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Cybex Sirona - wow!

(19 Posts)
DoItTooJulia Sat 04-Jan-14 08:13:24

Post in the reviews section! I think you might be entered into a prize draw if you do?

AmandinePoulain Sat 04-Jan-14 07:47:27

Yes the way the seatbelt goes across the FCP is a pain - we've got a camper so I just put her in from the other side, in a car that would be more awkward!

boardingschoolbaby Fri 03-Jan-14 23:39:50

Hi amandine. It is the first class plus that my mum has which he is not keen on at all but that may be due to their car making it tricky rather than the seat itself.
I am going to see the britax dual fit tomorrow and try both it and the cybex in my car to see which seems to suit us best; we seem to be very lucky with a great independent retailer who stocks most of the available erf seats.
I have a disco 4 and no other children so space isn't really an issue, I just really want something that I know he will be safe in, and that might last him a while.

AmandinePoulain Fri 03-Jan-14 22:45:53

What about the Britax Dualfix if you want the swivel? We've got one and I love it. I tried the Sirona but didn't like the impact shield - I'm not convinced of their safety (nor are Britax) and dd2 hated it. The Dualfix has a harness ff and rf and is cheaper. It's snug, and longer than the Sirona too. Our local Mothercare has just started stocking them if you want to try one (although I wasn't overly impressed with their knowledge of the product hmm).

We also have a First Class Plus which is a good seat but only rf to 13kg. Dd2 is tiny though so that won't be a problem for a while for us smile

Midori1999 Fri 03-Jan-14 14:47:45

We have the Sirona and have had it since it first came out, so about 14/15 months now I think. DD is 28 months and although I'm not entirely sure it'll last until she's 4, there's still some growing room.

I love the seat. It harnesses when rear facing and we aren't likely to use it forward facing, so any concerns about impact shields aren't relevant to us. The swivel function is handy to enable the harness to be tightened easily and effectively if nothing else, but DH likes to use it to put DD in/take her out anyway. The seat is also extremely easy to fit and the harness is quick and easy to adjust, as you just move the headrest up or down, so it takes about the same time as it takes to recline a car seat, you don't have to thread/unthread the straps.

The only downside I can see is the size, but I feel it should last us for another year maybe?

gallicgirl Fri 03-Jan-14 00:19:57

This is new.
We have the cybex pallas and love it. Glad to see a new erf on market.

boardingschoolbaby Fri 03-Jan-14 00:18:23

The axkids one they have reviewed is the kidzofix so perhaps a different model?

boardingschoolbaby Fri 03-Jan-14 00:15:12

On my phone at the moment so a pain in the the arse to try and copy and paste the whole report but will have a go tomorrow when I get a chance.

boardingschoolbaby Fri 03-Jan-14 00:14:08

Oh, I thought the which reports were supposed to be pretty reliable? What is wrong with them?

I'm a Mamas & Papas Consultant, and this sort of feedback is great smile

oadcb Thu 02-Jan-14 23:53:53

I'd avoid going on which reports to be honest. Axkids mini kid has passed the strict Swedish pass plus! If you could copy And paste me full report via pm I'd love to see it.

boardingschoolbaby Thu 02-Jan-14 23:47:42

Thanks oadcb. I had a look at the which reports today. The cybex does come out on top, but only by a couple of percent.
The axkid one is suggested as not to buy by them as scored below 40% for safety.
There are a couple of britax ones which I will go and have a look at, but my mum had one for her car (a something plus, a rear facing that becomes forward facing) but compared to the current jane one we have it is such a faff to get him into and out of but I guess all models are quite different.
All recommendations or suggested avoidances appreciated!

oadcb Thu 02-Jan-14 17:26:26

Boarding....look at an axkid or britax two way elite both have tall shells.

oadcb Thu 02-Jan-14 17:25:17

Please look at dualfix too if swivel essential. Impact shields have had concerns raised and also sirona shell height is small.

With erf swivel not really necessary unless 3dr car as its so easy to get child in and out.

LamaDrama Tue 31-Dec-13 14:48:51

Hi, just been to look at one today as well.

boardingschoolbaby Mon 30-Dec-13 16:05:50

Ooh we are looking at these. I really like the idea of the swivel, but Ds is very long so I do worry about growing out of it- he is 7 months and too tall for his first car seat now, but since we need 2 I would rather not spend £800 if they will only last 2 years.
What is your thinking now that you have had it a little while?

Interesting review, thanks. Am considering erf, and the sirona has everything (bar the price tag!) going for it.

Kroder1 Sun 30-Dec-12 18:30:09

I measured the seat height and it is very small compared to other car seats we looked at for after the Baby seat so is unlikely to last long, so agree with your point on this.

Gatorade Sat 29-Dec-12 20:43:16

I have just purchased the Cybex Sirona and thought I'd share my experience.

We have a BeSafe izi combi which I purchased last week for our family car but quickly realised it was too big for my 3 door convertible (front passenger seat needed to be too far forward to fit it, could only fit it with the roof down and I had to climb in through the drivers side to strap DD in). We therefore made the (expensive) decision to have two ERF seats and find a more appropriate one for the odd occasion when I take DD in my car (I would actually really recommend this as the seats tend to be really large and not straight forward to fit and move around as a maxi cosi infant seat).

I went to mamas and papas today and first I must say I was amazed by the wonderful customer service we received, the member of staff had obviously had recent extensive training on how to present and fit the Sirona and demonstrated the seat really well. She fitted the car seat to our car to firstly check the fit and secondly to give us a good lesson in fitting it correctly.

The seat fitted perfectly with ample room for the front seat passenger. However the best bit by far is the swivel, I could easily put DD into the seat without having to climb into the back with her. I actually wish we had bought two of these seats as even in a 5 door car I think this is a great feature.

It's worth noting the Sirona does seem a bit smaller than the Besafe, however I'm sure by the time DD grows out of it there will be more ERF options on the market so I'm not going to worry about that at the expense of the ease of use we now have.

Another small point, if the seat is ever used in the forward facing position (I doubt we will but you never know), the straps are not used, the seat has a sort of impact cushion instead. Apparently Cybex consider this to be safer then straps for forward facing.

In summary I think this is a great seat no matter what you drive (as long as it fits) but its especially great if you have a two/three door car.

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