It wasn’t until I was about 5 months pregnant with Ryder, that I finally stepped foot into a baby store to start my registry. Similar to my wedding registry, figuring out what to include on this list was troubling, since bunch of the items were home decor that I had never used. For me, merchandising clothing was something that had come easy for me, but interior design was a foreign concept. I remember looking at car seat styles, extremely turned off by the prints and fabrics, and spending hours attempting to match baby gear with our existing furniture, since it would become part of the landscape, in our one bedroom apartment. We knew we were having a boy, so we were overwhelmed with way too much blue. Well that was 7 years ago, and today, I am amazed at how much baby gear has evolved. I even noticed the difference in selection when prepping for Siella, two years later. In fact, by the time she came around, I wanted to through everything out and update.
One of the first brands that I felt coupled safety and comfort, with style and fashion was Maxi-Cosi. Unlike the abundance of the typical printed palettes on the market, they weren’t afraid to produce solid colored infant carseats, that gave a chic look, and paired smartly with any stroller design. Over the years, they have collaborated with some of the most influential designers, including Rachel Zoe, a collection that will launch this spring. With my Rachel Zoe obsession, I may be forced to have another baby, just to rock that collection.
Both Siella and Gemma started in Maxi-Cosi Mico Infant seats, and eventually graduated into the Pria 85; a premium convertible car sear, for kids from 14-85 pounds. With three kids, we have grown to appreciate the specially designed seat, which better fits in our car, allowing more room for passengers in the front seats. Thanks to a seat pad that unsnaps and removes easily over the frame, keeping the Pria 85 clean is simple, because there is no need rip off the harness straps, or fully remove the system from the car. The seat pad is both machine washable and dryer safe. Sure, looking good in the seat is important, but lets talk about the main reason for using a car seat; safety. Both front and rear facing stages of the Pria 85 benefit from the safer side impact protection, provided by their Air Protect technology, which protects your child where they need it most- around their head.
Maxi-Cosi just recently introduced their newest series, the Sweater Knit Collection. Inspired by this casual yet polished style, the Maxi Cosi collection combines calming grey tone with wonderfully cozy fabric, for a relaxed and sophisticated look. Think about how comfortable you are wearing your favorite sweater. The Knit Collection will be available in the Mico Max 30 Infant Seat, the Pria 85 Convertible Seat, and the Kaia Lightweight Stroller. The Maxi-Cosi brand is inspired by fashion, and as you can see by some of the photos included here, it’s actually inspired my own fashion wardrobe.
To celebrate a Stroller In The City look in the Maxi-Cosi Lookbook, I am giving away a PRIA 85 Sweater Knit Collection Carseat, to one lucky SITC reader. Details below!