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The Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 is a safe and stylish way to protect your little one during the rear-facing car seat days. It supports children ranging from four to 35 pounds in weight, with two removable inserts for proper positioning and a highly adjustable harness and head support. An anti-rebound bar and a layer of EPS foam help provide significant impact protection.
Made by a popular name in the car seat and stroller market, the Primo Viaggio 4-35 offers a number of conveniences that include breathable jersey fabric, a canopy that gives protection from the sun’s rays, and a rounded bottom that’s gentle on your vehicle’s seat fabric. It boasts an ultra-modern look and is available in a variety of attractive neutral colors.
Overview of the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35
Made in Italy, this safety-minded infant car seat protects a baby’s head, neck, and spine during a crash. The integrated anti-rebound bar on the base can help minimize the cocooning effect that can result from a collision. What’s more, the shell and head panel are covered with a layer of energy-absorbing foam for additional protection of the head and torso.
This rear-facing model is made for infants ranging from four to 35 pounds in weight, and those up to 32 inches in height. Two cushioned inserts help support your child and keep his or her head properly positioned. It can become part of a travel system when paired with compatible models of Peg Perego strollers.
Conveniences that come with the Primo Viaggio 4-35 include a removable sunshade, color-coded belt paths, and a level indicator that takes the guesswork out of installation. It can be installed with or without the base, and both modes provide anti-rebound protection. Once it’s set up and ready for use, built-in elastic straps come in handy for keeping the buckles out of the way when you load and unload your child.
The Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 meets or surpasses established standards for car seat safety. Here is how this model is rated by the NHTSA for aspects such as usability and ease of use:
Video Overview of Peg Perego Viaggio 4/35
Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 Specs
Child weight range
4 - 35 pounds
Child height range
Up to 32 inches
Car seat dimensions
25.9” long x 17” wide x 23.9” tall
21.6” long x 14.6” wide x 11.5” tall
Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 Features
Ease of use
Comfort and Convenience
You can choose to install the Primo Viaggio 4-35 either with or without the base. When installing it without the base, you can utilize either the American or the European belt routing method, which involve wrapping the vehicle’s seat belt around the carrier or threading the belt through the bottom of the carrier, respectively. A built-in level contains three color-coded weight ranges, so you can be sure you’re positioning the seat at the right angle for your child’s weight.
Once you have the seat installed, you’ll appreciate the useful elastic straps that keep the harness from getting in the way when you load or unload your baby. The rounded design helps provide an accurate fit without causing damage to your vehicle’s upholstery. A storage compartment on the back of the seat serves as a spot to keep the owner’s manual and as an opening to adjust the head support. A pull-down SPF 50+ canopy can keep your child comfortable by providing shade from the sun. What’s more, this model is FAA certified for use on aircraft.
Ease of Installation
Who is the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 suitable for?
This model is made for babies ranging from four to 35 pounds in weight, and up to 32 inches in height. The ability to use it without the base makes it a good choice for families who wish to frequently move it from car to car. Since it’s FAA approved, it’s also well suited for those who travel by air.
What is included with the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35?
This model comes with the car seat, the base, and two supportive inserts. Accessories that can be purchased separately from the manufacturer include a warm thermal cover, a plastic rain cover, and a handy travel bag.
Pros and Cons of the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35
Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 Installation
A tutorial installation video is available below
Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 Manual
The owner’s manual can be found here:
Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 vs. Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30:
As similar models, both the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 and the Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30 are designed for rear-facing riders and conveniently can be installed with or without their included bases. Both are compatible with select strollers, so you can go from the car to the stroller, and back again, with ease. Both are from established, worldwide manufacturers of quality car seats and strollers.
While neither model is inexpensive, the Maxi-Cosi model is considerably lower priced, as you’ll likely get it for only about two-thirds of the cost you’ll pay for the Peg Perego. You might get more use out of the Peg Perego model, however, as it can be utilized by children of up to 35 pounds, whereas the Maxi-Cosi is designed for those who only weigh up to 30. In all, both car seats are highly regarded and top-notch when it comes to safety, quality, and style.
Babylist's Peg Perego Viaggio 4/35 Review
Bending a budget is sometimes necessary when it comes to protecting our newborns. The Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 is worth the investment and excels in nearly every category.
Safety is the primary concern for parents with newborns. The Primo Viaggio 4-35 passes crash tests with flying colors. It adds extra features like an anti-rebound bar to improve an already safe infant car seat. However, the recline position has limits for newborns with lower birth weights.
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The installation and use are spot-on. The Primo Viaggio 4-35 uses the LATCH system to easily and quickly secure your rear-facing car seat. Installation is just as straightforward if you choose to use your vehicle's seatbelt system with only the base. The no-rethread harness makes using it smooth and seamless. The only minor issue seems to be that the belt lock-off is a bit stubborn.
Premium features are nice and all, but an expensive infant car seat is not always the best bet without the right protection. However, the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 is both full of extras and a reliable rear-facing infant car seat. If you have a preemie or smaller than average newborn, you will need a different rear-facing car seat or wait until they fit in it comfortably.
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