Since Ruby is our third baby, our car seat was “expired” and we were on the hunt for a new one… ideally, a lighter-weight version. My sister, Nina, had done a lot of research as well and found the Nuna Pipa from Nuna, a Dutch company with thoughtful and sophisticated design in its baby products. Safety is my highest concern and I loved that the Nuna Pipa comes with a base that has an additional safety leg for stability.
AND the amazing perk is it weighs in at only 7.9 lbs! (So helpful with all my work traveling!)
An additional selling point is their dream drape. It’s essentially a cover extender built into the car seat canopy, pulling down the carseat providing additional light shielding -which I love, because I don’t have to worry about a carseat cover. (I do wish the magnets were a little stronger, though.)
Installation with the base literally takes 5 seconds so it’s not an issue moving the base in and out of different cars.
I got my Nuna Pipa from The Baby Cubby -a great online resource for shopping all things baby. They even price-match! If you’re a Utah local, definitely go to their retail store, where there is drive-up service, and you can see and touch different carseats and strollers (take it for a test on their stroller track!) and get expert advice. They actually just put together a guide for choosing the right carseat which you can read here. All my experiences shopping at The Baby Cubby have been easy because of their easy site, helpful staff and price-matching, giving you the local store feel but with big name competitive pricing.
Good luck choosing your carseat! We’ve loved ours! Here are some images of sweet Ruby in her Nuna Pipa on our trip last week to San Francisco for work: