Sunday, 18 May 2014

CYBEX Sirona review

I had the pleasure of trying out the CYBEX Sirona for the past few weeks and I wanted to share my thoughts with you.

The Sirona is a group 0+/1 car seat. It can be used from birth with an additional infant insert. It can be used rear facing from 0-18kg or forward facing with an impact shield from 9-18kg.

The Sirona is an ISOFIX only seat and uses a support leg for added safety. It has won lots of awards and has been named one of the safest group 1 seats on the European market.

We were able to try the Sirona in one of the newest colours available - Autumn Gold - and I have to say it's simply stunning! Even my husband commented on how good it looks!

The Sirona comes with a rebound bar that needs to be attached 
when using the seat rear facing.

My little boy trying out his new seat!

The Sirona features additional side impact protection for maximum safety.

I loved the little details, for example this well thought through 
space for the instruction manual in the back of the seat.

Quality of the fabrics is amazing!

Here you can see the Sirona installed in the back of our BMW 3 series E46 estate.

The Sirona was the very first ISOFIX car seat in our house and proved to be a little more complicated to install then I had hoped but after carefully studying the instruction manual  I managed to install it within a couple of minutes. All in all a huge success!

The Sirona is quite a compact seat - I never had this much leg room in the front seat! 

Fully upright position

Fully reclined position

The Sirona's best feature is the swivelling function. I loved that same thing about the Maxi Cosi Axiss but didn't like the fact it was forward facing only so the Sirona wins on all counts!

My son was 32 months old here and as you can see he had very little leg room. This was absolutely fine on short distances but he did start to get uncomfortable after about half an hour like that. I think the leg room is more limited due to the shape of the rebound bar so it's something to think about when choosing the car seat.

Here's my son in the fully upright position

and here fully reclined, leg room is much better but obviously not every older child will want to sit like that :)

As you can see my son was very happy in the Sirona during our testing period!

We had a chance of trying the Sirona in an entirely different car this time. This is a huge and very family friendly Citroen C8 (2005 I believe). The Sirona was again very easy to install and even easier to use with the help of the huge sliding doors :)

Jacob was so comfortable he fell asleep within minutes. 

I'd like to thank CYBEX for letting us try the Sirona! We really enjoyed the testing!

I received the Cybex Sirona for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own.

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