Best of Baby Unique Standout: Maxi Cosi Coral XP Infant Car Seat

An innovative, removable carrier lets you stroll about with baby and leave the car seat shell behind.
ByThe Bump Editors|Published September 27, 2021
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Maxi Cosi Coral XP Infant Car Seat
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And the Winner Is: Maxi Cosi Coral XP Infant Car Seat

Having to haul baby’s heavy infant car seat to and from the car is a common pain point for parents. A bunch of brands have solved for this by designing lighter car seats, but Maxi Cosi has approached the problem differently: Instead of carrying a lighter (but still weighty) car seat, what if you could just take part of the car seat with you? The end result is a wholly unique car seat and baby carrier nesting system that allows you to remove a 5-pound carrier from the interior of the car seat, sling it over your shoulder, and then clip back into the car seat shell when you’re done. Need to run into the grocery store with baby but don’t want to carry the car seat? Have to bring baby in from the car but don’t have a stroller with you? No sweat, thanks to the Coral XP.

What We Love

• The three-part nesting system includes a car seat base, a car seat outer shell and an inner, removable baby carrier, so you can use it like a regular car seat or make use of its game-changing modular design

• The carrier is a mere 5 lbs and can be carried in one of four ways: with handles, the cross-body strap, clipped into the car seat or attached to the stroller

• You can use the infant car seat with or without the base, so taking taxis is totally doable

• The base features the MaxiLock system with self-retracting, one-click LATCH connectors, as well as red-to-green tightness indicators, making installation a breeze

Buy it: $320,

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