In the past few weeks we've been over the river and through the woods.  And back again.  Several times.  And shopped and shopped, in and out of stores, driving all around town.  Will logged more car hours in the last few weeks than in the rest of the months he's been on earth.

maxi cosi pria 85 review

And for the more than  1,200 miles Will was strapped into a car seat this holiday season, he was all smiles for every single one of them.  Even driving 500 miles home with a double ear infection.  Yes, we really do have the happiest baby on the block, but we also have a Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 car seat that is about the most comfortable piece of baby gear ever created.

maxi-cosi pria 85 review

The first time my sister saw Will's new car seat she got a smile and said, "It looks just like a sweatshirt!" and it feels like one, too.  The fabric is soft and plush.  It's also the easiest to clean.  No removing the entire seat from the car, the fabric snaps in.  Can you believe it?  My oldest got car sick from age 15 months to 3 years old.  I cannot tell you how many times I had to uninstall and reinstall that blasted seat.  Not this time!  Will can make all the mess he wants and his seat will always be clean.

The Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 is the only convertible car seat rated to 85 pounds.  This could be the last car seat we ever own.  Amazing.  Our oldest is on car seat number 4.

There is nothing we don't like about this car seat.  Three kids and five brands of car seats later, I'd say we're pretty much experts.  Learn more about all of the Maxi-Cosi products at

 If you have any questions about our experience with the Maxi-Cosi Pria 83, tweet us at @lilstylefile or leave a comment below.  Thanks to Maxi-Cosi for providing this seat for review.  All opinions are honest and my own.