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    Help! Which seat: Aton 2, Aton Q, Nuna Pipa

    I'm pregnant with my 3rd baby and just realized that the infant carrier seat I used previously is expired. The baby is expected to arrive in 3 weeks so I'm under a bit of a time crunch. In the research I've done over the last 4 days I've narrowed our options to the Aton 2, Aton Q, or Nuna Pipa (I love the load leg feature and the safety options on those seats). I would like the seat to work with our stroller, a bugaboo cameleon and so far I think all three seats will work (I know the Nuna has an adapter and from what I've read, the Aton can work with the stroller using Maxi Cossi adapters) -- I wasn't expecting to have to purchase a new seat, and I definitely don't want to have to purchase a new stroller. We drive a 2013 Odyssey so I don't need to have a smaller seat, so that isn't part of my decision making, I only mention it b/c that feature seems to be part of many of the reviews of those seats. I am concerned about the weight of the seat, but not too much b/c I normally transition my kids into a convertible seat between 6-9 months...although that's usually b/c they were so miserable in their carrier. And perhaps that won't be the case this time around.

    Anyway, if anyone can share what they love about their seat (if you have one of the 3 mentioned) or any advice about what seat is the best for safety, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you!!!!

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    Re: Help! Which seat: Aton 2, Aton Q, Nuna Pipa

    I'd go for the Aton Q over the Aton 2 just for the better canopy!

    Between the Aton Q and the Nuna Pipa it is a very tough choice. I don't think you can go wrong with either one, they are both excellent infant carseats. We do have a Nuna Pipa review, but our Aton Q review may not be published in time for you.

    If one fits your preferred stroller better, that might be enough reason to choose it;-) I can't imagine there is any significant difference in safety, at least nothing that would be supported by any current data.

    Consider also that any properly installed and used infant carseat is extremely safe. If you think you might only use it for 12 months or less, perhaps a less expensive model is worth consideration? You won't get the load leg, of course, but the Chicco Keyfit (original 22 lb. model) would also be a very good choice and is relatively light weight. It's relatively easy to install as well. Bugaboo has an adapter for the Chameleon also.

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Chicco-KeyFit-Infant-Seat-Chevron/dp/B0081K8MHY/"]Amazon.com : Chicco KeyFit 22 Infant Car Seat, Chevron : Rear Facing Child Safety Car Seats : Baby[/ame]

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    Re: Help! Which seat: Aton 2, Aton Q, Nuna Pipa

    Quote Originally Posted by CPSDarren View Post
    I'd go for the Aton Q over the Aton 2 just for the better canopy!

    Between the Aton Q and the Nuna Pipa it is a very tough choice. I don't think you can go wrong with either one, they are both excellent infant carseats. We do have a Nuna Pipa review, but our Aton Q review may not be published in time for you.

    If one fits your preferred stroller better, that might be enough reason to choose it;-) I can't imagine there is any significant difference in safety, at least nothing that would be supported by any current data.

    Consider also that any properly installed and used infant carseat is extremely safe. If you think you might only use it for 12 months or less, perhaps a less expensive model is worth consideration? You won't get the load leg, of course, but the Chicco Keyfit (original 22 lb. model) would also be a very good choice and is relatively light weight. It's relatively easy to install as well. Bugaboo has an adapter for the Chameleon also.

    Amazon.com : Chicco KeyFit 22 Infant Car Seat, Chevron : Rear Facing Child Safety Car Seats : Baby
    Between the Aton 2 and Q, I'd go for the Q. It's feature rich and will fit small babies better. It definitely has stroller compatibility using Maxi Cosi adapters. As for the Q vs. the Pipa, that's a much harder choice. The Pipa has some installation issues with the rigid LATCH and recline angle, but I don't know if the Ody is one of the vans with the issues.

    I didn't know the KeyFit 22 was still being sold separately--thought it was only part of a travel system. I like the 30 .

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    Re: Help! Which seat: Aton 2, Aton Q, Nuna Pipa

    We recently decided between the Peg 4.35, Aton Q, and Nuna Pupa....the Pipa won out for us! Baby is due any moment now, so can't say how it is working out, but as far as the actual seat, install, NAND compatibility, it is fantastic and we love it!

    It is installed with rigid LATCH and recline foot out in the plus one seat of our '14 Ody. No problems installing it in the captains chairs either and with seats next to it in wide mode.

    Here is a link to my thread with some other opinions that may help:
    http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=267277

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