This Mesa Max Infant Insert is designed to optimize fit and body positioning for your child. The following fit criteria must be achieved before the insert can be removed.
Harness straps are at or slightly below shoulders
Bottom of the headrest is positioned at or up to 1” above shoulders
Chest clip is at armpit level
Crotch buckle rests securely against child with no gaps and child is not sitting on top of the buckle
Room to tighten harness properly
Child is not slouching
* NOTE: You may continue to use the Infant Insert beyond 11lbs until all criteria are met.
UPPAbaby recommends transitioning your child out the Mesa Max by their first birthday or the 1-inch rule, whichever comes first. The 1-inch rule is applied when your child is using the headrest in its highest position and when the top of their head is less than 1-inch from the top of the headrest structure. Please note that transition should also occur when your child meets the 35 lbs. weight limit.
The SmartSecure System is a unique technology utilizing a tightness indicator and self-retracting LATCH connectors for fast, accurate and easy installation. An indicator window changes from red to green for visual confirmation the base has been installed correctly.
The Mesa Max has new added safety and comfort features including European belt routing, 43% larger UPF canopy (from current Mesa), larger headrest, 4th rebound carry handle position for vehicle use, infinite adjust headrest, more robust infant inlay and load leg.
The Anti-Rebound+ Panel adds an extra layer of safety by limiting rearward motion in the event of a frontal-impact (on rebound) or rear-impact crash. In both instances, it reduces stress on a child’s head, neck and spine limiting injury potential.
There is a belt path feature added to the back of the Mesa Max carrier. During carrier-only installation, the shoulder belt can be wrapped around the back of the carrier for a more secure install to the vehicle seat. In the event of a collision, this type of installation helps decrease the force on a baby’s shoulders and neck by limiting a downward motion in a frontal crash.
When installing the Mesa Max, are you having problems determining the right angle? For troubleshooting and to guarantee a safe and secure installation, contact UPPAbaby support.
Find out what steps to take to install the Mesa Max car seat at the correct angle if you are unable to find one. Obtain professional advice and pointers to ensure a safe and accurate installation.
When you are installing the Mesa Max car seat and are unable to find the ideal angle, figure out a solution. Learn professional advice on how to complete a safe and accurate installation.
Find solutions in case you are unable to determine the ideal angle for installing the Mesa Max. Learn professional advice on how to complete a safe and accurate installation.
In the event that installing the UPPAbaby Mesa Max presents a challenge in terms of angle, figure out a solution. We provide useful advice for a safe installation in our guide.
If a proper angle cannot be achieved with the adjustable foot, a rolled towel may be used.
In a frontal-impact crash, a load leg limits the forward rotation of the Mesa Max keeping the child upright, and transferring that energy down to the vehicle floor rather than the child’s head, neck and spine.
The Mesa Max carry handle is required to be in the 4th (rebound) position when in use for all installation methods.
Find out which stroller installation method is safer—the LATCH or the belt?—for your UPPAbaby. To make the best decision, seek professional advice.
Find out from professionals if installing LATCH using a seat belt is safer than doing so. Recognize the benefits and drawbacks to make a safe and wise choice.
Both systems are tested to the same rigorous crash testing and meet government safety standards. Your preferred installation method depends on what is best for you, your family, your vehicle and where you get the tightest install every time.
When LATCH is not available in the center position, see if you can borrow it from the outboard seating positions. Contact UPPAbaby support for answers.
When LATCH isn't available in the center, see if you can borrow it from the seats outside. Obtain professional advice for a convenient and safe installation.
Find out if you can borrow LATCH from seats outside the center when it's not available. Obtain professional advice for a convenient and safe installation.
Yes, you can borrow from each of the outboard seating positions up to 22” if the vehicle manufacturer permits this method of installation.
UPPAbaby recommends that 80% of the Mesa Max Infant Car Seat base should cover the vehicle cushion. For reference, the base should be in full contact with the vehicle seat cushion until approximately where the front side of the carrier attachment point starts angling upward.
The Mesa Max carrier directly attaches to Vista and Cruz strollers, with no adapters needed. The Mesa Max can also attach to the Ridge and Minu stroller with the use of adapters. It can be used parent-facing or forward-facing on all four strollers.
Yes, you must remove the Mesa Max before folding the Vista, Cruz, Ridge or Minu stroller.
Please check your vehicle owner’s manual to confirm use of load leg in your vehicle.
UPPAbaby prohibits the use of inflatable seat belts with the Mesa Max. Lower anchor install is a great alternative.
Use our professional installation instructions to learn how to install the Mesa Max car seat without the base. For easy and flexible use, learn how to install the car seat safely.
Without the base, the Mesa Max car seat is simple to install. Obtain professional installation instructions for a safe and easy installation.
The base is not required to achieve a safe and secure install. The lap belt routes through the guides on the carrier that are located near the carry handle and the shoulder belt routes behind the carrier through the guide located above the carrier release from base handle. Reference the Mesa Max manual and vehicle manual for seat belt installation guidance.
Ensure the red line on the side of the carrier is parallel to the vehicle floor rather than the ground outside the vehicle. Ensure the back angle of the carrier stays in the correct position and the carry handle is rotated forward to the 4th position.
For added safety, find out if you can install the Mesa Max car seat using both LATCH and a seat belt. Obtain professional installation instructions for a safe and easy installation.
Learn how to install the Mesa Max car seat safely by using the seat belt in addition to LATCH. Obtain professional installation instructions for a safe and easy installation.
Learn how to safely install the Mesa Max while wearing a seat belt and LATCH. professional guidance for a convenient and safe installation.
Check to see if you can install the UPPAbaby Mesa Max with a seat belt and LATCH system. See our extensive installation guide for the answers.
You cannot install with both systems. Both are incredibly effective on their own for proper installation.
When installing in a vehicle, the Mesa Max can make contact with the front vehicle seat if it does not impact the installation of the car seat and is approved by the vehicle manufacturer. The Mesa Max base must remain in full contact with the vehicle seat surface.
Yes, the Mesa Max carrier is FAA approved when used according to the instruction manual. We suggest you travel with your Mesa Max in flight for optimal safety. The Mesa Max base is not approved for aircraft use.
Yes, the base can be used without the load leg. However, we recommend using the load leg to optimize safety of the child in the seat. Load leg should be placed in stowed position when not in use.
The Mesa Max seat pad, infant insert, buckle pad and shoulder pads can be machine washed on the gentle cycle. Lay flat to dry. We recommend spot cleaning the canopy and plastic parts. The harness webbing should be cleaned with warm water and Dawn soap.
The harness pads are optional. They may need to be removed when using the Mesa Max with a smaller child to achieve proper harness tightness and chest clip placement.
Yes, ALL fashions (both fabrics and foams) on the Mesa Max are free of fire-retardant chemicals. Gregory and Greyson fashions feature Merino wool which is naturally fire retardant, and the DualKnit fabric in Jake, Noa and Anthony fashions are not treated with any fire-retardant chemicals. All fashions comply with the federal car safety flammability standards (FMVSS 302).
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