Launched in 2012, the CYBEX Sirona baby car seat is very eye-catching to say the least.

Trawling through the shelves in Mothercare, it immediately stood out for its ergonomic design and trendy colourways.

German made, the CYBEX seat is like no either, and is a combination car seat for children from birth up to 18kg (approx four years old).
It can be used extended rearward-facing or changed to face-forwards when your child is 13kg and weighs around 15kg.

My little one has been forward facing from around nine months, and wasn't happy at first, as the Cybex large impact shield obstructed his view. But now, at one year, he loves his comfy padded chair with the safety cushion (shield) - rather than the bog standard harness (which is another option with this seat).

Albie loves his CYBEX 

 With an Isofix installation, the seat swivels round 360 degrees for easy access and transporting of baby into the seat.
The clever rotation system makes life easier and less back-breaking for those heavier babies.
and makes it easy to switch between rear and forward facing.

There's a height-adjustable headrest (11 positions), one-hand reclining fuction (7 positions rear-facing) and one-hand reclining fuction (5 positions forward-facing) so in a nutshell - it does it all and makes for a very comfortable journey for baby.

I don't want to bore you with all the scientific research, gadgetry and all things that the men in our family want to hear - as a woman it's a very good seat for one handed swift placement of baby, once you've got the knack of anchoring the seat into place.
The catch underneath the chair proved difficult for me for a while, I was making it far more tricky than it actually is - but maybe that's just me being an idiot (standard).

Its only downside is just getting used to the movements, the buttons etc - as with anything new.
(Just FYI, it took me two weeks to finally adjust to my Bugaboo Chameleon and I still struggle with the wheels some days) So judge this on a car-seat novice.

The price point is also quite high at around £375, but the CYBEX chair is SUCH good quality and will last for the child for up to four years.
We have a cheaper seat too, for nanny - and the difference is VERY noticeable, the material, the movements, the quality - the CYBEX I can only describe as the Mercedes of seats (I like Mercedes - and they're German).

I'm not just saying it's a great chair because we received one to review, our close friends received a little demo from us and just bought one for each of their cars as they loved ours so much!

Autumn Gold Sirona, £375,

 A rear-facing child seat reduces the risk of injury in a head-on collision by more than 80 per cent when compared to a coventional forward-facing with harness system, as the force of an impact is distributed evenly over a large area*

*Research condicted by VTI - Swedish Road and Transport Research Institute

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