About a year ago, we announced to the world that we were adding to our family. Our sweet Oscar is now seven months old, and aside from wondering how in the world time has been able to speed exponentially up, we’re enjoying every moment of our family of four. Also a year ago, I reviewed the Nuna Pipa infant carseat. Well, after seven months of rigorous use, I’m ready to revisit my review. Heads up, I still love the Pipa, but after actual use with an actual baby, I’ve got a few extra notes.
As I’ve already stated, my previous review of the Pipa still stands. The safety standards of this carseat are some of the highest on the market, which obviously eases my mind knowing Oscar is always safe in the Pipa. It’s still a beautiful design, so sleek and simple, and available in many beautiful colors.
The weight of the Pipa (7.7lbs) has been even more beneficial than I realized it would be. Oscar is my second son, which means often when I am walking out of the house with him in his carseat, I’m also carrying a diaper bag, a drink for myself, a drink for my older son, an extra backpack filled with books and toys, and a few coats. Being a larger baby, Oscar weighs down this carseat. I can’t tell you how thankful I am for how light it is. When I pick it up without Oscar in it, it’s almost always a surprise how little effort it takes to carry it.
After the first installation of the Nuna Pipa, it has become ridiculously easy to install. As you may remember, it took me about 10 minutes to fully figure out how to properly install the Pipa the very first time I tried. After moving it between both of our cars on a semi-regular basis, I’ve become a total pro and it really does only take 5 seconds. Plus, the indicators on the seat ensure total confidence in my instillation.
It’s been a dream to keep clean. I ended up with the black color that doesn’t show anything, which you parents of newborns can attest, is a major pro. On the off chance that I have had a small stain to remove, the fabric seems to be magic. It is so easy to simply wipe the carseat clean with a damp rag. In seven months of use, I haven’t had to take the Pipa apart to clean it once. With as busy as life can be as a mother of two, that timesaver is complete blessing.
In my original review, I mentioned two slight downfalls of the Pipa, and after more than half year of use, I can say neither of those have been annoying to me. The recline adjustment has worked out just fine in every car I have used the Pipa in and I honestly haven’t even used the dream drape, finding the normal canopy to be just fine!
I will say, however, I do have one final complaint about the Nuna Pipa. Though it fils wonderfully on my UPPAbaby Vista (with adaptors), there is no adaptor for a jogger stroller like my BOB. Because of this, I actually have two infant carseats–one I use in the car and one I use on a run. It can be a bit annoying to have to store an extra carseat in our minimal-storage German home. But as it fits on my day-to-day stroller just fine, this has only proven to be a minimal annoyance.
Overall, I have very little to complain about with the Nuna Pipa and I still love it just as much as I did when I reviewed it a year ago. Be sure to visit my original review to see more in depth what I thought about the Nuna!
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