A car seat system that will give your family complete flexibility
The Nuna Next Car Seat System is designed to give families complete flexibility, with four solutions for the first four years. Absolutely Mama was lucky enough to take three of these models for a test drive, the CARI Next, the PIPPA Next and the TODL Next.
THE NEXT BASE
The Next Base is the foundation of the system and all three car seats are conveniently compatible with it. It is easy to install with just one click using your car’s Isofix anchor points and also includes a display that shows you a green light when it is secured safely, which is great for your peace of mind. We are particularly big fans of the 360-degree rotation feature, which makes getting baby in and out of the car a breeze.
THE CARI CAR SEAT
The first thing you will notice about the CARI Next is that it looks more like a carrycot than a car seat and that’s because it is! This innovative car seat is actually shaped as a completely lie-flat carrycot for the newborn stage and can be used until the baby weighs around 9kg.
Where this product goes from clever to ingenious is how it clips straight onto the pram, which makes the ordeal of trying to transition a sleeping baby from one place to another much less stressful.
There are also other features designed to keep your newborn baby happy and comfortable including a hood that can be easily raised and lowered and a lovely big ventilation panel that helps keep them cool. If your baby is feeling a little overstimulated, you can provide some additional coverage using the Dream Drape that is easily affixed using the two side magnets.
The inner liner is made from sumptuous GOTS certified organic cotton textiles, meaning it’s extra snuggly for your little one and free of harmful substances, as are all Nuna car seats.
THE PIPA CAR SEAT
The PIPA Next is more of a traditional style car seat, but it will still be the lightest car seat you’ve ever held. At only 2.8kg it’s around a third lighter than the brand leaders, so if your lifestyle means lots of hopping in and out of the cars this is the seat for you.
Just because it’s light, doesn’t mean it’s any less safe, the PIPA is i-size approved, and was awarded a GOOD result in the ADAC safety testing. It fits onto the Next base which can be fixed at 180 degrees so that baby is rearward facing or can be belted in with a seatbelt and is usable from birth to 13kg.
It comes with an adjustable headrest, a no-rethread harness and an in-built UPF 50 Dream Drape which attaches with magnets. The hood even has a neat zipped compartment to tuck away the Dream Drape when not in use.
THE TODL CAR SEAT
Finally within the range is the TODL Next car seat, which takes your child right through from birth to approximately four years old, or until your child weighs 19kg. It has five recline positions and six headrest positions to support your growing child.
This is the first car seat we have seen from the range which can be both rearward-facing and forward-facing and there are guidelines attached to the seat to let you know when is the right height to do so, but there is plenty of room to keep your child comfortable in a rear-facing position up until the age of four.
The TODL is obviously a much larger seat compared to some of the other models and is a fixed unit so it stays in the car, but it is really easy to fit and remove and it’s not that heavy or cumbersome to move around.
The bamboo blended knit material plus the additional ventilation panels within the shell make for a pleasant and cool journey for the child and the Merino wool seat liners are completely removable for when your baby outgrows them.
Car seats are an essential piece of kit for parents and because of the required safety features, they can be costly for families. The Next system is a brilliant option for parents to help reduce these costs by supporting several stages and thus reducing the need to replace the seat as your child grows.