We had high hopes for the Maxi Cosi Tobi child car seat… after a lot of car sickness we really wanted a successful car journey!
As a baby, Luther suffered from car sickness. It was pretty awful for everyone in the car, and made travelling anywhere quite anxiety provoking. Some trips were scuppered as both Luther and I were covered in puke. I knew as soon as I could get him facing forward to travel I would…. enter the Maxi Cosi Tobi.
Daddy and I looked at all the car seats we could find in the shops, and decided that the Maxi Cosi Tobi was ideal. The upright position, supportive seat and high elevation were the main factors, but it also has a really good pull out recline for sleeping – with five positions.
The seat can be used from 9 months up to about 4 years old and it is really easy to install. It is a seat belt installed seat and it has an intuitive belt routing system and a seat belt tensioner.
The best bits!
A really good feature is the straps. Rather than just lying limp they have a bendy plastic top and so they stand up and out, making it really easy to pop your toddlers arms through the holes. It means you don’t put them in the sit then have to wriggle the straps out from underneath them.
Luther’s clearly very comfortable in it and not crunched up with a squished stomach – like he was in the first car seat we had. After car journeys had become a bit traumatic I was keen for him to like his new seat. I left it in our sitting room for a few days so that the smell became one he knew, and he put his toys into it and sat in it as a game. Once it was in the car he was immediately happy with it. He can see out of the window which I think really helps with not getting motion sickness. It also makes his journeys more interesting, as he can now see out of the window and around the rest of the car.
We’ve put a sheepskin fleece liner in there for extra comfort on colder days or night journeys which makes it cosy. The standard seat is supportive and well padded. The recline is perfect for tipping him back into a great position to sleep, and sleep he does!
I’m so confident using this seat that I’ve even braved a long journey on my own. He watched the iPad for an hour and then slept for two hours, waking just before we arrived at our destination! Perfect!
This seat has transformed Luther’s car experience. We like it so much that we’ve put another one in granny’s car.
We were sent a Maxi Cosi Tobi for the purposes of this review. Views are my own and we have purchased a second Maxi Cosi Tobi because we like it so much.