Travelling in style. The Kiddy Click ‘n’ Move 3 and Evolution Pro car seat – Review

Kiddy is one of the best known manufacturers of car seats in Germany, and they have now branched out into Kiddy UK. They provide car seats, strollers and accessories to many parents, and they pride themselves on their innovative designs and safety features.

We were recently asked to review some of their newest products – The Kiddy Click ‘n’ Move 3 pushchair and carrycot, and the Evolution Pro car seat.
We excitedly unpacked the boxes when they arrived, and were immediately hit by how striking the colours are. The car seat is in Hawaii Blue and is really eye catching, and the pram is Stone which is a very soft and appealing shade.
We were keen to try everything out straight away, so we started with the pushchair itself. Unfolding the chassis is very simple – you just open the locking bar on the frame, press and hold 2 buttons together and lift the handle bar upwards – the frame will lock into place.
Attaching the carrycot is even easier – it just clicks straight into the slots on the chassis.

 
There are several features I would like to point out on the carrycot.
 
  • It is deep, spacious and well padded, meaning Max slept soundly in here, and it will last for a long time
  • There are convenient carry handles on the carrycot, making it easy to lift off of the frame, or move around
  • The hood is large and the mechanism moves smoothly and quietly, so it shouldn’t wake baby up. It offers great protection from the elements, and covers a large proportion of the carrycot
  • The materials are soft and flexible, with a slight weatherproof coating – so if you get caught in a shower, your carrycot will not be ruined in the time it takes you to pop the raincover on! The covers are also machine washable – a big bonus in my book!

I have also had a really good play around with the chassis itself, and again, there are several things I would like to mention:

 
 
  • The chassis is freestanding when folded – this is great for storage purposes
  • The wheels seem strong and I like the spoke design
  • It is not overly big when folded (dimensions 58 x 87 x 28cm) and it is lightweight at 5.8kg, making it easy to get in and out of the car
  • The shopping basket is HUGE! Perfect for shopping, or for school bags etc, and it also zips closed, so you dont have to worry about things falling out, or getting wet in the rain.
  • I found folding the chassis a bit fiddly. You have to press 2 buttons simultaneously, at the same time as pushing downwards on the handlebar. I found it a bit hard to reach the second button on the frame as I am not very tall, and you have to push the handlebar at just the right angle to get it to fold.
  • The wheels can be swivel or locked, and it has good all round suspension so the ride is not bumpy!
  • The brake pedal is large and very easy to operate – even in sandals
  • The handlebar is height adjustable – although not in the usual way. This handlebar almost folds in half rather than telescoping in on itself, so you end up with a slightly different shape to the handlebar. It’s a great feature to have, especially if you will be sharing the pushing duty with little helpers…
 
We have been using the Kiddy Click ‘n Move 3 for 4 weeks now, and it has been on the school run, to the park, to a party, in friends gardens and around the shops. It has coped well with everything, even lawns and bumpy ground – this is where the suspension comes in. 
 
Next, we moved onto the Kiddy Evolution Pro car seat. This is an infant carrier style car seat, suitable from birth up to 15 months. It comes in a range of really lovely, eye catching colours and can be attached to the Click ‘n’ Move frame to form a travel system.
 
 
It attaches to the frame with Kiddy adaptors. These simply click into the same slot you use for the carrycot, then the car seat slides on top. Very easy.
Once the car seat is on the frame, you can use the very clever feature of this seat. Simply push the handle backwards, and the car seat lies flat – as you can see in the picture above. Great for tiny babies, as being in a traditional car seat ‘upright’ position too long is not good for them. 
Of course, how the car seat fits in the car is also very important, as is how happy your baby is in the seat. Max seems very comfortable and well supported in the Evolution Pro. It is extremely well padded, and the adjustable cushion around the head provides great support. You can also get a premature baby insert for teeny babies to make the seat even more cosy.
The straps are easy to adjust using a button at the front of the seat, and there is an integrated sun hood for shade (although I found this slightly tricky to attach to the handle). The car seat has a rocking function when placed on the floor – great for soothing babies.
This seat lasts up to 15 months – longer than many infant carriers, so it is great value for money, and it has a high safety rating so you know your little one is well protected. 
So, how easy is it to fit in the car? Well, it is surprisingly straightforward. The lap belt goes over Max’s legs and the diagonal belt goes around the rear of the seat. There are handy diagrams and clearly marked seatbelt guides to help you. 
 
 
So my thoughts overall? These are well thought out products with some really great new features. I particularly love the size of the carrycot and the lie flat function of the car seat. There are a couple of little niggles for me – folding the chassis takes some practice, and the car seat sun hood is a bit tricky to fix into place – but they are minor niggles on otherwise practical, functional and eye catching products. So would I recommend to a friend? You bet I would!
Keep an eye on the blog in the months to come as we will also be trying out the pushchair section once Max is big enough.
 
You can find out more about Kiddy on their website or look them up on Facebook  or Twitter
 
* We were sent these products free of charge for review purposes but all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own *
 
 

 

 

 

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7 Comments

  1. June 10, 2013 / 10:14 am

    It looks fab with the car seat! Can’t to try it with that x

    • June 10, 2013 / 10:14 am

      I love using it with the car seat, especially as it lies flat – perfect for busy mum, but comfortable for baby too!

  2. August 8, 2013 / 1:17 pm

    The carrycot looks enormous! I’d be tempted to get in there myself 😉

    • August 8, 2013 / 3:46 pm

      It is spacious! Could easily last 6 months+

  3. April 18, 2022 / 4:35 pm

    It is so convenient with the car seat. Great review.

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