“It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here!” I exclaimed to my husband as he curiously peered into the big white box I was lugging through our front door.
With me working for a baby gear company, he’s seen more than a few new Peg Perego products enter our home, and our lives. In just the last year, there’s been a new everyday stroller that we now can’t live without (the Pliko P3), the lightweight and travel-ready Pliko Mini and the chic, goes-with-everything-and-will-hold-anything Borsa Mamma diaper bag.
But this, this is what I (and it seems, hundreds of other moms across the country) have been waiting for—the Primo Viaggio SIP 5-70 Convertible.
The newest addition to the Peg Perego Viaggio travel series, this seat offers all the safety and style of our celebrated Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 infant car seat in a reversible convertible. With two growing kids—now 5 and 22 months—this is the car seat I needed.
Right out of the box, I fell in love with the Primo Viaggio SIP 5-70 Convertible. Of course I had seen it before. First at tradeshows and then in our very own Peg Perego showroom. But seeing it in my home, next to my old (sadly not Peg Perego) convertible car seats, it looked different. It looked better. And I couldn’t wait to get my kids out of their old seats and into this one.
It was the adjustable Side Impact Protection (SIP) that got my attention first. I loved that it adjusted (even with my child in the seat) to 10 different positions. I found this an especially good feature for my 5-year-old daughter, who doesn’t quite weigh enough (she weighed just 35 lbs. at her last doctor’s visit) for a traditional booster, but is really too tall for her old convertible.
For my “baby” (yes, I still call him a baby even though he’ll be 2 before I know it), I liked that the Convertible had a higher rear-facing weight limit—45 pounds. At 22 months, he weighs a hefty (somewhere around the 85th percentile at our last doctor’s visit) 30 pounds. But with the Convertible, he’s still got room to grow and stay rear facing until his second birthday, just like the American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends.
Installation was also very easy. With summarized instructions right on the seat itself, it was super easy to reposition from rear- to forward-facing with the LATCH connectors. And once it was in the car, I liked the look of the Convertible even more. Not only did the Fresco Jersey seat seem comfortable and breathable, the sleek and tailored seat actually looked good in my car.
Overall, I have to say, it was well worth the wait.