Peg Perego Primo

Last updated: October 12, 2021

Stylish jersey-soft fabric and the perfect design for travelers and city parents with its built-in base design, the Peg Perego Primo delivers on its price tag. We like that it's adjustable for when babies grow.

We looked at the top Infant Car Seats and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Infant Car Seat you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: The Peg Perego Primo has soft fabric, a built-in base design and adjustable components for growing babies.

In our analysis of 102 expert reviews, the Peg Perego Primo placed 10th when we looked at the top 15 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.

Our Expert Consultant

Dr. Niket Sonpal   
Gastroenterologist and adjunct assistant professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Niket Sonpal is an adjunct assistant professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and clinical instructor at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, who specializes in gastroenterology.

He is a graduate of the Medical University of Silesia-Hope Medical Institute in Poland. After completing his residency in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, he was selected to be the 2013‐2014 Chief Resident at Lenox Hill Hospital–Northshore LIJ Health System. Dr. Sonpal completed his fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at Lenox Hill Hospital and continues his work in the field of medical-student and resident-test preparation. He now serves as the associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Brookdale University medical center.

He is also the co‐author of several medical test prep books and serves as the chief operating officer for Medquest Test Prep and director of medical education for Picmonic Test Prep.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

he base is equipped with a side impact protection system and an anti-rebound bar to offer better protection in the event of front and rear collisions. The dual stage cushion accommodates a 4 pound infant, a 35 pound baby and every size child in between. The unique handle is short and compact, making it easy to move in and out of your vehicle.
There are several unique features for this Peg Perego that make it one of the best infant car seats of the year, including adjustable side impact padding (6 positions up/down) to accommodate your growing baby, a comfortable handle, plenty of padding for even little babies (down to 4 pounds using an included dual-stage insert, and up to 35 pounds), a soft and plush fresco jersey breathable cloth...
The Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 earns the top rank with high scores for crash test results, installation, and comfort/quality. The Peg earned an 8 of 10 for crash tests and impressed in two installation metrics which makes it one of the easiest options in the review to install. Easy installation could potentially translate to safer as many injuries sustained in real-world crashes are related to installation errors. This seat is lightweight, a breeze to carry, with straightforward features that work as expected.
Push-on LATCH connectors, Harness adjustment does not require rethreading harness, Multiple range recline indicator
Meet the triple threat of car seats: The Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 Infant Car Seat is easy to use, incredibly safe and perfect for travel.
The new 4-35 Rear Facing Infant Carseat is a major improvement from the previous SIP 30/30 infant seat in nearly all respects. Peg Perego did a great job, starting with fit for the smallest and largest babies and ending with a modern and stylish design. Even better, installation without the base using the unique anti-rebound handle is among the best we’ve reviewed.
I really like the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 rear facing only seat. It has high quality materials, it will accommodate a wide range of child sizes, and the baseless install was incredibly easy.
Made in Italy, this beautifully designed infant car seat is easy to install and adjust. It includes a dual stage cushion system—the first stage offers extra head and neck support for newborns, while the second stage keeps your kiddo comfy as they grow. The handlebar does double duty as an anti-rebound bar, and the no-rethread harness adjusts to six different positions. This is another great choice for city families since it can be easily installed in any car without a base.
Peg Perego's Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 can run upwards of $300, but for the money, you get a car seat that's easy to use and adjust. For starters, the harness is simple to pull out and tighten, and it can be set for various heights — all without having to rethread it. Another nifty feature: an easy-to-operate turn dial to adjust the seat angle.
For the price, you’re getting what you pay for with the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4/35. We were impressed with this updated version for its style, ease-of-use, and added safety features, including the anti-rebound bars. It’s also lightweight at 9.5 pounds as a carrier, so it won’t wear you out taking it in and out of the car.

What reviewers didn't like

The Italian-made upholstery is soft and durable, but you can’t remove the cushions to wash them.
We have a few primary negatives with this car seat: first, it's not really the most comfortable to carry given that the canopy opens up against the handle, so the only reasonable option is to carry it with the canopy retracted. 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...
Unfortunately, this impressive option is not compatible with many strollers which locks you into primarily Peg Perego strollers.
Can be difficult to hold the needed tension on seat belt while closing the lock off
Needs an adapter to fit into non-Peg Perego stroller bases and not many other brands are available.
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.
For me, the biggest drawback was the manual. I found it to be poorly worded and had to clarify several stipulations with Peg Perego while completing this review. A confusing manual increases the potential for misuse, especially for a brand new parent.
It works with Peg Perego strollers, but if you have another brand, you’ll probably need to purchase an adapter.
One drawback of the Primo Viaggio is its cover, which is somewhat difficult to remove and must be washed by hand.
Expensive. Not compatible with most strollers of other brands. Canopy too close to handle when carrying.
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