Because of its excellent safety features and easy installation, the Nuna Exec All-In-One has been called the Cadillac of carseat.
It’s a convertible car seat that can be used from the time your baby is only 5 pounds—all the way up until they are 120 pounds. Impressive, right? Here’s more on what you can find with this car seat, in our full Nuna Exec review.
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Nuna Exec Car Seat: Convertible from Newborn to Booster
The Nuna Exec, All-In-One Convertible Car Seat is this perfect option for parents who want to make one car seat purchase and never look back. Since it is suited for babies from birth to big kids weighing up to 120 pounds, it is the only carseat you’ll ever need.
As an all-in-one car seat, it can be used as a rear-facing seat for babies as small as 5 pounds, as a forward facing, five-point harness seat for toddlers and preschools, and as a high-back booster for older children.
Quick and easy install makes this carseat refreshingly uncomplicated. The True Tension doors are unique to Nuna Exec, allowing caregivers to properly and securely install their child’s seat without the strain of tightening installation belts from awkward angles.
Each time your child grows, adjustments can be made without a fuss. Because it is so multi-functional, it is the minimalist parent’s dream come true. It has eight different recline settings (with a recline guide built-in), 12 headrest settings, and works as a rear facing, forward facing, or high back booster.
Most importantly, this carseat was created to keep your little one safe. We know that safety is a top priority to any parent and Nuna Exec didn’t miss a beat when it comes to protecting the little ones who buckle up in their seat. The core of this car seat is steel, keeping the seat intact if it is in a car crash. Additional safety features include side impact protection and belt paths that are reinforced for extra security.
It is flame resistant, but there are no toxic flame-retardant chemicals used that could negatively impact your child’s health.
And last but not least, a machine-washable quilted footrest, dual flip cup holders and the magnetic harness keepers are the little details that really set this car seat apart. Merino wool inserts keep your little one comfortable, whether you’re running to the grocery store or setting out for a road trip.
Pros & Cons
Fits 3 across
Birth to 120 pounds
High price point
Not travel friendly
Harnesses wipe-clean only
Nuna Exec Specs
Here are some of the nitty-gritty details you’ll need to know about the Nuna, including if it will actually fit in your own car:
- Dimensions: 22.5” L x 18.5” W x 26-33” H
- Weight: 26.6 lbs.
- 2-year warranty
- 4 colors
- Merino wool baby and head inserts
- GOTS™ certified organic cotton fabric & dye insert, harness covers, and crotch cover
- Greenguard Gold Certified
- Fits 3 across in most vehicles
- Ventilation panels
- No rethread 5-point harness
How We Rated this Car Seat
Every parent will be looking for different things out of a car seat—if you’re looking for an infant seat you can attach to a stroller, for instance, this won’t be the seat for you.
But overall, we rated this car seat as a convertible car seat and looked at the following features:
The Nuna Exec hits it out of the park for comfort, function, safety, and ease-of-install.
However, the cost is on the high side and while the car seat covers can be easily removed and washed, the safety harnesses cannot—and if you ever have a kid puke in a car seat, that can present quite the challenge. (Don’t ask us how we know this.)
Features to Love
Birth to grade school
Because this convertible, all-in-one car seat is appropriate for newborns, toddlers, and grade schoolers, you’ll get years of use from this investment.
As a rear facing car seat, it can accommodate babies weighing between 5 and 50 pounds. When your child is ready, it can function as a forward-facing car seat or a high back booster for kids 25 to 120 pounds.
Simple, convenient install
If you’ve ever found yourself sweating (or swearing) during a car seat install, you’re going to love the Nuna Exec. Thanks to their True Tension windows, it is easy to get that seat securely installed in your car without tugging on belts from difficult angles. When the time comes to adjust the recline, headrest, or harness, all this can be done with one hand.
If for some reason installation isn’t a breeze, Nuna Exec Customer service can help over email at firstname.lastname@example.org or over the phone at 1-855-NUNA-USA.
Lastly, if your baby gets sick or has a blowout while buckled in, cleanup is simple. The covers are easy to remove and can be washed in a machine. The harness portion of the seat cannot be removed or washed, but can be wiped clean with a damp rag.
Three across, side-by-side
With a full house, getting everyone safely secured in the family car can feel like a game of tetris. With a carseat like Nuna Exec, that is only 18.5 inches wide, you can fit three seats across in most mid size vehicles.
It’s the small things
We can’t wrap up this review without mentioning the little details we love about the Nuna Exec: dual cup holders are just right for your child’s favorite water bottle and magnetic harness keepers keep buckles secure and out of the way when they’re not in use.
We also love the adjustable foot rest and the breathable fabric used in the cover, which makes a long car ride extra comfortable for you little traveler.
Before You Buy
One thing worth noting before you buy: this car seat does work for infants, but it is not an infant carrier. This means your baby will need to be removed from the car seat completely each time you run into the store or get home from a drive. If you prefer the convenience of a car seat base paired with an infant carrier, this seat might not be for you.
Additionally, the Nuna Exec is one of the most expensive car seats on the market and this option might not be a good fit for parents on a tight budget.
However, for caregivers with the money to invest, this car seat is really going to give you your money’s worth for the next decade of your child’s life.
If you’re ready to click “buy” on the Nuna Exec, we think you should know that this car seat has a perfect, five-star review online. Among parents who have made the investment, it is well loved for being compact, easy to install, and the protection it offers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Nuna car seats worth it?
Nuna car seats are highly rated for their safety features and functionality. However, parents on a tight budget should know that there are many car seats that are budget friendly that are also very safe and easy to use.
How long can you use the Nuna exec?
The Nuna Exec is designed for babies as small as 5 pounds as a rear facing car seat. For forward facing or as a high back booster, the Nuna Exec and suited for kids 25 to 120 pounds.
Is Nuna exec FAA approved?
The Nuna Exec is FAA approved for use as a rear facing or forward-facing car seat. This means parents can use this car seat for their child on airplanes as well.
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