Product Type: Cybex child car seats
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Cybex aton car seat
Cybex Aton Car Seat
Member Name: olliamelia
Cybex Aton Car Seat
Advantages: Retractable hood, safe comfortable
We purchased the cybex aton car seat in blackjack from argos for £90. The main reason we chose it was because it matched our travel system although the maxi cosi would also have fit I preferred the design of this one.
The cybex aton is a group 0+ car seat so it is a rear facing infant carrier and only suitable for babies up to 13kg. My daughter is now 14 months and only 10kg but personally I found my daughter had outgrown this car seat by 9 months and was looking very squashed in it so we moved her to a bigger one. I can't really imagine a 13kg fitting comfortably in here. The car seat itself weighs just 3.5kg so it is one of the lightest on the market which is a massive plus point when lugging it around as with the weight of bubs aswell it does get very heavy.
As mentioned previously I love the look of this car seat and that's what swung the purchasing decision for me. There is a retractable hood built in which is a great feature. Its very padded and looks really comfortable. When Amelia came home from hospital she weighed just over 4lb and although she looked slightly lost she did look very comfortable. She fell asleep quite regualarly in here even while being carried around and moved from car to car. There is a newborn insert included with the carseat for a snugger fit. It also has padded chest straps to make sure that baby stays comfortable. The straps are plain grey with a red buckle. Ours has black chest strap padding to match the rest of the carseat but they are available in a wide range of colours. All the material covering come off easily and can be machine washed. Great if you end up with a sicky baby like my Amelia!
The cybex aton is very easy to fit using a normal seat belt. It is colour coded to make it even easier. Once fitted it is very secure with no wobbling at all. You can also buy a belted base or an iso fix base to make it even easier. We had the belted base and can highly recommend it.
We had a sola pram and the car seat fitted on it via adaptors that have to be purchased separately costing £22. They were well worth the money though as I found it invaluable to take her out of the car and just attach the wheels if she was sleeping. For shorter journeys to the supermarket this was very convienient as we also had more room in the boot for shopping by just having the pram frame in the rather than the carrycot aswell. It was very easy to attach the seat to the fram, you just put the adaptors on and the seat slots in with ease. The car seat can also be used as a rocking chair for baby due to the shape of it which is very handy if your taking them to visit relatives for example.
All in all I was very happy with this car seat. My daughter was comfortable and safe and it also looked different to other peoples seats which I like. 5 stars from me. Highly recommended.
Summary: A great car seat!
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