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Ready to embark on a small adventure with your little one? I can’t think of a better car seat than the Magellan 5-in-1 Convertible Car Seat by Maxi-Cosi! In terms of style, comfort, and safety, car seats have come a long, long, long way since I was a child and even since my middle child was born 6 years ago. This is a good thing since I can remember that when I was a toddler that I always somehow managed to escape my car seat! I didn’t like the sense of confinement that the car seat gave me. I wanted my freedom!
My youngest child is like me in that regard since he doesn’t like confinement. He is at a stage where is he more aware of his surroundings and finds that car seats hinder his freedom. Thankfully, car seats aren’t like they used to be, or otherwise, he’d have found some way to get out of it by now! There is no denying that the Magellan 5-in-1 Convertible Car Seat is everything that I look for in a car seat. In fact, it goes above and beyond to leave a lasting impression. It provides the utmost safety for any stage with Maxi-Cosi’s patented Adjustable Side Impact Protection. In addition to superior protection, the Magellan 5-in-1 Convertible Car Seat has been designed with comfort and style in mind.
The premium fabrics have a contemporary yet timeless look. Since messes from baby and toddlers are inevitable, I love that I can throw the padding in the washing machine since it is machine washable.
I also love the built-in cup holders, which makes my son’s drinks, even more, accessible – perfect for those adventures that await him!
Small Adventures in the Maxi-Cosi Magellan 5-in-1 Convertible Car Seat
Overall, I’m beyond pleased with the Magellan 5-in-1 Convertible Car Seat. I highly recommend this car seat if you’re looking for something that ensures ultimate protection and comfortability. One of the most noteworthy features is that the Magellan transitions between five settings of use. This includes Baby Rear-Facing, Toddler Rear-Facing, Toddler Forward-Facing, Child Forward-Facing and Belt Positioning Booster.
The Maxi-Cosi Magellan 5-in-1 Convertible Car Seat is recommended for children from birth to age 10 (5 lbs – 120 lbs). It is available in five colors (Night Black, Midnight Slate, Blue Opal, Emerald Tide, and Violet Caspia) and can be purchased for $349.99 at Amazon, Target.com, Buy Buy Baby, Nordstrom.com, and Albee Baby.
This summer, my family and I opted for a slower paced and relaxing weekend getaway in New Harmony, Indiana. New Harmony is one of our favorite places to visit when we want to relax, unwind, and surround ourselves with nature, art, and history. My daughter and oldest son have been there a few times in the past, but this was my youngest son’s first time there. It was also his first mini-vacation.
My husband, sons, and I stayed in a cabin at Harmonie State Park and enjoyed everything it had to offer, including visiting plenty of trails and playground areas. From the flat floodplains along the Wabash River to the lush, rolling hills, Harmonie State Park is the perfect park for the nature enthusiast like myself. In addition to plenty of trails for horseback riding, biking, and hiking as well as playground areas, it boasts several spots for camping and picnics, and an Olympic-sized pool.
There is also a pioneer cemetery, the Edmonds Cemetery, that’s deep within one of the hiking trails. The monuments are scarce, broken, and hard to read, but they’re interesting pieces of history, nonetheless! We also visited New Harmony Historic District in New Harmony, Indiana. There are plenty of quirky folk art strewn throughout the neighborhoods, historical buildings, independent businesses, gardens, labyrinths, sculptures, and inspirational bronze plaques. This is a mere sampling of what New Harmony has to offer!
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This quaint town was originally just known as Harmony since it was established by the Harmony Society in 1814. It was later renamed New Harmony by Robert Owen after he purchased it in 1825. Robert Owen’s intention was to create a utopian community that was self-sufficient and free of inequality and poverty. His vision of a utopian community may have failed, yet New Harmony is still one of the beautiful and peaceful towns in the state of Indiana.
Several of New Harmony’s old Harmonist buildings like the Rapp-Owen Granary, David Lenz House, and Ludwig Epple Guest House still stand and have been restored. These structures, along with others related to the Owenite community, are included in the New Harmony Historic District. Modern additions to the town include the Atheneum and Roofless Church.
The Roofless Church will always be one of my favorite attractions! It’s a beautiful structure that was designed by architect, Phillip Johnson, in 1960. This architectural landmark stands at 50-feet, featuring an interior dome that is shaped as an inverted rosebud. It’s a window of opportunity for photographers during the spring and fall seasons when foliage is at its prime. This is why it isn’t surprising that it’s New Harmony’s most popular wedding venue!
New Harmony has a vibrant community where plays, concerts, and festivals are held throughout the year. It’s one of the most popular locations for photo shoots, hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, and weddings. It’s the perfect place to destination for the casual traveler that doesn’t have an itinerary in mind. It makes an ideal retreat from the larger world to seek enlightenment, spirituality, and the beauty of being surrounded by nature and art. The preferred means of transportation in this quaint town are golf carts. I usually prefer to walk, but they have golf cart rentals for people who arrive and do not own a golf cart.
One of the most refreshing things about New Harmony is that each business is independently own! There isn’t a popular chain of grocery stores or restaurants in sight. Downtown is the heart of this quaint and historic town. It boasts an array of antique shops, craft centers, bookstores, and restaurants. Their restaurants offer everything from fine dining by candlelight to deli-style sandwiches. I love stopping by Sara’s Harmony Way on Church St. to treat myself to one of their delectable smoothies.
Tillich Park is one of my all-time favorite parks! It’s filled with so much wonderment, beauty, and delight. It was named after Paul Johannes Tillich (1886-1965). You’ll find several stones that have inscribed quotations from his writings. A larger than life portrait sculpture of Paul Johannes Tillich overlooks a serene lake that’s nearby. You’ll also see the Chapel of the Little Portion, a giant wooden chair, and MacLeod Barn Abbey. There are other notable attractions and sculptures as you venture past Tillich Park.
Did you take any adventures with your family this summer? I would love to hear about it!
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That car seat is fantastic! I remember when my kids were babies. Car seats and other baby gear that served multiple purposes were great.
Oh wow! We just received our Maxi-Cosi car seat recently. It’s fun for taking our little one out and about on family adventures. Looks like your baby is loving the comfort.
I’ve never seen anything like the roofless church in my life. It is such a neat piece of architecture.
Such a fun trip! Knowing which car seat is best for each stage of development has always been difficult for me to remember, so a seat that grows along with a child just makes sense.
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I wish I had one of these when my kids were little! This definitely has a lot of features, and I love that the cover is so easily washable. My daughter was carsick all the time and it was so hard to wash the cover on our seat.
I got this style for my youngest. It is the best. She is almost 4 and it still fits perfectly.
The car seats look so fantastic and cosy. I guess I need to get them too. Obviously for myself.
First off, the car seat is so functional. Had a similar one for my son when we traveled too! Very useful and safe! Also loved the fact that New Harmony has a vibrant community. Would love to check out some fests when possible!
This is very timely since I am looking for a gift for my godchild. His mom is hinting me to give a car seat and I believe this is just perfect. We definitely value comfort and protection. Thank you for sharing about this.
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What a gorgeous car seat! They really do keep getting more amazing as the years go by.
The car seat looks cool! I will recommend it to my sister as she is looking for a new one. We had a few trips this summer and we had a lot of fun!
That car seat looks so secure and amazing. We’re going to need to move on to a bigger carseat soon, our infant seat will probably be outgrown in the next few months… I’ll keep this one in mind!
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This looks like a great seat. I made the mistake of purchasing a bad one and my baby was never happy in the car. I thought it was just her. I used the same seat for my second child and she screamed every time I put her in the car seat too. When I purchased a new one she was happy. I’m so sad that I didn’t think of that with my first baby.
Never heard of this carseat. Thanks for reviewing it.
This car seat definitely has lots of features. It might come handy later down the road, for me. Thanks for sharing.
Oh my goodness – what a cutie! This sounds like a great car seat!
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My kids are older and don’t need a car seat. But this on seems to be a good one and very cozy for the kid!
This car seat is so state of the art! Definitely really nice that the padding is machine washable.
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I am on the lookout for a new car seat for our new addition to be. I’ve heard a lot about MaxiCosi.
Car seats are so important for safety and this one looks so good. Such a nice trip away, looks like a lovely area x
The car seat looks so secure and amazing. Knowing which car seat is best for each stage of development has always been difficult for me to remember, so a seat that grows along with a child just makes a great sense.
Carseats are always the hardest to choose! Thanks for sharing your review of this one. It will help many in their decision
The baby appears comfortable and pleased with the car seat. It looks nice to try. The scenery and pictures from Harmony town are inviting.
OMG! I want to be a mom soon and now that I’ve read this, it’s a must on my list! haha can believe how advanced technology nowadays gets
What a fantastic looking car seat! I shall tell my sister as she is looking for one for my nephew x
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This sounds like such an ideal choice of car seat for little ones. It looks great. I sounds like you had a great time in New Harmony too!
We love exploring quaint and historic towns. I would love to go there with my boys. Yes, we did a lot of exploring this summer and we had a blast.
That is really an amazing car seat and I would love to have that. That place is so beautiful and it looks like a lot of fun to visit.
Maxi-Cosi is the brand I used for my kids a time ago. I think my version was much simpler than yours and I love the way their padding system is so generous and I never had issues with it.
That looks like a great car seat so that you can have your little one be perfectly safe. What a fab choice!
That car seat is so cool. I should write it down. And the place is fantastic. I love the structures – they’re beautiful.
It is so important to pick a good car seat out for your baby! This car seat looks like it is top notch and would be an awesome product to buy!
The car seat look amazing and comfortable. Maxi-cosi we need to update our car seats soon with this one 🙂 Thanks for sharing 😉
I love slow getaways, new harmony looks perfect! hehe just like you i couldn’t have stayed in my car seat!!!
Thanks HilLesha for the awesome review. Most car seat don’t consider side impact protection.
Which is the best car seat cover to go with this seat?