Can the Nuna RAVA be used for a newborn?

Can Nuna RAVA be used for a newborn

The Nuna RAVA convertible car seat can be used with a newborn and grows with your child for the next several years.

Some parents opt to buy a convertible car seat like the RAVA for a newborn because it has greater longevity than an infant car seat, which is typically only used for about a year. The RAVA can be used until age 5 or older, as it supports a child up to 49" in height or 65 pounds.

How long can you use the Nuna RAVA?

When the RAVA is installed rear-facing, choose from five recline settings so your little one has the most ideal support from birth.

Your child can continue to sit rear-facing until they are 49" tall or 50 pounds. The RAVA can be used forward-facing until 49" or 65 pounds.

How long do you use the Nuna RAVA infant insert?

The Nuna RAVA comes with a head insert and body insert that improve the fit of the harness and recline angle for a newborn.

The head insert can be removed at any time as your child grows.

The body support insert must when your newborn weighs between 5 pounds and 11 pounds and if the harness straps are positioned above your child's shoulders. The harness must be positioned at or below your child's shoulders.

The RAVA also has two crotch belt positions to accommodate your child as he grows. The crotch belt should be used in the position that's closest, but not underneath, your child.

Can I attach the Nuna RAVA to a stroller?

Because the Nuna RAVA is a convertible car seat designed to grow with your child for many years, it is too large and heavy to be placed on a stroller frame (as is the case with all convertible car seats).

Although a convertible car seat like the RAVA has greater longevity, most families opt to use an infant car seat for their child's first year. Infant car seats attach to strollers and are far more portable, making it easier to be out and about with an often-sleeping baby.

Nuna offers five versions in its popular PIPA infant car seat series: the PIPA, PIPA RX, PIPA Lite, PIPA Lite R and PIPA Lite LX.

See this comparison for a look at the differences between differences between Nuna PIPA models. Nuna infant car seats are compatible with all Nuna strollers, and many other brands with purchase of an adapter.


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