Maxi-Cosi Opal Car Seat, Total Black

Product information

Designed for group 0+ and 1, the Maxi-Cosi Opal car seat will take your child from birth up to 3.5 years.

It has a 2-position base which makes it easy to switch your child from front facing to rear facing in seconds. The same seat belt routing is used for rear and forward facing positions which helps prevent incorrect fitting, giving you peace of mind at all times, whilst the belt tensioners ensure a completely secure installation.

This car seat has 5 reclining positions in forward facing mode. It also has a side protection system which offers optimal protection against side impact. The height of the headrest and harness belts can be adjusted at the same time into 6 different positions. The harness strap retention hooks allows you to easily place children in and out of the seat without hassle.

Support pillows are included for younger babies and the seat covers can be removed for washing.

All our car seats and infant carriers comply with current European regulation ECE R44.04.


  • Under no circumstances should a car seat be used on a passenger seat where there is an airbag.
  • Correct fitting of all car seats and boosters is of paramount importance to make them most effective in the event of an accident. Not all car seats fit all cars and it is important to check for fitting suitability on all cars you intend fitting the seat to, as well as re-checking if you change your car.
  • Always read the instruction booklet which comes with your car seat to achieve a safe and correct fitting, retaining the guide for future reference. We recommend fitting your car seat in advance of first using it.
  • We recommend that babies shouldn`t be left in Group 0/0+ car seats (infant carriers) for prolonged periods.



  • Please make sure that you check the car seat you choose is suitable for your car before ordering.
  • Some of our shops offer a car seat fit test, where a Nursery advisor will test the display model in your car to check that it will fit properly. Please contact your local shop to see if this service is available. Alternatively, please contact the car seat manufacturer who will be able to advise whether their model will be suitable for your car.
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Car seats are categorised into the following groups and it is imperative that a category is chosen so the child`s weight falls within the range indicated:

Car Seat groups:

Group Child's weight approx. age of child
0 birth up to 10kg/22lb birth up to 6-9 months
0+ birth up to 13kg/29lb birth up to 12-15 months
0+ & 1 birth up to 18kg/40lb birth to up to about 4 years
1 9-18kg/20-40lb about 9 months to 4 years
1 & 2 9-25kg/20-55lb about 9 months to 6 years
2 15-25kg/33-55lb about 4 to 6 years
1, 2, 3 9-36kg/20-79lb about 9 months to 12 years
2 & 3 15-36kg/33-79lb about 4-12 years

Note: some car seats will be approved in two or more groups.

H71 x W44 x D45cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Facing position
Rear and Forward
0+ and 1
Isofix compatitble Information Isofix is a system of dedicated attachment points in the car which car seats can be locked into. We recommend checking your car handbook for further information.
Manufacturer's Warranty
24 months, 12 on fabrics
Reclining positions
Suitable From
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Weight or height of child
Birth up to 18kg or 40lb


Click & collect

Free from John Lewis or Waitrose shops for collection Wednesday from 2pm
369 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops

Standard delivery in 5 working days


Named or Saturday UK delivery


Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am


International delivery not available

We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.


Find out more about returning products

Q & As

Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good in principle We bought this product to use from birth as we felt we were better off spending money on a product that could last up to 4 years. The seat is padded and very comfy, can be tricky to fit into place but seems very sturdy once done correctly. Major downside is it only has one rear facing position but has five recline positions when forward facing. You would think a baby would benefit from reclining more than a toddler! Therefore my 4 month baby is not reclined enough and I often find him slouched forward if he falls asleep in the car which does not seem comfortable or safe. So I have had to buy an infant carrier in the mean time for peace of mind which defeats the purpose of this purchase. I am sure use of this seat will be great again when my son is a bit bigger and can make use out of the forward facing positions when he is older. 14 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great love it I didn't want to be lifting my baby everywhere in the car seat, so the fact that you can't carry the car seat was not a problem. No bad back for me. The instructions despite some reviews elsewhere are easy to follow. Not sure how much easier they could be. I love the fact that I have spent the same amount of money on one seat that does two jobs than on what a lot of people spend on just one seat. It's good and chunky, but compact, extra comfy, extends, contracts to meet the child. Even toddlers get a lay down mode - great - with an easy one hand movement, and whilst the child is in the seat. I can do move the set to a lie down position while parked up, from my seat, in the front. My little one is 21 months, is average weight, but quite tall, so we will see how the seat manages after the age of 3. The only down side seems to be that toddlers can get their arms out - way round is to ake ure you tighten the straps each time. All my friends are having the same issue with all their car seat brands. So off to purchase my second maxi cosi opal, for number two littlen who will be meeting the world in the next month. 30 September 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Didn't work for us The seat looks nice and comfortable. The passenger seat had to be moved forward in order to accomodate the seat behind. Put this aside and the seat worked well for a while.... Our child is now 16 months old and is just hitting the weight limit for this seat. she is just over 15kg. She is exceptionally tall for her age (off all charts) but I would have hoped that this seat would have lasted slightly longer than this - so in this sense it was a total and utter waste of money. 12 July 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by nice product but check your car size first We bought this product having checked on the maxi-cosi website that this would fit our car, a 2010 Ford Fiesta. However, once delivered, we realised that although this car seat could be attached to our car, we would have to have the front car seats so far forward that driving any distance would be uncomfortable, so it will have to go back. My husband and I are both around 5 10, so not especially tall. It seems very well made, and looks nice, but do consider measuring the dimensions of your back seat very carefully, in spite of what the maxi-cosi website says about compatibility with certain cars. 11 February 2012
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  • 2 year guarantee included, 1 year guarantee on fabric

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