If you haven’t started an Amazon baby registry yet, now’s a good time.
As you may know, the third annual Amazon Prime Day is Tuesday, July 11, 2017. It’s a one-day shopping extravaganza with hundreds of thousands of deals exclusively for Prime members around the world. It’s like Black Friday in July!
Good news! You don’t have to wait for Prime Day to pounce on great deals. Amazon is launching lead up promotions now, including this one, on the CYBEX Aton-2 infant car seat.
Prime Baby registrants who add a participating CYBEX Aton-2 infant car seat to their Amazon baby registry between July 5, 2017 and July 19, 2017 and purchase the infant car seat by March 31, 2018, will receive $120 credit back to their Amazon account (equivalent to 40% off).
1. A Load leg
A load leg, a.k.a. a foot prop or stability leg, is a popular feature on European car seats and fortunately, it’s gaining ground in the U.S. too. It’s a steel-enforced rod that’s attached to the infant car seat base. A load leg affixes the infant car seat base to the floor of your car. After you install the legged base, you kinda forget about it. But if you ever get into a crash, the load leg hunkers down.
A load leg provides added stability in a front collision. In that type of crash, which is the most common, government safety standards allow an infant car seat to rotate downward up to 73 degrees. (Picture a rear-facing infant seat rocking forward, toward the back of a car’s front seat.) But a stability/load leg helps keep a car seat planted by distributing the force of a crash by up to 90 percent.
Crash forces get diffused through the seat and the frame of your vehicle, to help keep the seat fixated, which protects your baby’s head and spinal cord from injury.
2. Linear side-impact protection (L.S.P.) system
L.S.P. is designed to absorb more of the energy of a side-impact collision, which is less common than frontal collisions but often more deadly. The innovation is a small plastic wing on both sides of the car seat, which you’ll engage if your child’s car seat is installed in the outboard, by-the-door position.
To activate the L.S.P. system, you’ll simply flip out the wing on the side of the car seat near the car door after clicking the car seat into its base. You don’t need the L.S.P. system if you install the car seat in the rear center seat, which is technically the safest seat in the house. The plastic wing transfers the energy of a side crash into the shell of the car seat so a baby isn’t jostled around so much. Cybex safety testing found the L.S.P. system increases safety by 40 percent in a side-impact collision.
Added Bonus: The Cybex Aton 2 is Lightweight
The Cybex Aton 2 is one of the lightest infant car seats on the market. At just 9 pounds, it’s easy on your arms and shoulders. It comes with a newborn inlay to position smaller babies properly in the first few months.
Infant Car Seat and Stroller Compatibility
The Cybex Aton-2 is compatible with these strollers:
- Cybex Balios M
- Cybex Iris M-Air
- Agis M-Air 3
- Agis M-Air 4
- GB Pockit+To transform the car seat into a travel system (car seat + stroller), you’ll need Cybex adapters.
You can also use the Aton 2 as a travel system using Maxi-Cosi adapters with these strollers: Baby Jogger City Mini, Baby Jogger City Mini Double, Baby Jogger City Select, Quinny Buzz, the Quinny Moodd and Stokke Xplory.
To take advantage of this Prime Day lead up deal, you must be an Amazon Prime member ($99/year). Luckily, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime here. That way, you’ll be ready to go on Tuesday, July 11th.
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