What Makes The Nuna RAVA Convertible Seat Safe?
Travelling with little ones is always an adventure and you know that car seat safety is so important to us – so much so that in Episode 6 of the 40 Weeks to Forever podcast we spoke with Katherine Hutka, President of the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada about all things Car Seat Safety & Protecting Your Precious Cargo. So, today we are going to talk about safety features found in this convertible car seat but the pretty images we’ve included of our “Night” Exclusive are just a bonus.
Anti-Rebound BarWhat is an anti-rebound bar? In short, it reduces rotation by helping stabilize the car seat in a collision. The included anti-rebound bar on this car seat will need to be used when the car seat is installed rear facing.
The Nuna RAVA’s anti-rebound bar is wrapped in a pretty leatherette, and can easily be removed when the time is right to move your child forward-facing. Once you remove the bar there are convenient buttons allowing you to close the gap where it once was.
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- Katherine Hutka, President of CPSAC
We know that it is safe and safest for a child to stay rear-facing for as long as they still fit their larger rear-facing seat.
^^ but like, don’t forget the iPad.
A steel frame + SIPSide Impact Protection is also often referred to as “SIP” pods on either side of the seat. Depending on which side of the car you install the seat – you'll want the SIP pod out to take some of that force away from the seat. Of course, always refer to your manual for installation and use. Things you can't see? The RAVA is made with a steel frame and has energy-absorbing foam inside for extra protection.
Flame Resistant FabricsThe Nuna RAVA does tick off many things on your list though including an aesthetic that parents can get behind, but did you know that the fabric on the Nuna RAVA car seats is flame resistant and contains no added fire-retardant chemicals?
Easy installNuna refers to their installation as “bubble-free, muscle-free and hassle-free", but what does this mean to first-time parents? Essentially, you won't get into a fight with your partner during the install – because it really is that easy. Though you KNOW we are still going to suggest you have a CPST help you to ensure you’ve done it correctly.
Last but not least, we love that the Nuna RAVA has an impressive weight limit and generally speaking fits nicely into most vehicles.
- Rear-facing 5-40 lbs. and up to 49" tall
- Forward-facing 25-65 lbs. and up to 49" tall