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Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 5-65 Convertible Car Seat Review

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We get it...deciding what car seat to buy is a big deal! After all, your child will be in a car seat well until into grade school [safety first!] They start in an infant car seat and end their car seat career in a booster seat — but how do you choose the right seat for each stage? Research!

The Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 5-65 Convertible Car Seat follows a child from infancy through toddlerhood by converting from a rear-facing to a forward-facing car seat — making it a great option for families looking to get the most bang for their buck.

So, let’s dig in on the Italian-made Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Convertible Car Seat.
  • Rear-Facing: suitable for children 5–45 lbs
  • Forward Facing: suitable for children 22–65 lbs 
  •  Dimensions: 26" H x 21" W x 19" D [66 x 55 x 48 cm] 
  •  Car Seat Weight: 24
  • Expiry Date: 10 years from date of original purchase.

Superior Comfort & Style

First, let’s go ahead and judge the book by its cover.

The Primo Viaggio has a selection of beautiful colours for you to choose from to go with the interior of your vehicle. The seat looks chic while also being insanely comfortable for the rider. In addition, this convertible car seat is not as bulky as some of the other options on the market. The material on the head support and neck pads is smooth and cushy — not far off from memory foam. This makes it wipeable, washable [yes, you can remove the cover for cleaning], and provides the perfect amount of cushion for a long car ride. The exterior of the car seat is vegan leather, adding a touch of luxury while also being wipeable, which is a dream come true for busy parents who know how messy snack time can be in the car!

Plus, you can even add a cup holder, so your little one can have their sippy cup close by.

Excellent Safety Features

Peg Perego products don’t just look good — they are practical as well. You’ll notice this car seat may appear to be slightly wider than other car seats — this is the Side Impact Protection. The SIP is used for absorbing the impact in the unfortunate event of a side or rear crash. Peg Perego uses expanded polystyrene energy-absorbing foam to decrease the impact of a car accident on your little one.

The 5-Point Safety Harness is made with a “cobblestone” webbing of extra-strong polyester thread and is so easy to use — plus you can tighten it with just one hand.

This seat also has an included Anti-Rebound Bar for use in rear-facing mode that can conveniently fold under the base when the seat is positioned forward-facing — no need to worry about where you put yours when your next baby comes!

Speaking of the different stages of use…

Stages of Use:

The Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 5-65 Convertible Car Seat is suitable for infants as small as 5 lbs up to children weighing 65 lbs. Even more impressively, this car seat can be in rear-facing mode until your child is a whopping 45 pounds*, providing optimal safety for as long as possible. The car seat can be adjusted to 10 different positions — even with the child in the seat — so you know your little one will be comfortable as they grow. The headrest is also easily adjustable to support your munchkin's head when they’re little and to offer bigger kids support as they snooze.

When your child outgrows rear-facing mode, the seat can be easily repositioned to face forward. The UAS connectors add stability and are easy to adjust when installing the seat in its new position.

*As long as the child's head is at least 1"/2.2 cm below the headrest edge.

Final Thoughts

All in all, the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 5-65 is a great option when looking for a convertible car seat. It’s attractive, comfortable, practical, and has fantastic safety features. For more information about this car seat, check out our product listing.