Kiddy Evoluna I-Size car seat + ISOFIX BASE + FREE Becool liner
- Car seat group: 0+
- Child height: Birth-83cm
- Child age: Birth to 15 months approx
- Weight: 4.9kg
We all know that lying flat is the safest position for baby to travel, so it was great to hear of an i-Size lay flat car seat.
The KIDDY Evoluna i-Size is in essence similar to its non-i-Size sister, the Evo-lunafix but has been tested and approved against the new i-Size regulations.
It is not compulsory for all car seats to be i-Size compliant, but they are easier to fit correctly (which can lead to them being safer), tested to a higher standard and eventually will take over from the current ECE R44 regulations.
The beauty of this latest offering from KIDDY is that parents needing to use their car seat out of the car and part of a travel system are able to do so without the time limitations which are advised for use with regular infant car seats. The lie flat seat allows infants to travel with no restrictions to their airways and with a straight neck and back, allowing for normal growth and development of the spine and other vital organs.
The seat itself clicks on and off the base with ease. To clip it on just push it into place on top of the base and the green indicators will show. To remove it from the base, just pull the clearly labelled button at the back of the base, near the top of the anchor arm. The seat comes off with ease and very little jiggling and wriggling is required which is great when baby is sleeping and you don't want to wake them.
It's certainly an eye catching car seat. The hard moulded shell feels super safe and is available in some of the most gorgeous bright colours we have ever seen on an infant carrier. The shell has a side impact protection shield on either side which is a reassuring safety feature and reduces the space between the seat itself and the vehicle door.The seat is supremely padded and comes complete with an infant head-hugger to keep that heavy head of your newborn still and safe. It's then removable when your child reaches the appropriate height and age.
The harness buckle is robust and easy to clip in and released with one singular press on the large red button in the centre of the buckle. The beauty of the harness height adjustment on the Evoluna i-Size is that there is absolutely no requirement to re-thread harness straps through fiddly little holes. The harness height adjust is so simple to use. Just open the back of the car seat shell and you will reveal a clever ring pull. Twist the ring pull and move the bar up and down the latches to achieve the right harness height for your baby. It takes just seconds and will save a lot of hair pulling!
The seat has a sun canopy which gives ample protection from bright rays that may shine through your car windscreen. This is also great if you plan to use the seat on a pushchair base as it offers the same protection many pushchair sun canopies would.
Speaking of travel systems, the base clips onto a range of pushchairs and can be used in the seated or lay flat position whilst clipped onto the pushchair base.