Having an invite to attend the launch of a new Car seat and pushchair range is very exciting to me. I love discovering new brands and also to have a sneak peak of new products. I have a particular passion for car seats and had seen Cybex online but never up close.
The first thing that impressed me about the Cybex car seat range, was the thought over making things simpler. By making car seats easier to use you reduce human error. Reducing human error means the car seats are used more as they were intended and therefore will perform as designed. Having harness twisted, or head rests at an incorrect height all have an impact on the performance of the seat.
The Cybex Platinum range had 4 seats on display. The Aton Q is not pictured below. The cloud Q is a 0+ car seat which has some amazing features. The hood is extra large, providing great protection from the sun and is UVP50+ giving peace of mind. The 11 position height adjustable head rest simultaneously adjusts the harness length and seating angle, reducing human error in harness and seat. What is most impressive is the ability to make the cloud Q lie flat. Using one hand the Cloud Q car seat is transformed into a carry cot for use on the travel system.
The Sirona is a Group 0+/1 car seat and can be used both rear and forward facing. I loved the design of this. The swivel giving an easy way to put your child into the car seat and then can easily be adjusted to be either forward or rear facing. There is a one handed recline system, 11 position height adjustable head rest and not to mention a whole host of safety features.
The Solution Q2-fix was the final car seat on show. This is a high back chair with a very clever award winning head rest. The head rest prevents the head slump often seen on other seats when a child falls asleep in the car. I was impressed at how when the height of the seat increased, so did the width. Meaning even children older in range still had a comfy ride. My daughter was so impressed she kept trying to climb in it.
As well as the car seats we also got to have a look and a play with the Priam. This is suitable for 6months to 17Kg. There are 10 great reasons why I loved the Priam:
1. There is a ski attachment. You can replace the front wheels with ski, making it easy to use over snow
2. The seat is at table height, meaning it can be used at most restaurants with ease.
3. There is a two wheel mode making hurdles such as steps easier to overcome
4. Easy recline function
5. Rotatable seat unit
6. Easy to fold and carry
7. It is a complete travel system
8. Choice of wheels dependant on your terrain
9.Height adjustable handle bar
10. Extra large and expandable shopping basket
If all that isn't enough it easily accommodated my 2 year old [who is tall for her age], she also found it easy to push the light weight aluminium frame. Even better still there is almost every combination of colours you can think of to choose from, something for every taste.
I would love to put the car seats and the Priam through their paces in a real life situation to see how they perform. They certainly looked very impressive
This day I love a premium sneak peak
Although invited to the invite, I covered my own travel costs, and have not been asked to write about the launch,