The Cloud T i-Size infant car seat features a comfortable in-car recline and a lie-flat position when used as part of a travel system. An ADAC Test Winner (Oct 2023, award shared with another product).
The CYBEX Cloud T i-Size infant car seat is the ultimate all-rounder. When used with the Base T, the infant car seat can recline for blissfully comfortable rides. Outside the car, it can be used with a stroller as part of a travel system, delivering maximum comfort with its ergonomic lie-flat position.
All-round air ventilation provides a consistently pleasant seating temperature in all seasons. And 180° rotation lets you turn the car seat toward the car door, for effortless on and off-boarding. A perfect companion, every step of the way: the Cloud T i-Size.
Car Seat Installation:
Installation with base (option 1): Look for the i-Size logo. If a vehicle seat is marked with this logo, it is suitable for use with all i-Size child seats and therefore will not appear in our list of compatible vehicles. If your vehicle does not have an i-Size seat, please check the compatibility of your vehicle. If your vehicle is not displayed, please contact our customer service team.
Installation with belt (option 2): The infant car seat can be used on all vehicle seats with three-point automatic belt.
How do I know if my car seat is suitable for an aircraft?
You can determine if your car seat is aircraft approved if it has the TÜV Rheinland seal with the reference “For Use in Aircraft”. Car seats with this seal are specifically tested for safety and use with a two-point harness system, as found in an aircraft. Please note, that not every airline recognizes this seal as valid, therefore it is essential to refer to your airline’s regulations to confirm whether you can use your seat, even if the seat has the seal of approval.
How do I know when my child needs to change to the next car seat?
We generally advise against prematurely switching from an infant car seat (45-87 cm, max. 13 kg, from birth up to approx. 24 months) to the next seat. Even if your child’s feet protrude outside the infant car seat, or if your baby can already sit up, your child has not necessarily grown out of the seat. However, if your child's head is protruding above the top edge of the seat and your child already weighs over 13 kg, it is time to change the seat as it will no longer provide sufficient protection to the child’s vulnerable neck and head area.
Can I use this car seat on a flight?
No, this car seat is not approved for use on an airplane.
Can I also use the infant car seat without the base?
Yes, your infant car seat can be installed in a car without using a base: In this instance, the car seat is installed using the vehicle belt. This is useful when travelling in a taxi or a second car. However, we recommend using the infant car seat in conjunction with the base, for better safety and stability. If installing the infant car seat on the front passenger seat, it is important to ensure that the front airbag has been deactivated.
Is it ok to keep using a car seat after an accident?
We at CYBEX strongly recommend that you replace a car seat after any kind of accident. This is because tiny hairline cracks, which may not be visible to the naked eye, can appear in the plastic parts of a car seat after an accident. These cracks can pose an increased risk to safety.
My car seat is faulty, how can I get it repaired?
Please refer to the retailer where you bought your CYBEX car seat. They will deal with the matter on your behalf.
Where can I get replacement parts for my product?
You can order replacement parts from a specialist retailer near you. To find a store near you, simply go to the Store Locator on the CYBEX Website.
When should I remove the newborn inlay?
The newborn inlay has to be removed when your infant reaches a height of 61 cm (corresponding to approximately 3 months). This ensures that your growing baby has enough space in the car seat.
How do I correctly secure my child in the seat?
Please observe the instructions in the User Guide. Adjust the child car seat to the size of your child and make sure that he or she is properly strapped in to ensure maximum safety.
When I remove the base from the vehicle it emits a warning signal. How can I stop this noise?
When the load leg is adjusted the base will emit a warning signal indicating that it is not correctly installed. If you want to remove the base from the vehicle, first push the load leg upwards to its uppermost position by pushing the adjustment button. Then fold the load leg back for storage within the base. The warning signal will stop when the load leg is fully folded back and in the designated area. If the base is not to be used for a long period of time the battery should be removed to avoid potential damage caused by leaking fluids.
Installation and Securing your child
When I install the car seat using the vehicle belt, my baby’s head nods forward onto his/her chest even though the seat appears to be positioned horizontally. How can I prevent this?
If your child’s head is nodding forwards while sat in the infant car seat belted with the vehicle belt, this may indicate that the infant car seat is not positioned at a horizontal level, even though the symbol on the seat seems to indicate that it is. One reason for this is that many vehicle seats have a relatively steep incline, especially in smaller vehicles. Therefore, when installing the infant car seat it is best to use the level of the road as a guide to the correct level of the car seat, rather than the angle of the vehicle seat. Another option is to install the car seat in a flatter recline position. If your baby’s head continues to nod forward even when the seat is aligned with the level of the road or you are using the base, then it is possible that the baby is not wearing suitable clothing. Please refer to the question: What kind of clothing should my child wear when seated in the car seat.
Can I install a rear-facing seat on the front passenger seat?
Rear-facing car seats must only be installed on the passenger seat if the front airbag has been deactivated. Placing your child on a passenger seat with an activated airbag poses an enormous risk of injury, and we at CYBEX strictly advise against this. For other types of car seats check the user manuals of both your car seat and your vehicle to find out if you should deactivate the airbag. Statistics show that the safest place for a car seat is on the rear seat behind the front passenger seat. Side airbags do not put your child’s safety at risk. If you have no choice other than to use the front passenger seat, please ensure that the seat is pushed back as far as possible and that the airbag is deactivated.
How should the headrest be adjusted?
Only a headrest adjusted to the optimum height will give your child the best possible protection and comfort. The height can be adjusted to various positions. The headrest must be adjusted so there is no more than 2 cm between the child’s shoulders and the bottom of the headrest.
Can I use the car seat on laterally-facing vehicle seats?
It is not permitted to use the car seat on laterally-facing vehicle seats.
Can I use the car seat on rear-facing vehicle benches (e.g. in vans or minibuses)?
No. As you can only use this car seat rear-facing, it cannot be used on rear-facing vehicle benches. A rear-facing car seat on a rear-facing vehicle bench would be front-facing when installed.
Can I also use this infant car seat on a vehicle seat without an i-Size certification?
Yes, this infant car seat can be used on certain vehicle seats without an i-Size certification. It is possible for the infant car seat to be installed on forward-facing car seats equipped with a 3-point automatic belt system in accordance with UN Standard R16. If your vehicle does not have an i-Size seating position, please check the vehicle typelist to find out whether installation with a 3-point belt is possible. Alternatively, check the car compatibility list on our website.
What should I bear in mind when installing the car seat in my vehicle?
Before purchasing the car seat it is important to check if it is approved to be used in your vehicle. The vehicle must have an i-Size seat that is compatible with an i-Size child car seat (we advise referring to the Car Compatibility Checker on the CYBEX Website to find out whether the car seat is compatible with your vehicle). Compatibility can also be checked with the Typelist that can be found attached to your car seat (please do not use any part of this car seat on its own or in combination with boosters, backrests or headrests from other manufacturers or from different CYBEX product lines. Also, the car seat can be used only on vehicle seats which are equipped with an automatic 3-point vehicle belt. For the proper protection of your child, it is essential to use and install the car seat according to the instructions given in the User Guide. The User Guide can be found attached to the car seat, or it can be downloaded on the CYBEX Website.
Can I install this infant car seat on the front passenger seat?
This infant car seat should only be installed on the passenger seat if the front airbag has been deactivated. Important: According to rules of the road such as the Highway Code in the UK, it is forbidden for your child to travel on a seat with an activated airbag. Placing your infant on a passenger seat with an activated airbag puts your child at risk of serious injury. If you have no choice other than to use the front passenger seat, please deactivate the airbag and ensure that the seat is pushed back as far as possible. As a rule we always recommend installing the car seat on the vehicle’s rear seat (if possible behind the passenger) as statistics show that this is the safest place in the car. In a head-on collision, a child will be protected by the larger crumple zone of the rear seat where front airbags do not put your child’s safety at risk.
Can I use the car seat even when the side airbag is activated?
Yes, the side airbag can remain activated when using the car seat.
Are both side-impact protectors (L.S.P.s) needed?
The Linear Side-impact Protection (L.S.P.) reduces the forces of a side-impact collision and thus also the risk of injury. Generally, we advise parents to install or fold out the L.S.P. on both sides of the car seat. However, if there is insufficient space for the L.S.P. nearest the middle of the vehicle, it is not absolutely essential. For safety reasons, please ensure that the L.S.P. nearest the door is always installed or folded out.
The car seat is approved in compliance with the i-Size standard (UN R129). What does this mean?
i-Size is a European standard for car seats. Among other regulations i-Size states that infants must travel in a rear-facing position before the child's age exceeds 15 months and that, for the first time, side-impact protection is tested. To find out more about i-Size, check our Safety Center on the CYBEX Website.
Can my child sit in a forward-facing position in the car seat?
No, according to the UN Standard R129 children have to travel in a rear-facing position until they are at least 15 months old. This is because your infant’s spine and neck muscles have not yet developed sufficiently to cope with the heavy strain of a front collision. If the child is travelling in a rear-facing position, the forces of an impact are distributed evenly over the large area of the car seat shell. The strain on the neck, head, and chest is significantly reduced, reducing the risk of injury when compared to a forward-facing car seat. While the minimum requirement for rear-facing travel is up until the child is 15 months old, given the current state of child restraint technology we recommend keeping your child rear-facing for as long as possible. To this end, this seat is designed to only be used in a rear facing position.
Can I leave my child in the infant car seat outside the car, for example at home?
CYBEX infant car seats have been engineered to offer the best possible protection for a baby during a car ride without affecting the child´s spine in a negative way. The Cloud Series also allow a lie-flat position outside the car. However, for safety reasons we do not recommend leaving the baby sat in the infant car seat for long periods of time, whether inside or outside the car.
What kind of clothing should my child wear when seated in the car seat?
Thick clothing prevents the harness/vehicle belt or impact shield from lying tight against the body of the child. Only a correctly adjusted restraint system can offer maximum protection. For this reason, your child should wear everyday clothing. Thick clothing such as winter jackets and clothing with hoods (e.g. hoodies) as well as hats should be avoided where possible. Once your child has been positioned in the car seat, he/she can be covered with an extra blanket for warmth.
When will a child grow out of this infant car seat?
This infant car seat can be used from birth up until the child is approximately 24 months old (maximum body height 87 cm, maximum body weight 13 kg).