The Good – LATCH base with anti-rebound bar; high child height/weight limits for longer use; Dual Stage cushion system is said to offer extra support to head and neck as a baby grows; 6 different side impact adjustment settings to increase chances of optimum safety fit; Easy to carry (light and ergonomic); Fits on any Peg Perego stroller without the need for an additional adaptor; Energy-absorbing EPS shell; At 8.8 lbs, it is 2.2 lbs lighter than the SIP 30/30 seat.
The Bad – Quite expensive.
The Bottom Line – Peg Perego have a reputation for manufacturing high quality and stylish child car seats and the 4-35 Primo Viaggio Infant Car Seat certainly appears to be no exception. It has been very well received and reviewed by industry experts (see videos below). It a little early to tell whether parents will agree with these initial assessments, but I will update this review as and when more user reviews become available. This degree of safety, comfort and style comes at a price, and the 4-35 model is slightly more expensive than many of the other premium infant car seats, like the Peg Perego SIP 30/30, the Chicco Keyfit 30 and the Maxi Cosi Mico AP.
Peg Perego 4-35 Infant Car Seat – Overview
This is my fully independent and objective Peg Perego 4-35 Infant Car Seat review.
The infant car seat has only just been released in 2014. Unlike the previous Peg Perego SIP 30/30 model, it is suitable for use between 4 – 35 lbs as opposed to 5 – 30 lbs. The child height limit is also higher than the SIP 30/30 model – 32 inches instead of 30 inches. Since most children outgrow the height limits on infant car seats before they outgrow the weight limits, this latter improvement is far more significant in terms of extending the lifespan of the seat.
The Peg Perego 4-35’s Best Features
The Peg Perego 4-35 gets excellent user reviews and, in my opinion, its best features are:
Easy to Use Belt-Routing System – Although I strongly recommend that you install the seat base (supplied with the seat) in your main vehicle(s) using the LATCH connectors (easier to get a correct fit), the belt-routing mechanism with “Right Tight System” makes it very easy to use this seat in taxi cabs and aircraft for those occasional trips. This can be a big problem with other more fiddly infant car seats, but with a little careful study of the manual and/or YouTube videos (see below), installing this seat using just the seatbelt ought to be a breeze. There is also a level indicator to help you position the seat at the correct angle.
Watch this helpful YouTube video from the “Car Seat Lady” showing you 2 different ways to install the Peg Perego 4-35 infant cars seat without the base using the car seatbelt:
Dual Stage Cushion System – The reason that this seat can be used with babies as small as 4 lbs (unlike other models that start at 5 lbs) is that it comes with a dual stage cushion system that makes it easy to get a snug fit. The adjustable 2-stage cushion provides your baby with much needed extra support to their bottom and neck areas and is made from a very soft and breathable fabric. This fabric is also easy to remove and wash. See Baby Gizmo Video below for more information about this feature.
Side Impact Protection – The side impact protection system adjusts to 6 different positions without needing to rethread the harness. It is essential that your baby’s safety in side impact collisions that their 5-point harness is correctly positioned as they grow and, in conjunction with the dual stage cushion system, the Peg Perego 4-35’s SIP adjustment system makes it easy to ensure a correct fit at all times. Watch the Baby Gizmo video below to see how easy this is to adjust with one hand.
What the Industry Experts Say About the 4-35 Car Seat
You can watch the “Baby Gizmo” YouTube Video Demonstration of the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 car seat here:
Here is a more recent (and more detailed) video review by “Baby Gizmo”:
Where to Buy the Peg Perego 4-35 Infant Car Seat
After purchasing any child car seat, you should always read the User Manual thoroughly before using it. It is also advisable to visit your local Fire Department or NHTSA Child Car Seat Inspection Centre to ensure that the seat is definitely suitable for your child’s specific requirements and that you have installed it correctly. These services are usually provided free of charge.
You can find your nearest NHTSA Centre here.
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