What is the Lightest Car Seat?

What is the Lightest Car Seat?

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    The lightest infant car seats currently on the market are the Nuna PIPA aire RX and the UPPAbaby Aria.

    Nuna has always been known to offer lightweight infant car seats and a range of PIPA options of varying weights and features. Recently, Nuna has simplified their PIPA series line of car seats and offers the PIPA aire RX, PIPA urbn (only sold as a travel system), and the PIPA RX. 

    Total weight considered, the lightest Nuna car seat is the Nuna PIPA aire RX, weighing less than 7 pounds. The Nuna PIPA aire RX features Aeroflex™ foam that is cleverly lightweight, resilient, and minimizes force transferred to baby. The PIPA aire RX is 1.4 pounds lighter than the PIPA RX and a little less than a pound lighter than the PIPA urbn.

    Both the PIPA aire RX and PIPA RX use the RELX base, while the PIPA urbn is a baseless car seat that can only be installed baseless. All current PIPA models include FAA approval for use on an airplane.

    See the differences between the Nuna PIPA car seats in this comparison.

    One note: Measurements for Nuna car seats do not include the canopy or infant insert. With those accessories, Nuna car seats are still lighter than most other car seats as most infant car seats weigh between 9 to 12 pounds.

    New to the market in early 2024, the UPPAbaby Aria Infant Car Seat and Base, is only 6 pounds! Growing alongside your little one, the Aria features an infinite adjustable no-rethread headrest, providing a customized fit as your baby develops. From the tiniest preemies to infants up to 4 months, the two-piece robust infant insert ensures proper fit and body positioning. The Aria car seat brings a featherweight design never seen in an UPPAbaby car seat before! The Mesa series infant car seats weigh around 10 pounds!   

    Looking for a car seat for an older child? The lightest toddler car seat is the WAYB Pico, which weighs just 8 pounds and is foldable for travel. The WAYB Pico can be used only forward-facing and is recommended for children age 2 and older.

    Lightest Infant Car Seats

    These are the lightest car seats, ranked by weight.

    1. UPPAbaby Aria: 6 pounds 
    2. Nuna PIPA aire RX: 6.2 pounds
    3. Nuna PIPA urbn: 7 pounds
    4. Bugaboo Turtle Air by Nuna: 7.10 pounds 
    5. Graco SnugRide 35 Lite: 7.2 pounds
    6. Graco SnugRide ClickConnect 35: 7.5 pounds
    7. Nuna PIPA RX: 7.6 pounds
    8. Baby Jogger City Go Air: 8 pounds
    9. Maxi Cosi Mico Max 30: 8.9 pounds
    10. (tie) Clek Liing, GB Asana 35 DLX: 9 pounds
    11. Cybex Aton M: 9.25 pounds
    12. (tie) Cybex Aton 2Peg-Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35: 9.5 pounds
    13. Chicco KeyFit 30: 9.6 pounds
    14. UPPAbaby MESA: 9.9 pounds
    15. (tie) Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 Nido, BOB/Britax B-Safe 35: 10 pounds
    16. Baby Jogger City GO: 10.2 pounds
    17. Chicco Fit2: 11 pounds
    18. (tie) Britax B-Safe 35 Elite and Britax Endeavors: 11.5 pounds
    19. Cybex Aton Q: 11.6 pounds
    20. Cybex Cloud Q: 13.9 pounds
    21. Doona: 16.2 pounds

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