The Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 Nido Infant Seat Has Arrived!
The new Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 Nido Infant Car Seat has arrived on the US market and first impressions are pretty positive.
Although this seat looks very similar to the older Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 infant seat, it comes with a few very nice additional safety and convenience features for you to consider before buying an infant car seat for your baby.
Although this is not a completely re-designed infant seat, there are enough upgrades to make a difference when choosing between the available Peg Perego Infant Seats.
So, what exactly are the similarities and differences between the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 and Primo Viaggio 4-35 Nido car seats? Is the newer Nido car seat worth the extra money?
Primo Viaggio 4-35 vs Nido – The Similarities
#1 Child Weight Limits
The weight limits for the Nido seat are exactly the same as the standard 4-35 seat.
This is why the Nido seat still uses the “4-35” description in the model name.
Both seats can accommodate children weighing between 4 and 35 lbs.
The minimum weight limit of just 4 lbs makes these seats an excellent choice for very small babies.
#2 Child Height Limits
The maximum child height limit is 32 inches for both seats.
The maximum height and weight limits are amongst the most generous on the market and mean that these seats can be used for a longer period of time than many of their competitors.
#3 Dual Stage Cushion System
Both seats comes with a “first stage” baby cushion insert for use from 4 lbs.
This offers much needed extra support to your baby’s head and bottom area in the early days of their car seat usage.
Although both seats also come with a “second stage” cushion to be used once your baby has reached a certain weight (check user manual for details), there is a slight difference between the 2 seats. The “second stage” cushion on the Nido is slightly higher at the sides and, therefore, provides a little extra support higher up the torso.
The cushions are all made of Fresco Jersey soft and breathable fabric, which is designed to absorb moisture and so keep your baby cool and comfortable in hot weather conditions.
As for the rest of the seat, Peg Perego have used EPP foam within the headrest and EPS foam around the main seat area. These energy-absorbent foam padded areas are manufactured to protect your baby’s head and torso from impact forces in the event of a collision.
#4 Side Impact Protection Adjustment
The Side Impact Protection is adjustable in height as your baby grows. There are 6 different positions and you can adjust the seat to ensure the best possible fit even whilst your baby remains in the seat.
The Head Panels have been developed according to the comprehensive EURO-NCAP Protocol for added peace of mind.
Both seats enjoy the massive convenience benefits of a harness that does NOT need to be re-threaded when making adjustments to the seat as your child grows.
#5 Seat Installation
Both seat bases can be installed within your vehicle using either the LATCH anchor points or the seat belt.
Peg Perego has developed a “Right Tight System”, including belt lock-offs and a dial to adjust the angle of the base, to make this process very easy.
Here is a video demonstrating how to install the 4-35 Seat Bases …
You can also install the seats without a base using the vehicle seat belt. This is a very useful extra option if you need to use the car seat in multiple vehicles and don’t want to spend lots of extra money on lots of additional seat bases for those vehicles.
#6 Infinite Recline & Trizone Level Indicator
As you will have seen in the video above, the seat bases come with a dial that can be turned to alter their angle. The passenger seats in different vehicles can sometimes cause installation problems if you can’t easily adjust the angle of the base to ensure that your baby is kept at a safe recline angle within the infant seat.
With both of these Peg Perego Infant Seats, you simply twist the gray dial on the seat base until the bubble is within the correct part of the level indicator for your baby’s needs.
Other similarities include:
- 5-Point Harness
- Stroller Compatible
- Supplied with Seat Base
- Made in Italy
- Certified for Aircraft Travel
Primo Viaggio 4-35 vs Nido – The 4 Main Differences
#1 Base With Load Leg
The Nido seat comes with an adjustable load support leg whereas the older 4-35 seat does not.
The load support leg is extended to press against the floor of your vehicle and, in so doing, provides an extra degree of stability and security for the seat base.
There are 10 different positions for the load leg and there is a compartment underneath the base for it to be stored if you don’t want to use it.
The foot of the load leg is designed to crumple in the event of a collision and, thereby, take some of the crash forces away from the seat and your baby’s body.
#2 Anti-Rebound Bar Size
Whilst both seats come with an anti-rebound bar, the one on the Nido Seat is significantly larger.
Using the load leg and larger anti-rebound bar is said to reduce rotational forces in a collision by about 50%!
#3 Seat Weight
Neither seat is particularly heavy.
The older 4-35 seat weighs just 9.5 lbs.
The Nido weighs a little more, at 10 lbs.
The reason that Peg Perego have been able to add so many extra features without increasing the weight of the seat by very much is that most of the upgrades have been to the seat base rather than the seat itself.
#4 Seat Hood
The older 4-35 seat has a pretty large canopy.
The Nido seat has an even bigger canopy. Its extendable Pagoda hood provides complete coverage for your baby. There are mesh vents on the sides to provide adequate ventilation.
The canopies on both seats come with UPF 50+ protection from the sun’s harmful rays.
You can find Detailed Images of the Nido’s New Features Here.
Some Useful Videos …
Here is a Review of the Nido’s New Features by “PishPoshBaby”:
Here is a Review of the Peg Perego 4-35 by “BabyGizmo”:
Primo Viaggio 4-35 vs Nido – My Verdict
Both of these Peg Perego Infant Seats come with excellent safety features and are very easy to install and use properly.
The Nido seat is not a complete re-design of the Primo Viaggio 4-35 seat, but it comes with some very nice upgrades.
The Nido is now the only infant seat to come with both a base load leg AND an anti-rebound bar, which makes it excellent choice for those who want to reduce rotational forces to an absolute minimum in the event of a collision.
On the convenience side of things, the massive seat canopy will be very popular amongst parents living in the exceptionally hot or cold parts of the country.
Finally, because most of the upgrades are found in the base, the seat itself remains reasonably lightweight and easy to carry around.
Primo Viaggio 4-35 vs Nido – Color Options
The Primo Viaggio 4-35 and Nido Car Seats come in a wide variety of different fabric color options.
Here are my favorites …
Where to Buy the Peg Perego Infant Seats
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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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