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Maxi Cosi Lila Review [Single vs. Dual Modular Stroller]

The Maxi Cosi Lila Modular Stroller can be used from day one with your newborn with no additional seat or bassinet purchase, thanks to its newborn inlay and lay flat setting.  With the capability to convert into a double stroller, the Maxi Cosi Lila is truly useful for your family for many years. If you need to be mobile with your infant from the get-go, the Maxi Cosi Lila Stroller is a great fit for you. 

Below, we go into detail about the particulars of the Maxi Cosi Lila Modular Stroller.  Read below for information regarding the pediatrician-developed infant inlay, key features of the stroller, what we like and don’t like, and our overall opinion. 

Weight Limitation

The Maxi Cosi Lila Modular Stroller can accommodate children from the newborn stage up until they weigh 50 pounds.  This allows for use until the average child is around 5 or 6 years old. 

Notable Features

Shape of You Inlay

The Shape of You inlay is an ergonomic inlay for newborns and infants that allows them to ride comfortably and safely in the stroller without the use of the car seat.  Most strollers offer newborn seating with the car seat attached only.  This can be uncomfortable for your baby, and cumbersome for you to transfer back and forth.  With the Shape of You inlay, your baby can lay comfortably in the stroller while you go about your day.

The inlay is made with memory foam to give your baby as much support as possible. It was designed with the help of pediatricians to prevent flat spots and reflux in infants.  It is perfect for children from newborn to four months old. Since children of this age are not able to support their head on their own, the seat has a lay flat nap setting. This allows your child to be in the safest position possible. 

When it comes time for your child to graduate from the Shape of You inlay, it is easy to convert the Maxi Cosi Lila Stroller for an older child. Once your child is able to sit up strongly on their own, the inlay can be easily removed from the stroller seat.  Then, your child will ride comfortably in the stroller seat, secured safely with the 5-point harness. Adjust the height of the harness straps as your child grows until they reach the upper weight limit of the seat.

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Double Stroller Capabilities

The Maxi Cosi Lila Stroller is able to convert from a single to a double stroller to accommodate a growing family. When it comes time for you to make the switch, you will first have to purchase an adaptor that allows this to happen.  Then, you can choose the extra seat you would like.  You can purchase a car seat or another stroller seat, or both, to accommodate your second child. Both seats click in easily to both sets of holders. In both single and double stroller modes, seating is available facing mom and dad or facing the world. 

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Unique Features

Removable Storage Basket

The storage basket, located underneath the seat of the stroller, is completely removable.  This is one of the most favorite features that parents rave about when they write reviews.  

Like most strollers, the storage basket sits on the bottom of the stroller to hold your diaper bag, purse, toys, and any other belongings that you may have.  When it comes time to actually having to locate something in the basket, it typically takes a lot of inconvenient searching and removing of items to find what you need.  With the Maxi Cosi Lila stroller, simply remove the basket and find what you are looking for quickly and easily. 

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Reversible seat liner

The fabric that lines the seat of the stroller has two sides and is easily reversible.  One side is a soft and warm jersey fabric designed to keep your baby warm.  This side is meant to be used during the cooler months, or if you live in a cooler climate.  The reverse side is made of fabric that is designed to increase airflow. This side is meant for use in hot temperatures so that your baby can stay cool and comfortable.  To reverse the fabric, simply slide the harness out of the Velcro openings, flip over, and re-install. 

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One-handed folding

As parents, it is a given that we don’t have two hands free at any moment in the day. Maxi Cosi takes this into consideration, and created the Lila Modular Stroller to conveniently fold with one hand.  Simply press a button on the handle bar and the entire stroller will collapse to the ground easily, allowing you to load it into your car quickly. So, no matter what you’re holding, you will always be able to easily fold your stroller when you need to

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What We Like

35-day risk free trial

Maxi Cosi offers a 35-day risk free trial for the Lila stroller.  In this time period, you can use the stroller as much as possible for typical, everyday things.  If you aren’t satisfied, for any reason, you have 35 days to return.  Just contact them to learn how to return with free shipping for a full refund.  Additionally, Maxi Cosi offers a two-year warranty on the manufacturing of parts for the stroller. 

Extended Canopy

The canopy on the seat of the stroller has a section that comes down to cover your baby completely. Many strollers have an extendable section, however most of them only cover a portion of your baby, often leaving their legs or feet exposed. With the Maxi Cosi Lila Stroller, a mesh panel folds out from the regular fabric canopy. It extends far enough to tuck underneath the seat to keep it in place. The canopy also provides UPF 50+ protection.  This gives your baby privacy, and protects him from bugs and the sun. 

Exterior Reflective Fabric 

The fabric on the exterior of the stroller and seat is reflective.  This keeps you and your baby safe at night as it adds visibility to the stroller in the dark. Parents who have the Maxi Cosi Lila stroller love this feature because it relieves anxiety or stress about one aspect of your child’s safety. 

Giant Wheels

The wheels on the Maxi Cosi Lila Stroller are very large and sturdy. This allows for easy pushing on a variety of surfaces, including cobblestone and uneven sidewalks. Although the wheels are huge and durable, they also are able to maneuver well in small spaces. This gives you great steering capabilities in any situation. 

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What We Don’t Like

Not very compact when folded

While the Maxi Cosi Lila Stroller folds easily with one hand, it is not the most compact stroller when folded.  It lays flat, but still takes up quite a bit of space in the trunk of your car or your closet. At 28 pounds, it is also a pretty heavy stroller. This makes it difficult to carry in and out of the house or up and down stairs frequently.  If you are looking for a compact and lightweight stroller, this is not the option for you. 

Cannot be used for two newborns

While the Maxi Cosi Lila Stroller is able to convert to a double stroller, it is NOT safe for use with two newborns. Two infant car seats do not fit safely in double mode, nor do two car seats in the infant lay-flat mode. While many users are using the double mode for a toddler and a newborn, others are interested that have twins.  This stroller is not the best option if you have twins and are looking for a double stroller.


The price of the Maxi Cosi Lila Stroller is pretty steep, right around $800. This is quite a price tag for a stroller that does not include a car seat, however it does have multiple high-quality features that make the price understandable. It is also important to keep in mind that this stroller can accommodate a child up to 50 pounds, which gives you quite a few years of use.

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Final Thoughts 

Overall, families who use the Maxi Cosi Lila Modular Stroller are happy with their purchase.  Easy use for newborns, double conversion options, and a removable storage basket are the most prominent features that entice growing families to this stroller. While the price is quite high for just a stroller, its features and lifespan may make up for it. 

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