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"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
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