News and Updates from the 2018 JPMA Baby Show
Overall the trend in carseats for 2018-2019 is ease-of-use and technology. We saw that in abundance at the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) Baby Show this year. From technology that tells you if your child has unbuckled their chest clip to QR codes that help you register your carseat and get installation help, to new seats with load legs and rebound-management features, there were plenty of new and exciting products on the show floor this year.
Cybex Sirona M with SensorSafe 2.0 wins 2018 JPMA Innovation Award for “Best in Show”!
Cybex Sirona M is finally available! This is a feature-rich technology seat, designed to be used with an app. The app tells you if your child has undone their chest clip, if they’re in the safe temperature zone (55˚-85˚F), or if you’ve walked away from your vehicle with your phone but without your child. The app also includes your carseat’s instruction manual and has some vehicle-specific information as well. The SensorSafe 2.0 app works in conjunction with a receiver plug that is inserted in your vehicle’s ODB port, so if you drive a vehicle without an OBD port (an electric vehicle), it won’t work. Our full review is coming soon so stay tuned for more Sirona M details!
Sirona M Specs & Features:
- Rear-facing: 5-40 lbs.
- Forward-facing: 22-65 lbs., 49″ or less
- Integrated SensorSafe 2.0 Technology monitors child in seat through smart chest clip
- 12-position no-rethread harness
- 10-position adjustable base
- 3-position L.S.P. (Linear SIP) bolsters
- Lockoffs for RF & FF (for installations with seatbelt)
- Push-on LATCH connectors
- Infant insert
- 8-year lifespan before expiration
- 2-year warranty
- MSRP $329.95
New Aton M Infant Seat
The Cybex Aton M is a brand new infant seat that will be available this summer. Aton M combines some of the features of the GB Idan and Aton 2 seats. It offers a no-rethread harness and a multi-position load leg. The load leg features indicators that provide feedback to the parent and it locks flush underneath the base. The base also features an anti-rebound bar, a simplified beltpath with a true lockoff (yay!) and metal ball recline angle indicators on both sides. The L.S.P. (Linear Side-Impact Protection) system on the sides of the carrier are similar to those on the Idan and it has the ability to be installed Euro-style without the base. We’ll have a full review once Aton M is available this summer!