Nuna vs. UPPAbaby Comparison | Which Brand is Right for Me?

Mom with baby in Nuna car seat on Nuna MIXX stroller next to mom with UPPAbaby Vista V2 stroller with 3 kids

Chances are you have come across the brands Nuna and UPPAbaby when researching baby gear. Nuna and UPPAbaby are two of our most popular brands, and for good reason! Countless parents ask us questions each and everyday about these two brands so let's take a closer look at UPPAbaby and Nuna!

UPPAbaby first started "out of necessity and opportunity" in 2006 when a husband and wife dreamed of a better baby gear brand. The Monahans' daughter gets credit for the name by saying "uppa, uppa" whenever she wanted to be picked up. It started with a stroller, and has since grown organically from 5 employees in 2006 to over 175 employees today selling products from strollers to car seats to high chairs to travel cribs!

Nuna, a global brand with roots in Amsterdam began in 2007, and still to this day is inspired by Dutch design. From the beginning Nuna has aimed to design timeless, innovative baby gear that’s also simple and stylish. Nuna’s first product was the ZAAZ high chair and since 2007 has grown and developed a wide range of baby gear products including car seats, strollers, baby carriers, and more!

Since their beginnings in 2006 and 2007, UPPAbaby and Nuna have grown tremendously and are leaders in innovation and design. They both have more than a dozen products each, and their product lines are continuing to grow every year.

But what is each brand primarily known for and what is right for me?

Although UPPAbaby has a robust line of products, their claim to fame are their strollers, specifically their single to double convertible stroller called the Vista. Nuna, on the other hand, is primarily associated with car seats - both infant and convertible - though their strollers are also very popular.

Let's take a closer look at specific Nuna and UPPAbaby gear:


Nuna: Nuna currently has convertible, full size, mid size, and travel strollers in their line up! Nuna is known for their clean lines and comfortable textiles. Their strollers are easy to use and fold, especially their self folding travel strollers (aptly named the TRVL / TRVL lx)!

UPPAbaby: UPPAbaby's various strollers range in size from their ever so popular convertible stroller (the Vista V2) to mid size to jogging to travel sized. UPPAbaby strollers push effortlessly, and their strollers are known for their generous storage baskets. UPPAbaby also thinks of little details to make life easier like using a subtle gray color on all the functional buttons on their strollers. 


Car Seats:

Nuna: Nuna is known for their car seats, and they have always made some of the lightest infant car seats on the market! All Nuna car seats are exceptionally easy to install, which is important because a correctly installed car seat keeps your child safe. Nuna seats are plush and comfortable, free of all chemicals, and beautiful! I mean if you have to look at it everyday may as well make sure it's nice to look at! Nuna offers car seats for all stages: newborn, toddler, preschool, and big kid! 

UPPAbaby: UPPAbaby's popular infant car seats pair with their strollers to create a seamless travel system! UPPAbaby recently released one of the lightest infant seats on the market - the Aria - weighing in at only 6 pounds! They have expanded their car seat line over the years to include a convertible car seat and a booster to get you thru your child's car seat years. 


High Chair:

Nuna: Nuna's high chair design seamlessly aligns with the aesthetic of their strollers and car seats, prioritizing functionality and simplicity. Plus it's easy to clean without crevices and aesthetically pleasing to fit with your home design! 

UPPAbaby: UPPAbaby applies the same attention to detail evident in their car seats and strollers to their high chair design! Their high chair features the same easy harness design and embodies simplicity, with a no-frills approach and no crevices for food to collect.


Playard / Travel Crib:

Nuna: Nuna's travel cribs give you peace of mind knowing your little one is playing or sleeping in a crib that's free of chemicals and one that has breathable mesh sides and a breathable mattress. They meet standards for Greenguard Gold certification, which means they have been thoroughly tested and certified to not contribute VOC's, or hazardous chemicals, into the air your child breathes. 

UPPAbaby: UPPAbaby offers a lightweight and portable travel crib that sets up and folds down in just seconds! You can rest easier knowing your little one is resting and playing on a breathable mattress! It also features a zip-down access panel at one side to help you sooth your baby or retrieve a pacifier.


Accessories / Other:

NunaNuna offers varies accessories for their strollers, as well as bigger items including a baby swing and baby carrier! 

UPPAbaby: UPPAbaby offers various stroller accessories and is constantly innovating and coming out with fun new products like their Bevvy stroller basket cooler! 


Both Nuna and UPPAbaby are quality brands with quality products. They design products that simplify parenthood!  

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