Exactly What I'd Hoped For
April 15, 2019
I purchased this car seat because I needed something light and easy to install without a base. I don't drive and use car shares to get around the city I live in. The Pipa is very easy to put into any car, and as long as you're good about leveling it with the ground, you're good to go. It does have a significant footprint in the seat, so you may need to scoot the front seats up a bit for it to fit properly. It's light but that's only great in the beginning. As your baby grows, it's going to feel heavy no matter what.
Initially, my daughter was uncomfortable in the seat. She was small (under 6 pounds) and the seat seemed to swallow her. The shoulder pads in particular were quite big around her neck (though they aren't large at all).
With an adapter, it's easy to use with my Uppababy stroller as well. Doesn't hurt that it's quite stylish as well. The "dream drape" is lovely, and helps my baby settle into sleep on a car ride, but you do have to be careful about the magnetic closures, it's easy to knock them out of place.
All in all, I'm happy with the Pipa.
Proslightweight, stylish, easy to install with/without a base, adapts to non-Nuna strollers
Consexpensive, dream drape can be tricky to secure in place
Best Usesgreat for people who travel in different cars (taxis, car shares, etc.)