Cybex Sirona ZI I-size Plus Carseat – Why we have chosen it?

RO: De multe ori auzim dezbateri despre care este “cel mai bun scaun de masina” si mai mereu se ajunge la diverse controverse pe acest subiect. Din punctul nostru de vedere, este imposibil sa etichezi un scaun ca fiind “cel mai bun”. O avea cel mai bun scor ADAC, insa nu este singurul criteriu dupa care trebuie ales un scaun. In articolul care urmeaza nu vrem sa promovam scaunul Cybex Sirona ca fiind cea mai buna alegere, vrem doar sa argumentam de ce l-am ales si care au fost criteriile noastre de selectie. Fiecare parinte isi cunoaste nevoile si preferintele cand vine vorba de scaune de masina asa ca este absolut imposibil ca toti sa fim pe aceeasi lungime de unda. De cand s-a nascut Alexei am testat 3 marci diferite de scaune de masina (pe langa scoica) si stim exact ce avem nevoie noi de la un scaun de masina potrivit categoriei de varsta 0-4 ani. Nu spunem sub nicio forma ca aceste criterii sunt cele corecte sau singurele care trebuie urmate, prezentam doar punctul nostru de vedere si motivele pentru care am facut aceasta alegere. Parintii au dreptul (si/sau obligatia) sa isi faca propriul research si sa aleaga in deplina cunostinta de cauza, fara sa fie influentati de alegerile altora. Noi am citit foarte multe review-uri inainte de a alege un scaun nou, am urmarit postarile pe acest subiect de pe grupurile de parinti si am discutat cu prietenii nostri cu copii de varsta apropiata de Alexei (si am primit diverse recomandari si diverse puncte de vedere care ne-au ajutat foarte mult si ne-au facut sa ne gandim si la aspecte pe care initial nu le consideram atat de importante).

EN: We often hear all sort of debates regarding “the best car seat” and almost always these debates lead to disagreements. Form our point of view, it is impossible to label a car as being “the best”. It might have the best ADAC score but this is not the only criteria to choose a car seat. In this article we don’t want to promote Cybex Sirona car seat as being the best choice, we just want to explain why we have chosen it and what was our selection criteria. Each parent knows their needs and preferences when it comes to car seats and it is absolutely impossible to be on the same page with everyone. Ever since Alexei was born we tested 3 different car seat brands (besides the infant car seat) and we know exactly what we need from a 0-4 years category car seat. We will not say that this criteria is the correct one or the only one to follow, we will just present our point of view and the reasons why we made this choice. Parents have the right (and/or the obligation) to make their own research and choose while being informed, without being influenced by anybody’s choices. we read lots of reviews before choosing a new car seat, we followed the posts made in the parents groups and we discussed with our friends that have children of the same age with Alexei (and we received so many recommendations and different point of views that helped us a lot and made us think about aspects that we didn’t found so important in the first place).

RO: Montare cu spatele la sensul de mers (rear facing), dar cu optiune de intors cu fata mai tarziu (daca va fi nevoie)
Din punctul nostru de vedere, este important ca un copil mic sa mearga cu spatele la sensul de mers cat mai aproape de 4 ani. Asa ca asta si incercam sa facem, nu a stat niciodata cu fata la sensul de mers pana acum. De altfel, nu stim nimic despre scaunele care nu permit montarea cu spatele la sensul de mers, nu ne-au interesat pur si simplu. Insa pentru ca pe masura ce creste este posibil sa nu mai poata sta intors, am vrut sa alegem un scaun care va permite in viitor si intoarcerea cu fata la sensul de mers (Cybex Sirona ZI I-size Plus are aceasta optiune, trebuie facuta o anumita setare pentru a-l intoarce cu fata, nu este foarte accesibil, e un switch ascuns undeva in spatar, deci nu vom fi tentati sa profitam de aceasta optiune pentru moment). Scaunul pe care il aveam pana acum nu permitea intoarcerea cu fata (asa am vrut sa il alegem la momentul respectiv, cand Alexei avea putin sub un an).

EN: Mounting the car seat rear facing but having the option to turn it forward facing when it will be needed
From our point of view, it is important that a child is placed rear facing in the car for as close as possible to 4 years. That’s exactly what we are trying to do, we never turned him forward facing until now. Besides, we know nothing about car seats that do not allow rear facing mounting, we were simply not interested to know. But because we know that as he gets bigger he might not be able to stay rear facing anymore, we wanted to choose a car seat that allows turning front facing (Cybex Sirona ZI I-size Plus has this option just that an additional setting must be made for turning it front facing, which is not so easy to do, there’s a switch hidden in the back of the chair, so luckily we will not be tempted to use this option for now). The car seat that we had until now did not allow turning it front facing (we made this choice on purpose as Alexei was only one year old back then).

RO: Scor bun la testarea ADAC
Am vrut un scaun care sa aiba un scor bun la aceasta testare insa aveam multe alte aspecte de luat in calcul in aceasta alegere, nu doar scorul testarii ADAC. Scaunul ales de noi este ultimul model Cybex Sirona (numele complet este Cybex Sirona ZI I-size Plus) si se bazeaza pe modelul anterior, Sirona ZI I-size, care a obtinut un scor de 2.1 (link aici) la testarea ADAC. Noul model urmeaza sa fie testat in martie insa se estimeaza ca va obtine un scor si mai bun de atat (noul model este blocat pe baza isofix, nu se mai poate detasa, ceea ce putea aduce un mic joc intre baza si scaun la modelul anterior – acest lucru a fost practic “corectat” de Cybex cu noul model). Sunt multe scaune cu scoruri ADAC bune (de la branduri foarte focusate pe siguranta), bineinteles ca cele cu cele mai bune rezultate au fost pe shortlist. Practic de aici ne-am inceput researchul, pornit de la lista scaunelor evaluate ca fiind cele mai sigure. Ce are in plus scaunul acesta fata de multe alte scaune este protectia pentru impact lateral de pe ambele parti (sunt si alte scaune care au ceva similar, insa cele de la Cybex ni s-au parut mai bune).

EN: Good ADAC score
We wanted a car seat with a good score at ADAC testing but we also had some other things to consider in this choice, not only the ADAC score. The car seat we have chosen is the latest Cybex Sirona model (the entire name is Cybex Sirona ZI I-size Plus) and is based on the previous model, Sirona ZI I-size, which obtained a 2.1 score (link here) at ADAC testing. The new model will be tested in March but it is estimated to obtain an even better score (the new model is sitting on the isofix base, it can no longer be detached – this used to cause a small movements between the base and the car seat at the previous model – this was “corrected” by Cybex in the new model). There are lots of car seats with good ADAC score (brands that are truly focused on safety), and of course the ones with the best score were on our shortlist. Basically we started on research based on these scores, thinking that these are the safest car seats. However, what is additional at this car seat is the side impact protection on both sides (there are some other car seats that have similar protection but the ones from Cybex seemed to be better for us).

RO: Montare isofix, nu in centuri
Scaunele auto pot fi montate fie in centura masinii, fie in sistem isofix (daca permite caroseria masinii). Pentru noi a fost foarte important sa alegem un scaun cu montura isofix. Chiar daca se spune ca ambele sisteme de montat scaunele sunt la fel de sigure daca sunt montate corect, noua ni s-a parut intotdeauna mai usor (si de ce nu, chiar mai sigur) sa montam scaunul in isofix (stim ca exista si persoane carora li se pare ca este foarte sigura si simpla si montarea in centuri, insa noi preferam pe cea in isofix). Practic sunt mai putine sanse de greseli in montare la sistemul isofix. Nu planuim sa mutam foarte des scaunul, insa montarea in isofix este foarte simpla (poate putin dificila pentru o femeie din cauza greutatii scaunului, insa montarea propriu zisa este foarte simpla). La fel ca la multe alte scaune, exista indicatori care arata daca scaunul a fost montat corect in isofix. Acum ca stim ca exista chiar si scoici care se pot monta in isofix, o sa alegem ca la urmatorul copil sa folosim si pentru scoica un astfel de sistem. In plus, in cazul nostru, pentru ca ne doream neaparat un sistem rotativ (il descriem la punctul urmator) trebuia sa alegem un scaun cu prindere in isofix, niciun scaun rotativ nu poate fi prins in centuri.

EN: Isofix Installation, not seat belt installation
Car seats can be installed either in the car’s seatbelt or in the isofix system (if the car allows and has it). For us it was very important to choose a car seat with isofix installation. Even though it is said that both installations are equally safe if they are properly installed, for us it always seemed easier (and why not, even safer) to mount the car seat in isofix (we know there are lots of persons who believe that seatbelt installation is very safe and simple but we just prefer the isofix one). Basically there can be less mounting errors when it comes to isofix. We don’t plan to move the car seat too often, but this type of mounting is pretty easy (maybe a bit harder for a woman due to the weight of the car seat, but the mounting itself is very easy). As well as other car seats, there are some indicators that show if the car seat was properly installed. We now know that there are also infant car seats that can be mounted in isofix, for our next baby we will choose this kind of system for her infant car seat. Besides, in our case, because we really wanted a rotating car seat (we will describe this in the next paragraph) we had to choose isofix, no rotating car seat can be installed in the car’s seatbelt.

RO: Sistem rotativ
Cand am auzit prima oara de sistem rotativ (atunci cand am trecut de la scoica la scaun), ni s-a parut o functionalitate de care nu aveam nevoie. Avand scoica prinsa in centuri, nu am realizat niciodata ce inseamna sa intorci scaunul inspre portiera atunci cand il asezam sau il scoteam din scaun. Ulterior insa, cand am avut primul scaun cu sistem rotativ, ne-am dat seama ca este o mana cereasca. Pentru noi, dar mai ales pentru bunici, care au o masina mult mai micuta si carora le este foarte greu sa il aseze/scoata in/din masina dintr-un scaun fara sistem rotativ. Nu ne-am gandit niciodata sa folosim intoarcerea in masina (cu atat mai putin in timpul mersului, ceea ce este complet nerecomandat), pentru noi este de folos doar pentru a usura asezarea si scoaterea din masina. Ne mai ajuta foarte mult si cand se intampla sa adoarma in scaun si trebuie sa il scoatem in carucior, pentru ca il chinuim mai putin intorcandu-l spre portiera decat daca ar fi in pozitie normala. In plus, centurile au niste magneti care pot fi “lipiti” de marginea scaunului, fiind mai usor sa il asezam si sa il scoatem din masina (nu ne mai impiedicam de centuri, nu se mai pierd pe sub Alexei, nu mai raman agatate de el cand vrem sa il scoatem din masina).

EN: Rotating System
When we first heard about rotating system (when we went from the infant car seat to the next category of car seat) it seemed like a functionality that we didn’t really need. Having the infant car seat installed in the seatbelt, we never realized what rotating the car seat towards the door actually means when taking the child out of the car or placing him inside the car. But then, when we had our first rotating car seat, we realized this is a god send. For us but especially for the grandparents (they have a smaller car and it is really hard for them to place him/take him out of the car without a rotating system). We never thought about using the rotation inside the car (not to mention while we are driving, which is completely not recommended), for us it is useful just to ease the placing in and out the car. It also helps when he falls asleep in the car and we have to take him out and put him in the stroller, because there’s less struggle if we turn the car seat towards the door. Besides, the integrated seat belts of the car seat have some magnets that can be “glued” on the car seat, so that it can be easier to get him out of the car (no more seat belts under him and no more clenching).

RO: Pozitie de somn buna
Cele trei scaune pe care le-am incercat pana acum au fost foarte diferite la acest aspect. Unul dintre ele nu avea pozitie de somn deloc (nu se putea regla pozitia de niciun fel, statea doar in pozitie verticala), altul avea sapte trepte de inclinare, insa niciunul nu ni s-a parut ca avea o pozitie mai buna si mai confortabila ca Cybex Sirona. Stiam de mult timp (inca de la primele modele de Cybex Sirona – cel ales de noi, Cybex Sirona ZI I-size Plus, este ultimul lansat) ca scaunul acesta are o pozitie ideala de somn, insa am considerat ca nu e neaparat o prioritate. Insa pentru ca Alexei obisnuieste sa doarma mult in masina (mai ales la drumuri lungi), ne-am schimbat complet parerea. Daca pana acum multe dintre “pretentiile” listate mai sus se intalneau si la alte scaune de masina, pozitia de somn cred ca este unul dintre principalele atuuri ale acestui scaun (noi cel putin nu am gasit un alt scaun care sa aiba o pozitie similara). Insa trebuie avut in vedere faptul ca pozitia de somn este de multe ori influentata si de inclinatia banchetei masinii. In general, masinile mai sport (chiar si cele de familie) tind sa aiba bancheta un pic inclinata, nu este un unghi perfect de 90 grade intre spatar si bancheta. Ceea ce poate schimba pozitia scaunului iar copilul sa stea putin mai inclinat spre fata. In teorie, daca reglajele sunt facute corect, este greu sa nu se gaseasca o pozitie buna de somn (mai ales la scaunele care au mai multe trepte de inclinare, cum e Sirona). In orice caz, abia dupa ce l-am avut pe Alexei am inteles de ce atat de multi parinti decid sa isi schimbe masina:) Cine s-ar fi gandit vreodata inainte de a avea copii ca inclinatia banchetei poate fi motiv de schimbat masina? πŸ˜€ Noi sigur nu :)))

EN: Good sleep position
The three car seats that we have tried until now were very different regarding the sleep position. One of them did not have any kind of sleep position (it could not be inclined at all, just the vertical position), the other one had seven levels of inclination but none of them seemed to have a better and more comfortable sleeping position than Cybex Sirona. We knew for quite a while that this car seat has an ideal sleeping position (even from the first models of Cybex Sirona – the one we have chosen, Cybex Sirona ZI i-size Plus is the newest one) but we didn’t actually consider it a priority. But because Alexei is used to sleeping a lot in the car (especially on our long road trips) we completely changed our mind. If up until now, all our wishes listed in this article could be found at some other car seats on the market, the sleeping position is one of the best features of our car seat (at least we didn’t find any other car seat with a similar sleeping position). But we have to take into consideration that sometimes the sleeping position can also be influenced by the car’s backseat inclination. In general, sport cars (even the family ones) tend to have a higher inclination of the backseat, there is no perfect 90 degrees angle. Which can change a bit the position of the car seat and the child might be a bit inclined. In theory, if all the adjustments are correct, it is hard not to find a good sleeping position (especially for the car seats that have multiple levels of inclination, like Sirona). Anyways, only after we had Alexei we realized why so many parents decide to change their family car πŸ™‚ Who would have thought that the inclination of the backseat can be a reason to change the car, before having children? πŸ˜€ For sure not us :))

RO: Sa nu ii cada capul in mers, atunci cand doarme
Este foarte dificil de testat acest lucru si sunt foarte multe variabile de luat in calcul. Din fericire, avem niste prieteni care au exact acelasi tip de scaun si o masina similara, astfel ca am putut testat cum se comporta Alexei in scaunul lor. Din pacate, capul copilului poate sa cada din foarte multe motive si stim ca este o ingrijorare permanenta pentru parinti. Din toata documentarea noastra, am inteles ca principalii “vinovati” pentru caderea capului in mers sunt reglajele incorecte. Centurile trebuie stranse bine, astfel incat sa nu poata fi ciupite cu degetele iar tetiera trebuie sa se afle la doua degete deasupra umerilor. La scaunul anterior respectam aceste reguli insa tot ii cadea capul in mers. Am aflat ulterior ca este foarte importanta si inclinatia banchetei masinii (dupa cum spuneam la punctul anterior) si din pacate lucrul acesta este foarte variabil de la o masina la alta. Ideal ar fi sa nu fie inclinata deloc bancheta, astfel incat scaunul sa stea perfect, fara inclinatie, insa sunt foarte multe masini care au bancheta putin inclinata spre spate (sau mai mult), in special cele mai sport. Noi am avut norocul sa putem testa acest scaun (imprumutat de la prieteni) pe masina noastra, asa ca stiam deja ca nu se intampla sa ii cada capul in mers. Insa in general, este un lucru destul de greu de descoperit inainte de a cumpara un scaun, poate doar experienta consultantilor sa ofere cateva sfaturi in aceasta privinta (pentru ca au vazut mai multe tipuri de masini si isi pot da seama in functie de cat de inclinata e bancheta cum se va comporta scaunul respectiv).

EN: The head should not fall when sleeping
It is very difficult to test this and there are so many things to consider. Luckily, we have some friends with the same type of car seat and a similar car, so we could test how is Alexei feeling in their car seat. Unfortunately, the head of the child can fall from various reasons and we know this is a permanent concern for parents. From all our research, we understood that the main “culprits” for falling the head while sleeping are the incorrect adjustments. The seat belts should be tightened well so that we cannot clip them with the fingers and the head rest should be two fingers above the shoulder. At our previous car seat we followed these adjustments but the head was still falling. We then found out that the backseat inclination is also very important (as we were saying in the previous paragraph) and this can be so different depending on the car you own. Ideally, the backseat should not be inclined at all so that the car seat can be installed perfectly, with no inclination, but there are lots of cars that have this backseat inclination, especially the sport ones. We were lucky to be able to test this car seat (borrowed from our friends) on our car so we already knew that his head is not falling when sleeping. But in general, this is hard to discover before buying a car seat, maybe only the experience of the consultants can help as they can give some advices regarding this (because they have seen lots of cars and they can realize how the car seat will behave depending on the backseat inclination).

RO: Sa nu zdrangane pe teren accidentat
Aceasta este una dintre conditiile principale impuse de Andrei, caruia nu ii plac zgomotele in masina. De niciun fel. Recunosc ca pe mine nu m-a deranjat niciodata zgomotul niciunui scaun de pana acum, insa eu conduc mult mai rar si sunt mult mai ignoranta cand vine vorba de ceea ce se intampla/aude in masina πŸ™‚ Simplul condus imi acapareaza intreaga atentie, nu ma pot focusa pe alte aspecte πŸ™‚ Insa Andrei remarca orice, absolut orice zgomot si chiar il deranjeaza. In general, scaunele cu multe componente si sisteme rotative sunt predispuse la zgomote, chiar daca initial par sa fie in regula. Cu cat sunt mai putine componente cu atat scaunul va fi mai… sa spunem stabil. Din nou, zdranganitul este un lucru pe care nu il putem anticipa la un scaun nou. Noi stiam de la scaunul prietenilor ca nu se aud componente zdranganind (dupa un test pe strazile foarte accidentate din cartierul nostru) la acest scaun. Nu stim daca peste ani va ramane la fel, insa spre deosebire de alte scaune avute (care zdranganeau inca de la inceput), acesta este foarte silentios, nu se aude nimic atunci cand mergem pe drumuri cu gropi sau cand trecem peste sinele de tramvai (pe care Andrei le detesta nespus :D). Probabil ca ajuta foarte mult faptul ca sistemul rotativ este parte din baza isofix, nu este o componenta separata cum se mai intalneste la alte scaune (orice componenta in plus adauga riscuri de defectare, ideal este sa fie cat mai putine componente).

EN: No noises on bumpy roads
This is one of the main conditions imposed by Andrei, who totally hates noises inside the car. All of them. I have to admit that I was never bothered by the noise made by any car seat we had so far, but I do not drive so often and I am way more ignorant when it comes to what it happening/what is heard inside the car πŸ™‚ The simple driving takes all my attention, I can’t actually focus on other aspects πŸ™‚ But Andrei notices everything, absolutely every noise and it really bothers him. In general, car seats that have multiple components and rotating systems are prone to noises, even though in the first place everything seems right. If the car seat has less components, it can be… let’s say more stable. Again, these noises can’t be anticipated at a new car seat. We knew from our friends that their car seat doesn’t make any noise (we tested it on the really bumpy roads from our neighborhood). We don’t know if over the years the situation will be the same, but unlike other car seats we owned (that were making noises from the very beginning) this one is noise-free, nothing can be heard when driving on bumpy roads and when we pass our the tram rails (a nightmare for Andrei :D). In our case, it probably helps a lot that the rotating system is directly on the isofix base, so there is no separate component as seen at other car seats (any additional component can add risks of faults, it is ideal to have less components).

RO: Design si Materiale de Calitate
Bineinteles ca designul nu ar trebui sa fie un factor decisiv in alegerea unui scaun, sunt multe alte aspecte care ar trebui considerate prioritare. Insa pentru cei care conteaza cum arata scaunul si din ce materiale este facut, parerea noastra este ca nu exista un scaun mai aspectuos ca Cybex Sirona. Insa este o parere extrem de subiectiva, nu trebuie luata neaparat in calcul. Noua ne-a placut mult forma de “ou”, culorile disponibile si mai presus de acestea, materialele din care este facut. Materialele sunt importante cand vine vorba de rezistenta in timp si la spalare (sa nu se scamoseze, sa nu se rupa, sa fie usor de curatat) si credem noi ca vara este foarte important sa nu transpire intr-un material foarte sintetic. Cybex foloseste materiale de tip denim la modelele Platinum, care sunt mult mai absorbante decat cele clasice (de regula sintetice). Sunt multe scaune care au materiale bune (sau huse speciale pentru vara, prin care pielea copilului sa poata respira si sa nu transpire) insa Cybex investeste foarte mult in aceasta directie (design si materiale bune), practic aceasta este una dintre caracteristicile brandului.

EN: Design and Quality Fabrics
Of course design should not be a decisive factor when choosing a car seat, as there are lots of other aspects that should be considered with priority. But for those who are interested in how the car seat looks like and what fabrics is made of, our opinion is that there is no better option than Cybex Sirona. But this is a very subjective opinion, it doesn’t have to be taken into consideration. We loved the “egg” shape, the colors and above all, the fabrics of this car seat. The fabrics are important if we want them to last in time and after several cleanings (no teasels, no rips, to be easy to clean etc) and we believe that during summer time it is very important for the child not to sweat in a synthetic fabric. Cybex uses denim type fabrics at their Platinum models, which absorb the sweat so much better than the classic ones (usually synthetic fabrics). There are lots of car seat that use good fabrics (or summer wrappers, where the skin can breath and not sweat) but Cybex invests a lot in this direction (design and good fabrics), basically this is one of the brand’s characteristics.

RO: Sa fie usor de folosit
Ne-am ferit intotdeauna de scaunele complicate πŸ™‚ De la inchisul si strangerea centurii, pana la rotirea scaunului si asezarea in pozitia de somn, toate acestea trebuie sa fie intuitive si rapid de realizat. Si intr-adevar, nu este nimic complicat la acest scaun, singurul lucru care sincer ne lipseste de la scaunul anterior este setarea pozitiei de somn de pe scaunele din fata. Practic, pentru a seta pozitia de somn trebuie sa fim unul dintre noi in spate sau sa iesim din masina. Exista unele scaune care au un buton in spatele scaunului, usor accesibil din fata, iar in cazul in care copilul adoarme in masina, poate fi asezat in pozitie de somn. Sau poate ca este o setare intentionata la Cybex, tocmai pentru ca parintii sa nu fie tentati sa seteze scaunul in pozitie de somn la semafor sau si mai rau, in mers, riscand un accident din neatentie. Ce este insa interesant este faptul ca scaunul se poate aseza in pozitie de somn (sau ridica in pozitie verticala) cu o singura mana, nu este nevoie de impins sau de sustinut scaunul cu ambele maini, cum am vazut la alte scaune. De asemenea, reglarea tetierei si a centurilor este foarte simpla (la scaunul anterior era o mica aventura sa reglam tetiera).

EN: Easy to use
We always avoided complicated car seats πŸ™‚ From buckling the seat belt to rotating the car seat or placing in the sleep position, all these have to be intuitive and easy to use. And indeed, there’s nothing complicated at our car seat, the only thing that is missing from our previous car seat is setting the sleeping position from the front of the car. Basically, to be able to set the sleeping position one of us must stay on the back seat or we just have to get out of the car. There are some car seats that have a button in the back of the seat, easily accessible from the front of the car, and in case the child falls asleep in the car, the sleeping position can be easily set. Or maybe this is an intended setting at Cybex so that the parents will never be tempted to set the sleeping position while waiting at the traffic light or even worse, while driving, risking an accident. But what is interesting is the fact that the car seat can be set to sleeping position (or then lifted in the vertical position) with only one hand, there is no need to push or pull the car seat with both hands, as we’ve seen at other car seats. Besides, setting the backrest and the seatbelts is really easy (at our previous car seat it was quite an adventure to set the backrest).

RO: Sunt foarte multe lucruri de luat in calcul atunci cand se alege un scaun de masina, insa ne dam seama de toate acestea doar experimentand si vazand ce anume lipseste de la scaunul pe care il avem. Nu a fost neaparat un privilegiu faptul ca am testat atat de multe scaune de masina pana acum, pur si simplu a fost un fel de trial and error. Am ales bazandu-ne mereu pe ceea ce credeam ca avem nevoie si de fiecare data tot gaseam mici “chichite” pe care am fi vrut sa le imbunatatim la scaunul pe care il aveam. Insa ceea ce am realizat este ca e aproape imposibil ca cineva sa declare un scaun de masina ca fiind cel mai bun de pe piata. Sunt multe optiuni bune si sunt foarte multe aspecte de luat in calcul. Bineinteles, inclusiv costul unui astfel de scaun este un factor decisiv, tocmai de aceea nu este corect sa spunem ca scaunul X este cel mai bun. In plus, fiecare parinte are doleantele sale si nu toate scaunele bune le intrunesc. Asa ca in functie de preferintele fiecaruia, de masina fiecaruia (mare/mica, cu bancheta inclinata sau nu, cu sistem isofix integrat sau nu etc) si de copilul fiecaruia, exista un scaun auto care sa fie cel mai bun. Pentru acea familie. Dupa cum spuneam si la inceputul articolului, scopul acestei postari este de a prezenta criteriile pe care le-am luat noi in calcul atunci cand am ales scaunul Cybex Sirona ZI I-size Plus. Iar motivul pentru care am ales un scaun nou (poate ca ar fi trebuit sa incepem cu asta :D) este faptul ca bunicii aveau nevoie de un scaun rotativ in masina lor (o masina mai micuta, din care le era greu sa il aseze sau sa il scoata din scaun), asa ca le-am dat lor scaunul actual si am ales unul nou pentru masina noastra. Este o alegere foarte subiectiva, ne place Cybex inca de foarte mult timp, suntem extrem de hotarati ca scoica pentru bebe sa fie tot Cybex, la fel si scaunul forward facing pe care il vom alege pentru Alexei dupa 4 ani, asa ca pentru noi a fost o decizie foarte usor de luat. Speram sa fie de folos iar daca sunt alte aspecte de luat in calcul in alegerea unui scaun auto (pe care poate ca noi le-am omis), ne este de folos orice adaugare πŸ™‚ Toate scaunele Cybex pot fi vazute si testate in showroom-ul taticoolshop.ro (au un showroom urias pentru toate produsele Cybex, atat scaune auto cat si carucioare, toate modelele disponibile), unde de altfel am discutat cu consultantii care ne-au indrumat catre acest model.

EN: There are so many other things to consider when choosing a car seat, but we realize all these only by testing and experimenting what is missing at our car seat. It wasn’t quite a privilege that we used so many car seats until now, it was actually a sort of trial and error. We have always chosen based on what we thought we needed and each time we found some things that we wanted to improve at our car seat. So that’s why we realized that is almost impossible for anyone to declare a car seat as being the best on the market. There are lots of good options and many things to consider. Of course, even the price of such a car seat can be a decisive factor, so that’s exactly why we should never say that car seat X is the best. Besides, every parent has his own wishes and not all the car seats can have them all. So depending on everyone’s preferences, the car they own (big/small, inclined backseat or not, integrated isofix system or not) and the child, there is a car seat on the market that can be the best. For that family. As we said at the beginning of the article, the purpose of this post is to present the criteria we considered when choosing the Cybex Sirona ZI I-size Plus car seat. And the reason why we wanted a new car seat (maybe we should have started with this :D) is the fact that the grandparents needed a rotating car seat in their car (they have a smaller car and it was really hard for them to place him inside the car or take him out of the car) so we gave them the car seat we had in our car and we have chosen a new one for our car. It is a very subjective choice, we love Cybex for quite a while and we are extremely decided to have a Cybex infant car seat for our new baby, as well as the forward facing car seat that we will choose for Alexei after he turns 4, so for us it was a simple decision. We hope all these are useful and if there are other things to consider when choosing a proper car seat (maybe we have missed some of them) any comment or addition would be very useful πŸ™‚ All the Cybex car seats can be seen and tested in taticoolshop.ro showroom (they have a huge showroom for all Cybex products, both car seats and strollers, all the available models) where we discussed with their advisors who leaded us towards this model.

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