CYBEX Aton 2 Review – Is it worth it?
After shelling out all that money, what do I get?
It’s one of the best-looking infant carriers that you can get. For some, the looks are important.
Let’s face it if you have seen one car seat; you have seen them all. It’s like pickup trucks. And then out of the sudden comes someone like Tesla or Cybex and revolutionizes the whole industry.
Besides looking good, this infant carrier has top-notch safety ratings. Let me tell you some words of wisdom that I’ve got from a police officer. He said that there’s no such thing as a bad car seat, only an unused one.
The market is indeed filled with car seats. Here’s another fact all of them are safe. If not, they would’ve been recalled already.
A higher-priced car seat doesn’t necessarily offer better protection. It might give your little one more comfortable. Safety-wise they are almost the same.
I love the CYBX because they stand out from the crowd. Plus, they are compact and serve well in the long run. If you’re planning to have multiple babies, it will be a good choice.
Let’s get this CYBEX Aton 2 review started. If you stick with me until the end, I will tell you the pros/cons. Some of them are unexpected, to say the least.
Who is the CYBEX Aton 2 Infant Car Seat?
This infant carrier is perfectly suited for parents who are on the go and want something light. Plus, it’s compact so that it will fit into any small car or transport.
If you have twins, you have found the perfect car seat. Check out my best car seat for twins page too.
What can the CYBEX Aton 2 car seat do for you?
As I mentioned before, this is one of the coolest infant car seats you can buy. It’s only for rear-facing mode. And it will allow you to do extended rear-facing mode since it offers a lot of legroom.
For many parents, this is important because this is the most protective space while riding in the car.
It’s super light, so you can easily move it in and out of the car without waking your little one. It’s ideal for running errands or going to a restaurant. Click, and your little one is out in your arms and on the go.
This infant carrier comes with a compact design. It fits on narrow back seats. One of our friends got it -and managed to get it installed in a Fiat. And you know how small those cars are.
If you use public transportation or taxis and ride-sharing services, the install is easy peasy. This is the reason why I like it so much. You don’t have to rely on rentals if you’re traveling (saving you money and giving your little one comfort).
The material is soft and gives great cushioning. And it’s also easy to wash.
It delivers all the safety features you will ever need. It has side impact protection as well.
CYBEX Aton 2 shortcomings
The perfect car seat/infant carrier hasn’t been invented yet. Even the CYBEX has some flaws. I’m writing this to you so you’ll get the full picture and you can make a better decision. So let’s get started.
This infant carrier is pricey. There’s no beating around the bush. You will need a budget if you want to get it.
The sunshade/canopy doesn’t go all the way down. Even if it has such a big UV rating, there are certain angles where the little one’s face isn’t protected. This can be seen clearly while you’re driving.
The straps tend to get twisted. I mean, every time I have to put my little one in, they have to be undone. This isn’t a biggie until my little one is calm and relaxed. When she’s throwing a tantrum and decides not to cooperate, then it becomes a real hassle.
Since we’re talking about the straps, I have to mention that they are hard to pull tight when they are installed. So here’s the trick I used. Before installing, I’ve put my baby daughter in and adjusted them. Only after than I’ve installed it. Now it works perfectly.
These would be the flaws of CYBEX Aton 2. So what do you think? Are there that bad, or can you work around them?
How To Get The Most Out Of CYBEX Aton 2 Infant Car Seat?
After you get, the car seat first thing you have to decide is where you will install it. The safest place to mount it is in the middle of the car. Now for some, this isn’t an option, so here’s the second safest spot. This is right behind the driver.
Before installing, do put your little one in and adjust the straps. And only after that, install it. This will make things easier later on. Make sure that the infant carrier is tight. The wiggle room should be less than an inch. If you want to be extra safe, do get a second opinion from a licensed professional.
Conclusion for the CYBEX Aton 2 Review
So far, this car seat looks good. It’s one the best looking one on the market packed with all the safety features you will ever need. It’s pricey there’s no way around that. Plus, it’s compact so that it will work with smaller vehicles.
We have reached the end of the CYBEX Aton 2 Review. I hope you learned everything you wanted about this infant carrier. Get it soon because supplies are running low.
Might you’ve used this car seat? Then do share your experience with us. Also, if you want me to review other car seats, let me know. If there’s enough interest in one, I will get it done.
Catch you next time.
Frequently Asked Questions CYBEX Aton 2:
Are Cybex car seats good?
Cybex car seats aren’t just good they are excellent. They are one of the first car seats that have smart technology embedded.
What strollers are compatible with the Cybex Aton car seat?
It’s only compatible with Cybex strollers like Priam, Mios, Balios, Eezy and so on.
How long does Cybex Aton M last?
The Cybex Aton M lasts for 6 years that’s the expiration date set by the manufacturer.
What other infant car seats can compete with the Aton 2?
The infant seat is big so there bound to be a few competitors. Here are a few worthy: Maxi Cosi mico infant seat, peg perego infant seat, chicco keyfit infant seat and many more. Most of these infant carriers have been reviewed by me you can check them out.
What kind of protection system and safety features does the Aton 2 have?
The most important safety feature is the L S P or linear side-impact protection system. As you know side impacts are more dangerous than the typical front or rear one. Our body wasn’t designed to take side impact forces well this is why we need help. Cybex has always played by state laws. One of the newest things in the car seat world is the load leg. According to Cybex, the load leg reduces impact by 40%. That energy is absorbed and it doesn’t travel up into your little ones body. You need to fix the load leg onto the vehicle floor to get the best use out of it. The Aton 2 has passed all the crash tests with flying colors. It’s one of the favorite baby carriers for new parents.
What the weight range for Cybex Aton 2?
The weight range is 4 to 35 pounds. The carrier portion only weighs 9 pounds.
How do you install the Cybex Aton 2?
You have multiple choices for the install. You can do it with the Aton 2 base or without the base. It’s good to know that with the seat base you can use the latch installation method. Without it you’re left with the seat belt only. The latch guides make the mounting super simple. For the vehicle, belt install you will need to do belt routing through the belt path. After you fed through the belt path you have to remove the slack. Don’t forget about the load leg. You need to fix it before you tighten the straps. If you’re looking for an infant seat this is a good choice. Crash forces will be dissipated with the load leg this is why the recline foot is so important.
What kind of stroller compatibility does the Aton 2 have?
It’s only compatible with Cybex strollers. There’s an easy release button for the carrier part. You can remove it from the vehicle seat with ease. Keep in mind that the chest clip should be below the baby’s armpit. Here are a few features to check out: rethread harness, harness straps, car seats booster seats.
Last Updated on October 27, 2023 by Brian Beasley