Cybex Aton Q Car Seat

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In a nutshell

There's a reason this is the celebrity car seat of choice; it's stylish, safe and great for infants.

  • Pros

    Stylish, solid quality, great for newborns

  • Cons

    Bulky

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Our review

Describing itself as a brand for “trend and quality-conscious parents”, Cybex does not disappoint with the Aton Q car seat. It is beautiful – think seashell washed up in the surf – and stands up in the most rigorous safety tests. 

With the focus on safety and style the Cybex Aton Q aims to reassure every parent that their bundle of joy will travel securely and comfortably (until 13kg, or around 18 months) while remaining on-trend.

How was fitting it in the car?

The first hurdle! The Cybex Aton Q doesn’t fit my ISOFIX (I currently use the maxi-cosi) so I have to secure it in the car with seat belts.

However, a compatible ISOFIX is available for this model and securing it with the seatbelt alone is very straightforward.

Instructions tucked inside the car seat take you through installation step-by-step, but it’s so user friendly you need only refer to them once.

But remember, here at MFM we always think it's better to get an expert to show you how to safely install a car seat in your vehicle before you buy it. 

How comfortable was it?

Reassuringly robust, the Cybex Aton Q was the perfect chariot for my fussy traveller, although I can’t believe that he will still fit the rear-facing car seat for another 9 months, despite the company’s claims.

And if he does fit, I wonder whether he will still be happy to travel facing backwards. The seat is certainly comfortable and ergonomic – I was able to enjoy a blissful hour’s journey before I heard a murmur from Hector.

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How heavy was it?

Something to look out for is the weight.  As I pick up the car seat to head out I’m reminded of the Aton’s flaw – that extra kilo really does seem to make a difference. Even with my enlarged right bicep (why won’t these children be put down?!) at 4.6kg the Aton Q is disappointingly heavy (a whole kilo heavier than its predecessor).

How was the sun canopy?

The canopy, that tucks away so neatly you may not even notice that it has one, slides out to provide 50 UVA protection – perfect for the car and out an about on the buggy wheels (there are adaptors to fit a number of travel systems including the Bugaboo, Mamas and Papas and Baby Jogger).

How did it look?

I was struck by the pop of colour. The turquoise and grey combination is a great unisex combination and manages to be both playful and stylish. There are nine other colour combinations, catering for every taste and preference.

In the box

  • Car seat
  • Sun canopy

Optional extras

  • Summer cover
  • Pushchair adaptors

Out of the box

With no assembly required, we were able to hit the road as soon as we’d discarded the packaging, and so within minutes Hector was tucked up, head snug between the side supports, and ready to hit the road.

MadeForMums verdict?

At £185 it’s pricey, but what else do you expect from a car seat that has eight (yes eight!) different height adjustments for baby’s delicate head.  It really does feel extremely sturdy and, despite the attention paid to safety, the Cybex Aton Q delivers on style as well.