- Mumsnet Reviews
- Product Information
Ok so this car seat is on the expensive side BUT it is worth it. Firstly there is no need to get one group 0 seat and a group 1 seat after 1 year and secondly baby /toddler can stay rear facing for longer which is the safest way for them to travel. Our car's back seat has a bigger slope to it than most and having had issues with our first car seat purchase we returned to the store to get a new one. The issue being that the slope ended up with the seat being too upright for our newborn. This was the only car seat which reclined sufficiently in our car. It has multiple positions and is easy to spin towards the door for easy of getting baby in and out. The cushion for forward facing travel is the most innovative design I have seen and looks comfortable and safe whilst preventing toddlers escaping the seat straps. The seat has an additional side impact protection arm for added safety. I have the orange and cream version of this seat (names 'autumn gold' by cybex) and the material is soft and comfortable against baby's skin whilst remaining supportive. All in all I can't speak highly enough of this seat. Please note that the seat cannot be removed for the baby to be carried to /from the car in the seat so if you need to do this then this isn't the seat for you but I must say I found that given the weight of most seats most mums stop doing this within a few months anyway and the benefits of this seat far outweigh this minor drawback.Read moreLess
1 person found this review helpful.
"Most awesome seat ever!!…"
I don't own it yet, but I just read on this blog - http://site.pishposhbaby.com/blog/2014/05/26/cybex-sirona-car-seat-coming-soon/ - that it's coming to the USA! I'm going to preorder it asap. Thanks for the great reviews.Read moreLess
"Brilliant. Just brilliant…"
Having established that rear facing was the way to go once LO outgrew the new born baby seat we set off to test the lot. Luckily there's a shop in MK where you can do just that. Having ploughed through a mountain of them we opted to try this. It was by far the most expensive but blew the other away instantly.
The genius of this seat is pretty self explanatory when you see it. It swivels. So when you put in or take out your LO the seat is facing out at the door. Once they're in and strapped you hold a lever and twist it 90 degrees and they're rear facing. It clicks into place, so you know it's locked rearwards and it can be reclined. Your LO could bear a brief resemblance to Dr Evil a they swivel around in the chair mind you.
The swivel functionality makes getting your LO in and out of the car a doodle, which isn't always the case, especially for rear facing and especially if like us your car has a sloping back roof. You can even swivel it in either direction, meaning that if you are in the back with them you can take them out your side just as easily.
The seat is reasonably easy to fit. There are no tether straps, belts or similar braces you get with several other rear facing seats. It does need isofix though, and has a leg, so to speak, that rests on the footwell floor. It can be turned to front facing (although this needs to be done with the child out as a safety feature it won't go 180 degrees with them in it) although as there is no age/weight when the seat requires you to do this I don't know why you would.
The downsides: it's quite bulky and heavy , so may not fit all cars and a pain to move between them. It's also stupidly expensive. Rear facing seats tend to be a bit more, and this one's at the top of the pack (£400 a year ago and seems to be rising) but IMO worth it.Read moreLess
1 person found this review helpful.