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Peg Perego Primo Viaggio All-in-One Convertible Car Seat Review

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Have you decided an all-in-one car seat is the way to go, but you’re not sure which model to choose?

If you’re looking for the ultimate combination of safety, comfort, and style, then look no further than the Primo Viaggio All-in-One Convertible Car Seat. This Italian-made car seat from Peg Perego integrates safety features that go above and beyond, without sacrificing the look and feel. The Primo Viaggio is made with impeccable attention to detail in every element of the design — constructed with both parent and child in mind, this car seat provides your little one with a safe and comfortable ride from birth all the way to big kid.

How It Works

The Specs:
  • Car Seat Weight: 25.65 lbs
  • Rear Facing from 5 to 40 lbs. or up to 47” tall
  • Forward Facing from 22 to 65 lbs. or up to 49” tall
  • Booster Seat from 40 to 120 lbs. or from 39-63” tall

The Primo Viaggio All-in-One grows and changes with your child, offering three different installation configurations and a 12-position headrest & harness that allows you to adjust the fit in a snap — even when the child is in the seat!


Stage 1:

Rear-Facing.
You’ll want to start using your new Primo Viaggio All-in-One in the rear-facing configuration. This stage is suitable for babies between 5 to 40 lbs., and a max height of 47 inches, so you can start using it right from birth. The car seat comes supplied with a tri-stage adaptive cushion for smaller infants, allowing you to ensure proper support and comfort on your first few adventures.


Stage 2:

Front-Facing
Once your child grows out of the rear-facing stage, you’ll want to flip your car seat to the front-facing stage. This stage is suitable for babies 22 to 65 lbs and a max height of 49 inches. Please note: rear-facing mode is by far the safest way for your baby to travel, so make sure they reach the maximum weight or height allowance of rear-facing mode (whichever comes first) before moving into this stage.


Stage 3:

Booster
The final stage in your child’s adventures with the Primo Viaggio All-in-One is the booster seat configuration. The booster seat is designed to help children use the vehicle’s seat belts safely — remember that seat belts (and cars in general) are designed for adult bodies, so having a booster seat is very important to ensure the seatbelt sits correctly. This stage is suitable for kids from 40 to 120 lbs, with a height range of 39 to 63 inches.

What's in the Box?

The Primo Viaggio All-in-One Convertible Car Seat comes packed with features. What really separates this seat from the rest is the attention to detail, both in terms of functionality and style. Here are a few examples:


Practical Upholstery:
Not only is the Dream Trim upholstery sleek and stylish, but it is also removable, machine washable, and it can be quickly unzipped while the seat is installed, so you can keep your child in a clean, comfortable spot at all times.

Comfy Cushion:
The Tri-Stage Cushion is designed with memory foam and EPS inserts to enhance comfort and safety through all stages of growth.

Useful Cup Holder:
The included cup holder is large enough to fit most snack and sippy cups and is easily detachable for cleaning (or emptying out those last few crushed snacks). Another huge plus? It can be attached to either side of the seat. 

Recline:
The Primo Viaggio All-in-One comes equipped with your child’s comfort in mind, featuring a “no Blackout” 6-position recline (forward or rear facing), with an easy-to-see side position indicator.

Adjustable headrest:
The headrest easily adjusts to 12 positions with just one hand, even with the child in the seat, ensuring the best and safest fit.

Holding System:
This seat features a bonus harness holding system for smoother transitions in and out of the seat. This system keeps the straps that go around your little one tucked to the side so you (and your kiddo) can focus on getting settled into the seat. 

LATCH System:
Easy Tight LATCH system is colour-coded to make installation — and switching from rear to front facing — a snap (literally).
  • The straps are coded blue for rear-facing, red for front-facing, and green for booster.
  • This seat also includes top tether straps which can be stowed away when not in use. 
  • The Primo Viaggio All-in-One comes with tightening straps on BOTH sides, making it easier to secure properly — a real bonus when it comes to a safe snug installation or conversion! 

In case you thought there couldn't be any more bonus features, there is one more: the ‘just-right’ size design allows fitting three seats across in most vehicles — perfect for growing families.

Safety Features

The Primo Viaggio All-in-One is jam-packed with safety features that will protect your little one for years to come. Alongside some common features like an extendable Anti-Rebound bar (which offers an additional 5 cm of legroom AND allows your child to stay rear-facing longer), where the Primo Viaggio All-in-One really shines is in the details. For example, Primo Viaggio fabrics and foams are specifically developed with alternative materials that don't use any added flame retardant, while still complying with fire-safety standards. This attention to detail isn’t just on the surface. Every element of this convertible car seat has been carefully considered, especially when it comes to impact protection.

The Head Injury Criterion (HIC) and Head Acceleration tests measure the likelihood of a head injury arising from an impact. Primo Viaggio All-in-One achieves excellent stability results in both tests, consistently scoring: 60% under the maximum allowed weight limit for HIC 50% under the maximum allowed limit for Head Acceleration. These scores are achieved regardless of the orientation of the seat or the age of the occupant.

In addition, the Primo Viaggio All-in-One comes with a state-of-the-art Energy Management System with EPS and EPP layers in the shell and headrest, a robust fully integrated steel frame, and crushable inserts in the base offer an All-Round Protection system that protects your child from the high force loadings developed in a car crash.

Adding even more layers of safety, these car seats are equipped with Kinetic Pods — kind of like mini airbags for your kiddo. This is additional (and adjustable!) side-impact protection that helps to move forces away from your baby in case of a side collision.

Final Thoughts

The combination of style and function in the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio All-in-One Convertible Car Seat simply can’t be beat. On top of the fine Italian craftsmanship and design, this Peg Perego seat offers an excellent safety rating and a number of bonus features that demonstrate care and attention. From the steel frame all the way to the finishing touches, this is a car seat that you and your little one will appreciate every day for years to come.