Greetings from the 2016 ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas! One of our first stops today was to the Cybex booth to see the new Cybex Sirona M convertible seat. This seat is expected to hit stores sometime in the 3rd quarter of 2017. We will have a better idea of their ETA after the JPMA show in May 2017. The models we saw today are prototypes so it’s possible that some things may change or be tweaked before the final production models go to market.
Cybex Sirona M Specs & Features:
Rear-facing: 5-40 lbs.
Forward-facing: 22-65 lbs.
No rethread harness with 11 height positions
10 position adjustable base
3 position L.S.P. (Linear SIP) bolsters
Lockoffs for RF & FF (for installations with seatbelt)
Push-on LATCH connectors
Available 1st Qtr 2017
Sirona M Measurements:
Max harness height: 17.5″
Lowest height: 7″ without infant insert (closer to 6″ with infant insert)
Max width at widest point 19″
Weight: Roughly 25 lbs. (it’s still a prototype so there was no point weighing it)
The Sirona M appears to be a solid and stylish convertible seat with premium features. We look forward to reviewing a final production model as soon as it’s available!
There is too much info to cover in one article so here is Part 2 of our complete 2015 ABC Expo tradeshow experience!
Part 1 of our show coverage can be found HERE and includes updates on Baby Trend, Britax, Chicco, Clek, Combi, Cybex, Doona, Dorel, Evenflo & GB!
All convertibles now have a 22 lbs. forward-facing minimum to be comparable with the industry standard.
SnugRide infant seats now come in 2 flavors: the $99 model and the $129 model both with the front pull adjuster. The rear-adjust model is only available in very few travel systems.
The Milestone All-in-One market has expanded to include more retailers.
The Size4Me convertible is now available with a Rapid-Remove cover that can be removed in less than a minute while the seat remains installed in the vehicle. Super convenient! It also features a new LATCH bar on both sides of the seat that allows the [now] single LATCH connector strap to slide easily from a rear-facing to forward-facing position.
The Atlas is combination seat sort of like the Nautilus, but it switches from a forward-facing harness to a highback booster, not a backless booster, too. It harnesses from 22-65 lbs., boosters to 100 lbs., has a no-rethread 10-position harness, and two-position recline. It retails for $129.
Baby Jogger “City Go” Rear-Facing Only Infant Carseat
The City Go is based on the SnugRide 35 LX, so it has similar features to that seat yet meets the needs of the Baby Jogger customer.
A more square handle
Huge 50 SPF canopy
Euro-style baseless install allowed
All-new base with dual bubble recline indicators
6 position adjustable base
We know you love to read about the Extend2Fit Convertible Carseat, so here are the important specs about it again:
4-50 lbs. rear-facing
22-65 lbs. and 49″ or less forward-facing
10-position harness height, maxing out at 18 inches
6-position recline (3 positions for forward-facing; 3 for rear-facing)
17″ seat depth with panel extended
Steel reinforced shell
The new Tranzitions Combination Carseat is going to be Graco’s entry-level combo seat that will be perfect for tight spaces and travel.
There is too much info to cover in one article so here is Part 1 of our complete 2015 ABC Expo tradeshow experience! Well… mostly complete. Some things really must stay in Vegas. 😉
Part 2 of our show coverage can be found HEREand includes updates on Graco/Baby Jogger, Hauck/iCoo, Lil Fan, Maxi-Cosi, Mifold, Mima, Nuna, Orbit, Peg Perego, Recaro & UPPAbaby!
Baby Trend has a purchased the molds for the popular TrueFit convertible seats (formerly manufactured by TOMY/First Years) and will revive them as the new PROtect convertible carseat, improved with a 40 pound rear-facing weight limit. They will also bring back the Folding Booster (also formerly by TOMY/First Years) as the Yumi Booster. See our blog with all the details here: https://carseatblog.com/35369/abc-kids-expo-2015-new-from-baby-trend-somewhat-new-to-us/
Britax didn’t have any new seats at the show, but they have some new accessories available for the B-Safe Infant Seat: the B-Warm and B-Covered. The B-Covered ($29.99) is a UPF-rated sun screen/bug screen, available only in gray. The B-Warm ($49.99) is a heavier, fuzzier cover for cold winter months. The B-Warm is currently available in two fashions, Polar Mist (black) and Arctic Splash (with a splash of color).
There are also a couple seats going away. The G4.1 Advocate will be phased out by the end of the year. (The Clicktight Advocate will continue to be available.) Also retiring is the Parkway SG. The more popular Parkway SGL (with lower LATCH attachments) will be sticking around.
Limited Edition Frontier CT fashions – Liberty Sapphire, Meadow, and Concord are selling out fast—and when they’re gone, they’re gone forever. If you’ve been planning to purchase a Frontier ClickTight in any of these fashions, don’t wait much longer.
New KidFit Zip booster is now available at various retailers including Amazon.
New “Pirvata” fashion for KeyFit, NextFit & KidFit will be available only at specialty retailers.
The Capri fashion is available on Foonf, Fllo, and Oobr. On Foonf, it’s available in both black and white shells. Also on all fashions, enhanced padding is added throughout. Harness pads are slightly longer and softer and now attach with snaps.
Big improvement: new lockoffs close ski boot-style. The end of the top lockoff clips over the edge of the bottom lockoff, then the long handle gives extra torque as you close it. Brilliant! Want these new lockoffs for your older seat that has problem lockoffs? Give Clek a call. They’ll put you on their list to get them to you when they’re available.
See the full Mifold Grab and Go Booster Review now posted HERE.
We had an opportunity to meet with the inventor of mifold booster, Jon Sumroy, at the 2015 ABC Kids Expo. There has been a lot of buzz about this innovative new product and we were excited to get our first look at it. Thankfully we can report that we were not disappointed and even though this is still in prototype stage, we are very excited and optimistic about the final product!