Which Nuna car seats can be installed without the base?

Baby in Nuna PIPA Aire RX car seat

Nuna currently has a few infant car seat options that can be installed without the base using the vehicle's seat belt: the PIPA RXPIPA Aire RX, PIPA Aire, and PIPA Urbn. The PIPA Urbn is a baseless car seat and installs with either the attached rigid latch or by the seat belt. You cannot install the discontinued Nuna PIPA Lite, PIPA Lite R, or PIPA Lite LX without the base due to their design.

The PIPA RXPIPA Aire RX, PIPA Aire, and PIPA Urbn all use what is called the European belt path installation, where you will route the lap belt across baby's legs with the side belt paths, and the shoulder belt around back through the blue shoulder belt guide:

Father holding baby's hand in PIPA RX installed without the base

This is a helpful feature if you frequently fly or travel by taxi, since you can leave the base at home if needed and still safely secure the car seat in the vehicle or airplane! And if you live in the city or don't have a car, the PIPA Urbn may be perfect for you! It easily clicks in and out on the vehicles LATCH with the attached rigid latches.  However, all infant car seats that use a base come with a base that will stay in your own vehicle, saving time and effort by allowing you to easily click the car seat in and out.

Here you can read more about the differences between the models of the Nuna PIPA . If you're comparing the PIPA base with the new RELX base, this blog post goes into more detail between these two bases. 

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