2018 Nuna® PIPA™ Infant Car Seat + Base

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Nuna® PIPA™ Infant Car  Seat + Base

Nuna has long been known for their thoughtful solutions and clever designs.  The growing family of Nuna PIPA Infant Car Seats is no exception.  As one of the most popular and well-designed car seats ever, the Nuna PIPA has been a game-changer in terms of car seat technology and innovative design. With the introduction of the new PIPA Lite and PIPA Lite LX to the family, Nuna has raised the bar yet again.

Boasting a svelte new design, the new PIPA Lite has shed 2.6 lbs. off the original PIPA and weighs in at an amazing 5.3 lbs., the lightest car seat currently on the market.  The new PIPA Lite also features Nuna's Aeroflex Fusion manufacturing process which produces an extraordinarily flexible, lightweight, and safe outer shell.  In addition the new Lite prides itself on having no added fire retardant chemicals in the fabric of the seat, provides upgraded premium fabrics, and included bonus organic cotton inserts and fabrics. In order to accommodate the additional features and the lightweight design, the new Lite does sacrifice the dream drape which is not included.  Frequent travelers should also take note that the PIPA Lite carrier cannot be installed in a taxi or a plane without the base, unlike the original PIPA car seat. That means travelers with the PIPA Lite will have to take both the carrier and the base with them.

The third sibling of the Nuna PIPA family to be introduced is the Nuna PIPA Lite LX.  The PIPA Lite LX, while weighing just 0.4lbs. more than the PIPA Lite, not only brings back the beloved dream drape, but also offers upgraded merino wool fabrics.  The Lite LX features a Merino wool and TENCEL lyocell fiber blend that’s naturally soft, controls moisture, and is environmentally friendly. Like the PIPA Lite, The PIPA Lite LX has no added fire retardant chemicals.

The following comparison chart compares features and functionality of the PIPA, PIPA Lite and PIPA Lite LX models:


What’s Included?

  • PIPA Car Seat with Canopy
  • PIPA Car Seat Base with steel-enforced stability load leg
  • PIPA Dream Drape™ (included with "PIPA" and "PIPA Lite LX" models only, not included with "PIPA Lite")
  • Infant Insert, Shoulder Cover and Seat Pad (2 infant inserts included with "PIPA Lite" and "PIPA Lite LX" models)
  • Comprehensive PIPA Car Seat installation guide
  • Nuna’s 1 Year Limited Warranty from defects in material or workmanship

We Also Carry these Optional Accessories:

  • Nuna PIPA Car Seat Base, if you’d like to have an extra one for a second car in the family
  • Nuna PIPA Car Seat Bugaboo Cameleon Adapter
  • Nuna PIPA Car Seat UppaBaby Vista Adapter
  • Nuna MIXX Ring Adapter, for a sturdier connection between the PIPA Car Seat and the Nuna MIXX Stroller
  • Nuna Universal Travel Bag

Car Seat & Stroller Compatibility:

The Nuna PIPA Car Seat is a popular car seat that is compatible with various strollers. Here’s a compatibility list to help you with your baby gear planning:

The PIPA is compatible with:

  • Nuna MIXX Stroller (adapters included in stroller purchase)
  • Nuna PEPP stroller (adapters included in stroller purchase)
  • Nuna PEPP stroller (no adapters required)
  • Nuna IVVI stroller (adapters included in stroller purchase)

It is worth noting that all four Nuna strollers include the PIPA car seat adapter with the stroller purchase.  Additionally, some customers like to purchase the IVVI and MIXX Ring Adapters, which are optional adapters.

  • Using Nuna’s Bugaboo Cameleon3 adapter, with Bugaboo Cameleon3 Stroller
  • Using Nuna’s Uppa Baby Vista Adapter, with UPPAbaby® Vista® and Cruz® strollers

  • Using the Maxi-Cosi Car Seat Adapter, PIPA car seat has been tested and found compatible with:
         mamas and papas® Sola™
         Stokke® Scoot™
         Stokke® Xplory®
         Bugaboo Bee™
         Bugaboo Donkey®
         Baby Jogger® city mini®
         Baby Jogger® summit™ X3 (Baby Jogger® tested and endorsed)
         Baby Jogger® city select®  (Baby Jogger® tested and endorsed) 

Little Sprout proudly provides all Nuna car seat adapters including the Nuna PIPA Ring Car Seat Adapters for the MIXX stroller and the Nuna PIPA adapter for UPPAbaby Vista and Cruz.



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  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 01 04 2017

    I'm not often impressed but this is an excellent car seat. Well worth the money.

  • 5
    Happy we went with the PIPA

    Posted by Caitlin J. on 06 25 2016

    We looked at a lot of car seats for our new son. Key factor for both my husband and I was safety, first and foremost, followed by comfort for both our son, as well as for us and the grandparents in carrying the car seat in from the car.

    I'm so happy we went with the PIPA. In my research, I learned that the PIPA is a relatively new car seat from Europe, designed in the Netherlands. We decided to go with the PIPA for a few reasons. The stability leg is still a fresh concept in the US, but much more common in Europe, we really liked the functional nature and balance that the leg gave the car seat. Another reason was the interior comfort of the seat for our son, both in terms of how the fabric and depth of the cushions felt, and in terms of the quality of the fabric. I was pleased to learn that the PIPA comes with certified fabric free of harmful substances. Beyond the safety and comfort features, I was thrilled that the seat itself is only 7 lbs, which makes it easy for myself or our older parents to carry the seat outside of the car. These were the main points that sold us on the PIPA and the seat really is true to promise on all of these points.

    This was our third child, and while we were practical on some fronts with the items we purchased, the car seat was definitely one that we were willing to buy the best of. And having used many car seats from infant to convertible to booster for my first two kids, I can say this seat really is the best we've ever used. I couldn't be happier with our decision.

  • 5
    Lightweight Wonder of a Car Seat!

    Posted by Brianna D. on 05 26 2016

    This seat is so lightweight (the seat is only 7 pounds), so comfortable for my baby and feels so safe and sturdy in the car and on the stroller... I'm amazed, truly! I researched many seats for quite some time before deciding to purchase the PIPA for our second baby boy. We decided to go with the PIPA because it is lightweight, felt very firm when locked in yet was easy for me to snap in and out of the base, and the overall design of the seat is just something else. The baby is cradled so comfortably in this seat, the fabric is Oeko-Tex which is a certification for fabric that's free of harmful substances. I also very much like the stability leg base, this is more common with car seats in Europe and I'm seeing it more in the US now. Another plus and consideration for us was that all 4 Nuna strollers work with the PIPA, I didn't have to worry about buying a separate car seat adapter, so that saved us $50. We decided to buy the Nuna MIXX stroller because it is an all terrain stroller with luxury quality and without the luxury price tag. I couldn't be happier with my PIPA and MIXX combination... If I have any reservations, it's that I wish I knew about Nuna when we had our first child. And Little Sprout was so helpful in reviewing the car seat features and colors with me during my most indecisive stage as a parent, given that we felt the car seat was the most important item that we'd purchase for our baby. I recommend PIPA and Little Sprout wholeheartedly.

  • 5
    State-of-the-art car seat!

    Posted by Gina M. on 12 05 2015

    After having used the Nuna PIPA for both my kids, I highly recommend this car seat. We initially learned about the PIPA from a family friend, and as I learned more about it, it really is as good as they say it is. From a functional standpoint, ease of use, safety and even aesthetically, it really lives up to its name and awards. It really snaps in and out so quickly and firmly into the car seat base, was quite easy to install (and I am typically challenged with product installations) and the stability leg keeps the car seat super firm and sturdy when in place. I also appreciate that this seat is lightweight, especially when carrying the baby and seat into the house from my car. Highly recommended. Everything I could have hoped for in a car seat for my precious new bug!