Maxi Cosi Mico AP: First Impressions

The Maxi Cosi Mico AP is brand new on the market and I’m so excited that I was one of the first people to get to try it out! I will being doing a more in depth review next week but for now I want to give you my first impressions of the seat. I’m lucky enough to also have the Maxi Cosi Mico so I can really compare the two seats.


The Look and Feel 

As soon as I lifted the Maxi Cosi Mico AP out of the box I was amazed out how light it was. The Mico is also very light but just by looking at them it would seem that the AP is heavier but that doesn’t seem to be the case and if it is it’s only slightly different. I almost instantly put the two car seats side by side to compare the two by looks

difference between maxi cosi mico and AP

The first thing I noticed was that the Maxi Cosi Mico AP appears to be more “plush” than the Maxi Cosi Mico. The canopy portion is also different. The AP has a little bit more of a shade in the very front. The shoulder pads are also slightly different.

The main difference is the technology that the Maxi Cosi Mico AP has which is the Air Protect in the heah rest hence the “AP” in the name!

Ease of Install

We used the LATCH system for install.

maxi cosi LATCH install

The base was relatively easy to install into my car*. As with any car seat I had to sit on it to get it tight enough. This is pretty typically of most car seats that I install so it wasn’t an issue for me. I’m short so its relatively easy to do so. Someone taller with a little bit more leverage would probably be able to just use their knee to push down and tighten the LATCH where it needs to be in order not move an inch either front to back or side to side.

Before snapping the car seat into the base you want to make sure that you adjust the harness straps. It adjust easily in the back with a threading method that was easy to use.

Changing car seat harness straps

With the Mico sometimes I would have a hard time getting the car seat to attach to the base but I’ve had no issues with the AP so far!

How Kyla likes it

So far Kyla seems to like her new car seat. It’s easy to get her in and out of and it seems to be very comfortable for her! I’ll update further next week!

Check Back next week to see how the car seat is fairing in active use and to learn more about the NEW Maxi Cosi AP

 *I drive a 2003 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback 2

BuyItMaxi Cosi Mico AP retails for $199.99

Want to win it? I’ll be hosting a giveaway late next week!

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  1. Mary Happymommy says

    The fact that it’s lightweight is really important. I have C-sections and it’s hard to lift a heavy car seat so I really appreciate the lightness.

  2. Julie Ghrist says

    I would love to win one of these! I love that it is light weight and that it has the air protect. It looks like it has more safety features than the mico

  3. Mariaelena Dominguez says

    This carseat looks amazing! I just recently found out that carseats expire and my daughter uses one that i bought almost 5 years ago and it expires in 2 months, so Crossing my fingers!

  4. Jessica says

    I love the sleek and modern look of the new AP. We have the Quinny Buzz (love it!) that came with adapters for the Maxi Cosi infant car seats, so this is a definite “must buy” for our next baby!

  5. Mary Happymommy says

    I saw a side by side comparison of this car seat with the Graco snugride, and I was impressed at how much lighter this seat is!

  6. Mariaelena Dominguez says

    Love all the different color options! I couldn’t decide in which is my fave…that yellow is beautiful but the clack is so nice too and could be used for boy or girl and wouldn’t get so dirty!

  7. Mariaelena Dominguez says

    Our baby’s carseat expires soon so we would live this for my baby girl! She uses our son old carseat that I’ve had since about 5 years ago. Love the look of this carseat and looks way more comfy than the one we have!

  8. Casandra says

    I love that you’re able to compare them! When I bought my seat, I wasn’t sure what to look for. It took tons of help. Its so helpful to see your thoughts on two products, thanks for the insights:)

  9. alex fisher says

    It does look plush!! Both my girls hated their seats and I kinda wonder if it’s because there was a lack of cushion.

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