All versions of the Nuna PIPA—including the PIPA, PIPA RX, PIPA Lite, PIPA Lite R, PIPA Lite RX and PIPA Lite LX—come with a car seat base.
You cannot buy a Nuna PIPA car seat without the base, as Nuna packages the car seat and base together and does not sell the car seat on its own without a base.
However, you can purchase additional car seat bases separately if you plan to use your PIPA series infant car seat in more than one vehicle and would like to have a base in each vehicle.
Can you install the Nuna PIPA without the base?
Three of the four Lite models—the PIPA Lite, PIPA Lite R and PIPA Lite LX—always require the base for installation, as the car seats do not include guides for installing with a seatbelt. The PIPA Lite RX is the only Lite model that offers a seatbelt installation option.
Installing your Nuna car seat without the base can be especially helpful if you and baby are taking a taxi, ride share, or traveling in another vehicle that you don't normally use.
The seatbelt-only install can also be helpful for air travel, as the PIPA, PIPA RX and PIPA Lite RX are FAA-approved without the base. If you travel often or live in a city where you often take taxis and rideshares, the PIPA, PIPA RX and PIPA Lite RX will be the best options for you.
The original PIPA base comes with the PIPA car seat, while the PIPA RX and PIPA Lite RX come with the newer and more adjustable RELX base. Learn more about the differences between the PIPA base and RELX base in this comparison.
Nuna offers six versions of the PIPA car seat, with each offering different features, price points and installation options. Read this comparison of the Nuna PIPA, PIPA RX, PIPA Lite, PIPA Lite R, and PIPA Lite LX to help you find the right car seat for your baby, and see an overview of each model in the videos below.
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