What is IsoFix?
ISOFIX is an international standardized fitting system, which provides the safest, easiest and quickest way to install a child car seat correctly without the need of vehicle seat belts. The name ISOFIX stands for ISO (International Standardization Organization) plus FIX (Fixation). ISOFIX car seats make use of two standard attachment points located at the base of the seat, plus an anti-tipping forward device: either a support leg or top tether.
From 2006 all new cars are equipped with ISOFIX, and ISOFIX is also fitted in a large number of car brands built prior to 2006.
Find out more about ISOFIX.
My child climbs out of the safety harness, what can I do ?
The same principle applies to all car seats and means that your child cannot create extra space if there is no extra space to begin with. Some children have shown us that, with only a minimum of slack in the belt system, they can get a hand between the buckle and their stomach and then, by moving it towards their head, they can get an elbow under the belts – but this requires a very flexible shoulder. These children display a tremendous desire to free themselves from their car seat. Child safety in the car and freedom of movement are not compatible in principle. To transport a child not only safely but also comfortably, a slight amount of slack in the belt system is needed. If the belt is pulled extremely tightly and the child is sitting calmly in the car seat, experience has taught us that all car seats are the same when it comes to 'climbing out of the car seat'. We see a similar pattern in children ages 1-4 years in car seats of various types and from various manufacturers. The belt system is a closed system that keeps the child in the same position continuously - during normal car trips as well as during a sudden stop or accident. This system is closed by securing the child when tightening the belts. If this is done properly, the belts cannot be loosened during use (if this does happen, we ask that you contact our Service Department through the retailer where you bought the product).
The Maxi-Cosi AxissFix/AxissFix Plus complies with i-Size (R129) regulation. What does that mean ?
i-Size (R129) is a new European regulation, active from July 2013, that aims at increasing children safety in car by supporting rearward facing travelling up to at least 15 months, promoting universal ISOFIX installation, and improving safety standards for additional protection for head and neck. Find out more about i-Size
Why the classification on the Maxi-Cosi AxissFix/AxissFix Plus is now in length indication (cm) and not in weight (kg)?
The Maxi-Cosi AxissFix/AxissFix Plus complies with the new i-Size (R129) regulation, and this change is part of i-Size. It is done in order to make it easier for parents to choose the right car seat for their child, and thereby minimize premature up-sizing of the car seat. The size will now be the new reference to choose the correct car seat. Nevertheless, weight are still taken in account as i-Size regulation also mentions that weight of the car seat + weight of the child should not overtake 33kg. Consequently, AxissFix/AxissFix Plus car seat is suitable toddlers from 61 to 105cm length, and maximum 19kg weight.
Will the Bébé Confort Mica fit in my car?
The Bébé Confort Mica is a car seat that fits cars which are equipped with ISOFIX anchorages.
We invite you to check in your car instruction manual if your car is equipped with ISOFIX anchorages. Check in our online car fitting list in the Bébé Confort website to check if Mica fits your car.
I don’t find my car in the car fitting list, does it mean Mica can't fit in my car?
The «car fitting list» is a non-exhaustive list of cars in which the Bébé Confort Mica can be installed. This list is regularly updated on our website www.bebeconfort.com.
In case you don't find your car, it can mean that the fitting test with your car has not been done yet. Then, we invite you to check instructions in your vehicle’s manual, and contact our consumer car service to check if Mica can fit your car.
Can I also install the Bébé Confort Mica using the car’s seat belt?
No, the Bébé Confort Mica cannot be installed with the car's seat belt. It is a car seat that needs to be installed with the ISOFIX system.
Can I install the Bébé Confort Mica on the front passenger seat?
Yes, you can use the Mica on the front passenger seat if the front seat is equipped with ISOFIX anchorages. When travelling rearward facing it is mandatory to always deactivate the airbag. When you use the Mica forward facing it is mandatory to deactivate the airbag and we recommend to place the front passenger seat in the rearmost position. We invite you to check in your vehicle’s manual or in our car fitting list on our web site if Mica can be installed in the front passenger seat. If you plan to install Mica in forward facing position, in front passenger seat, you need to check the legislation in force in the country where the seat will be used. There is some restrictions depending on countries.
How to be sure the Bébé Confort Mica is correctly installed in my car?
To ensure a correct installation, you need to follow the steps defined in the instruction manual. The indicator on the ISOFIX connectors and support leg will confirm correct installation. When ISOFIX buttons become green, it means that the ISOFIX connectors are correctly connected to the car. The display on the support leg provides a visual and audio feedback for correct installation. When the indicator on the support leg becomes green and the sound stops, it ensures correct installation of the support leg. We strongly recommend you to always check these 2 indicators each time before driving. To guide you in the installation, you can have a look at the instruction movie on the Bébé Confort website.
How to be sure The Maxi-Cosi AxissFix/AxissFix Plus is locked in the correct travelling position ?
The Maxi-Cosi AxissFix/AxissFix Plus has 2 travelling position: rearward facing (from 61 - 87cm / approx. 4m - 2y) and forward facing (76 - 105cm />15m - approx. 4y). Before installing your toddler in the seat, the first step is to select the correct traveling position in the central dash board, depending on your toddler size/age. Then, you will be able to swivel the seat from facing you to the selected travelling position. Once the traveling position is locked, you will not be able to swivel the seat in the wrong direction unless you change the selection in the dash board again. This will avoid possible mistake in the daily life. The handles will close, and a "clack” can be heard to confirm the seat is locked in the travelling position
How long can I place my toddler rearward-facing on the Bébé Confort Mica?
Bébé Confort recommends you to use the seat in the rearward facing position for as long as possible and up to 105 cm. This will significantly improve the protection of the head and neck of the toddler, which is still very fragile at this age.
Why is there a print on the Bébé Confort Mica cover close to the headrest? How should I read it?
This print is an informative label to help you to know when it is allowed to switch from rearward facing to forward facing according to the length of your baby or toddler. On a daily basis, it's not easy to know the exact length of your growing baby, and you may want to quickly install your child in a forward facing position because it's easier to see your child. Nevertheless, your child should not be placed in forward facing position before 76 cm or 15 months of age. The goal of this label is clearly to avoid babies to be installed too early in a forward facing position.
How to switch the Bébé Confort Mica car seat from rearward to forward facing?
To switch the car seat from rearward to forward facing, you need to squeeze the grey button on top of the support leg. The Mica car seat is now unlocked and can be rotated to the forward facing position. We invite you to look at the Mica instruction movie for more details on the Bébé Confort website.
How to swivel The MC AxissFix/AxissFix Plus ?
To swivel the Maxi-Cosi AxissFix/AxissFix Plus from traveling position (rearward or forward facing) to facing you, you only need to pull the handle side of the door to unlock the seat position (no need to use the 2 handles) and swivel the seat facing you. When you want to swivel the seat from facing you to the traveling position, then you only need to swivel the seat itself (no need to use the handle in this case).
A swiveling seat is very convenient but I'm wondering if the Maxi-Cosi AxissFix/AxissFix Plus can come off from its base in case of accidents?
AxissFix/AxissFix Plus is the successor of the successful Axiss car seat, which has proven on the past 7 years that it’s a reliable and safe toddler car seat. It took a couple of years of R&D research, crash simulation, and a lot of real crash tests performed before launching this new AxissFix/AxissFix Plus car seat. Because it's now a 360° swiveling seat, the mechanism has been intensively tested in all configurations to resist to strong forces, and provide a very high level of safety, requested by the new i-Size (R129) regulation. No fear, AxissFix/AxissFix Plus car seat is a state of the art safety car seat, answering to the high demanding safety criteria defined by the new regulation, and benefits from all the expertise of Maxi-Cosi.
How to adjust the Bébé Confort Mica headrest?
To adjust the headrest, you need first to loosen the harness by pushing the harness soft adjuster button, and pull out the harness belts. Once done, you can then press the button at the back of the headrest and move the headrest up and down to adjust the height.
How to adjust the Bébé Confort Mica harness?
The harness is adjustable together with the headrest. To adjust the harness, you need to first loosen the harness by pushing the harness soft adjuster button, and pull out the harness belts. Then, by pressing the button at the back of the headrest, you can adjust the headrest by moving it up or down. Once done, you can install the child and tighten the harness by using the harness adjuster strap at the front.
How many sitting and sleeping positions does the Bébé Confort Mica have?
The Bébé Confort Mica has five comfortable positions in rearward facing and in forward facing position - from a sitting to a sleeping position - and can be easily adjusted from the front of the seat.
Where can I find the handle to adjust the recline position on the Bébé Confort Mica?
The grey recline handle can be found at the front of the seat, and can be used in the rearward and forward facing position.
Can I swivel the Maxi-Cosi AxissFix/AxissFix Plus when it’s in recline position ?
Yes, The Maxi-Cosi AxissFix/AxissFix Plus can be swiveled even when the seat in in recline position to give you maximum convenience in daily use.
Can the anti-slip shoulder pads material be painful for child during the summer?
The anti-slip harness pads play an important safety role. It offers high restraint performance by reducing forward facing movement in case of a frontal impact. This material has been selected for these high performance restraint criteria and because it is soft, it is not painful for the child regardless of the temperature in the car. As it is part of the safety of the Mica, you always need to use the harness of the car seat.
How can I wash the Bébé Confort Mica cover?
The cover, headrest cover, shoulder pads and newborn inlay can be removed for washing. Before cleaning, check the label sewn into the different part of the fabric. You will find the wash symbols indicating the method of washing each item. If the cover needs to be replaced at any time, only use official Bébé Confort covers because it constitutes an integral part of the restraint performance. To clean the shell, you can use a damp cloth. For more details, we invite you to watch the video "how to remove and install the cover” on our website.
Can I install a play chain in the Automatic Safety Belt (A.S.B) ?
When AxissFix/AxissFix Plus is installed in rearward-facing, the Automatic Safety Belt is going across, opposite to the door, and is connecting the top of the base to the top of the seat. On this belt, you can attach a soft play chain to entertain the child during the travel. It will not affect the safety as this belt is equipped with a belt winder. Please remove the play chain or the toy before swiveling the seat as it main interfere with the rotation.
What’s the purpose of the inlay in the Mica?
This is a safety inlay, specifically developed to protect your baby from birth (40 cm) until 60 cm in the Mica. For your child’s safety, it is mandatory to keep it until 60 cm. It is forbidden to remove parts of the inlay, to modify it or to use any other cushion not designed for this seat.
Up to when should I use the inlay for my baby in the Mica?
For your child’s safety, it is mandatory to keep the inlay until 60 cm. It is forbidden to remove parts of the inlay, to modify it or to use another cushion not designed for this seat.
The Mica inlay padding does not leave much room for my baby. May I remove some foam from the inlay to give it more room?
No, the padding is designed to protect your baby in case of a car crash.
For your child’s safety, it is forbidden to remove parts of the inlay, to modify it or to use any other cushion not designed for this seat. For maximum safety and improved comfort, please make sure you remove your baby’s coat.
Can I use the AxissFix Plus newborn inlay in the AxissFix?
This is not allowed. The AxissFix Plus newborn inlay has been configured and homologated for use with the AxissFix Plus only, ensuring a safe use of the AxissFix Plus from birth (45 cm).
Using the AxissFix Plus newborn inlay in the AxissFix will make the seat uncompliant with the stringent i-Size (R129) safety requirements.