the fabric on this seat comes on and off very easily, you will not have to worry about the belts AT ALL. The seat is made in such a way that you pull the padded fabric off of the shell and throw it right in the washer and dryer. In my almost 8 years of parenting I cannot even tell you how many times we have had bottles spill, washroom accidents, and other disasters grace our carseats. I once even threw out a seat because we had a blow-out on the way to Montreal and I couldn’t deal with the mess. This would have been great then.

I am a big fan of big canopies and it is a big selling point for me in both my car seats and strollers. The only thing worse then exposing a new baby to all those harmful UV rays is exposing them to the elements and this canopy doesn’t disappoint.mico max 30 precious cargo

To answer safety questions, this particular seat has Air Protect® Advanced Side Impact Protection which is like a fantastic pillow on either side of baby’s head. Another safety feature I really like is the anti-rebound bar on the base. One of my other seats for older kids has one of these and the added safety is great. I found with my other buckets there was always a fear of my seat going up but there’s nothing to fear here.mico max 4

Installation is a breeze with clear instructions on both the base and seat. An added bonus is the UAS (Universal Anchor System) which makes installing in compatible vehicles just a simple click or two away. The base is also adjustable so follow the instructions on it to make sure the base is installed correctly.mico max 30 precious cargo

Adjusting the belts and harnesses as baby grows is as simple as flipping over the seat, opening up the harnesses from the splitter plate and re-threading to the desired size. The buckle between the legs also adjusts out for when baby gets bigger and adjusting the belts while in use is easy with the harness release lever and adjustment strap. After four kids I could do the straps from newborn to 28-lb chunker in less than 2 minutes.mico max 30 precious cargo

Like most of you I always made sure my stroller and car seat were compatible because I never wanted to change baby into my stroller every time we got out of the car. The Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30 is compatible with a whole slew of premium strollers. Straight out of the box you can use it with compatible Maxi-Cosi and Quinny strollers. You can also purchase adapters for Baby Jogger, Bugaboo, Bumbleride, Contours, Jané, iCandy, Mamas & Papas, Micralite, Mountain Buggy, Phil & Teds, Stokke, UPPAbaby, and Valco Baby.

Do You Want A Mico Max 30?

I almost feel like Oprah right now when she gives away ALL THE THINGS because four of my lovely readers will be getting a Mico Max 30 for themselves. This opportunity is open to all of Canada and it includes shipping to you as well. You will be receiving the seat that is pictured, not the exact one because that is mine, but an identical one 😉

Not only will the four selected readers get a seat they will also be in the running to win a $100 gift card for Babies R Us. You have a 1 in 4 chance of winning that as well. I’m telling you it’s giving season over here.

Selected participants will need to do a review on BabiesRUs.ca and Snugglebugz.ca in a timely fashion. Timely fashion means within 2 weeks of receiving the seat. It also takes up to 3 days for your review to be put on the retailers sites so you will have to email me the 2 URLs to your reviews once you get them.

This means I need moms who already have a baby or about to pop in the next few weeks. Sorry others but hopefully if this campaign goes well we will have others in the future just like it.

EDITED TO INCLUDE END DATE: Wednesday, January 27th @ midnight EST

How do you apply? Follow these steps:

  1. Email me at homewithaneta@gmail.com and put MICO MAX 30 REVIEW OPPORTUNITY in the subject. Tell me why you want/need/deserve this seat. Feel free to add pictures of yourself ready to pop, your little bundle of joy, and/or your current seat that is way past its day. Also, mention that you understand and promise to do the reviews on the two sites. If our small group does well it will pave the way for future campaigns.
  2. Come back here and comment on this post that you have emailed me so I know to look out for your email in my pesky spam folder.
  3. Tweet this: [bctt tweet=”I just applied to receive 1 of 4 Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30 for free to review. Come apply on www.homewithaneta.com”]
  4. Not mandatory but share with your friends. Sharing is caring 🙂

I will also mention that although I will be considering everyone I will also be looking at interaction I am getting from you. Follow me on social media, talk to me, don’t just apply and disappear–stick around!


Disclosure: I received the Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30 carseat so that I could facilitate a review. As always all opinions are my own!
Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Treen Goodwin
    January 20, 2016 / 11:56 am

    this car seat sounds so awesome , i sure want my grand babies to be in a safe seat , his one sure fits the bill , i am so overprotective of my lil ones , it would sure give me peace of mind , knowing they are in this seat 🙂 thanks for sharing a great review 🙂

  2. January 20, 2016 / 12:08 pm

    Hi Aneta, I have emailed you regarding testing this car seat. I am due very soon, and with 2 kids (hubby is pushing just one more) I am in dire need of a light weight seat. Thanks so much 🙂

  3. Amanda Neilson
    January 20, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    Hi Antea, I just emailed you my application in regards to the Mico Max 30 Car Seat. I am currently 18 weeks pregnant and expecting in mid June and am in dire need of a car seat. Thank you for your consideration :).

  4. Jenny Major
    January 20, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    Hi Aneta, I just emailed you regarding testing this car seat. I would love to be chosen for this review! Thank you for the chance!

  5. nicolthepickle (Nicole Graham)
    January 20, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    E-mail sent and thanks so much for the opportunity.
    Your story about throwing one out while travelling made me laugh. I remember throwing whole outfits out to avoid storing/cleaning them on trips. .

  6. Anita Harris
    January 20, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    Hi Aneta,
    I have emailed you my application for the Mico Max 30 car seat review. I really hope that I am chosento participate as the car seat I have right now doesnt fit properly on the contours double stroller that we have. This would be a true blessing to our family.
    Anita Harris

  7. Alayne Langford
    January 20, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    I have emailed you Aneta! Thank you kindly.

  8. Marianne
    January 20, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    Hi Aneta,

    I’ve just emailed you regarding reviewing the seat.

  9. kristen
    January 20, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    This seat looks so wonderful! Would love to try this for my nephew who will be born in a few weeks! Thank-you so much for the opportunity! 🙂

  10. January 20, 2016 / 3:05 pm

    Hi Aneta! This giveaway/review is EXCITING!!! Thank you! I’ve sent my application.

  11. Ashley Jenkins
    January 20, 2016 / 3:19 pm

    Hi Aneta. I have e-mailed you. Thanks again <3

  12. Tannis W
    January 20, 2016 / 7:12 pm

    I sent an email, tweeted and shared with a friend on Facebook. Thanks for the opportunity! 🙂

  13. Viv Sluys
    January 20, 2016 / 7:57 pm

    HI Aneta, I emailed you and I tweeted. Thanks for such a great “Oprah” style post 😉

  14. January 20, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    Oh girl, you KNOW I was sold at light weight! Would love to test one of these bad boys out for Zoe!!

  15. Jamie hall
    January 20, 2016 / 9:59 pm

    Email sent , thank you for the chance

  16. nicolthepickle (Nicole Graham)
    January 21, 2016 / 12:36 pm

    Hey, I e-mailed you yesterday and commented, but I don’t see my comment. I just don’t want it to get lost in the spam. Thanks for the chance.

  17. January 21, 2016 / 12:51 pm

    Email sent

  18. Katie carr
    January 21, 2016 / 11:36 pm

    I emailed you!
    I would love to win, thank you for the opportunity.
    My baby just isn’t ready to move up yet (she screams bloody murder) and our maxi was ruined in an accident and they don’t make it anymore.

  19. Marianne
    January 21, 2016 / 11:36 pm

    You found the comments! Good job 🙂

  20. ivy pluchinsky
    January 22, 2016 / 11:28 am

    I would love to review this car seat because I have a little guy in my family who desperately needs a new one! After reading the review I think this would be the perfect car seat!

  21. ivy pluchinsky
    January 22, 2016 / 11:31 am

    I just sent the email.

  22. Amy Heffernan
    January 22, 2016 / 11:47 am

    Thanks. I just sent you an email!

  23. Bailey Dexter
    January 22, 2016 / 11:51 am

    I emailed, thanks for the chance!

  24. Holly MacRitchie
    January 22, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    I emailed you requesting the chance to review this amazing car seat!

  25. Melissa F
    January 23, 2016 / 1:02 pm

    Hi Aneta, I sent my email! I hope this campaign does well, it would awesome if you had more like this to run in the future!

  26. Holly Myke
    January 23, 2016 / 6:22 pm

    Hi Aneta,

    I emailed you ☺️

    Thank you for the oppertunity!

  27. January 23, 2016 / 6:31 pm

    This car seat is amazing. My son is currently using a hand me down from 4 years ago and it getting old but we can’t afford to buy one! This would be so comfortable for my son and I’m sure he would be oh so great full!

  28. January 23, 2016 / 6:44 pm

    This car seat is amazing. My son is currently using a hand me down from 4 years ago and it getting old but we can’t afford to buy one! This would be so comfortable for my son and I’m sure he would be oh so great full! I have emailed!!

  29. Kristi Blackley
    January 23, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    Hi There!

    I sent you an e-mail!! Thank you SO much for the opportunity!

  30. Amy Janssen
    January 23, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    First time checking out your page after reading about it on Moments in Mommyland…looking forward to exploring further! Thanks for the opportunity-email sent! 🙂

  31. January 25, 2016 / 11:03 pm

    I e-mailed you. Tweeted. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  32. Iwona Reed
    January 26, 2016 / 11:32 am

    I just emailed you with my info. I don’t have a twitter account, so I posted it on FB instead – hope that is OK 🙂

  33. Liza Cohen
    January 26, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    Hi Aneta, I just emailed you. I would love to review this car seat! Thanks so much for this awesome opportunity!

  34. April
    March 13, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    Aneta, I have emailed you about testing a giving a review about this beautiful carseat.