Aton Q i-Size infant car seat
The Aton Q i-Size offers the latest safety technology available. When installed with the Base Q i-Size (additionally available), the infant car seat complies with the new i-Size regulation. i-Size (ECE R-129) is the new EU standard for child safety, making rear-facing travel mandatory until your child reaches 15 months. The Aton Q i-Size is suitable for newborns and babies at a height of 45 cm to 75 cm (max. 13 kg). The infant car seat comes with excellent safety features such as side-impact protection and a height adjustable headrest with integrated harness guide.
- Complies with the new European requirements and regulations for car seats ECE R-129 when installed with Base Q i-Size
- Telescopic Linear Side-impact Protection (L.S.P. System)
- Removable seat insert for babies to the age of 3 months
- Height-adjustable headrest with integrated harness guide
- Integrated XXL fold away sun canopy
- Travel system with CYBEX, gb and other-brand buggies and strollers
The Aton Q i-Size is the latest member of the award winning Aton family, offering the highest level of safety possible for your child. The Aton Q i-Size comes with a telescopic Linear Side-impact Protection (L.S.P. System) that redirects the force of a side collision away fom your child. The height-adjustable headrest and integrated harness guide ensure top safety and comfort as the baby grows and are all easy to use features for parents. For newborns and babies up to the age of 3 months, a removable seat insert ensures the most possible lie-flat position and provides sufficient support for premature and small babies. A matching XXL fold-away sun canopy with UVP50+ perfectly protects against sun exposure and strong wind.
Telescopic L.S.P. System
Telescopic Linear Side-impact Protection
The 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 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.
Removable seat insert for newborns and babies up to the age of 3 months
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. The removable seat insert ensures the most possible lie-flat position and provides sufficient support for premature and small babies up to the age of 3 months.
Along with German doctors and midwives, and taking into account the findings of many tests, a function was developed that enables a near flat lying angle between head, neck and chest. The risk of suffocation is thereby significantly reduced. This is achieved through a removable seat insert, which also offers more space and comfort for bigger children once removed.
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 when used outside the car.
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 i-Size infant car seat.
With the 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.
Color and fabrics
Safety, Design and Functionality
Continuing the CYBEX tradition of having fashionable colours, the Aton Q i-Size comes in two different colors that take inspiration from the latest trends in world fashion.
The Aton Q i-Size comes in the CYBEX comfort version, and has the same extra-soft and cozy comfort fabric as all of our Platinum car seats. The Aton Q i-Size is available in Midnight Blue, Stardust Black and Autumn Gold.
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
With the help of an adapter, the infant car seat can be attached onto any stroller or buggy from CYBEX, gb or other selected brands, so it transforms into a convenient travel system.
- Practical ISOFIX Base - Base Q i-Size
The Aton Q i-Size offers the latest safety technology available, a base to fit the new i-Size regulation. When installed with the Base Q i-Size, the Aton Q i-Size complies with this new regulation. You simply click the seat securely in place and no longer need to buckle it in using the car seat belt.
The Aton Q i-Size offers the latest and most advanced safety technology available; a base to fit the new i-Size regulation. i-Size (ECE R-129) is the new EU standard for increased child safety, making rear-facing travel mandatory until your child reaches 15 months. The infant carrier can be easily snapped into the Base Q i-Size 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 i-Size is installed in the car with the ISOFIX connectors, providing additional stability and safety.
- ISOFIX guides
Make car seat installation easier whilst protecting fabric and leather seating. A set is included with each CYBEX ISOFIX and ISOFIX Connect seat.
length / width / height : 650 / 440 / 390 – 560 mm
weight: 4.9 kg
Engineered and designed in Germany
Fabric covers machine washable at 30°
Is this the right seat for my car?
We extensively test the suitability for all our products in all the latest vehicle models. Should your vehicle not appear please contact our customer service team for further assistance. We always recommend that you do a test installation at a qualified retailer to confirm individual compatibility. You should especially check that your vehicle model has ISOFIX anchorage points (US: LATCH ) and the length of the vehicle seat belt as this may vary, even during the same production year of manufacture.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- What is the difference between the Aton Q and the Aton Q i-Size?
The difference between the Aton Q i-Size ECE R-129 and the Aton Q is reflected both in the standard and the different specifications. The most important difference is the standard: The Aton Q and the corresponding base are approved in compliance with the current European standard ECE R-44. The Aton Q i-Size and the Q i-Size base comply with the requirements of the i-Size standard (ECE R-129). Without the Q i-Size base, the Aton Q i-Size car seat meets the requirements of standard ECE R-44. Other differences: The Aton Q is compatible with the Q-fix base, whereas the Aton Q i-Size is compatible with the Q i-Size base. Moreover, the Aton Q is available in 8 standard colours and 7 additional Plus colours. The Aton Q i-Size comes in 2 standard colours.
- The Aton Q i-Size is approved in compliance with the i-Size standard (ECE R-129). What does this mean?
i-Size is a new European standard for car seats. It specifies, among others, that car seats have to be installed with ISOFIX, that infants must travel in a rearward facing position up to the age of 15 months and, for the first time, that side-impact protection is tested. To find out more about i-Size go to http://cybex-online.com/en/safetycenter/isize-and-ece.html
- Can I also use the Aton Q i-Size without the base?
Yes, the Aton Q i-Size can also be used in the car without the base. In this instance, the car seat is installed using the vehicle’s safety belt. Installing the seat with the safety belt is in compliance with the requirements set down in ECE R-44/04. We recommend using the Aton Q i-Size in conjunction with the Q i-Size base.
- Can I also use the Aton Q i-Size with the Q-fix base?
No, the Aton Q i-Size is only compatible with the Q i-Size base.
- From what age can the CYBEX Aton Q i-Size be used?
The Aton Q i-Size can be used for newborns and children from 45 cm to 75 cm in height (maximum body weight: 13 kg).
- What is the weight limit for using the Aton Q i-Size?
The Aton Q i-Size can be used for children up to a maximum body weight of 13 kg.
- When is a child too big for the Aton Q i-Size?
The Aton Q i-Size can be used by children up to a maximum height of 75 cm (maximum body weight: 13 kg).
- Will the Aton Q i-Size fit in my vehicle?
It is important to check whether the Aton Q i-Size is compatible with your vehicle before you purchase it. If the Aton Q i-Size is secured with the vehicle’s safety belt, it is compatible with the majority of vehicles. In conjunction with the Q i-Size base both products can be installed either in i-Size approved vehicles or in vehicles with ISOFIX anchorage points. Before purchasing the seat, please refer to the compatibility list on the CYBEX website to see whether or not the Aton Q i-Size is compatible with your vehicle.
- Can I also use the Aton Q i-Size in a car without ISOFIX anchorage points?
In conjunction with the Q i-Size base, the Aton Q i-Size can only be installed either in i-Size approved vehicles or in vehicles with ISOFIX anchorage points. If you are installing the Aton Q-Size with the vehicle’s safety belt, ISOFIX anchorage points are not required. Before purchasing the seat, please refer to the compatibility list on the CYBEX website to see whether or not the Aton Q i-Size is compatible with your vehicle.
- Can I also use the Aton Q i-Size in a car without i-Size certification?
The Aton Q i-Size can also be used in vehicles without i-Size certification, provided the car seat is secured with the vehicle’s safety belt. In conjunction with the Q i-Size base, the Aton Q i-Size can only be installed either in i-Size approved vehicles or in vehicles with ISOFIX anchorage points. Before purchasing the seat, please refer to the compatibility list on the CYBEX website to see whether or not the Aton Q i-Size is compatible with your vehicle.
- Where should the infant’s head be positioned so that the headrest is set to meet the child’s needs?
The headrest should be set so that there is a space of no more than two finger widths between the child’s shoulders and the bottom of the headrest. The headrest can be adjusted to the height of your child using the headrest settings (eight settings).
- Do both side protectors (LSPs) have to be extended?
No, the LSP side-impact protection has to be extended on the side nearest the car door when the Aton Q i-Size is installed either on the right or left-hand seat. This provides the best possible protection in a collision. In this instance, it is important to ensure that only the side protector nearest the door is extended. If the seat is installed in the middle of the rear seat, the linear side-impact protection (L.S.P. system) should not be extended at all to ensure the protection of other passengers in the vehicle in the event of a collision.
- Which buggies and prams from CYBEX are compatible with the car seat?
The infant car seats from CYBEX have been specially developed as part of a flexible travel system. This means that the Aton Q i-Size can be used with the CYBEX PRIAM and all CYBEX prams and buggies in conjunction with an adapter (optional extra). In addition, the Aton Q i-Size - as well as other CYBEX car seats - are compatible with the prams of other manufacturers, including Bugaboo, Baby Jogger and Mamas&Papas.
- What should I do if my baby’s head nods forward onto his/her chest even though the markings indicate that the car seat is positioned horizontally?
The marking on the car seat serves as a guide as to whether the Aton Q i-Size has been installed in the car horizontally. The line of reference is the road level. If you own a small car, for example, the angle of the rear seat may be slightly steeper, thus differing from the level of the road. If you align the Aton Q i-Size to the rear seat level, the car seat will be positioned in the car incorrectly causing your child’s head to nod forwards. Please ensure, therefore, that the Aton Q i-Size is in line with the road level.
- Can I wash the newborn insert and cover of my Aton Q i-Size in the washing machine?
Yes, you can wash both the newborn insert and the cover in your washing machine. We recommend using a delicate wash cycle and a maximum temperature of 30 degrees but please consider the detailed instructions in the manual.
- When should I remove the newborn insert and integrated insert?
The newborn insert and the integrated insert should be removed when your infant reaches a height of around 61cm (corresponding to approximately 3 months). This ensures that your growing baby has enough space in the car seat.
- Why does the Aton Q i-Size have a newborn insert and an integrated insert?
The integrated insert and the newborn insert play a supportive role. In the first few months, they provide newborns with support and stability, enhancing their sense of comfort and well-being. In addition, the seating angle can be adjusted to your child’s height using the removable insert, achieving an almost flat lying position. This creates as flat an angle as possible between your child’s head, neck and chest.
- Can I use this seat on a flight?
No, this seat is not approved for use on an airplane.
- Can I install the seat on the front passenger seat?
The car seat should only be installed on the passenger seat if the front airbag has been deactivated. Important: According to the Highway Code, it is against the law for your child to travel on a seat with an activated airbag. Placing your infant on a passenger seat with an activated airbag puts your child at risk of serious injury. For this reason, CYBEX always recommends installing the car seat on the vehicle’s rear seat (if possible behind the passenger). Statistics show that this is the safest place in the car. In a head-on collision, a child has a greater crumple zone on the rear seat where front airbags do not put your child’s safety at risk. If you have no choice other than to use the front passenger seat, please ensure that the seat is pushed back as far as possible.
- Can my child sit in the car seat in a forward-facing position?
No, according to standard R-129 children have to travel in a rearward-facing position until they are at least 15 months old. Your infant’s spine and neck muscles have not yet developed sufficiently to cope with heavier strains. In the event of an accident, the child’s head is propelled forward with a very high force. The child’s spine and neck muscles are not strong enough to withhold these forces. In rear-facing seats, the infant car seat works like a protective shield and protects the child’s sensitive head and neck.
- 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 kind of clothing should my child wear when seated in the car seat?
Thick clothing prevents the harness from lying snugly against the body. This incorrect belt positioning could result in the harness slipping off the shoulder. For this reason, your child should wear everyday clothing. Thick clothing such as winter jackets should be avoided where possible. Once your child has been positioned in the seat, he/she can be covered with an extra blanket for warmth.
- 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.
- 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.
- Can I use the car seat and base even when the side airbag is activated?
Yes, the side airbag can remain activated when using the car seat.
- Do both side protectors (LSPs) have to be extended?
The L.S.P. Side-impact Protection has to be folded out on the side nearest the car door when the seat is installed either on the right or left-hand side of the rear seat. In this way, the best possible protection is provided in a collision. In this instance, it is important to ensure that only the side protector nearest the door is extended. If the seat is installed in the middle of the rear seat, the Linear Side-impact Protection (L.S.P. system) must not be used under any circumstances.
- Where should the infant’s head be positioned so that the headrest is set to meet the child’s needs?
The headrest should be set so that there is a space of no more than two finger widths between the child’s shoulders and the bottom of the headrest. The headrest can be adjusted to the height of your child using the headrest settings (eleven settings).
- Is it ok to keep using a seat after an accident?
We at CYBEX strongly recommend that you replace a seat after any kind of accident. This is because tiny hairline cracks, which may not be visible to the naked eye, can appear in the plastic parts of a seat after an accident. These cracks can pose an increased risk to safety.
- My car seat is faulty, how can I get it repaired?
Please refer to the retailer where you bought your CYBEX seat. They will deal with the matter on your behalf.
- Where can I get replacement parts for my product?
You can order replacement parts from a specialist retailer near you. To find a store near you, simply go to the store locator on our website: http://cybex-online.com/de/retailer.html
- Will CYBEX release an i-Size seat with a safety cushion?
Whether and when CYBEX will bring out another i-Size product is unknown at this moment in time. The engineers at CYBEX are constantly working in close cooperation with experts from other leading brands and institutions involved in child safety to drive forward the development of new products. As soon as CYBEX decides to launch a new i-Size seat, we will announce our plans on our website and on social media.
- Can I use an i-Size child seat in my car that is equipped with ISOFIX?
i-Size child restraints can be used in any car seat marked with the i-Size symbol; however, older cars may not be ‘i-Size ready’, even if they have ISOFIX points. If this is the case, please check the handbook of your vehicle.
- Can I still use my ECE R44/04 CYBEX child car seat/infant car seat as the new ECE R129 i-Size is valid?
Car seats that comply with the R44 standard are fully valid and can still be used in road traffic without restrictions. The new i-Size norm R129 will run in parallel for a transitional period of several years with the current R44. A planned ban of use of car seats that comply with R44 is not known at the moment. Therefore, there is no need to change your current car seat for a newer model. The CYBEX safety seats all comply with the highest safety standards and legal requirements and can still be used with complete confidence.
- Will the norm ECE R129 i-Size also be valid in the US?
No. There is a very different system of vehicle legislation in the US. This means that the US cannot accept R129 child restraints from Europe (and vice versa).
- Why does the norm ECE R129 i-Size now focus on the size of the child? Why is the age of the child not relevant?
R44 classifies child restraints according to the weight (of the child). R129 child restraints on the other hand, have a size range (as well as a weight limit). This new approach gives more confidence that the child restraint will fit a child over its full range and makes it easier for the parents to choose the correct car seat.