Cosatto Zoomi car seat review

Cosatto Zoomi review

Car seats are a minefield, there’s no denying it. Knowing when to move up to the next stage car seat, which one to choose, whether to get rear or forward facing, what features you want to have – it leaves most of us confused and wondering how we will ever choose one! We have recently bought a new car and wanted a seat that could stay in there for Max to use. We knew we wanted a stage 1,2,3 car seat that would last him from now until he no longer needs a seat, but that was as much as we knew.

Cosatto recently took my indecision away by sending me the Zoomi car seat

The Zoomi My Robot is classic Cosatto – eye catching, bright and funky but with all the practical features you need too. Zoomi is billed as the car seat that goes from baby hugger to big kid booster seat, which is exactly what we were after, and priced at a very reasonable £115 it’s definitely one to put on your shopping list.

Cosatto Zoomi car seat review

Fitting the Zoomi is pretty straightforward. Place the Zoomi onto the seat and feed the seatbelt through the guide slot at the shoulder. Pull the seatbelt through behind the back cushion and underneath the opposite arm rest and click into place. Get someone to kneel in the seat and then pull the seatbelt as tight as possible – that’s it! Once in place correctly there is minimal movement, especially once the child is strapped in. There is a 5 point safety harness for smaller children, which is what we have been using with Max. Obviously this can be removed for older kids. The harness is simple to use – just slide the straps over the shoulders and secure into the crotch strap, then pull the adjuster strap to tighten.

Cosatto Zoomi car seat review

After safety, one of the main concerns is how comfortable Max is in the seat. We have been using the Zoomi almost daily for a couple of weeks now, and I have to say that so far he seems to really like it. He is keen to get in it – this may be something to do with the appealing design, as he isn’t so keen to get in the black car seat that is in our other car! Once in he seems really comfortable. The reversible seat liner is really well padded so he has a really cosy place to travel – this liner also serves as a headrest when he is tired. The squidgy chest and crotch pads ensure the harness is comfortable to wear too, and there is no digging in. I was worried that the lack of recline might be an issue but it’s not – the angle of the seat seems to keep Max’s head in the correct position even when he falls asleep – as you can see from the picture!

I think you can also see from the pictures just how happy Max is in the Zoomi. Just recently we have had a few toddler tantrums when it comes to getting in car seats and pushchairs, but we don’t have any of that when getting in the Zoomi. Whether this is novelty factor or comfort I’m not sure – we will see. But for now, Max hops in happily, and I hope this will continue. 

As Max gets bigger we will be able to remove the seat liner, adjust the headrest and remove the harness to convert the Zoomi into a high backed booster. There is no need for us to buy another seat for him, ever. That’s a real selling point for me – I don’t want to have to be changing seats every 5  minutes, especially when we find one that Max likes.

So for us, the Zoomi has it all. Everything we need from toddler to big boy, plus all the fun and bright appeal that I have come to associate with the Cosatto brand.



  1. February 16, 2015 / 7:26 pm

    Looks like the ideal car seat. I love the fact it evolves with the child and looks really comfortable. I love the vibrant yellow against the soft grey, too!
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  2. February 16, 2015 / 10:07 pm

    That car seat is gorgeous and he looks so comfy in it! Love the print x
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  3. February 17, 2015 / 8:30 am

    I am so loving all these bright and funky Cosatto prints at the moment. Fab review, it looks so comfy. My son hates his car seat so may have to get something he likes instead

  4. February 17, 2015 / 8:55 am

    Car seat shopping is a minefield, isn’t it?!

    I think it makes a lot of sense to buy one that’s going to last a long time and this one sounds ideal. The print is fab. 🙂


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  5. February 17, 2015 / 9:27 am

    Wow looks great. I think MM will need a new carseat soon for the next size up. Heard so many great things about Cosatto! Great review and love the happy photos too! Thanks for hosting.
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  6. February 17, 2015 / 10:10 am

    Great review! Love the design of it too and the liner looks comfy. How do you find not having a recline feature? My daughter is 2 and in a ERF seat and I need to get a new seat for my mums car for her so was looking at one like this so it lasts her ages but not sure how comfy she would be if we couldn’t recline it on long journeys 🙂 Thanks
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    • kate
      February 17, 2015 / 10:15 am

      I was worried that the lack of recline would be an issue as he is used to a Britax Dualfix which has a great recline. But actually, the position of the liner and headrest seem to be perfect and hold his head comfortably when he falls asleep.

  7. February 17, 2015 / 10:29 am

    I absolutely love the colours and design on this seat. It looks ever so comfortable and Max looks very happy. Our seat is so bulky and boring in comparison. And the price is very reasonable. Great review.
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  8. February 17, 2015 / 10:53 am

    Both of my boys have thsee seats and I love them. We do have problems when t my little one falls asleep though as his heat isn’t supported, I need to get a headhugger!

  9. February 17, 2015 / 11:28 am

    Love the colours and the price – and how great that it lasts through the stages. Each time we have to get a car seat, I’ve just been hugely overwhelmed by all the options out there. I do love the seat we have at the mo (MaxiCosi Axiss) even though it’s not the cheapest as it really saves my back, but definitely going to look at Cosatto next time for something longer-lasting.
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  10. February 17, 2015 / 11:41 am

    I do love the bright funky look of the Cosatto seats and its great that it will last as he grows. #triedtested
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  11. February 17, 2015 / 12:01 pm

    yes it is vital to make sure you have got the right car seat for your child. And one tip I would add is never buy a second hand car seat, as you don’t know if it has been in a crash #triedtested
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  12. February 17, 2015 / 12:56 pm

    That looks so cool! I love the design!

    • kate
      February 17, 2015 / 1:21 pm

      Max is 21 months, but you can use the Zoomi from approx 9 months, so your little one should be fine!

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