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Buying The Right Baby Car Seat For Singapore

Going to a retail store with the most baby car seats on display is the worst possible way of buying a car seat. The chances of you buying the wrong car seat is almost certain. Doing a little research is always wise. Visit a retail shop that specializes in a well known brand you will probably make a better choice. We have a simple guide for choosing a Maxi Cosi car seat for specifically Singapore.

Know the law as well. In Singapore, the law requires that all children below the height of 1.35m must be secured in an appropriate child restraint or booster seat while travelling in a car. Under LTA rules and regulations the child restraint system used must comply with the United Nations standard ECE R44/04 or the newer i-Size standard, and must be appropriate for the child's height and weight.

Children who are taller than 1.35m but below 1.50m must use a booster seat and wear a seat belt. It is the driver's responsibility to ensure that all passengers, especially children, are properly secured in the vehicle.

Failing to comply with the car seat law in Singapore can result in a fine and demerit points on the driver's license. It is important to prioritize the safety of children while travelling in a car.

With the law in mind we can start by choosing the right parameters; the child's height/age and then the transport scenario.

Choose Your Child's Height/Age Group. Height is more important than age.

  1. Newborn to 85cm (0 to around 15 or 18 months)
  2. Newborn to 105cm (0 to 4 years)
  3. Toddler and child - 61cm to 105cm (15 months to 4 years)
  4. Child - 100cm to 135cm (4 years -  10/12 years)

Start your car seat search about 3 months before your child qualifies to be in one of these groups. For newborns start looking at the beginning of the third trimester.

Choose your Transport Scenario

  1. Car with no permanent space for car seat
  2. Car with permanent space for car seat
  3. Public Transport


Once you know your two choices you can selected the car seat for your child. 

 

Newborn to About 15 Months Combinations

Combination 1/1 - Car with no permanent space for car seat

Your choices are

  1. Citi baby car seat (40 - 75cm, About 0 to 12 mths). Citi is the most affordable as well as the lightest and uses a seat belt installation. Ideal for taxi transport and for those on a budget. Ideal companion to Eva and LeClerc strollers
  2. Cabriofix iSize baby car seat (40 - 83cm, About 0 to 15 mths). Complies with the latest European safety standards and has a slightly longer lifespan than Citi. Ideal companion to the Leona and LeClerc strollers.

Citi and Cabriofix iSize are both approved for use in an airplay putting the Marble into a 157° near lie-flat sleeping position in or outside the car, your baby experiences maximum comfort all the way.ne (TUV certification).

Combination 1/2 - Car with permanent space for car seat

Your choices are

  1. Marble ISOFIX iSize baby car seat (40 - 83cm, About 0 to 15 mths). Near lie-flat reclined sleeping position. Easily grows with your baby with 8 different headrest and harness height positions. By putting the Marble into a 157° near lie-flat sleeping position in or outside the car, your baby experiences maximum comfort all the way. The only one that comes with an ISOFIX base.
  2. Pebble 360 baby car seat + FamilyFix 360 Base (40 - 83cm, About 0 to 15 mths). One of the most expensive but worth every cent. Has the most safety features and functions. It is the only one of the three to have a rotating base. The baby carrier can be detached from the base or rotated.
  3. Mica Pro Eco iSize 360 rotating car seat (40 - 105cm, About 0 to 4 years) + Citi baby carrier. The disadvantage is that Baby has be transferred from the carrier to car seat every time. Mica has its own built-in rotation base base. Placing baby in a car is easier and faster with this feature. 

All three comply with the latest i-Size safety standard (R129/03). Mica Pro Eco iSize and Pebble 360 offer 360 degree rotation for easier handling of baby when getting in and out of the car.

Pebble 360 is approved for use in an airplane (TUV certification).

Learn more about the Maxi Cosi 360 Family.

Combination 1/3 - Public Transport

Your choices are

  1. Citi baby car seat (40 - 75cm, About 0 to 12 mths).  Ideal for taxi transport and for those on a budget. Ideal companion to Eva and LeClerc strollers.
  2. Cabriofix iSize baby car seat (40 - 83cm, About 0 to 15 mths). Complies with the latest European safety standards and has a slightly longer lifespan than Citi. Ideal companion to the Leona and LeClerc strollers.

Citi is our most affordable and lightweight model. It is compatible with Leclerc and Eva strollers. The Leclerc Citi combination is our most popular.

Maxi Cosi Citi Car Seat Baby Carrier

Newborn to 4 Years

Combination 2/2 - Car with permanent space for car seat

Your choices are

  1. Mica Pro Eco iSize 360 rotating car seat (40 - 105cm, About 0 to 4 years). One the most technologically advanced car seat. Comes with G Cell 2.0 side impact protection.
  2. Pearl 360 rotating car seat Family Fix 360 (40 - 105cm, About 4 yrs). Ideal for those who have purchased the Pebble 360 earlier. Even more technologically advanced than Mica. Only for those that want the best for their baby.

None are suitable for public transport.

Maxi Cosi Pearl 360 Car Seat


Few Months to 4 Years, Baby To Toddler

Combination 3/1 - Car with no permanent space for car seat

Your choice is

  1. Nomad (9m-4y) (9-18kg). Nomad can be used from 9 months onwards to 4 years. From 9 to 18 kg weight limits.. Very lightweight at only 4.26 kg. Has a carrying handle and comes with a water repellent carrying bag. 

 

Maxi Cosi Nomad car seat


Combination 3/2 Car with permanent space for car seat 

Your choices are

  1. Mica Pro Eco iSize 360 rotating car seat (40 - 105cm, About 0 to 4 years). One the most technologically advanced car seat. Comes with G Cell 2.0 side impact protection.
  2. Pearl 360 rotating car seat Family Fix 360 (40 - 105cm, About 4 yrs). Ideal for those who have purchased the Pebble 360 earlier. Even more technologically advanced than Mica. Only for those that want the best for their baby.
  3. Titan Pro iSize (76-150cm, About 15m - 12yrs). The Titan Pro i-Size offers parents, and children, the very best protection, improved safety, longevity & reliability. G-CELL 2.0 Side Impact Protection adds an extra built-in guard and provides maximum protection with improved 3D impact absorption, from multiple angles to ensure your child’s safety.

The Mica is the most popular in this category. Titan Pro's advantage is that it can be used up to 10 to 12 years old depending on the child's height. All have isofix features.

 

Combination 3/3 - Public Transport

Your choice is

  1. Nomad (9m-4y) (9-18kg). Nomad can be used from 9 months onwards to 4 years. From 9 to 18 kg weight limits.. Very lightweight at only 4.26 kg. Has a carrying handle and comes with a water repellent carrying bag. 

Nomad can be used from 9 months onwards to 4 years. From 9 to 18 kg weight limits.. Very lightweight at only 4.26 kg. Has a carrying handle. 

Maxi Cosi Nomad car seat


Children 4 to 10/12 Years

Combination 4/2 - Car with permanent space for car seat

Your choices are

  1. Kore Pro iSize (100 -150cm, About 3.5yrs - 12yrs)Kore Pro i-Size detects when your child is sitting on it. The ClickAssist light illuminates the buckle up area, making it easy to click the buckle and the safety belt together in all circumstances. Kore is very lightweight and can be used with the car seat belt for strapping. The open design makes it easy for children to get in and out their car seat and to buckle up on their own. They can grab the safety belt and insert it into the buckle within a few seconds. Requires isofix installation.
  2. Titan Pro iSize (76-150cm, About 15m - 12yrs). The Titan Pro i-Size offers parents, and children, the very best protection, improved safety, longevity & reliability. G-CELL 2.0 Side Impact Protection adds an extra built-in guard and provides maximum protection with improved 3D impact absorption, from multiple angles to ensure your child’s safety.

Kore Pro iSize complies with the latest i-Size safety standard (R129/03).

 


Combination 4/3 - Public Transport

Your choice is

  1. Safety 1st Manga (3 years old to 10/12 years old, 15-36 kg)

Manga is the perfect car seat for your baby to make short journeys with family or friends. Quick and easy to install, the fully padded seat provides comfort and safety as a front facing car seat. Light and compact, with a removable and washable cover, it can be stored in your car trunks for whenever it's needed.  Removable cover can be washed at 30°C. Can be stored easily in the car boot thanks to its very light weight and small size.

Bebeconfort Booster Seat

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