Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Infant Car Seat – Top Reviews & Key Info

  • Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Infant Car SeatPrice Range: $260 to $300
    • Extra Cost: $80 for extra base
  • GooGooLove: ♥♥ (2/5)
  • Pros:
    • Extra padding around head
    • Easy to adjust harness
    • Side-impact protection
  • Cons:
    • Heavy to carry
    • Hard to remove from base
    • Narrow seat
  • Child’s Weight & Length Limitations:
    • Weight: 5-30 lbs
    • Height: Up to 30″
  • Product Weight & Dimensions: 11 lbs; 25.75″H x 17.25″W x 25.75″D

Most Helpful Reviews on the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Infant Car Seat.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars(2/5) – 6/2/2009 – I bought this seat b/c I know Peg Perego has a good reputation and I wanted a seat that went to 30 lbs. I am now regretting this purchase. Some of the problems I have had with this carseat are (1) It is really heavy to carry around with a child in it. (2) The chest clip on my carseat has broken twice…. (3) I am now having trouble disengaging the car seat from the base….  (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  • 1.0 out of 5 stars(1/5) – 5/5/2012 – I agree with another post that this seat is too small. The protective wings around the head sit too low, and the seat is too narrow around the shoulders…. Also, I think the angle of the incline of the seat is a bit too high for a baby…. For full disclosure, I did get a lot of use out of the seat in the first 3 months, also using it for walks with a stroller adjuster, but unless you are willing to buy two different seats for the different stages of the first year, this does NOT work. (read more and buy it at Diapers.com)
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars(4/5) – 12/10/2010 – It’s fascinating to read how opinions on the Primo Viaggio vary in these reviews…. The way I see it: * It is fairly heavy, but then that also contributes to it feeling sturdy. * It fits perfectly in all the cars we have tried it in. * Our daughter loves it…. * I do remember battling with clipping the belt around the back of the seat (when rear facing)…. (read more and buy it at Diapers.com)
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars(4/5) – 5/1/2011 – … Pros: the padding on the seat is very nice and the fabric is breathable so infants don’t get too hot, the seat harness adjusts very easily…. Cons: it is on the pricey side, it is very heavy, the belt strap padding doesn’t remove easily so spit-up is a pain to clean, the hood on the carrier only has one position so it’s all or nothing and when it is open it is hard to carry using the handle…. (read more and buy it at BuyBuyBaby.com)
  • 3.0 out of 5 stars(3/5) – 2/9/2011 – … For the money, I’m just not that thrilled with this product. It’s very heavy…. Also, I often struggle to get it off of the base. You have to pull the bar just right to get it off…. (read more and buy it at Babiesrus.com)
  • 2.0 out of 5 stars(2/5) – 3/19/2011 – OK, I’m not impressed. At all. This seat has some serious shortcomings that could and should have been easily avoided in the design, testing and manufacturing stages. Pros: – Side impact protection (which was the main reason we bought this). – Integration with the Peg Perego lines of strollers, old and new. – Cosmetic appearance. Cons: – Heavy as all heck…. – Sun shade is next to impossible to position…. – Detachment from the base extremely problematic and difficult…. – Changing the carrying handle position is virtually impossible…. The reason the item gets two stars is that the side impact protection is one of the better designs out there, and the cosmetic appearance of the seat is very nice. The functionality with the strollers is nice, but who cares considering the other problems…. (read more and buy it at Babiesrus.com)

Gear in Action

  • See a video review here and a video by Peg Perego here.

What the Makers Say

  • The ideal solution for transporting infants 5 to 30 pounds (up to 30 inches), the Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 car seat exceeds the most stringent Side Impact Protection safety standards in the world. Available in a wide variety of fashionable colors that coordinate with Peg Perego strollers, the Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 attaches easily for a sleek, stylish and functional travel system…. (read more at us.PegPerego.com)

Any Safety Recalls :( ?

  • Not that we’ve heard.  For the most up-to-date information, search the Consumer Products Safety Division’s website here.

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