by Amy Venzke February 05, 2019 3 min read 1 Comment

In March 2019, Nuna is adding one more reason to choose its best-selling Nuna PIPA infant car seat.

In addition to being ultra-safe, stylish and compatible with a wide variety of strollers, the 2019 Nuna PIPA—now available for pre-order from Strolleria—is one of the few that's also free of flame-retardant chemicals.

No changes will be made to the Nuna PIPA Lite or Nuna PIPA Lite LX in 2019, aside for a few additional colors launching later this year.

Read on to learn more differences between the 2019 Nuna PIPA and the 2018 Nuna PIPA.

2019 Nuna PIPA vs. 2018 Nuna PIPA Car Seat Comparison

2019 Nuna PIPA Release Date

The 2019 Nuna PIPA is available for pre-order from Strolleria now, with an expected ship time in mid-to-late March. This date is subject to change based on availability from Nuna.

We recommend having your car seat at least one month in advance of your due date in case your baby arrives earlier. If your due date is in February-April 2019, we recommend purchasing the 2018 Nuna PIPA or the PIPA Lite or PIPA Lite LX, all of which are available to ship immediately.

2019 Nuna PIPA vs. 2018 Nuna PIPA Colors and Fabrics

For 2019, Nuna is streamlining its color palette across its line of strollers, car seats and in-home gear. You'll find neutral colors such as Caviar Black, Frost and Granite Gray, and Aspen Blue on most of Nuna's 2019 products.

Each car seat in the 2019 Nuna line will come in new colors designed to match with the Nuna MIXX, TAVO, DEMI Grow and PEPP Next strollers. 

Plus, every color of the 2019 Nuna PIPA now features a brown leatherette handle instead of the previous plastic handle.

The 2019 Nuna PIPA is available in these colors:

  • Birch, an off-white with gray seat
  • Caviar Black
  • Frost, a lighter gray
  • Granite, a darker gray 

2019 nuna pipa vs 2018 nuna pipa car seat comparison

The Nuna PIPA Lite is currently available in these colors, with new colors coming later in 2019 at an undetermined date:

  • Aspen Blue
  • Ebony Black
  • Fog Gray
  • Granite Gray (coming in March 2019)
  • Caviar Black (coming later in 2019)
  • Sage Green (coming later in 2019)

2019 nuna pipa vs 2018 nuna pipa car seat comparison

The PIPA Lite LX is available in these colors:

  • Aspen Blue 
  • Caviar Black
  • Granite Gray 
  • Frost
  • Birch (coming later in 2019)

2019 nuna pipa vs 2018 nuna pipa car seat comparison

2019 Nuna PIPA vs. 2018 Nuna PIPA Fabrics

New for 2019, the Nuna PIPA will be free of flame retardant chemicals, as the PIPA Lite and Lite LX models already were. 

While exposure to flame retardants has not been directly correlated with health conditions, some experts are concerned that chemicals in car seats can break down and allow children to touch or inhale harmful toxins.  

According to a 2018 study by the nonprofit Ecology Center's Healthy Stuff program, 80 percent of the car seats tested contained chemical additives that have been associated with a range of health effects and environmental concerns.

Previous Nuna PIPA models do not have flame retardants in materials that touch the baby, only in the foam of the car seat. The 2019 PIPA has no flame retardants in the foam of the car seat.

The materials used for the PIPA Lite and Lite LX are not changing for 2019. While the PIPA Lite uses a soft, jersey-like polyester, the PIPA Lite LX is made with merino wool, which is hypoallergenic and helps regulate the baby's body temperature.

2019 Nuna PIPA vs. 2018 Nuna PIPA Price

Prices are not changing for the Nuna PIPA series in 2019. The car seats are sold at these prices:

  • Nuna PIPA: $299.95
  • Nuna PIPA Lite: $349.95
  • Nuna PIPA Lite LX: $399.95


Strolleria is a family-owned and operated retailer dedicated to making the baby gear buying experience less overwhelming for parents. We also offer free shipping and no sales tax outside of Arizona! If you have more questions about the Nuna PIPA, feel free to contact us at

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Amy Venzke
Amy Venzke

Amy Venzke is the co-owner of Strolleria, along with her husband, Drew. Together, they have a mission to make the gear-buying experience easier on parents. That includes you! Feel free to contact her with questions at

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February 10, 2019

I’m interested in the Nuna PIPA 2019 model in caviar as well as the 2019 model for the SilverCross Wave. I see above that the PIPA should be available beginning of March but I haven’t been able to locate a release date for the Wave along with color options. I’m wanting to use the PIPA along with the Wave so I’m hoping to coordinate the colors for them. I’m not due until June 25th but I wanted to get going on getting these things. I especially wanted to be able to have the Wave in advance to use with my almost 18 month old daughter prior to her sister arriving. Thanks in advance for your response!

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