Like others from the same manufacturer, the Clek Liing Infant Car Seat is a model known for its reliable safety features that meet or far exceed established standards. Assembled in Canada, where the company is based, it’s composed of a rigid LATCH system, an energy-absorbing metal load leg, side-impact protection, and a newborn positioning insert. It’s conveniently aircraft approved, and the seat can be removed from the base and placed upon a variety of strollers when you purchase a compatible adapter.
Overview of Clek Liing Infant Car Seat
The rear-facing Clek Liing Infant Car Seat is designed for children who weigh between four and 35 pounds, and who are up to 32 inches in height. Like many infant car seats, this one features a carrying handle and comes with the required base for installation in your vehicle. Also included is a removable insert to help support and properly position the head of a newborn or small infant.
The Clek Liing is made with a rigid LATCH system for a direct connection to your car’s LATCH anchors, so you won’t need to pull a tightening strap for installation. Further stability is provided by an energy-absorbing metal load leg, which is designed to reduce the risk of injury to your child in the event of a collision. What’s more, its energy-absorbing shell contains EPP foam for further side-impact protection, and it also helps foster proper airflow. Seven recline positions allow you to install it at the perfect angle, and a built-in bubble indicator lets you know that proper angle.
Many new parents appreciate being able to take their little ones along on walks or errands, and you can attach the Clek Liing to select strollers with ease when you purchase a compatible Maxi-Cosi adapter. Strollers that are compatible with the Clek Liing carrier include select models from Baby Jogger, Bugaboo, Stokke, Thule, and UPPAbaby.
The Clek Liing Infant Car Seat meets federal safety and crash performance standards. Here is how the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rated it for factors like installation and ease of use:
Video Overview of Clek Liing Infant Car Seat
Clek Liing Infant Car Seat Specs
Child weight range
4 to 35 pounds
Child’s maximum height
Click Liing dimensions
16.9" wide x 26.8" high x 27.7" deep
Clek Liing Infant Car Seat Features
Ease of use
Comfort and Convenience
Thanks to the removable insert of the Clek Liing, you’ll have peace of mind your newborn’s head is supported and positioned correctly. The carrier’s rigid LATCH system makes it simple to install by pushing it back to connect to your car’s LATCH anchors. The adjustable SPF 100+ canopy provides some coverage from the sun, and the mesh peekaboo windows affords a good view of your child and allows for airflow.
A top handle assists you when you carry it to and from your vehicle, or transfer it to a stroller. Speaking of which, it’s compatible with a variety of strollers via a Maxi-Cosi adapter, which can be purchased separately. The fabric of the Clek Liing cannot be placed in the washing machine. Rather, it needs to be spot cleaned or washed by hand and hung to dry.
Ease of Installation
Who is the Clek Liing suitable for?
The Clek Liing can be used by children with a weight range of four to 35 pounds, and for those up to 32 inches in height. It’s a suitable option for parents who want to transfer an infant easily from the included base to a compatible stroller, and vice versa.
What is included with the Clek Liing Infant Car Seat?
The Clek Liing seat comes with the corresponding base that’s required for installation in your vehicle. In addition, it comes with the removable positioner that holds a newborn’s head in place properly. Sold separately are Maxi-Cosi adapters that enable you to attach the carrier to select strollers from UPPAbaby, Baby Jogger, Bugaboo, Stokke, and Thule.
Pros and Cons of the Clek Liing Infant Car Seat
Clek Liing Infant Car Seat Installation
A tutorial installation video is available below
Clek Liing Online Manual Download
The Clek Liing Infant Car Seat manufacturers manual is available online at the following link:
Clek Liing Infant Car Seat vs. Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat:
A similar model to the Clek Liing is the Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat. Both are rear-facing carriers that attach onto an included base installed in your vehicle. Both can be used as part of a travel system when you pair them with a compatible stroller. Both offer conveniences like pull-down canopies and comfortable carrying handles. The Liing has a higher child weight limit of 35 pounds, however, while the KeyFit 30 can only support up to 30 pounds.
When it comes to convenience, the KeyFit 30 might have a leg up, in that its fabric can be laundered in the washing machine, while that of the Liing needs to be washed by hand or spot-cleaned. As far as price, however, the Liing is considerably more expensive, so the KeyFit 30 is a more attractive option from a budgetary standpoint.
Babylist's Clek Liing Infant Car Seat
The Clek Liing safety seat is an excellent car seat for infants. It is easy to install, made from premium materials, is easy to install, and has an excellent crash test rating.
Like other seats in the Clek line, the Ling is quite expensive. If you are willing to pay the price this safety seat had features that may well make it work the price to hold your most precious cargo. Consumer Reports gives hating ratings for its easy to install Rigid LATCH, tension plating that offers a simple and foolproof installation of a safety belt.
Clek Liing (click image for more info)
Two of this seat’s best features are its narrow profile allowing for at least two additional backseat passengers beside it and the fact recline can be adjusted without uninstalling the seat base.
There are a few minor negatives such as the harness requiring careful routing to be rethreaded, the necessity for time-consuming disassembly of the seat and harness so you can remove the cover for cleaning, and a quite heavy sat/base. Despite this CR rates the Clek Ling as One of the best seats overall for balancing crash protection, ease-of-use, and vehicle fit. This makes it one of top performers in all crash tests.
Before you purchase this seat, you should be aware the seat is not set for the smallest occupant before removing from the packaging. A headrest or body pillow blocks one or more harness slots, and the harness must be rethreaded to adjust for the child's growth as well as to reassemble after cleaning the car seat.
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