While the ABC Kids Expo was smaller than in past years, we were fortunate to see the debut of two brand new car seats and to be some of the first to learn about some other new car seats and booster seats! We look forward to giving these seats an in-depth look and review in the near future.
Peg Perego has introduced a new version of their rear facing only Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 car seat — the 4-35 Primo Viaggio Nido. This update offers some additional features on both the base and the carrier. Let’s take a look!
We’re big fans of Peg Perego’s booster seats — the Primo Viaggio HBB 120 and the Viaggio Flex 120. Both of those boosters are high back boosters. The Viaggio Shuttle backless booster rounds out the Peg Perego line of booster seats with a backless option.
When the the new Peg Perego Viaggio Flex 120 emerged from a slim box dropped off on my doorstep one day, I was instantly impressed. Booster seats can be quite basic and work fantastically well so it’s quite a feat when I’m blown away by one. The Viaggio Flex 120 emerged from the box folded, narrow, and assembled. It only got better from there. The Peg Perego Viaggio Flex 120 is a long lasting booster seat that has a lot of pretty spectacular features.
All major health and safety organizations strongly recommend that kids under age 2 ride rear facing. Scientists, statisticians and child passenger safety advocates agree on the immense safety benefit of rear facing to very young spines.
Our final full day at the ABC Kids Expo dawned bright and early but we missed that part of the day thanks to our evening as high rollers at the casino.
We should stick to car seats.
Since 2009, the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), has been annually releasing their booster ratings, based primarily on fit of the 6 year old dummy, and, as we all know, fit is the best indication of performance. No matter how much bling your booster has, if it doesn’t place the seatbelt properly on your child, it can’t do its job.
Booster seats serve one primary purpose: to place the car’s seat belt over 3 strong points of a child’s body. A properly fitting booster will sit low over the hips and across the center of the shoulder to spread the possible force from a crash over these strong areas.
Looking for a quality, Italian made car seat? The Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 rear facing only car seat might be the seat for you. With 2 included infant inserts, deep seat pan, and adjustable no-rethread head support and harness, it is a viable option for both small and large children.
Once your Little has outgrown a harnessed seat and is ready for a booster seat, the choices can be a bit overwhelming. There are a wide variety of booster seats on the market, high back, backless; with large belt guides, lots of padding; small belt guides, minimal padding, the options seem endless. At CSFTL, we know how challenging it can be to choose the right booster for your Little. Peg Perego, an Italian children’s product company, makes the luxurious Viaggio HBB 120 booster, the star of this post.