Yes, an infant insert is included with purchase of any of Nuna PIPA infant car seat models: the PIPA, PIPA RX, PIPA Lite, PIPA Lite LX, PIPA Lite R and PIPA Lite RX.
When you purchase your car seat, the insert arrives pre-attached so that your car seat is ready for baby to use from birth.
While all of the Nuna PIPA models come with an infant insert, the insert looks a little different depending on which model you purchase. See the differences between the Nuna PIPA series car seats here.
Most of the Nuna models have an infant insert with a separate headrest, but the original PIPA has a combined body support and headrest.
These Nuna PIPA models also come with a second set of inserts in case of a laundry emergency: PIPA Lite, PIPA Lite LX and PIPA Lite RX.
Do I need to purchase an infant insert for the Nuna PIPA?
While you do not need to purchase an additional infant insert—and you cannot use two inserts on the car seat—you might want to have a spare when you're washing the original insert.
Nuna makes an organic cotton PIPA series infant insert available for purchase separately, which includes the body support and low birth weight pillow (for use with a newborn 4-11 lbs), head rest, and harness and buckle pads.
When should I remove the Nuna PIPA infant insert?
All Nuna PIPA models come with a low birth weight pillow, located inside the body support, but the instructions for removing the pillow or infant insert vary by model.
For the PIPA, PIPA Lite, and PIPA Lite LX models, you can remove the low birth weight pillow from a velcro-closed pouch on the backside of the insert when baby reaches 11 lbs. You'll then have the option to continue using the infant insert body support past 11 lbs as long as it helps improve your baby's comfort while buckled in.
For the PIPA RX and PIPA Lite R, the low birth weight pillow is sewn into the body support so isn't easily removed; for these models, you'll need to remove the entire body support insert when your baby reaches 11 lbs or otherwise is able to be snugly buckled into their car seat.
Here is a look at the different infant insert styles by model:
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