Aton Q infant car seat
Safety meets Design
Aton Q continues the success story of the award-winning Aton family in Gr. 0+ and scores an excellent 1.6 (good) at German consumer testing organization Stiftung Warentest (Test 06/2014). The ADAC rates "good". The ÖAMTC rates "good" with a historic top grade for its excellent side-impact protection when installed with the ISOFIX base. In the categories safety and harmful substances it received a “very good”.
- Telescopic Linear Side-impact Protection (L.S.P. System)
- Automatic height adjustment of the seat
- Height-adjustable headrest with integrated harness guide
- Matching integrated XXL foldaway sun canopy
- Travel system with CYBEX and other brand pushchairs
The interaction of a clever telescopic Linear Side-impact Protection (L.S.P. System) and a height-adjustable headrest with an integrated harness guide ensures the highest level of safety and comfort. In addition a new function enabling the flattest possible lying angle between head, neck and chest reduces the risk of breathing difficulties for premature babies and very small newborns. A matching XXL fold-away sun canopy with UVP50+ perfectly protects against high sun irradation and strong wind.
Telescopic L.S.P. System
Telescopic Linear Side-impact Protection
The new telescopic Linear Side-impact Protection (L.S.P. System) absorbs the force of a side-impact collision in combination with the energy absorbing shell.
The new telescopic Linear Side-impact Protection can be easily and individually adjusted. The very first forces of an accident are transferred by the extended side protector facing the door and are distributed to the car seat's shell. The flexible material and structure of the infant car seat then absorbs the forces of an impact and channels them away from the baby.
Automatic height adjustment of the car seat
for a near flat and ideal lying position
One of the biggest challenges for safety engineers is the best possible transportation of premature babies and very small newborns, whose neck muscles and reflexes are not yet well enough developed. Unfortunately, this can lead to the baby's head tipping forward while it sleeps, which can lead to serious breathing problems.
Together with German medical specialists and midwives, and taking into account the findings of many tests, a new function was developed that enables the flattest possible lying angle between head, neck and chest. The risk of breathing difficulties is thereby reduced. By adjusting the headrest the sitting angle changes automatically and the car seat grows with the child. With this integrated automatic adjustment, the infant car seat also offers bigger children more room and comfort.
Matching integrated XXL fold-away sun canopy
perfect sun and wind protection with UVP50+
For maximum protection of baby's skin, the matching XXL fold-away sun canopy fulfils the stringent, Australian UVP50+ sun protection standard.
The integrated, extra-large sun canopy disappears elegantly behind a colour-coordinated visor. It can be extended incrementally, offering not only perfect sun protection but also protection against wind and rain.
8-position height-adjustable headrest
for perfect protection that grows with the child
In combination with the telescopic Linear Side-impact Protection System the height-adjustable headrest adds to the excellent side-impact protection of the Aton Q infant car seat.
With the new 8-position height-adjustable headrest with integrated harness guide, the length of the harness changes automatically when the headrest is adjusted. This prevents any need for the difficult threading in and out of the harness and makes it almost impossible to misuse.
Safety, design and mobility in one
The Aton Q infant car seat can be effortless converted into a travel system with CYBEX and other-brand buggies and strollers.
The design DNA of the Aton Q car seat extends across all PLATINUM products and is also present in the CYBEX buggies. With the help of simple adapters, the infant car seat, together with the CYBEX buggies Callisto, Topaz and Onyx turns into a clever, visually harmonious travel system. The Aton Q can also be combined with many other-brand prams and buggies to form a practical travel system.
Colours and Fabrics
Design, Safety and Functionality
Continuing the CYBEX tradition of having fashionable colours, the PLATINUM car seats come in a great range of colours in two fabric variations.
Comfort version: the soft and cozy comfort version of the Platinum car seats features 10 colour combinations.
Plus version: the Plus version gets its characteristic appearance through an exclusive, very hard-wearing fabric with a twill effect in a denim look. These child car seats are available in 7 different colours.
Kerstin S.: „I do recommend the Aton Q because it does not only look good but makes the little ones feel safe and comfortable.“
Energy absorbing shell:
absorbs the forces of an impact and protectively covers the baby
Extra wide Y-harness straps:
With soft belt and crotch pads
- Practical ISOFIX Base - Base Q-fix
The troublesome buckling up of the infant car seat is no longer necessary
The troublesome buckling up of the infant car seat is no longer necessary.
In accordance with our safety philosophy, which emphasises ease of use in general and the ISOFIX system in particular, the infant carrier comes with a practical base. The infant carrier can be easily snapped into the base and used without having to additionally secure it with the car seat belt. An indicator confirms that it has been installed correctly. The Base Q-fix is installed in the car with the ISOFIX connectors, providing additional stability and safety. Alternatively it can be secured with the car seat belt in vehicles that do not have the ISOFIX system.
- Summer cover
Made of 85% cotton and 15% polyester
Made of 85% cotton and 15% polyester. Keeps the child comfortable and cool on hot summer days.
- Adapter for CYBEX pushchairs
Connects CYBEX infant car seats with CYBEX pushchairs to create a practical travel system.
length / width / height : 651, 440, 395-561 mm
weight: 4.6 kg
ECE R44/04, Supplement 7, Gr. 0+
Fabric covers machine washable at 30°
Engineered and designed in Germany
Is this the right seat for my car?
The installation of our products is extensively tested in the latest vehicles. However, we always recommend a test installation at a qualified retailer to confirm individual compatibility. Especially the length of the vehicle belts or ISOFIX (US: LATCH) anchorage points may vary, even during a production run of a car manufacturer.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- What’s the difference between the Aton Q and the Aton 4?
The Aton Q is part of the CYBEX PLATINUM line and is a completely new product that incorporates the latest advances in safety technology. The side-impact protection, for example, is telescopic. Together with the height-adjustable headrest and the safety-belt positioner, the Aton Q provides the highest level of safety and comfort. This was confirmed by independent German testing institute Stiftung Warentest who awarded this model the top rating of 1.6 (good) in Test 06/2014.
- Can I also use the Aton Q on any vehicle seat without the base?
Aton Q has universal approval and, with the exception of the driver’s seat, it can be used on all vehicle seats fitted with a three-point safety belt. When installing the Aton Q on the front passenger seat, it is important to ensure that the front airbag has been deactivated.
- Where should my baby’s head be positioned to ensure that the headrest is optimally adjusted to the needs of my child?
To make sure your child has the highest level of safety and comfort, adjust the headrest to a height that is suitable. The headrest has eight height settings and should be set so that no more than the width of two fingers can fit between the child’s shoulders and the bottom of the headrest.
- Do both LSPs have to be pulled out for safety reasons?
To provide the best possible protection, the telescopic L.S.P. protector nearest the door should be extended as far as possible. It is designed with two settings. If in the longest setting, the L.S.P. touches the vehicle door, then the first setting must be used instead. When the seat is installed in the middle seat, the linear side-impact protection (L.S.P. System) should not be pulled out.
- With which CYBEX pushcharis can I use the CYBEX infant car seats?
The CYBEX infant car seats have specifically been engineered to be part of a travel system. An adapter conncects the CYBEX Aton with all fully reclining CYBEX pushchairs (Callisto, Topaz, Onyx). The CYBEX infant carriers are also compatible with other brands of strollers, including Bugaboo, Baby Jogger and Mamas & Papas etc.
- May the infant car seat be used on the passenger seat?
The infant car seat may be used on the passenger seat if the airbags are not activated. The use of an infant carrier on vehicle seats with activated air bags pose a high risk of injury and are prohibited by law. CYBEX always recommends using the infant carrier in the back of the car (if possible behind the passenger seat). Statistically, this is the least dangerous seat in the car. In the case of a front impact collision the back seat position offers more collapsible zone and no front airbags that might pose a safety hazard. If you should need to use the car seat on the passenger seat in the front we ask you to adjust the seat as far back as possible.
- May the child be transported facing forward?
No, only infant carriers that are installed facing the rear end of the car can protect the child´s sensitive head effectively during a front impact. The child´s musculature is too weak to handle the forces triggered in an accident.
- Is it ok to leave my child in the infant carrier e.g. at home?
CYBEX infant car seats have been engineered to offer the best possible protection for a baby during a car ride without affecting the child´s spine in a negative way. However, we do not recommend leaving the baby sleeping inside the infant car seat at home for long periods of time.
- What do I do if my baby´s head falls forwards while driving, even though the infant carrier is positioned in the vehicle horizontally as indicated by the marker?
The marker on the side of the infant carrier should be aligned to the road level and not the car seat level. Many times during installation, the marker is measured to the level of the car which causes the infant carrier to be misaligned. If, for example, you have a small car, the angle of the rear seat may slope slightly, thus marginally differing from the level of the road. If the Aton is aligned to the slant of the rear seat, the infant carrier may be positioned in the car incorrectly and the baby´s head may fall forward. This is why it is necessary to align the Aton infant carrier to the level of the road. Therefore, please ensure that the marker on the side of the infant carrier is aligned correctly to the road level to ensure your baby’s head does not fall forward.
- What kind of clothing should my baby be wearing in the baby seat?
Thick clothing is bulky and prevents the harness from lying against the body properly. This incorrect usage means that the harness straps will slip off the shoulders. This is why your child should wear everyday clothing, whilst avoiding thick garments, such as jackets. Once your baby is safely secured in the seat, he/she can be kept warm with an additional blanket.
- How do I know when my child needs to change to a seat in the next group up?
We generally advise against switching from a rear-facing Group 0+ car seat (0-13kg, birth to approx. 18 months) to a forward-facing Group 1 seat (9-18 kg, approx. 9 months to 4 years) or to a combined Group 1/2/3 seat (9-36 kg, approx. 9 months to 12 years) prematurely. Even if your baby's feet protrude outside the car seat or your baby can already sit, your child has not necessarily grown out of the seat. However, if your baby's head is protruding above the top edge of the seat and your baby already weighs over 13kg, it is time to change the seat, as it no longer affords sufficient protection to the vulnerable neck and head area. After changing the seat, your baby’s head should be positioned within the protective area of the height-adjustable headrest of the Group 1 seat, enabling your child to see comfortably over the impact shield and to use the cushion as a play area. If your child disappears behind the impact shield, then he/she is definitely too small for a Group 1 seat.
- Is it ok to keep using a seat after an accident?
In an accident the plastic parts of the baby seat may sustain damages that are invisible to the eye yet extremely dangerous. Therefore, CYBEX always strongly advises to exchange the car seat if it has been involved in any type of accident.
- Can I use this child seat on an airplane?
No, this seat is not approved for use on an airplane.
- My car seat is faulty, how can I get it repaired?
Please contact the retailer who initially sold you your CYBEX product. They will organise the repair on your behalf.
- Where can I get replacement parts for my product?
Replacement parts are available from all specialist retailers stocking our products in your area. Click here to find a retailer near you: http://cybex-online.com/de/retailer.html