The Nuna Pipa is a fantastic car seat. The design has not been updated from last years model but that still does not take away from this infant seat.
The first thing you will notice is the weight. This car seat is light compared to it’s competitors at 7.7 lbs. The car seat removes from the base with push of a single handle. The Pipa base installs quickly and effortlessly making it a safe alternative. The harder a base is to install you are more likely to make a mistake and compromise the safety of your child. A huge plus for the Nuna Pipa.
The Pipa’s base rigid LATCH / ISOFIX connectors click into the car seat for cars made after 2002. Depending on where in the world you are, the connectors go by a different acronym. In addition to the LATCH connectors the base comes with a Load Leg. The load leg goes down to the floor of the car, this improves the stability of the base as well as diffusing the impact of a crash. A win in our books!
Just a weird quirk with the load legs, a few parents with larger vehicles such as a truck or a big SUV have found the load leg does not actually reach the ground of the vehicle. Make sure to take measurements before you purchase a Nuna Pipa.
Not many infant car seats come with a drape like the Nuna Pipa’s. Nuna calls their drapes the DREAM Drapes. It is stored in the canopy and covers most of the seat and attaches by magnets on the side. This provides excellent shade for the baby.
The Nuna Pipa is compatible with many strollers. You do have to purchase adapters unfortunately. Be sure to look for a adapter that fits your stroller.