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This review is from: Maxi-Cosi Axiss Group 1 Car Seat (Deep Blue) (Baby Product)Had I reviewed this seat after the first week or so of use, I'd have given it a rave review of 4 stars. One star off for the difficulty of fitting the seat correctly.
The Axiss is very easy to adjust as the child grows (or if swapping another child in the seat occasionally), it also is perfect for swinging around and not straining your back to put the child in. HOWEVER we have found that over time, no matter how firm and secure the seat is fixed into position, over time with the pressure of pulling the straps tight on the child each time they get into the seat, you gradually loosen the fixing of the car seat in the car. I believe this is a design fault. If I were to tighten the straps on the child after swinging it around to front position, this is not an issue because the forward/back security of the seat is rigid. But that is not the point, I need to straighten the straps before I swing it around to face forwards, to do otherwise is very uncomfortable, and almost impossible unless you can climb in front of it. I hope I have explained that well.
If you don't see that as a problem (i.e. you are happy to continue to readjust the car seats fixing almost every time you put little one in the car) then please also bear in mind that because of the swing ability, the car seat does stick out further than the other maxi cosi seats, so if you have a small car, or if your child is particularly large / behind a large passenger then the leg room for the child is not ideal. Bear in mind also to test the car seat at say Mothercare or Halfords to see if your car's seat is actually big enough for the car seat - the Maxi Cosi fitting guide is not completely reliable for this. For example we have a Peugeot 407 estate and although the seat fits in well with space on the seat itself, my husband is tall and has his seat a fair way back when driving, when my son is on furthest tilt his feet already kick the back of the seat and he is only 9 months old (he is a large 9 months though), but I worry that in the next year he will be far to cramped (even when I am driving).
Hope that is helpful, any questions please let me know.