There are many reasons Autumn is my favorite time of year. Chief among them is the way the Northeast's landscape transforms from lush greens to golden yellows, reds, and oranges. Coincidentally, our latest baby gear find fits perfectly into the pumpkin-spiced latte color palette of the season: The Cloud Q Infant Car Seat by Cybex in Autumn Gold.
The online photos don't do it justice. When I pulled the Cloud Q from its box my eyes widened. The autumn gold orange color is gorgeous and unexpected. The ergonomic design is modern and most of all, functional. What sets the Cloud Q apart from other car seats is that it offers a full recline position outside of the car. With a longer leg-rest and full-recline position, the baby can lie comfortably and in an ergonomically correct position. The angle can even be adjusted with one hand without having to take the child out of the carrier. There is no setup, other than installation.
Here are some of its other premium features:
Removable newborn inlay for premature and very small babies: One of the biggest challenges for Cybex safety engineers was the best possible transportation of premature babies and very small newborns, whose neck muscles and reflexes are not yet well developed. Unfortunately, this can lead to the baby's head tipping forward while he sleeps, which can lead to serious breathing problems. Along with doctors and midwives, and taking into account numerous test results, Cybex developed a function that enables a full-recline angle between head, neck and chest, which helps to significantly reduce the risk of suffocation. This is achieved through a removable seat insert, which can also be removed to offer more space and comfort for bigger children.
11-position height-adjustable headrest with integrated harness guides: In combination with the telescopic Linear Side-impact Protection System the height-adjustable headrest adds to the excellent side-impact protection of the Cloud Q infant car seat. With the new 11-position height-adjustable headrest with integrated harness guide, the length of the harness changes automatically when the headrest is adjusted. This prevents any need for the difficult rethreading of the harness and makes it almost impossible to misuse.
Telescopic Linear Side-impact Protection (L.S.P. System): The telescopic Linear Side-impact Protection (L.S.P. System) and energy-absorbing shell both help to absorb force in the event of a side-impact collision. The telescopic Linear Side-impact Protection can be easily and individually adjusted. The very first forces of a side-impact collision are transferred by the extended side protectors facing the door and are distributed throughout the car seat's shell. The flexible material and structure of the Cloud Q seat then absorbs the forces of an impact and channels them away from the baby.
Integrated XXL foldaway sun canopy: For maximum protection of baby's skin, the matching XXL foldaway sun canopy fulfills the stringent UVP50+ sun protection standard. The integrated, XXL foldaway sun canopy is designed to elegantly disappear behind a color-coordinated visor. It can also be extended incrementally, offering not only perfect sun protection but also protection against wind and rain.
Travel system ready by adding CYBEX and other brand strollers: The Cloud Q is compatible with the Cybex Priam Stroller with no need for additional adapters. Adapters are available (sold separately) to click your Cloud Q onto the following popular stroller models:
- Baby Jogger City Mini & City Mini GT
- Nuna Mixx
- all Bugaboo stroller models
- UPPAbaby Vista & UPPAbaby Cruz
- Babyzen YoYo+
- Stokke Xplory & Trailz
If you're looking for a luxury infant car seat with a bold, modern color and design, look no further than the Cybex Cloud Q.