Preparing for a Brooklyn Baby with Cybex




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The following post is a sponsored post in partnership with Cybex. As part of this partnership, Cybex reached out to expecting moms who are busy preparing for their new bundle of joy. As part of the journey and experience, Cybex as us to test out one of their most popular items, the Cybex Q Infant Car Seat to see if it was a good fit for our Brooklyn lifestyle. 

While having a child in Brooklyn or New York City would give some people hives, it actually excites us. So many of our friends who have children have raved about having a newborn in Brooklyn. There is so much that is accessible just steps from our apartment. Whether we want to grab a strong iced coffee after a night of little sleep, run errands, head to the playground or meet friends for a beer, it’s all just a few blocks away.

We asked our Brooklyn friends what their “must have” registry items were and everyone said a great carrier and car seat were two of the most important items.

We were excited when Cybex asked us to test the Cybex Q Infant Car Seat car seat even before Baby Girl Diamond arrives. We spent some time testing the car seat both in the car and around the neighborhood. We definitely received some funny looks since we were carrying around an empty car seat, but we definitely benefitted from the trial run, especially learning how to quickly install it in a car.

As soon as we unboxed the car seat we were immediately in love with the sleek design as well as the innovation. Here are just a few of the features that make it a great option for families on the go.

  • It has a full reclining position which means that if we’re at a coffee shop, grabbing a quick bite or out and about, she will hopefully be able to fall asleep easier and more comfortably.
  • The car seat includes an integrated XXL foldaway sun canopy with UVP 50+ to protect Baby Girl Diamond’s skin from the Summer sun.
  • The car seat base has a “load leg” which keeps the car seat in place and protects the baby’s head, neck, and spine in case of an accident.
  • It will grow with our daughter, as it is able to be used with infants up to 35 lbs or 30” tall.
  • They Cybex Q is available in eight different colors, including Moon Dust, the color you can see in these pictures.

Since some people have asked, yes Bo and I definitely plan on sharing an updated review of the car seat/carrier once we’ve used it. In addition, this is one of the reasons that I’m not sharing things like hospital bag, baby essentials or even registry list until after the baby. I think it’ll be more helpful for readers to share what I actually use at the hospital and in the first few weeks with baby.


 Thank you to CYBEX for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

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  1. Lisa June 11, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    Wow okay this is super weird. And again you haven’t used this death you see just carting it around for awkward photos. If you had used it you would know you probably won’t be using the load leg since it’s attached to the base and no one will he carting the base around nyc. Also I have this car seat and while it’s super safe it is HEAVY. Not sure it’s the most practical one for NYC. . Maybe once. you use it with your baby you can come back and review it.

    • Lisa June 11, 2017 / 4:29 pm

      Sorry horrible typo in there! Yikes did not mean to write death!

    • ashleyd June 11, 2017 / 10:46 pm

      You are right regarding the base – thank you! I updated the post to ensure that it is clear to readers. I will definitely do a full review of the car seat and other products after we’ve used with the baby.

  2. Kate June 11, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    What is the reasoning for the company to ask you to test it out before the baby arrived? What are some drawbacks of this car seat? Do you plan to do another review once you use it with a baby?

    • ashleyd June 11, 2017 / 10:45 pm

      Yes, I will be doing a full follow-up review after using it along with a review of other items that were on our registry and that we use daily.

  3. Colleen June 12, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    I’m 27 weeks pregnant and am also confused on how you tested it out. One of our struggles is pulling the trigger on products because we just have no idea how they’ll work when the baby arrives. At this point, the only thing that matters to me in a car seat (besides safety ratings) is how heavy the thing is because I plan on carrying it a lot. What about your test run made you confident that this was the car seat for you?

    • ashleyd June 12, 2017 / 5:46 pm

      Colleen I agree with everything you say – it is so hard to choose items as we have no clue how they will work with the actual baby. In fact, many friends have told us to keep all our receipts as places like Buy Buy Baby will take returns/exchanges even when they have been opened if your baby doesn’t like something like a rock’n’play.

      For this partnership, Cybex offered to send us their top car seat and asked us to take it for a test run in our neighborhood. They wanted to work with expecting moms who could check out the carrier for it’s functionality, safety, featuers etc as part of our “prep for baby”. We tested carrying it around the neighborhood, taking it in and out of a car, using it in our backyard, using the sunshade, etc.

    • Lisa June 13, 2017 / 2:27 pm

      Get a Nuna Pipa, it is very safe and so light! Half the weight of this car seat (I have both).

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