Nuna Mixx Stroller System & Pipa Car Seat Set Review

Nuna Pipa car seat

I’ve received so many questions about our Nuna Mixx stroller, I thought I’d share our thoughts on why we chose it and how we like it so far. When we first started our stroller shopping, Mike and I went back and forth between this one and the Uppababy Vista stroller. This hasn’t happened too often, but when it’s comes to baby stuff, Mike has been right several times recently – where I should have went with his choice. Read more about this below.

Nuna Mixx Stroller with Pipa Car seat

Nuna Mixx Stroller System

Nuna Mixx Stroller extendable handle
Nuna Mixx Stroller handle for tall people

Nuna Pipa Car Seat Dream Drape

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Nuna Mixx Stroller System Review

From the get-go I knew I wanted either the Nuna Mixx or Uppababy Vista stroller. They were the only 2 that I really liked, appearance wise. We went in-store to test them out. Let me just say this – if you don’t have any experience pushing a stroller, having a baby, etc. you don’t even know what you’re looking for when you go stroller shopping. Yes, we test drove some, but looking back, you have no idea what to look for in the perfect stroller. Anyway, what ultimately made the decision for me – the height and bulkiness of the stroller. The Nuna was more compact and short. It fit my frame better. As a blogger – I knew I would be photographed pushing the stroller and with my size (5ft), I didn’t want it to be too overwhelming. Also, I loved that Nuna came in a bundle (car seat, bassinet, and stroller). 

*When we went stroller shopping, they didn’t have the Nuna Mixx 2 out yet. And just an FYI, it doesn’t look like they’re selling the regular Nuna Mixx anymore, so I’m linking to the Nuna Mixx 2 throughout this post. 

Harper is now 5 months and in general we like our stroller system. Mike was actually surprised that we ended up using all parts of the stroller right away. Car seat – for obvious reasons, the bassinet we used right away when we took her for walks when she was super tiny. It was also the middle of winter, so this worked perfectly to bundle her up. Once she was around 4 months, we started using the actual stroller seat facing backward. She was still too small for the straps, but Mike tied the back straps to make it fit snug on her (we’re not professionals over here, so don’t take our advice lol). We’ve definitely got our money’s worth and I think getting this as a bundle was perfect.

Nuna Pipa Car Seat – We have very little complaints about this car seat. Keep in mind though, we don’t have anything else to compare it to. I love the neutral color and Harper sits comfortable, but snug it in. It’s easy to get in and out of the car, although I haven’t had to do this on my own yet. I’ve had to carry her in the car seat on several occasions and it’s fairly heavy and bulky (small people problems). My biggest issue with this car seat is the dream drape. If you read reviews about the car seat, this is the most common complaint. First off, if you don’t look it up, you have no idea where it is. But also, it doesn’t stay put. The magnets aren’t strong enough and now that Harper is older, she just pulls them down. Another little thing, which Mike happens to hate – getting the car seat onto the stroller with the adapters is not easy. Lining it up perfectly takes some effort and if you have a crying baby or are in a rush, you can get frustrated.

Nuna Mixx Bassinet – I really enjoyed this bassinet when we used it. It’s a nice size, but not heavy. It’s easily manageable, although not used as often as other parts of the system. The bassinet is approved for baby to sleep in overnight, so you do have that option. But, if you don’t use it for naps or bedtime, you may not see the need for it. I didn’t LOVE pushing Harper around in the car seat all the time (I feel like she’s in it enough), so this was a nice alternative. It also goes onto the stroller really easily.

Nuna Mixx Stroller – We’ve started using the stroller seat more recently and Harper sits in it pretty well. Keep in mind we did tighten the straps to help her sit (DIY) better. I like the adjustable seat, she can sit upright, reclined, or fully horizontal. I also really like the oversized, extendable canopy – perfect for blocking the sun. I’m a huge fan of the adjustable push handle – the tall is perfect for Mike and the short option is perfect for me. The large storage basket has proven to be large enough for all our crap. The all-terrain wheels are strong and sturdy and offer a nice ride. Because Mike does most of the lifting and storing, he really likes the fact that you can fold up the stroller and wheel it around. When we store it in our car, we simply click the break, so it doesn’t roll around. Nuna doesn’t have very many accessories for the stroller, which is one downfall. We needed something for keys, phones, and coffee/water, so we ended up getting stroller organizer from Skip Hop and we like ours.

Nuna Mixx Stroller review

Nuna Mixx Canopy

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Nuna Mixx Stroller system review

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Harper Gray Da Silva Stroller

As I said before, in general we like our stroller system. It’s luxe, comfortable, and chic. I know many people have complained about these stroller systems being too big and hard to maneuver in small spaces. But, I think it depends on your family and what works best for your lifestyle. We’ve used our stroller on walks, at the grocery store, walking around downtown, shopping at the mall and it’s been awesome. The Nuna Mixx stroller system is definitely a great option. But, if I’m being totally honest, I wish I had gone with Mike’s suggestion. After being out and about and seeing other mom’s with the Uppababy stroller, I found myself regretting our purchase. You see, Mike wanted the Uppababy from the very beginning. He loved the large storage under the stroller and that it accommodates once you expand your family (the ride along pad). Now that I’m a mom and constantly see/notice other families, I find myself really loving the Uppababy.  I think if I had to do it all over again, I would go with the Vista stroller (eek). It’s not even a function thing, because I’ve never actually used Uppababy products, it’s more of an appearance thing. I don’t lose sleep over it and I do love our Nuna stroller, it’s probably just me being neurotic, haha.

If you have any other questions about the stroller system, please leave them in the comments below. For those interested in knowing our exact stroller system, it’s this one. Unfortunately, I don’t think they’re selling this stroller or system all together anymore. 

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  • We have the same setup and went back and forth between the two too. Glad I’m not the only one who wishes they went with the Uppababy instead. Our stroller squeaks and feels kind of “janky” considering the price. With UB you also have the added benefit of the maintenance roadshows to fix these types of issues. Nuna does not. They told us to take it apart and WD40 it….it’s a $1,000 setup, there shouldn’t be issues. Oh well, live and learn I guess‍♀️.

    • Oh no! I’m sorry to hear that. We haven’t had any squeaking issues… yet. And yes, I saw UppaBaby does the roadshows – such a good idea and something I wish I knew before we bought our stroller. Definitely a learning lesson. Glad I’m not the only one ;)

  • If it makes you feel better, I actually have the uppababy and my regret is not getting the bugaboo bee. I too am petite at 5’0 and wanted something compact and light. While I do love my stroller, we had to get a second lightweight umbrella stroller that we can fold with one hand for public transportation and travel. The uppababy does not fold with one hand for situations where you have to hold your baby and take the stairs or public transportation (you can’t just push the stroller onto the bus, it has to be folded). Also when flying, the uppababy doesn’t fit in the overhead cabinet while the bugaboo does. I guess no one stroller is perfect?

  • I have the same issues with the stroller straps! How did you guys tie it? My baby is 10 months and it’s still extremely loose on him. I’m not sure how this stroller could be used from birth as advertised. Also I would’ve loved if the pipa came with strap holders like the new one does!

  • Sorry you don’t love it! We’ve had our Uppababy Vista system for over 6 years and it’s still going strong for our third kid. We love it so much.

  • I also had the same issue when stroller shopping, I didn’t know what to look for and kept going back and forth between Uppababy and Nuna. Eventually we went with Nuna, but like you after seeing other mom’s with Uppababy I really started to regret our purchase. We now have a second baby so we need a double stroller so we’ll be getting the Uppababy Vista :)

  • I have the same one and we ended up getting the adapter ring for the car seat to attach and it was so much better! Clicked in easily and no more fumbling to get it perfectly on there. Love your idea to tie the stroller straps back, my little guy is 8 months and they’re still too big.