The Nuna PIPA is an infant car seat designed to be used in a rear-facing position only. It is not designed to be used in a forward-facing position. This is because rear-facing car seats provide better protection for young children in the event of a crash. It is recommended that children remain in a rear-facing car seat until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by the car seat manufacturer. Once a child outgrows their infant car seat, they can move on to a convertible car seat that can be used in both rear-facing and forward-facing positions.