The Peg Perego Primo Viaggio protects infants from 5 to 30 pounds and up to 30 inches tall. It can be used with or without the base and can be installed with the LATCH system or seat belts. The Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 is compatible with 10 Peg Perego stroller models and many other stroller brands, so you can create your ideal travel system. (Check the chart of compatible strollers at Best Infant Car Seat Reviews.)
For more than 60 years, the Perego family has been making products to transport babies. This Italian company has long been known for the high quality and style of their strollers and baby carriages. To ensure top quality products for their customers, Peg Perego performs every step in the process from design to shipping. At a time when nearly all infant car seats are made in China, the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio is still made in Italy.
Peg Perego provides a 6-month warranty for car seats purchased in North America, with a 90-day warranty for upholstery. You can take a look at the Peg Perego Car Seat Manual (pdf) and see for yourself how easy it is to use.
Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Review – What’s Good
The adjustable Side Impact Protection (SIP) in the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 Infant Car Seat exceeds the most stringent tests in the world. It adjusts easily to five positions to ensure a safe fit. Since SIP is not standard on many other car seats, Peg Perego is an industry leader for this safety feature.
The shell and head panel are made with energy-absorbing, Expanded Poly Styrene (EPS) foam to protect your baby’s head and torso from impact forces.
Of the infant car seats we reviewed, the Primo Viaggio is the only one parents said fit easily in their cars, even smaller cars. The stay-in-car base is more compact than most others and the car seat fits nicely behind the passenger seat.
The base has an easy-to-use LATCH system and a leveling knob that can be turned with just one hand to adjust the base. The level indicator shows that you have installed the base at the correct angle. You can also install the seat without the base, using a seat belt when necessary.
It is certified for use in aircraft with or without the base.
Style-conscious parents appreciate the sleek design and fashion-forward fabrics that coordinate with Peg Perego strollers. The fabrics are nice quality and most of the colors are appropriate for baby boys or girls.
The Peg Perego headrest and padding are made with an innovative, Comfort Dry microfiber fabric that is breathable and absorbs moisture to keep your baby comfortable. It comes with a removable insert to provide extra support for newborns.
The fabric is easy to remove and reattach for laundering. It can be hand washed and line dried.
This very sturdy infant seat also rocks on its curved bottom, to help to sooth your baby when you are waiting in restaurants or offices.
Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Review – Concerns
The two most common concerns about the Peg Perego infant car seat are the price and weight.
It is among the most expensive infant seats, but it is also incredibly well-constructed and the safest seat on the market.
At 11 lbs. without the base, the car seat is much heavier than other infant car seats. Due to the weight it is unlikely that you will use the car seat as a carrier.
The Primo Viaggio is designed for infants up to 30 pounds and 30 inches tall. Your child may not fit in this seat for as long as they might in larger seats.
Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Review – The Bottom Line
The Peg Perego brand has become a status symbol. This posh car seat is favored by celebs including Ricky Martin, Jason Priestly and Victoria Beckham. The Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 is among the heaviest and most expensive infant car seats available. However, parents love the elegance, high quality construction and the protection it provides for babies.
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