Maxi Cosi Mico 30 Review – The easiest to install?

Maxi-Cosi Mico 30 Infant Car Seat Review

If a 6-month pregnant mother can install it…

This is a major issue with most car seats. You need a Ph.D. diploma to get it installed, and there are no guarantees. No wonder that 75% of all car seats are installed faulty.

This is where Maxi-Cosi comes into play. It has an easy latch system. Once you hear the double click, you’re set. You will be already in the top 25%


Everybody wants their little one to be safe. So getting the right car seat is paramount. Now you have probably seen the picture. This car seat is for infants and babies. So it’s rear-facing mode only.

The beauty of Maxi-Cosi it’s that they make strollers. So if you want the perfect travel system, you can do it. You get the car seat out of the car and mount it on the stroller, and you’re done.

It’s that simple.

Before we get any further, let me give you a quick preview. This car seat is for infants and toddlers. You can use it from 5 pounds up to 30 pounds. This car seat is compatible with Maxi-Cosi strollers and other brands as well.

The fabrics are easy to remove and clean. Better yet, they are self-wicking by deodorization and drawing moisture away from your child.

Related: Finally Revealed The Best Maxi Cosi Car Seat

Let’s get this Maxi-Cosi Mico review started. If you stick with me until the end, I will tell you the pros/cons. Some of them are unexpected, to say the least.

Who is the Maxi Cosi Mico 30 Infant Car Seat?

This Maxi-Cosi 30 is for those parents who want to pair the car seat function with a stroller. It’s compatible with most strollers, not just Maxi-Cosi.

It provides safety and comfort from infancy to early toddler age.

What can the Maxi-Cosi Mico car seat do for you?

As I mentioned above, it’s super easy to install. A 6-month pregnant mother did it with ease, so it shouldn’t be a problem for the rest of us.

It has excellent safety protection. It comes with ARB so you can rest assured that your baby is safe and sound.

This car seat is part of a travel system. It can be mounted on a stroller and in the car as well. This is the main selling point. Now the issue with it is that once that baby has outgrown it, you have to get another car seat. Besides that, you will need another stroller as well.

The Maxi-Cosi Mico is super comfy, and I love the material. The thing is that most materials are scratchy, and I wouldn’t want my newborn surrounded by that. This the Maxi-Cosi. It’s different. It’s much more soft and cushy.

Maxi-Cosi, it’s a well-known brand and an excellent record. The materials are removable and easy to wash. This is a good selling point if you have a messy baby.

Maxi Cosi Mico shortcomings

Sadly the perfect product hasn’t been invented yet. No matter what brand you choose, to let it be cheap or expensive, they will have flaws. I feel that this is my civic duty to tell you because knowing them, you will get the full picture. Plus, there will be no surprises down the road.

The biggest issue with the Mico was the canopy. It doesn’t want to stay in place. It was constantly falling back.

There were problems with the heat. I mean, my little one is hot, just like his father. No matter what the ad says, she was sweating, and it wasn’t that hot outside, and the AC was on.

This car seat isn’t cheap, and it only allows rear-facing mode. To make things worse, it doesn’t support extended rear-facing. Once the baby outgrows it, the seat is done.

It’s quite high priced, and it still gives a cheap feeling.

Last but not least, it doesn’t have level markers. It’s a guessing game if the seat is leveled.

I know this seems like a lot, but I like to do a thorough job. This means that I look into every nook and cranny. Since you’re still with me, let’s continue.

How To Get The Most Out Of Maxi Cosi Mico 30 Infant Car Seat?

The biggest issue with car seats is the bad install. If it’s not done right, then injuries will occur. Don’t forget, if you have doubts, do ask the opinion of a licensed professional.

Maxi-Cosi has outdone itself with this car seat. First of all, there’s no guessing game second you can’t do it wrong. All you have to do is latch on, and you’re done. Once you hear the click sound, you’re all set.

The second important thing to know about car seats is this. The positioning matters a lot. The safest spot is in the middle of the car. Now I know that’s not doable for everybody, so here’s the second safest place, which is the driver’s side.

Many parents opt for the extended rear-facing position. Sadly that’s not possible with this car seat. If your child reaches 30 pounds or 32,” you will have to get another seat. It’s for infants and small toddlers. Keep this is mind rear-facing is the safest mode possible. No wonder certain countries mandate it by law to drive your kids like that until the age of four.
Maxi-Cosi Mico 30 Infant Car Seat Review

  • It’s light and easy to install just listen to the “Click” sound
  • You can mount it on compatible strollers
  • It can’t be easier than this a 6-month pregnant mother installed it with ease
  • It’s not a breathable fabric it gets hot
  • It has a cheap feeling to it

Conclusion for the Maxi Cosi Mico Review

As you have seen, Maxi-Cosi has several strengths and weaknesses. The biggest issue is that if you have a fast-growing baby, the car seat will be outgrown fast. On the other hand, you will be able to pair it with a stroller so you will have a complete travel system.

We have reached the end of the Maxi-Cosi Mico Review. I hope I have managed to fill in the gaps. If it’s the right fit for you, get it while supplies still last.

Happen to have experience with this infant car seat? Do share it with us below. If you want me to review a different car seat, I’m up for the challenge let me know.

Catch you next time.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Maxi Cosi Mico 30 review

Is Maxi Cosi a good brand?

Yes, Maxi Cosi is a good brand. You can’t go wrong with it.

Are Maxi Cosi car seats good?

Yes, Maxi Cosi car seats are good. They have won numerous awards. Also, they have the comfiest car seats.

Is Maxi Cosi FAA approved?

Yes, the Maxi Cosi Mico 30 is FAA certified. Flight attendants are trained to look for this stickers. The Mico 30 has it.

Does the maxi-cosi mico max 30 infant car seat have a load leg?

Yes, the maxi-cosi mico max 30 infant car seat has a load leg. Keep in mind that only the Mico Max 30 has the load leg the other versions don’t have it. Even the standard Mico 30 has skipped it. It’s the ultimate baby gear since it has an anti-rebound bar. The anti-rebound bar is mounted on the car seat base. The purpose of the load leg is to reduce impact energy on your little one.

Is there are an anti-rebound bar with the Maxi-Cosi mico max 30 infant car seat?

Yes you will receive an anti-rebound bar with the maxi-cosi mico max 30 infant car seat. If you want the safest baby gear you just fond it. The Mico 30 has everything you ever hoped for.

What does the Air Protect do in the maxi-cosi mico max 30 infant car seat?

The Air protect system offers all-around protection with the maxi-cosi mico max 30 infant car seat. So your little one is not only protected from front, rear collisions but it offers side impact protection and rollover as well. As you know side impact protection is an absolute must nowadays. Our body can’t handle damage from the side. Rollovers are the deadliest accidents you can get into. They aren’t frequent but they contribute the most fatalities. With side protection (side impact protection) and rollover protection infant seat is ready to roll.

Does the Mico Max 30 comes with an infant insert?

Yes you’re getting an infant insert with the Mico Max 30. This car seat is one of the best infant seats you can go with. The Mico 30 has won numerous awards as one of the best infant car seats.

What kind of safety features does the Mico Max 30 have?

They didn’t go shy with the safety features with the Mico Max 30. There is an anti-rebound bar, it comes with a load leg. It has side impact protection, eps foam. With all these safety features no wonder it’s the baby gear of choice. The installation is safe thanks to the latch anchors (latch connectors) and the seat belt. No matter the accident the Mico 30 will provide sufficient crash protection. It has a belt routing method so it’s safe for kids. Best of all there’s no rethread harness. Harness slots are automatically adjusted.

What other car seats would compete with the Mico 30?

With the Mico 30 there would be two who could compete. There’s the Safety 1st Onboard and the Britax B-safe car seat.

What are the specs of the Mico 30?

The harness height 16.25″. The carrier weight is 8.6 pounds. The harness covers covers can be easily removed and washed. The Mico 30 has excellent safety ratings. To be as comfortable as possible choose the right recline positions. Thanks to the recline angle indicator (level line indicator) you can get the best install possible. The level indicator should be use with the carrier installed. After that you should do the install. This infant carrier also includes headrest pad, seat pad, splitter plate. It’s meant to be installed on the back seat.

Is there a separate maxi Cosi mico 30 review?

No there isn’t the maxi Cosi mico 30 review is the same without the 30. If there’s enough interest then I will make a separate mico max 30 review. Maybe I will do one for the mico nxt.

How can you install the Mico 30 car seat?

You are able to use the seat belt (shoulder belt) and utilize the belt path. The belt path was designed for European because they have stricter rules then state laws. When it comes to baby gear this is a winner. Next to the seat belt, you can use the latch system as well. It’s commonly known that seat belts are a real hassle. Thanks to the belt path the seat belt is easier to install. Whenever you’re looking for baby gear always check the product reviews.

Maxi Cosi vs Chicco which is one should I choose?

It really depends on what you are looking for. In some categories, the Maxi Cosi is the winner in others the Chicco.

Last Updated on October 30, 2023 by Brian Beasley

Written by Linda Reid

Hey there, I'm Linda, a mom of three cool kids. I've tried so many car seats, you could call me a "Car Seat Detective." Searching for the perfect car seat can feel like finding a needle in a haystack, but don't worry! I've committed to researching and reviewing car seats that are super safe, cozy, and great for growing kids. Together, we'll find the perfect car seat that keeps your child safe and cozy, and makes you feel like a super-parent!