Best of Baby Winner for Top Infant Car Seat

The cult-favorite Pipa just got even lighter and easier to install, if you can believe it.
ByThe Bump Editors
Updated
Sep 2020
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And the Winner Is: Nuna Pipa rx

Once you and baby are ready to venture out of the house, your infant car seat is going to be one of the pieces of baby gear you’ll use the most, whether you’re driving in your car, taking a cab or pushing your stroller. The Nuna Pipa has been a standout among infant car seats for years; now, with the rx update and newly launched relx base, you can enjoy an even lighter load and more adjustability, leading to an easier proper install across a wider range of vehicles. Comfy for baby, simple for you and safer all around.

What We Love

• The car seat can be used in a vehicle either with or without the included base, thanks to the built-in European belt path—that means you can hop into a cab or friend’s car without lugging the heavy base behind; when you get to your destination, click the car seat into your stroller for a handy travel system option (an urban parent’s dream!)

• At 7.5 pounds, the Pipa rx is among the top five lightest infant car seats on the market today, saving your back significant strain as you get baby in and out of your car or stroller

• For comfy naps on the go, the Pipa rx offers nuna’s legendary Dream drape canopy, which extends to shade nearly the entire seat and silently attaches via magnets

• The new relx base was designed with some clever updates to address common installation headaches, including an adjustable stability leg that fits in the center seat of your car (the safest spot for baby), a rigid latch with four lockable positions to give you a closer install against the vehicle seat, an anti-rebound panel, colored installation indicators to remove any guesswork and four recline positions that are numbered (no need to get that darn bubble to line up properly) and can be adjusted on-the-go.

Buy it: $350, Nordstrom.com

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