ABC Kids Expo 2012: What’s New from Dorel (Maxi-Cosi, Safety 1st, Eddie Bauer & Cosco)


In their Maxi-Cosi line, the Prezi infant seat (based on the European Maxi-Cosi Pebble) is already shipping! We had a chance to play with it at the show and I was very impressed! Stay tuned to the blog for a full Prezi review coming soon! In the mean time, here are some Prezi details and pics:

  • 4-30 lbs
  • Adjustable headrest with no-rethread harness
  • Removable infant insert (4-11 lbs)
  • Air Protect technology and G-Cell energy-absorbing foam (from Indy race car technology)
  • Easy out harness; not removable
  • Anti-rebound bar
  • Going to Canada, possibly 2nd Qtr 2013
  • Push on latch connectors
  • 4 position adjustable base
  • 11.7 lbs carrier weight
  • 4.5, 6.5″ crotch strap/buckle slots
  • 12″ top harness height setting
  • Harness stiff but smooth


Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 will be available soon *without* TinyFit insert! $249

  • Shipping in Dec, avail 1st Qtr 2013
  • Will be called Pria 70
  • Minimum weight rating 9 lbs (not designed to fit smaller newborns)
  • 9-40 lbs RF; 22-70 lbs FF
  • 8.5″ bottom harness slots
  • Air Protect technology
  • Fashions include pink/steel blue/dark gray/ light gray
  • Will also be available in black leather
I am VERY excited about this new addition to the product line! I really love the Pria 70 but the TinyFit insert made it relatively complicated and most parents use an infant seat first and don’t necessarily want or need the additional insert.  See our full review of the Pria 70 (with TinyFit) here.



Pria 70 with TinyFit insert will continue to be available $289

  • Will be called “Pria 70 with TinyFit”
  • See Heather’s thorough review of this innovative convertible here


New from the Safety 1st product line:

  • BOOSTAPAK! It’s an adjustable backpack! It’s a backless booster! It’s totally funky and innovative & cool!
  • We’ll have a review soon so stay tuned




New from the Cosco product line:
  • Stack It backless booster: $18.99; currently available at K-Mart
  • Rightway Highback Booster $34.99; Walmart exclusive; hbb version of Stack It. (Stack it bottom with Pronto back)
  • New fashions for Apt 40RF convertible & Comfy Carry infant seat


I had some questions about the seatbelt routing on the Top Side backless booster (since it’s different from almost all other dedicated boosters) and they confirmed that the shoulder belt portion of the seatbelt MUST be routed over the armrest. Routing the seatbelt the traditional way is not an option based on their testing. I think this is one of those rare situations where parents and kids are going to get it right – and CPS Techs may mess it up if they don’t carefully read the manual and follow the diagrams.


Cool, ultra-compact  Quinny Yezz stroller $279 (weighs only 11 lbs)



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