Peg Perego Dual-Stage System Primo Viaggio Car Seat

Last updated date: September 8, 2021

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9.1

Peg Perego Dual-Stage System Primo Viaggio Car Seat

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Overall Take

With a dual-stage cushion system that gives newborns extra support and transitions seamlessly to a comfortable ride for infants, this rear-facing seat is designed for children weighing 4-35 pounds. This seat also features an integrated anti-rebound bar in the base.


In our analysis of 33 expert reviews, the Peg Perego Dual-Stage System Primo Viaggio Car Seat placed 5th when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Primo viaggio 4/35 rear facing infant car seat takes the Peg Perego experience in child restraint systems to a new and improved level of safety and design. This car seat will accommodate a baby from 4 to 35 pounds and up to 32" tall. The adjustable side impact protection is easy to adjust to six vertical positions with no re-threading required, to always protect babies head and shoulders at any growth stage. Energy absorbing EPS lined shell enhances protection and is perforated to guarantee maximum air circulation. Dual stage cushion system includes two cushions. First stage cushion for newborns for 4 pounds and up offers extra support on baby's neck and bottom. Second stage cushion correctly supports your growing baby. Both cushions help in keeping babies head properly positioned and are made of our fresco Jersey soft and breathable fabric to ensure an all season comfort. Well fitted upholstery features the best of Italian textile and tailoring tradition. The primo viaggio offers a 5 point harness and comes with a large adjustable hood that protects baby from the elements. It is travel system compatible and attaches easily to any Peg Perego stroller without adapters. It can be used without the included base for your convenience when traveling in taxis or airplanes. Additional base sold separately. Made in Italy.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

8.1
8 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

9.2
288 user reviews

What experts liked

Fits babies well from preemie to toddler size. No-rethread harness height adjustment. Great seatbelt lockoff system on anti-rebound base. Relatively easy to install, LATCH or seatbelt. Rounded edges on base are vehicle seat friendly. Very easy to attach and detach carrier from base. Euro beltpath routing with anti-rebound handle. Euro design with nice canopy. Wide variety of fashionable and breathable fabrics. Made in Italy with a 2-year warranty.
- Car Seat Blog
Lovely design and the appealing, vintage-style stitching.
- The New York Times
Base is easy to install. Safe and comfortable (with two cushions). Easy to use without the base when traveling.
- The Bump
One of the rare car seats to include the anti-rebound safety bar on the front (along with the Chicco Fit2, KeyFit 35, and Britax Endeavours), which is now standard in Europe but not yet required in the US. A bit beyond some other car seats on this list, this one has a 32" height limit for babies. And it's beautiful. When you get your hands on it and see its smooth lines, modern patterns, quality stitching work around the edges, and feel its quality fabric and padding, you will realize why people are willing to pay a premium for this seat.
- Mommy Hood 101
Better crash test results, anti-rebound bar, easy install.
- Baby Gear Lab
Easy to install base and carrier. Two cushions to fit preemies and older babies. Easy installation without the base. No re-thread, push-button harness adjustment. Anti-rebound features on base and carrier. Wide variety of colors to choose from. Made in Italy, not China. Base is gentle on vehicle seat upholstery. Car seat fits well in most vehicles & with multiple car seats. Compatible with most Peg Perego strollers. Breathable fabric with vented seat shell underneath.
- Best Car Seat Hub
Available in 14 different colors and styles. Lightweight and slim fit. 2 anti-rebound bars. Designed for extended rear-facing use. Easy to install. Accommodates smaller babies, including premature babies.
- Car Safety Hub
Ease of use. Carrier without the base. Anti-rebound bar. Installation without effort. Supreme Safety. Sun Protection. Lightweight.
- The Safety Restraint Coalition

What experts didn't like

Relatively expensive. Handle takes extra time and space to rotate back as recommended in the car. Recline level indicator and angle adjustment limit flexibility. Limited stroller compatibility for other brands. Owner’s Manual could be clearer in some sections.
- Car Seat Blog
We found that the pricey Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 had handles that were relatively difficult to shift, a flimsy chest clip, and hard-to-adjust straps.
- The New York Times
Needs an adapter to fit into non-Peg Perego stroller bases and not many other brands are available.
- The Bump
We found that in addition to it being a bit cumbersome to carry around, the harness straps tend to spin around and tangle a lot, and some of our moms complained that many of the nice and affordable car seat covers won't fit around the large side impact cushions. The canopy is not very large and the cover is a total pain to remove for cleaning. Finally, it does not have a steel-reinforced frame.
- Mommy Hood 101
Heavier, harder to install LATCH system, few strollers are compatible.
- Baby Gear Lab
Expensive. Not compatible with most strollers of other brands. Canopy too close to handle when carrying. Customer service may be lacking if there are problems. Doesn’t leave a lot of leg room for front seat passengers.
- Best Car Seat Hub
Expensive. Difficult to carry when the canopy is fully extended. Not easy to clean.
- Car Safety Hub
Hard to clean.
- The Safety Restraint Coalition

An Overview On Car Seats

Choosing the correct car seat is one of the most crucial decisions a parent can make for their child. A good car seat should support the fragile parts of your child’s body. It should also have soft materials on the surfaces the child will be touching to ensure comfort during car rides.

There are three general types of car seats: rear-facing seats for younger children, forward-facing seats and booster seats for older children. Some car seats are convertible and can switch between rear- and forward-facing. There are also all-in-one models that can also be booster seats.

Rear-facing seats cradle and support the fragile spinal columns of newborns and infants throughout a ride and in the event of a crash. A rear-facing configuration is the safest for all children until they outgrow the car seat’s rear-facing size and weight ratings.

Besides configuration, two other important considerations you should have in mind when choosing a car seat are ease of use and whether the car seat fits your vehicle. You should be able to install your car seat correctly every time, without any uncertainty.

The Car Seat Buying Guide

  • Test out your car seat in your vehicle before buying it, or make sure you can return it if it doesn’t work to your liking.
  • The configuration of your car may not accommodate some car seats, so do a little research before buying.
  • Keep in mind where in the car the car seat will be so you can ensure it is cleaned regularly.
  • As your child gets older, let them participate in the shopping process by letting them pick colors and patterns on your next model of car seat. This will give them a closer connection to the seat.