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Removing maxi cosi cabriofix cover for washing

(51 Posts)
jenrendo Thu 19-May-11 09:09:22

Please please please could a bright spark out there tell me how to remove this cover for washing before I throw the entire car seat across the room?!! I have spent the last hour on the internet and cannot find out how to do this anywhere. The instructions on the website are dreadful. I have managed to get it almost all off but the adjuster strap at the foot end prevents me from removing it completely. I cannot for the life of me figure it out and I thought I was a normal intelligent person! Any tips? Please save me from myself......

pramsgalore4 Thu 19-May-11 20:19:14

the only advise i can offer is on my mamas and papas car seat the adjuster strap was in a plastic outer shell which you pulled the whole plastic thing out then when you replaced the cover it just snapped back in, is yours the same i could not of got the cover off without removing this, only other thing is email maxi cosi, i will look on line at instructions and see, i am always taking covers off things to wash them and over the years have done many prams and car seats theres always a way

pramsgalore4 Thu 19-May-11 20:33:04

hope this helps found this on another chat room they have removed pics but hope it makes sense i see what you mean by the instructions useless, Right once you've got as far as getting the cover and it's just being held on by the adjustment strap have a look at the bit I've circled in purple

The adjustment strap unhooks but it's quite hard to see that it does as it looks like a solid plastic bar but there's actually a gap in the middle of it.

Once it's un-hooked the cover comes off easily. Hope that helps, would be a lot easier if they put a picture in the instructions, we'd near enough removed the whole harness before we realised the strap came off there

jenrendo Thu 19-May-11 20:34:24

I've already taken off everything I can see. Maxi Cosi's instructions are appalling both in the leaflet and online. Thanks for replying though! There is definately a way because I've seen other forums where peeps are asking how to get the cover back on! I'm slowly losing the plot lol xx

pramsgalore4 Thu 19-May-11 20:37:27

hope this helps found this on another chat room they have removed pics but hope it makes sense i see what you mean by the instructions useless, Right once you've got as far as getting the cover and it's just being held on by the adjustment strap have a look at the bit I've circled in purple

The adjustment strap unhooks but it's quite hard to see that it does as it looks like a solid plastic bar but there's actually a gap in the middle of it.

Once it's un-hooked the cover comes off easily. Hope that helps, would be a lot easier if they put a picture in the instructions, we'd near enough removed the whole harness before we realised the strap came off there

jenrendo Thu 19-May-11 20:57:42

Ha thanks prams! have already seen that one and was gutted to find no pictures!

pramsgalore4 Thu 19-May-11 21:00:23

or this description
the looped bit unhooks as the bar it's looped through has a gap in the middle (if that makes sense?) So you can turn the strap sideways and wiggle it out through the gap.

jenrendo Thu 19-May-11 21:10:40

OMG I am laughing my head off ha ha ha it is soooooooooeasy when you know how! It's oooooooooooooooooooooooooffffff! Woo hoo! Prams, your second description was just the ticket. WELL DONE! XXXX

pramsgalore4 Thu 19-May-11 21:13:54

glad i could help

Manjmonster Thu 08-Sep-11 13:57:33

Hi new to mums net, came a across this when I too was looking how the hell to take the seat cover off to wash it for baby2. Oh my god!!!! How complicated was that until I read your useful simply instruction prams galore. Why the he'll couldn't maxi cosi make it that simply in their useless instructions. Thanks Pram I was getting extremely frustrated!!!! Finally got it off, washed & waiting for it to dry!!!! Lol

Trillian42 Sat 29-Oct-11 15:27:46

I'm obviously completely dense but I can't find the bit you guys meant. Any one's help? Pretty please??

folkin Sun 27-Nov-11 13:27:16

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I thought I was going to go insane. who knew that it all that was between myself and madness was a small bit of black plastic.

you just wait until you try to get it back on smile

langley0509 Wed 21-Dec-11 09:14:11

Hi,

I am new to Mumsnet but about to lose the plot trying to replace the cover on my maxi cosi!

Can anyone help? I have completely forgotten how I took it off and the instruction are useless!

Has anyone got one they could take a picture of the underside so I can see what it is meant to look like?

Thanks
smile

I can't do that but if you tell me which bit you're stuck on I can maybe help?

langley0509 Wed 21-Dec-11 09:19:06

I have just started so the adjustment strap is supposed to attach somewhere and I don't know where! It is through a hole on the black plastic base now but not sure from here.... thanks

Does it not slot through an equivalent hole in the cover.
Sorry just got back to this...you've probably done it blush

spawnywhippet Tue 31-Jan-12 13:20:58

Thanks to all above, this thread saved me hours of searching. Why don't they put this stuff in the instructions!!!

PieMistress Sat 31-Mar-12 23:20:34

Have lost my instructions! Did you wash it at 40C with bio powder?

Mam88 Mon 23-Apr-12 10:56:02

HI,
Thank you so much for this thread! this car seat has been driving me insane for weeks! I feel a bit silly knowing now how easy this is! Maxi Cosi instructions were pants!

kingjam76 Tue 26-Jun-12 14:40:31

OMG, how easy is it really? Thank you everyone for asking and answering this question. Mine was about to go out the window! Have taken out bits that probably shouldn't come out but will make sure they go back together properly!

Thanks again guys!

BeckyE Mon 16-Jul-12 11:14:11

Thanks goodness for this post!!! Mine is now in the washing machine...just hope I can get it back on later!

FishRabbit Tue 14-Aug-12 22:12:27

I could kiss you!!!! I've joined Mumsnet just so I can tell you how amazing you are. Honestly this has been sending me mad for months.

Tonkadon Fri 24-Aug-12 21:51:06

As FishRabbit I have joined just to thank you. I was about to smash something! Not looking forward to putting it back on tho!

thompson369 Mon 01-Oct-12 14:39:50

Me too!! Thanks everyone for saving me! The other half can put it back on!

And me! Did a google search and this was the first thing that came up bill be back so you can all tell me how to get the bugger back on grin

I'll be back! I don't know a Bill...

Ok I give in. It's mostly all on but on the cover, just above the buttons that you press to move the handle, there is a little elastic loop but I cannot see where it hooks on to?

Why aren't the bastard things easier to remove/refit? Everyone knows babies poo, wee and spew all the time.

EmmaCDBennett Mon 03-Dec-12 11:17:28

I too have just joined MumsNet to THANK YOU SO SO SO SO SO SO much for helping me get the frigging cover off the car seat! I have spent so long trying to get the damn thing off I'm now not sure I have time to wash and dry it before bub needs collecting - aaaahhhh! SO frustrating! Thanks again, from a very relieved first time poster xx

octanegirl Sat 29-Dec-12 22:18:46

Wow. I spent hours today trying to get the sodding cover off. Now it's off. Thank you!!!!!

sussexsongbird Sat 05-Jan-13 16:16:18

Happiness is... googling your question and find that the answer exists on mumsnet :-)

bbface Mon 11-Feb-13 14:49:59

Thank you, thank you and THANK YOU!!!

Seems like this is the thread that keeps on giving

Mummyvaughan Thu 07-Mar-13 11:46:24

Thank goodness! I have just joined Mumsnet after finding this extremely useful post! I was also about to launch the car seat across the room because I could not find out how to remove the cover. So THANK YOU!!! However, getting it back on might be another challenge!!!

youngkane Sun 17-Mar-13 19:36:18

Omg just found this thread driving had been driving me so mad and its so easy!! Can't believe this is not on the instructions. Thanks so much! smile

I still don't get it <dumbass emoticon>

I haven't been struggling with this since last post, oh no

Can someone explain to me very slowly in words of no more than two syllables where I undo the adjustment strap to release the sodding cover?

I can't find any secret gaps or hidden slots sadsadsad

Done it! Rage over! grin

flowerflo Fri 29-Mar-13 19:47:13

Thank god for this thread, I was going insane trying to get the cover off! The instructions say sponge clean only on mine, but do they survive the washing machine?

I washed mine on a 30 degree synthetics cycle and was fine.

flowerflo Sat 30-Mar-13 08:20:15

Thanks, I'll try that as its so dirty I don't think sponging will be enough x

sophiekatrine Mon 15-Apr-13 16:12:51

this was soooooooooooooo helpful! I was totally confused and had almost taken the whole thing apart. Thanks so much! x

preemiemummy26 Wed 24-Apr-13 21:42:17

I can't get the sodding cover back on... Looks like I'm buying a new one sad

Offcolour Fri 14-Jun-13 14:14:43

Sooo useful! Thanks!

Now can someone please tell me how I get the bloody sun cover to go back on. Can see where it's supposed to go but it's incredibly fiddly to reattach.

fields Wed 26-Jun-13 11:38:03

HI, i have managed to remove and replace the cover on the maxi cosi carbiofix but i cannot the the harness back on, its the bit a the bottom i have it put through the clip by force and now the button at the bottom wont work( silver round circle button )im sure i didnt take it off right . Has any one any suggestions.

larlemucker Fri 28-Jun-13 14:13:46

Managed to get cover off and wash it and get it back on but how the hell do you put the adjustment strap back through??

At the moment I can adjust straps put the long silver cord thing is hanging loose and the foot end of the seat. Any ideas how I fix it before I drive 30 mins to the local baby shop to sort it out?

larlemucker Fri 28-Jun-13 14:21:31

BUMP!!

CuriosityCola Sun 30-Jun-13 12:27:46

I ended up taking mine back to the pram centre. The ladies there spent a long time putting it back together for, whilst looking at one they had in stock for guidance. I would say it is worth the car journey.

For what it's worth, the seat comes off without unthreading all the straps. I found this out when googling how to put it back together sad

daviduk Fri 27-Sep-13 16:25:47

Appreciate this is a couple of months old but I had this problem and I snapped the polystyrene insert the first time. I have now learned how to do it and it bugged me so much I put a photo guide together on my website. I hope this helps out others:
dadbab.com/how-to/cabriofix-cover/

jadesnox Sun 23-Mar-14 16:38:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

zmom2013 Thu 03-Apr-14 12:58:40

Thank you so much for asking and answering this question. Mine was driving me crazy until I read the instructions here and voila! Will be revisiting when I put it back on :p Thank you all

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