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Nuna Rava Frequently Asked Questions

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Are Rava fabrics free of flame retardant chemicals?

Yes. RAVA has always included fabrics that are flame retardant additive free where the child sits. Additionally, from the fabric to the foam and beyond, each element in the Nuna Rava Convertible car seat is smartly sourced to be both flame resistant and contain no added fire retardant chemicals.


Does the Nuna Rava have cup holders?

Yes the Nuna Rava has two cupholders. They fold away when not in use. The belt path for the rear-facing position is behind the cupholder.


How do you put the cup holders down on Nuna Rava?

To put the cup holders down on the Nuna Rava car seat, push firmly with the palm of your hand on the cup holder with your wrist adjacent to the hinge. Rotate your palm downward to release the cup holder. When the Rava is new, it can be quite stiff to release the cup holder, but that will ease with time.


The Nuna Rava cup holder is stuck.

When the Rava is new, it can be quite stiff to release the cup holder, but that will ease with time. To put the cup holders down on the Nuna Rava car seat, push firmly with the palm of your hand on the cup holder with your wrist adjacent to the hinge. Rotate your palm downward to release the cup holder. 


How long can you use the Nuna Rava?

The Nuna Rava is recommended for riding in rear-facing use from 5 to 50 lbs, and  49 in or less, with suggested usage up to at least 2 years of age. The 

recommended use for forward facing riding: 25 to 65 lbs, and 49 in or less, suggested usage 2 years of age or older. 

According to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital,  children that are approximately 6 years old range in height from 42 to 49 inches and weigh approximately 36 to 60 pounds.  See the entire normal growth chart here.


I can’t find my Nuna Rava User Manual.

The user manual is included with the Rava as well as the registration card. Fill out and send in the registration card upon purchasing.  If you have misplaced your user manual, the current link can be found here.  Please advise us if this link does not work as Nuna periodically updates the link.


What are the dimensions of the Nuna Rava?

The published Nuna Rava dimensions are 25 inches high, 19 inches wide and 16 inches long.


How much does the Nuna Rava weigh?

The Nuna Rava weighs 27.2 pounds (the published weight)


Is the Nuna Rava certified for aircraft?

Yes, the RAVA has been tested and certified to meet FAA requirements. Follow the instruction manual for installation on an aircraft (see "Aircraft Installation"). The FAA certified sticker is located on the bottom of the RAVA. Look for the label with the airplane. Because some aircraft seat configurations are different than others, it is always a good idea to contact your airline prior to travel to double confirm compatibility.


How many headrest positions does the nuna rava have?

The Nuna Rava has 10 headrest positions and can be operated with one hand.


How do I clean my Nuna Rava car seat cover?

Certain parts of the Nuna Rava cover are removable for cleaning and washing. When required, seat cover and harness pads may be machine washed with cold water and mild detergent, on the delicate cycle. Air dry. 

Do not attempt to remove the harness or buckle, and perform only the steps listed in the cleaning instructions that were included with the Rava.  If you cannot find the instructions, you can find them here. Please let us know if this link does not work as Nuna periodically updates instruction links.


Does the Nuna Rava have a base?

The Nuna Rava does not have a removable base like the Nuna Pipa or other infant-only child carrier seat. The Nuna Rava is a Convertible Car Seat and has the base attached to the seat itself and the complete unit is installed in your car using the automobile seat belt (preferred installation) or the latch anchors typically included in your car. 


Does the Nuna Rava have an expiration date?

Yes. The expiration date or useful life of the RAVA is 10 years after the date of manufacture. This information can be found on the bottom of your car seat.


Should I use a seat protector under my Nuna Rava to protect the vehicle seat?

No, it is not recommended to use a vehicle seat protector. The RAVA was designed with a smooth seat back and seat bottom, so using a vehicle seat protector is not necessary. Nuna does not recommend using any products or accessories that are not approved by Nuna. Adding a product or accessory could alter the effectiveness or performance of the RAVA if ever involved in a crash. We do not recommend placing any seat protector or other item under your RAVA.


What if my Nuna Rava is involved in a crash? Should I replace it?

  1. Whenever a crash takes place, you should always ensure that your insurance agent is aware that your car seat was involved so they can replace it through your claim.
  2. NHTSA Guidelines: NHTSA recommends that car seats be replaced following a moderate or severe crash in order to ensure a continued high level of crash protection for child passengers. Car seats do not automatically need to be replaced following a minor crash. View the actual NHTSA Guidelines here.