Child Safety Product Reviews

Nuna PIPA Icon

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

The Nuna PIPA Icon car seat gives parents the freedom to sit back and enjoy the ride.

First Impressions

You can instantly feel that the PIPA Icon is solid and well-made, assuring you of its quality from the off. The fabric is soft and padded, so your newborn will feel comfortable and secure – something that you worry about whether they are your first or your fifth.

Style-wise, everything about this product seems well-considered. The design is smart, with lots of attention-to-detail, not least of which with the ergonomic lightweight aluminium handle bar. As modern parents now expect, the seat can also transform into a travel system; compatible with over 20 buggies via Nuna and Maxi-Cosi adapters.


A UV shield keeps the sunshine out of your little one’s eyes and can simply be flipped out from under the hood, giving instant protection without any complicated fiddling. The canopy has two positions and there’s even an extra dream drape™, a thin material cover which stretches down to their feet, creating a darker environment for better sleep and a very reliable barrier to the elements.

Along with the 5 point harness and heavy duty shell, Nuna have also focused on meeting vigorous safety standards and have included a clever built-in crumple zone that reduces the impact force on your baby in the event of a crash. Understanding that bringing a new baby back from hospital can be a terrifying experience, they have also made sure that you won’t be worrying over a complicated installation process. The seat features a true lock system which is simple and quick to install with the PIPAFIX Base. There is also a green light to let you know when the seat is correctly installed, giving parents that extra security.

A smart release button makes it much easier to switch between cars, a definite bonus if you’re a two-car family. The load leg also folds under the base for storage, saving some essential space that you always need with a baby. For those who want a seat that fits with a seat belt, you do have that option. It is also very simple to install in this way, with a blue line on the side which must be horizontal to the chair.

FQ Verdict

Well-designed and stylish, the PIPA Icon delivers both safety and comfort for modern families.