Meet the Magellan 5-in-1 Car Seat by Maxi-Cosi
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Justin chiming in here today. Today I’m sharing some thoughts on a subject that we often get asked about, and that is what tools or gear do we use to get around the city and travel abroad with the kids. There are many different ways that we get around, whether it be walking, riding public transit, or by car, and in each category, it has always been important for us to use the right gear for the job. I’ll stick with the car for today though.
Whenever we go by car, it has always been important for us to have the right seats for the kids depending on their various age levels, and usually, that means that we end up going with various types of car seats to meet their needs as they grow.
It’s not every day, though, that you find a product that can last through all the stages of childhood and more, but that is just what Maxi-Cosi has set out to do with their new Magellan 5-in-1 Convertible Car Seat. We got a chance recently to get a first-hand look at it and share some of our thoughts.
Many of you see us getting around the city with our little crew, and one of the things that we always want to be sure of wherever we go, is to make sure the kids are traveling safely. Safety is one of the top qualities that we look at when deciding on a product, especially when it comes to choosing a car seat.
Over the years we have used several of the different car seats, and Maxi-Cosi has always held themselves high in the safety category. The Magellan 5-in-1 Convertible Car Seat maintains that standard with Adjustable Side Impact Protection and its 14-position headrest makes it very simple to adjust the seat to children of various ages quickly, regardless of it being a rear-facing, forward-facing, or booster.
For me, this was a feature that I really liked about the Magellan 5-in-1 Convertible Car Seat. Sometimes, we don’t always bring the little ones with us, so we don’t always need to have the car seat in the car. Being able to remove and install quickly has been very nice, and the belt locks give the assurance that the seat is secure in-place.
This by far is my favorite feature of the Magellan 5-in-1 Convertible Car Seat. When I am driving I may bring Elisey with me, so I need the infant car seat, or I’ll bring Elia, who is almost 3, or sometimes I’ll just have Evyianne or Vasilisa who need more of a booster setting. I love that all I need to do is make a few quick adjustments to the seat and I can easily sit either one of the kids rather than taking out the seat and getting a different seat to use. The Magellan easily transitions between five modes of use: Baby Rear-Facing, Toddler Rear-Facing, Toddler Forward-Facing, Child Forward-Facing and Belt Positioning Booster.
For parents who have one child or a large gap in ages, this is also nice to know because you won’t need to get a different car seat for each stage.
It isn’t always talked about, but one thing every parent will face with a car seat is keeping it clean. Unless you never feed a child or give them something to drink while driving, it is inevitable that they can make a mess, and the Magellan 5-in-1 Convertible Car Seat makes it very convenient to remove the cupholders to be washed and all the fabric can easily be removed and machine washed.
So, overall guys, I would recommend this seat. I’ve loved using it, and thus far I think the kids like it too as it is very comfortable. Evyianne even asked to ride in it, which he doesn’t always do, being as independently-minded as he is at times. You can find Maxi-Cosi car seats which retails for $349.99 at the following retailers: Amazon, Target.com, Buy Buy Baby, Nordstrom.com, and Albee Baby
Anyone else used the Maxi-Cosi Magellan 5-in-1 Convertible Car Seat before? What are your favorite points?
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