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The Nuna Pipa Lite RX deserves its safe reputation

A mother installs the nuna pipa lite rx base in her car. It uses the latches and the load leg.

In the simplest explanation, the Nuna Pipa Lite RX is a safe, well tested car seat that pops in and out of the car, adapts to strollers, and lasts about a year before your baby outgrows it.

The Nuna Pipa Lite RX is the most recent Nuna Pipa infant car seat and combines every intelligent feature of the previous five models. It's the only Pipa to have the new Nuna Pipa RELX Base, a base-free installation for travel, a full coverage canopy (Sky Drape), and a no-rethread harness.

Every other Nuna Pipa model has had two or three of these at best, forcing parents to pick apart their lifestyles and decide which features they can give up. The Nuna Pipa Lite RX doesn’t ask you to sacrifice a single creature comfort nor safety measure making it one of the best infant car seats out there…all while still only weighing 6.9lbs!

The 5 most important features of the Nuna Pipa Lite RX

A gif of the Nuna pipa lite RX in its car seat base shifts between four recline positions.

Nuna RELX Base: The Nuna Pipa Lite RX comes with the newer Nuna Pipa RELX Base and features several major safety upgrades the older Nuna Pipa Series Base lacks. All of these make for a tighter installation and reduces the Nuna Pipa Lite RX’s movement in a collision.

  • Anti rebound panel
  • Locking load leg
  • Four recline settings
  • Supportive headrest
close up shot of the nuna pipa lite rx latches

An easy 5-second installation anyone can do: The Nuna Pipa RELX Base installs in 5 seconds, with an audible *click*, and indicators that turn green when it’s latched correctly. You can install the whole Nuna Pipa RELX Base with one hand and there’s zero manual labor involved. You’re free to switch baby between cars and get the seats detailed without the dread of a difficult re-installation!

a close up look at the nuna pipa lite rx insides, a focus on the head support and body insert

No-rethread harness and headrest: No more unlacing your Nuna Pipa Lite RX‘s harness like a pair of sneakers! For the very first time on any Nuna Pipa car seat model you can raise the harness and headrest height with the push of a button. This feature is exclusive to the Nuna Pipa Lite RX.

The Nuna Pipa Lite RX also comes with an infant insert for babies 4lbs+, pair of shoulder straps covers, and buckle cushion too!

nuna pipa lite rx infant car seat in lagoon with the sky drape canopy extending from head to ankle.

Longest canopy: It’s shocking that most infant car seats continue to sport tiny sun canopies that barely cover half the baby. The Nuna Pipa Lite RX’s UPF 50+ sun canopy covers from head to ankle with the Sky Drape (formally Dream Drape) extension and built-in mesh windows. Baby has fresh air flow to keep them dry, cool, and comfy while keeping rain and the hot sun outside.

Feather light 6.9 lbs: The Nuna Pipa Lite RX is a bucket seat you can carry anywhere without feeling weighed down. As other car seats are bulking up, the Nuna Pipa Lite RX is the lightest weight high end infant car seat. When you’ve just given birth and aren’t quite feeling yourself yet this light weight seat makes all the difference. For urban families in walk-ups, it’s designed for you too! Here’s how the Nuna Pipa Lite RX weighs up against the competitors:

The load leg is finally “fixed” on the Nuna Pipa Lite RX

The nuna pipa lite rx base sits with its load leg extended on a graphic blue backround

The older Nuna Pipa Series Base has one detail that drives parents nuts: the load leg never locks into position. Any shake or bump to the base elongates the load leg throwing off the recline. It isn’t to a dangerous amount but it makes a loud, sudden ratcheting noise and needs to be leveled back into place. This is an annoying issue the Nuna Pipa RELX Base solves completely, with a rigid load leg that fixes in its set height without ever making a sound! 

Quick list of the Nuna Pipa Lite RX features

Bullet point list of the nuna pipa lite rx features

Compatible strollers for the Nuna Pipa Lite RX

Nuna mixx next stroller in black on a white studio background  nuna demi grow stroller in black on a white studio background nuna triv stroller in black on a white studio background nuna tavo next stroller in black on a white studio background nuna trvl stroller in black on a white studio background nuna pepp stroller in black on a white studio background 

The Nuna ring-style adapters are famous for being the best adapters in all of baby gear. Nuna includes a free Pipa Series ring-style adapter with their big three strollers: the Nuna Mixx Next, Nuna DEMI Grow, and the Nuna Triv Stroller. The Nuna Pipa Lite RX falls into place on the ring adapter smoothly without any effort.

Both the Nuna Tavo Next Stroller 2021 | 2022 and  Nuna TRVL Stroller 2022 have integrated car seat adapters that act as a dual adapter/belly bar. While the Nuna Pepp Next 2021 | 2022 comes with post adapters that fold on the frame and remove when they aren’t needed. The Nuna Pipa Lite RX takes an extra glance to make sure it’s sliding into the adapter at the right angle but without much fuss.

Other popular stroller brands make car seat adapters for the Nuna Pipa Lite RX and other Nuna Pipa infant car seats, including Bugaboo, Stokke, UPPAbaby, Babyzen, Silver Cross, and more.

If you bought a car seat blindly and it ended up being the Nuna Pipa Lite RX, you would never regret it. It’ll keep your little one traveling safely so you can stay focused on just getting out of the house with everything you need! To see the Nuna Pipa Lite RX in action, watch Eli’s video review where he goes into more detail about all safety features. For more Nuna baby product videos check out our comparison of the Nuna Pipa Lite LX 2021 | 2022 vs. Nuna Pipa Lite R 2021 | 2022 vs. Nuna Pipa Lite RX. And see a head-to-head of the ever popular Nuna Demi Grow vs. the Nuna Mixx Next too!

Nuna pipa lite rx in camel displayed at a three quarter view     Nuna pipa lite rx in camel displayed at a three quarter view with the canopy down    Nuna pipa lite rx in camel displayed face forward showing the interior head rest and infant insert    Nuna pipa lite rx in camel displayed in profile showing the sky drape closed      Nuna pipa lite rx in camel displayed facing left with the canopy open showing the shell

Still unsure about the Nuna Pipa Lite RX or how it compares to the other Nuna and non-nuna infant car seat models? Email questions@mbeans.com or give us a call at 866-600-BEAN) during business hours (M-F, 9 am-5 pm EST). Or set up a one-on-one Baby Gear Consultation with an Mbeans expert!

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