Aton 4 infant car seat
The fourth generation of the successful infant carrier
Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, e.g. the award-winning Aton 2, group 0+ test winner in the 6/2012 Stiftung Warentest child car seat test, the Aton 4 adds to the features of the successful Aton series.
- Integrated height adjustment of the seat for a lie-flat position
- 8-position height-adjustable headrest with integrated harness guides
- Linear Side-impact Protection (L.S.P. System)
- Integrated XXL fold-away sun canopy with UVP50+ sun protection
- Complies with the new ECE R-44/04 Supplement 7
The unique safety features, e.g. the height-adjustable headrest with integrated harness guides, which improve the excellent accident safety of the energy absorbing shell in combination with the crash test proven L.S.P. system even further, and new comfort features, e.g. the huge XXL sun canopy, add up to a perfect infant carrier for premature babies and very small newborns. A new function allows an ideal sitting angle and ensures that small babies lie with their head, neck and chest perfectly aligned. The risk of suffocation by the head falling forward is thereby significantly reduced. The infant car seat can be used belted or with one of our optional bases for easy installation.
Height-adjustable headrest (8 positions)
Easy handling and perfect protection that grows with the child
An 8-position headrest with integrated harness guides is another aspect of the infant carrier’s optimal side-impact protection.
The height of the harness adjusts automatically depending on the height of the headrest making the fiddly threading and unthreading of the straps a thing of the past. The Y-harness system has proven to be a very effective and comfortable safety solution particularly for very small babies. The soft seat inlay attached to the headrest can also be used to regulate the height of the baby’s pelvis.
Linear Side-impact Protection
The Linear Side-impact Protection (L.S.P. System) absorbs the force of a side-impact collision in combination with the energy absorbing shell.
The very first impact of an accident is distributed by the Linear Side-impact Protection System (L.S.P. System) and its extendable protector and absorbed by the flexible material structure of the seat. The flexible material and structure of the infant car seat then absorbs the forces of an impact and channels them away from the baby.
Integrated height adjustment of the seat
To make the seat shell as flat as possible or more spacious
The neck muscles and reflexes of premature and very small babies are still underdeveloped and there is a high risk of the head falling forward, which can lead to serious breathing problems and even suffocation.
Working in close collaboration with German doctors and midwives, numerous tests were carried out to determine the ideal sitting angle for infants, while a new function was developed that ensures the flattest possible lying position. The risk of suffocation is thereby significantly reduced. The adjustment mechanism also offers bigger children more space and comfort.
CYBEX Travel System
Space saving travel solutions
The CYBEX infant car seats can be effortless converted into a travel system with CYBEX and other-brand buggies and strollers
With the help of a simple adapter, all CYBEX infant car seats can be easily turned into a practical travel systems with the CYBEX Callisto, Onyx or Topaz strollers. They are also compatible with other brands of strollers, including Bugaboo, Baby Jogger and Mamas & Papas etc.. CYBEX thus provides a lightweight, flexible and space-saving travel solution for life in the city or on the road, offering parents a new dimension of mobility.
Softly padded seat inlay:
Length- and height-adjustable and attached to the headrest
Integrated XXL fold-away sun canopy:
Adjustable in 4 steps, with UV50+ sun protection
With side-impact protection
- Aton Base 2 and Aton Base 2-fix
ISOFIX and belted base
Safe and easy installation for great comfort. The infant carrier is clicked directly onto the base, making the buckling-up process of the infant carrier a nuisance of the past.
The belted Aton Base is fixed to the car by means of a quick belt-tensioning device. The height-adjustable prop provides additional stability. Aton Base-fix is secured to the car with its ISOFIX connectors and prop, which offers great safety and stability. Alternatively, the base can be belted to the car seat when used in vehicles that do not have ISOFIX. Both bases are equipped with an indicator confirming the correct installation.
cozy fleeze material
Lined with cosy fleeze material, fitted with an all-round zip, upper part completely detachable.
- 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.
length / width / height : 639, 440, 380-558 mm
weight: 4.8 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)
- Where should my baby’s head be positioned to ensure that the headrest is optimally adjusted to the needs of my child?
Only a headrest that is set to the ideal height can provide your child with the greatest possible protection and comfort. The headrest has eight height settings. The headrest 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 safety cushion and to use the cushion as a play area. If your child disappears behind the safety cushion, 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