Cybex Aton Unboxing

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One of the most highly anticipated infant seats recently is the Cybex Aton. From having one of the lightest seats to having one of the easiest bases to install, the Aton brings German engineering to the American market (and we know how much Americans love anything European ūüėČ ). Let the drooling commence!

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Dorel Safety 1st Comfy Carry Elite Plus Infant Carseat Review!

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I was intrigued from the first moment¬†we saw the prototype model at the ABC Kids Expo last fall.¬† But I was also a bit skeptical.¬† Could Dorel really make a budget-friendly infant carseat that would be easy to use correctly, have all the important features and also fit smaller-than-average¬†babies really well?¬†¬†And could they really¬†keep the price under $100? Yes, yes they can. ūüôā
Introducing the Safety 1st¬†Comfy Carry Elite Plus (CCEP).¬† It’s a mouthful but it’s important¬†to ask for it by its full¬†name because there are multiple versions of this¬†seat and only the¬†Elite Plus¬†has all the features that you really want to have in an infant carseat.¬† Unfortunately, the models¬†of this seat that are currently sold in stores like Wal-Mart, KMart, Sears & Target are usually not the “Elite Plus” model and are lacking some¬†key features.¬† The good news is that you can purchase the Safety 1st Elite Plus model¬†from Amazon and in most cases get free shipping¬†too!¬† Hopefully¬†some retail stores will start to carry this particular model in the near future.

Here is a breakdown of the differences between the Comfy Carry models:

  • Cosco Comfy Carry $69.99 – rear harness adjuster, non-adjustable base, no head support insert
  • Safety 1st Comfy Carry Elite $79.99 – front harness adjuster, non-adjustable base, head support insert
  • Safety 1st Comfy Carry Elite Plus $89.99 – front harness adjuster, adjustable base with recline foot, head support insert with velcro sides for easy removal

The model provided¬†by Dorel for this review is the Wildflowers pattern (model #¬†IC030AYG). Let’s take a closer look at all the features, specs¬†and measurements of the Comfy Carry Elite Plus:

Bubble Bum Review: Booster Seat or Flotation Device?

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I can poke fun at the Bubble Bum because who can take a booster seriously that calls itself ‚ÄúBubble Bum‚ÄĚ and arrives in purple bubble wrap? Don‚Äôt be fooled by this sporty little bopper of a cushion that looks like it might be more at home on a boat than under your child‚Äôs bum in your vehicle. The Bubble Bum, which has caught the world‚Äôs attention for its size and portability, positions the lap portion of the seatbelt low on the child‚Äôs thighs. But is it easy to use on daily trips or is it best left for traveling?

Britax B-Safe Infant Seat Review

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This is a quick photo and video review of the¬†Britax B-Safe Infant carrier and base system. The B-Safe is currently available for¬†$179.99 or less at Amazon.com with free shipping and¬†free returns.¬† Initially, there¬†are¬†black and red fashions¬†available.¬† The B-Safe is rated for babies 4 to 30 pounds and¬†up to 32 inches tall.¬† Britax suggests a¬†seated shoulder height of 6.5″ to 11″.

As you can see in the video, it includes some handy features, like four harness height settings and an adjustable crotch strap depth. An infant comfort pillow is included along with harness comfort pads and a belly pad for the buckle. There is energy absorbing foam around the head and upper torso. The carrier is compatible with Britax B-series strollers, but an optional attachment strap or adapter is needed for strollers of other major brands.  The handle may be left in any locked position in the car.  The locking mechanism is smooth and makes it easy to drop the carrier into place and also to release it from the base. Speaking of the base, it has a built-in lockoff, a 5-position adjustable recline adjustment and indicators for the angle on each side. It also includes premium LATCH attachments with push-button releases. Extra B-Safe bases can be purchased for about $65.