Kiddy Evoluna i-Size 2 Review
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.
Suitability From birth - 83cm, approx. 15 months, max. 13kg
Group i-Size Infant Carrier
Colours Spring Green, Summer Blue, Berry Pink, Polar Grey, Cactus Green, Chili Red, Mountain Blue, Mystic Black. There are also some Limited Edition versions.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
We give the Kiddy Evoluna i-Size 2, 5 out of 5 stars