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Kiddy Evoluna i-Size 2 Review

Review Overview

Kiddy Evoluna i-Size 2 Review
Expert Reviewer
77 Reviews
Reviewed On: 31 Oct 2018
Kelly Walker
Expert Reviewer
Kelly's Verdict:

The award winning infant carrier from Kiddy has had several updates to make the Evoluna i-Size 2 even better! We're taking a look at this from birth car seat that can be used in a lie-flat position both in the car and on your pushchair. 

Review Summary

Summary

The test results really do the talking when you look at the Kiddy Evoluna i-Size 2. This year it was rated as the safest infant carrier in its class by both the Stiftung Warentest and ADAC! Coming out with a rating of 1.7 ‘Good', the technology in the seat definitely works.

Along with the test results, you know your baby will be kept safe and healthy too with the lie-flat function. This enables you to travel with your baby in their car seat for longer, without worrying about the detrimental effects it may be having on them.

As it's used in the car with the ISOFIX Base 2, it's so easy to fit and makes putting the car seat in the vehicle and back out again super quick.

What’s good
  • Lie-flat position in and out of car
  • Easy to fit
  • i-Size tested - safest in category
What’s not so good
  • Takes up more room in the car
  • Can only be used on ISOFIX base

Review Content

Kiddy Evoluna i-Size 2 Review
Things we love...

When you bring your newborn baby home from the hospital, it can be a daunting time, so you really don't want the worry of your child being unsafe in their car seat. Kiddy have removed that need with their Evoluna i-Size 2. It has an amazing feature that means that with a movement of the handle, the whole seat is converted into a lie-flat position using patented Kiddy Lie-Flat Technology (KLF). We love that this position can be used in the car on the ISOFIX Base 2, as well as on the pushchair chassis if you are using the car seat as part of a travel system. Small babies don't have fully developed neck muscles, so can't control their heads from tipping forwards when sleeping. This can lead to lower oxygen saturation, which is a real danger to them. Laying flat is great to help with their breathing and also promotes a more ergonomic position for their spine development. So a lie-flat position is an all round better way for them to travel!

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One of the updates to the Evoluna i-Size 2 is the new newborn inlay. It now comes in three parts - the main section for their head and body, and then two removable side wings. This means that you can use the inlay for longer and just remove the sections as you need to. They're all made from a lovely soft fabric to really cocoon the baby. Once the insert is removed, the internal dimension of the seat is a great size and will last baby up to around 15 months. There's five harness positions to choose from as they grow, and is moved up with a lever at the back of the seat.

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To give the infant carrier better side impact protection, there are energy-absorbing layers actually in the shell as well as external points on the side of the seat, that make it sit closer to the vehicle's door and reduce the impact on the child. This is something that it is tested for in order for it to pass the i-Size regulations.

The hood now has a better fit and is made from a stretchy lycra like material that pulls down far over the child. It offers great coverage and is perfect in or out of the car to protect from wind, rain or sunshine.

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Things to look out for…

In a lie-flat position, the handle is positioned to the back of car seat, so understandably takes up more room in the car. Depending on where you place the Evoluna i-Size 2, you will probably need to move the front car seat further forwards to allow it the 73.5cm of space that it requires. We tested it in a family sized car and needed to have the passenger seat much further forward.

The Evoluna i-Size 2 is an i-Size approved car seat, so has to be used in the car with its ISOFIX base. This allows for a quick and easy fit in the car, but does mean that you can't use it with the vehicle's seat belt if your car doesn't have ISOFIX connectors.

It has a high price tag, but considering that the base is included makes this a similar price to infant carriers and bases that you have to buy separately.

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Our Verdict

The test results really do the talking when you look at the Kiddy Evoluna i-Size 2. This year it was rated as the safest infant carrier in its class by both the Stiftung Warentest and ADAC! Coming out with a rating of 1.7 ‘Good', the technology in the seat definitely works.

Along with the test results, you know your baby will be kept safe and healthy too with the lie-flat function. This enables you to travel with your baby in their car seat for longer, without worrying about the detrimental effects it may be having on them.

As it's used in the car with the ISOFIX Base 2, it's so easy to fit and makes putting the car seat in the vehicle and back out again super quick.

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