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Nuna Rava Forward Facing

Nuna RAVA Convertible Car Seat ( Ratings | Reviews | Safety )

Nuna RAVA Review

Nuna’s beloved car seat line manages to toe the line between luxury and practicality, while maintaining the importance of car seat safety tenets. Nuna’s first convertible car seat, the Nuna RAVA earned its place amongst the Magic Beans favorites through a combination of innovation and common sense. If this is your first time reading about convertible car seats, we’ll include a little primer to help you know what to look for!

Watch the video below if you want a full review of the Nuna RAVA's features and stats.

Should You Buy the Nuna RAVA?

Anyone looking for their first convertible car seat should know that convertible car seats can start at infancy (at least most of them) but due to the difficulty of keeping baby asleep when unable to carry them in their car seat, most parents start with an infant seat. So we’ll be discussing the Nuna RAVA as most commonly used: from around kiddo’s first birthday until they grow out of it between 4 and 6 years old. 

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How long can I use the Nuna RAVA?

The Nuna RAVA is a conventional convertible car seat, designed to move from rear-facing to forward-facing with ease when kiddo reaches the weight or height threshold for rear-facing. Most experts nowadays suggest keeping kiddo rear-facing as long as possible, for rear-facing is considered 5x safer than forward facing. This statistic definitely factors into Nuna’s decision to offer extended rear-facing in the RAVA, keeping kids safe for longer. The Nuna RAVA can be used rear facing to 50lbs and forward facing to 65lbs or 49".

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Being a typical convertible car seat, it stays in your car! Anyone used to an infant seat knows two things: it is very convenient to carry kids in their car seat, and kiddo is likely getting too heavy to continue doing that for long. So convertible car seats will all remain stationary in your car, making taxis and travel more difficult but making everyday car trips easier. 

Once you understand that the convertible car seat will be a different animal entirely from your infant car seat, you can deep dive into the nitty gritty of the differences. The Nuna RAVA convertible car seat has tons of amazing features that keep it at the top of the line. 

Is the Nuna RAVA car seat safe?

Its safety features are admirable, from the side impact protection bubbles, the extended rear-facing, and the easy seat belt installation, it is designed to be secure and functional without sacrificing ease of use. As most car seat experts say, the best installation is the one you can do perfectly. At the foundation of  Nuna RAVA is an entirely steel frame.

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Is the Nuna RAVA easy to install?

This easy installation also makes it a breeze to switch from rear to forward facing. As long as you trust your installation and don’t feel the need to have a CPST check every install, then the Nuna RAVA has another advantage. It's effortless installation makes it easy to switch between cars whenever needed. Convertible car seats are stationary so most families need multiple, but depending on how tight the budget is, you’ll be able to get a top of the line seat from a safety standpoint that can be moved between your main car and your supplemental car with ease. The Nuna RAVA is designed to be installed with vehicle seat belt through its steel reinforced belt path using Simply secure installation and True tension doors.

Is the Nuna RAVA comfortable?

Its comfort features also offer tons to love. The Nuna RAVA's premium fabric is soft and welcoming. The RAVA  also features ventilation panels in the sides and back of the shell allowing for airflow to create a comfy climate. The Nuna RAVA can be reclined to 10 different positions, 5 for rear facing and 5 for forward facing, guarenting a safe and comfortable ride regardless of age or time of day!  Its built-in cup holders are a boon for kids and parents alike! The RAVA sports an extendable leg rest offering added comfort for kiddo and extends rear-facing capability. Nuna also includes thoughtful convenience features for parents; like a nonrethread harness and harness holders to keep the harness from bunching up underneath kiddo when you’re putting them in the seat.

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Is the Nuna RAVA fabric machine washable?

The Nuna RAVA is a GreenGuard Gold Certified product. Nuna sources naturally flame resistant materials. The Nuna RAVA seat fabric is free of chemical fire retards. Its fabric cover is easily removed for machine washing and can be hung to dry.

Is the Nuna RAVA car seat suitable for a newborn?

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The Nuna RAVA car seat is designed for newborns as light as 5 pounds and can be used until your child weighs 65 pounds or reaches 49" in height. Then, they can smoothly transition to a booster seat. With a 10-year lifespan from the manufacturing date, the RAVA is durable and long-lasting. 

Nuna RAVA Height and Weight Limits

  • Rear-facing: 5-50 pounds, 49" or less
  • Forward-facing: 25-65 pounds, 49" or less, age 2+

Overall, Nuna has always been ahead of the car seat game and the Nuna RAVA convertible car seat is no exception. Its safety features offer ample protection for your little one, and its convenience is unparalleled. If you’re curious about the difference between the Nuna RAVA and the Nuna Exec, check out our video below!

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Comparing the Nuna RAVA to other Car Seats

Watch the video below if you want a comparison of the Nuna RAVA vs. Nuna EXEC vs. Nuna REVV features and stats.

More Nuna RAVA comparisons:

Nuna RAVA vs. Nuna EXEC

Nuna RAVA vs. Diono 3QXT

Nuna RAVA vs. Peg Perego Primo Viaggio

Nuna RAVA vs. Clek FOONF

Click here to download our Convertible Car Seat Buying Guide


Is the Nuna RAVA right for your family?

Still unsure which convertible car seat is for you? We cannot wait to chat with you in one of our virtual consultations! We can take you through the ins and outs of this and any other product you may want to look at from the comfort of your own home! Check it out at If video chat isn’t your first choice, feel free to email or give us a call at 866-600-BEAN) during business hours (M-F, 9 am-5 pm EST). We’d love to hear what you think! 

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