This post will teach you How to Install Nuna Pipa RELX Base With Latch. When installing the base, it is important to be mindful of the dimensions and weight capacity. It’s also a good idea to have someone help you install the seat as it can be heavy and awkward depending on your height.
How much does the Nuna PIPA base weight?
Nuna Pipa RELX Base Weight: The Nuna PIPA base weighs a total of 11.25lbs (about five kilograms) including the Latch and Cover, or about 25% of the combined weight capacity of your car seat and stroller!
How to remove a Nuna base from a car
To remove the base from a car seat, you will need to set your stroller in an upright position. Use one hand to hold the rear of the carseat and fold it down towards you while using two hands on either side of the front wheel frame. In doing so, you should be able to lift out the base with some degree of difficulty as it is relatively heavy without any added weight!
Steps on How to Install Nuna Pipa RELX Base with Latch
Step 1. Locate the anchor point in your vehicle and attach it securely to a car seat belt or harnesses. This is usually found on the side of the headrests, but if you don’t see one, try looking behind them near where they are attached to the back seats.
Step 2. Place Nuna Pipa RELX Base with Latch onto this anchor point so that it’s at an angle made by both feet being even with each other (vertical).
Step 3. Tighten two straps closest to front part of base: tighten these until there is no slack left when you pull down on them. You may need someone else’s help for this step as well!
Step 4. Adjust top strap from passenger seat over child seat and tighten until there is no slack left when you pull down on it.
Step 5. Check to make sure the base is securely anchored with all straps tightened (including top one).
Step 6. Push seat buttons or levers so that the seating area in front of child’s car seat will not recline. It should be flush against backseat with nothing behind it! If unable, consult your vehicle owner manual for instructions.
How to adjust my Nuna base
Adjusting your Nuna base in your vehicle makes it easier to get baby in and out, plus ensures a safer installation. How you adjust your car seat will depend on where it is located. A quick note before we begin: make sure that all of the straps are securely tightened (including top one) for an optimal fit!
Step 1. Locate adjustment lever near head restraint or look under passenger seat for button corresponding to desired position. Push until forward facing is reached, then press down firmly while pulling up at back of child’s car seat so that foot moves into correct position.
Step 2. Push levers or buttons recessed near seating area in front of child’s carseat to release recline position. Ensure that recline is in the desired position before releasing lever or button so that it locks into place.
Step 3. Reclining seat should be as upright as possible for a child under two years old and at least halfway upright for children over two years old to provide maximum safety during an accident by providing torso protection while allowing room for head movement if needed.
How do you install a Nuna car seat without a base?
Some car seats come with a base for installation. How do you install the seat without a Nuna Pipa RELX Base With Latch?
If your child’s carseat does not have an integrated base, it can be installed using one of these two methods: In-car method or Roadside kit method.
In-Car Method: The in-car installation is considered to be the most secure and quickest way of installing a car seat. Place Nuna Pipa on backseat so that front facing recline position faces out towards driver side door (in left hand drive vehicles). Ensure that there are no other objects behind the vehicle such as children’s toys etc which would prevent correct positioning of foot into anchor slot when the seat is in the upright position.
Roadside Kit Method: The roadside kit method of installation may not be as secure, but will work in a pinch if there are no other options. It does require an extra set of hands to assist with installing and must only be used when you cannot install your carseat using another system or do not have access to a rear-facing vehicle seat belt (i.e.: renting cars).
Place Nuna Pipa on backseat so that front facing recline position faces out towards driver side door (in left hand drive vehicles) and ensure there are no other objects behind the vehicle which would prevent correct positioning of foot into anchor slot when the seat is in the upright position.
This time, buckle up the vehicle seat belt and place the loop over the top of Nuna Pipa.
It is not recommended to use LATCH because it can damage or break off carseat’s steel frame, but will work in a pinch if there are no other options.