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.
- Removable seat insert 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.
REMOVABLE SEAT INSERT
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.
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.
CYBEX Travel System
Space saving travel solutions
The infant car seat can be effortlessly converted into a travel system with CYBEX, gb and other brand buggies and strollers.
With the help of an adapter, CYBEX infant car seats can be effortlessly converted into a practical travel system with strollers and buggies from CYBEX, gb and other selected brands.
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.
- Adapter for CYBEX strollers
cozy fleeze material
Lined with cosy fleeze material, fitted with an all-round zip, upper part completely detachable.
- Rain cover
Wind and weather protection for all CYBEX infant car seats.
- 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.
- Insect net
The net offers top protection against mosquitos and other insects. Thanks to the elastic material it fits the CYBEX car seats perfectly. Wash at 30°C if necessary.
length / width / height : 640, 430, 390-560 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Can I use this seat on a flight?
No, this seat is not approved for use on an airplane.
- 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? /When does CYBEX plan to launch a Platinum i-Size seat?
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.