If you've had your eyes set on the Nuna Pipa, but are still on the fence, this post will help you make the best choice for your little one!Here are five reasons to love the Nuna Pipa car seat:
WeightThe Pipa is one of the lightest infant car seats on the market, weighing a little under 8 pounds, and Nuna is able to make it so lightweight because of the Pipa's hefty base. The carseat's base is loaded with safety features to reduce movement and keep your car seat in place during a car accident. This makes it so much easier for mamas to bring the seat in and out of the car, house, or grocery store, and means you won't be throwing your back out with every chubby pound your little one puts on.
Rigid LatchThe Nuna Pipa has a five-second latch, which honestly is a freaking miracle if you've ever installed an infant seat and wanted to scream because it keeps shifting and moving and never seems to get tight enough. That's because the Pipa uses a Rigid Latch system that features metal bars that clip into your car's anchors. Compared to the traditional latch method that uses tethers or straps that can twist or snap in the event of a crash, the metal bars of the Rigid Latch system keep the seat much more stable. The install of the Pipa is easy to follow thanks to the green indicators and levels, but if you need a little more help, check out this video from our Youtube channel!
Reduces Forward Movement
Like the Rigid Latch system, the base for the Pipa has another important safety feature: the Load Leg. It's secured to the underside of the car seat, and when you're installing it, it folds out and rests on the floor of the car securing the base in place. This Load Leg reduces the forward movement or the reclining "snap back" that happens during a crash, which is the main cause of head and neck injuries in infants during car accidents.
Dream DrapeThe Nuna Pipa's Dream Drape is a great feature to make your life easier and make your babe's life more comfortable. It is stored in the zipper pouch on the car seat's canopy, and stretches and secures with magnets to cover your little one. The Dream Drape makes it so you won't need to worry about carrying around an extra car seat cover, and is safe to use while driving! This is a great feature if you're worried about keeping the sun out of your little one's face during car rides, or need some extra cover if they're napping or in public.
European Belt Route
This is something that very few car seats feature, and can make your life a lot easier! If you're traveling with your littles and don't want to bring the base, or if you live in a big city and mostly use Uber, the European Belt Route helps to secure your car seat in place more than just the standard car seat's lap belt. It has blue indicators to guide the lap belt and chest strap around the back of the car seat to keep it in place. This is one of the safest ways to use a car seat when it isn't attached to the base, and makes the Pipa a great option for traveling mamas!