The most important job of a car seat is to keep your kids safe when you’re driving, but what if it could do more than that? Like prevent your kids from being left in the car accidentally or make sure they aren’t getting overheated. The new Cybex Sirona M Car Seat can do all of that and more.

photo: PishPosh Baby

This revolutionary car seat has previously been available in Europe, but for the first time parents can add the Cybex Sirona M to their baby registries and must-have shopping lists here in the US. What makes this new car seat so unique is its built-in monitoring app. The system, which syncs with your smartphone can monitor your kid’s temperature, time spent in the seat, and even whether or not the harness is on correctly.

photo: Cybex

The app will alert you if your kids have been in the seat for more than two hours and if their body temperature becomes elevated. Together these notifications can help prevent kids from being forgotten in the back seat.

The car seat is a convertible, so you can begin using it immediately with the infant insert and it will carry you through toddlerhood, with a max weight of 65 pounds. The seat also features a side-impact protection system and a magnetic clip that holds the harness open while you place your baby inside.

The seat comes in four colors and retails for $329.95. It is currently available for pre-order through PishPosh Baby.

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—Shahrzad Warkentin