The Kiddy Evoluna i-Size infant carrier has been approved to meet the new ECE R 129 ('i-Size') safety standards and provides maximum protection for a baby or young toddler up to 15 months of age. The Evoluna i-Size is packed with state of the art technology to protect a child in the event of an impact, but also to protect their health and development. This offers the child all round protection, with double the peace of mind for you.
This ultimate in child safety has been proven in independent tests. A prestigious Which? Best Buy was awarded in 2016 after the Evoluna i-Size achieved the highest ever score for a Group 0+ R129 infant carrier. ADAC and Stiftung Warentest also declared the Evoluna i-Size as their test winner (05/2016) and awarded a 'very good' quality seal. This is the first 'very good' awarded to a child's car seat since the new stricter testing programme was introduced in 2015. The safety experts also certified that the Evoluna i-Size is especially safe in the event of a frontal or side crash.
Kiddy are the innovators of the lie-flat Group 0+ infant carrier, and are the first manufacturer to offer a sleeping position for an infant in the car. This enables the the infant's head, neck and body to stay inline, which helps to maintain an open airway. Recent research* by Bristol University has shown that using a typical infant car seat with "a more upright 40° position, along with the vibration experienced in a car, leads to significantly increased heart and respiratory rates, and decreased oxygen saturation. Simulating motion reveals a striking increase in potentially clinically significant oxygen desaturations.” The research study has proven that an incline of 30 degrees or less has no effect on heart or respiratory rates in the infant participants. Therefore infant carriers such as the Kiddy infant carriers, which offer a sleeping position of 30 degrees or less, are clearly the healthier option for a baby as they stretch out after months curled up in the womb. This sleeping position also gives optimal support to the baby's developing spine, neck and back.
This lie-flat position can be used in the car, on a pushchair, or on the floor next to you. For older awake babies, there is an upright seating position, which allows the child to sit up when awake, and watch the world go by. The independent crash tests done by Which?, ADAC and Stiftung Warentest have proved that both the upright and the lie-flat sleeping positions are incredibly safe. Which? concluded that “the crash-test dummy readings were a bit better in the flatter position, as less force is placed on the neck, but all results indicate a low risk of injury.”
The Kiddy Evoluna i-Size is a generous sized seat, and was the first infant carrier to pass the i-Size safety standard testing with the Q1.5 dummy. Your baby will be able to comfortably stretch out rear facing until they reach the mandatory 15 months of age, without the requirement to purchase an additional rear facing seat, as is necessary with some competitors infant carriers.
Why buy two seats, when just one will do?
The Evoluna i-Size is also a comfortable seat for a little one. The deeply padded inlay and head support will cradle your infant in the correct travelling position. The three point harness has 5 shoulder height positions to ensure a perfect fit, whilst padded shoulder and crotch pads add comfort. The breathable slatted base allows good air flow around the child, so that they stay warm in winter, but cool in summer. The large sun hood protects your child from the sun and wind, whilst your baby nestles inside the protective double walled shell, with its enhanced side impact protection, and its memory foam energy absorbing head support. A Kiddy ISOFIX Base 2 is included with the Evoluna i-Size, in the box, to ensure a safe and secure fit in the car.