Kiddy Evoluna i-Size vs Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus Car Seat Review

They are each brand’s top-of-the-range infant car seat, standing above all others because of their top safety rating and intricate attention to detail. The Kiddy Evoluna i-Size Car Seat and Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus Car Seat are both suitable for use from birth to approximately 12 months, and although they may share some similarities, these car seats do have differences to be considered when choosing bewteen them.

To read our full review of the Kiddy Evoluna i-Size Car Seat, click here, and to see the full Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus Car Seat review, click here.

Kiddy Evoluna i-Size Car Seat

Kiddy Evoluna i- Size Car Seat and Isofix Base

Kiddy Evoluna i- Size Car Seat and Isofix Base

 

Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus Car Seat

Maxi Cosi Pebble Plus

Maxi Cosi Pebble Plus

What’s in the box?

Although both car seats are ready for use straight out of the box, they don’t include the same things.

The Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus Car Seat includes:

  • Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus Car Seat (with integrated sun canopy)
  • Baby hugg inlay
Maxi Cosi Pebble Plus

Maxi Cosi Pebble Plus

 

Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus Car Seat Baby Insert

Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus Car Seat Baby Insert

 

Inside the Kiddy Evoluna i-Size Car Seat box, you’ll find:

  • Kiddy Evoluna i-Size Car Seat (with integrated sun canopy)
  • Infant insert
  • Kiddy ISOfix Base
Kiddy Evoluna i-Size Car Seat and Isofix Base

Comfortable for your baby

 

Included Kiddy Isofix Base 2

Included Kiddy Isofix Base 2

Although the Evoluna i-Size Car Seat includes an ISOfix Base, one can be purchased separately for the Pebble Plus too. The Maxi-Cois 2wayFix Base is also i-Size safety rated, plus it’s compatible with the Maxi-Cosi 2WayPearl – the next stage car seat that follows on form the Pebble Plus. Both car seats can also be installed using a normal vehicle 3-point seat belt.

Features

Both the Evoluna and Pebble Plus are i-Size certificated, meaning that they have been tested to the highest possible car seat safety standard (ECE R 129). Each car seat has a 3-point harness, with harness pads – to keep your newborn extra comfy. The harnesses do differ slightly, however, as the Pebble Plus has a ‘stay open’ harness. This means that the harness is always ‘open’ when you want to place your baby inside, saving from rummaging around trying to find it. Both seats also have simultaneously adjusting headrest and harnesses.

Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus Car Seat Stay Open Harness

Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus Car Seat Stay Open Harness

 

The integrated Pebble Plus sun canopy is hidden in the rubber surround of the seat. This can be either attached to the carry handle or completely hidden away for when it’s not needed. The sun canopy of the Evoluna is also fully attached to the seat, however, it is able to move freely.

Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus Car Seat Sun Canopy

Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus Car Seat Sun Canopy

Each car seat also includes an extra insert for newborns. The Pebble Plus’ baby hugg inlay creates a more comfortable and better fit for smaller babies. Plus, it’s also reversible if you fancy a change of colour. The Evoluna’s newborn inlay is also softly padded for extra security and comfort. All the covers from each car seat are also removable and washable.

The Kiddy Evoluna i-Size Car Seat also has the feature of a lie-flat seat. This patented technology means that currently only Kiddy products have this feature. With the simple movement of the handle, the position in the seat goes from seated to lie-flat.

Kiddy Evoluna i-Size Car Seat and Isofix Base

Lie flat

The Pebble Plus has also been approved for use in an airplane, letting you take it everywhere, anytime.

Protection

The Kiddy Evoluna i-Size Car Seat is suitable for use from birth to 83cm, compared to the Pebble Plus that suitable from birth to 75cm. Both car seats have been highly safety tested to gain the i-Size certification. The Evoluna i-Size Car Seat offers all round protection, alongside a shock absorbing frame. The materials within the Pebble Plus’ top wings are impact-absorbing and provide enhanced safety in a side impact.

Travel system

Each car seat has a different stroller and vehicle compatibility list, although, they both include big brands like Maxi-Cosi and UPPAbaby. With some brands you will need to buy car seat adaptors, but most include adaptors that already fit the Pebble Plus which is a great bonus.

Summary

The Kiddy Evoluna i-Size Car Seat is an innovative car seat which boasts two different seating positions, whilst offering top-of-the-range safety and protection. It’s the perfect first infant car seat, suitable for use from birth to 13kg (approx. 15 months) and lets you get going straight away. Our full review of Evoluna i-Size Car Seat can be read here. Because the Kiddy Evoluna i-Size includes an ISOfix Base in the box, this is reflected in its price point.

Kiddy Evoluna i- Size Car Seat and Isofix Base

Kiddy Evoluna i- Size Car Seat and Isofix Base

The Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus Car Seat is a from birth infant car seat that has the top safety rating of i-Size. Not only can it be installed using a normal vehicle seat belt or ISOfix base, but it can also travel high into the sky with you too. It’s simple, easy to use and provides a cushioned way of travelling for your little one. Our full review of the Pebble Plus can be read here.

Maxi Cosi Pebble Plus

Maxi Cosi Pebble Plus

 

Where to buy

Kiddy Evoluna i-Size Car Seat

BuggyBaby.co.uk £324.95

Kiddy Evoluna i-Size Car Seat And Isofix Base

 

 

 

Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus Car Seat

BuggyBaby.co.uk £179

Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus Car Seat

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