Nuna Rava Convertible Car Seat 2021 ( Ratings | Reviews | Prices)
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!
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 Rava as most commonly used: from around kiddo’s first birthday until they grow out of it between 4 and 6 years old.
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.
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.
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.
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 Rava has another advantage. It's easy 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.
Its comfort features also offer tons to love. A machine washable cover gives you protection from messes, and its built-in cupholders are a boon for kids and parents alike! Its leg rest offers comfort for kiddo and extends rear-facing capability. It has small harness holders to keep the harness from bunching up underneath kiddo when you’re putting them in the seat, and an adjustable headrest to ensure it grows with your child. 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 Rava and the Nuna Exec, check out our video below!
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