I received product to facilitate this Peg Perego Viaggio Shuttle Plus Booster Seat Review. As always, all opinions are my own.
Does it feel like your children are growing up fast? Right before my very eyes, I can hardly believe that we’ll be homeschooling ALL five of our kids this year! Our youngest, Lucy, will be 5 in September so she’ll be starting kindergarten. Sam is 7 and is in 2nd grade. Alex is almost 9 and is in 4th grade. Jack is 12 and now an 8th grader. And our oldest, Hannah, is a freshman this year! The older I get, the faster time goes. So as we transition into the new school year, another transition will be taking place. Since Alex will be turning 9 in September, he’s graduating to a new carseat. So along with this exciting change, we wanted to share our Peg Perego Viaggio Shuttle Plus Booster Seat review with you.
Why Transition To A Booster Seat?
Years ago, it was nothing to see young children moved out of carseats and into a seatbelt. I used to babysit families whose 5 year olds where already just belted in. However, research has proven that carseats offer more protection and correct belt positioning. So instead of transitioning your child completely as they get older, consider upgrading to a booster instead.
Peg Perego Viaggio Shuttle Plus Booster Seat Review
Entirely protecting your child from every direction has never been easier. Now with the help of the 2-in-1 Viaggio Shuttle Plus, you can be assured they are safe! Its flexibility to adjust all around allows the seat to fit your child perfectly. Transforming from an all-around adjustable booster to a backless booster, the Viaggio Shuttle Plus booster seat will grow with your child!
Features Of The Viaggio Shuttle Plus Booster Seat – At A Glance:
- 3D Total Adjust Technology
- Removable Backrest
- All Side Impact Protection
- Aluminum Reinforced Backrest
- Belt Path Placement
- For children 40 – 120 lbs
- Minimum height 39″, Maximum height 63″
- Rigid LATCH
- Made in Italy
- Available in 2 color options: Graphite or Licorice
- Wings Help Support Napper’s Head
- Dimensions: 26″ x 17 1/4″ x 17″ (H x L x W)
- Weighs 14 pounds
Viaggio Shuttle Plus Booster Seat Feature Details
We all want to know a little more of what’s behind a product when we are trusting it with our child’s life, right? So here’s a chart with additional details.
This Seat Will Grow With Your Growing “Big Kid”
The Viaggio Shuttle Plus has the unique capability to fully accommodate a child’s growth by way of its 3D Total Adjust Technology. What does this mean? This booster can actually be adjusted in three different locations:
- The headrest can adjust to five different positions vertically.
- The upper backrest adjusts to three positions vertically.
- And finally, the side wings can expand out three positions.
But the best part is that all these adjustments can be made independently from each other, allowing for a truly original experience in comfort. This seat helps each of our three ‘booster-aged kids’ fit safely and comfortably. It adjusts to just the right size for each individual, which I love!
Lucy- (almost 5), Sam- 7, Alex- (almost 9)
Providing The Best Of Both Worlds – Security AND Safety
Securing the Viaggio Shuttle Plus to the car is made easier with the integrated rigid LATCH, equipped with a blnd lock attaching system which prevents the seat from being accidentally released by another passenger. (This can be an issue with multiple children!) The rigid LATCH can tuck back into the base, allowing for an easy installation if LATCH is not available. An aluminum-reinforced backrest ensures safety and protection against whiplash in the case of a front-end accident and additional protection in the event of a rear-end collision. EPS throughout the side wings and headrest also serves to absorbs energy during a crash.
While the high back booster mode is an awesome choice for the initial transition from a 5-point harness. The Viaggio Shuttle Plus has the ability to transform into a backless booster to continue growing with your child. This eliminates the need to purchase a high back booster and a backless booster, since the Shuttle Plus is 2-in-1. With the simple push of a button, the backrest can be removed.
Final Thoughts On My Peg Perego Viaggio Shuttle Plus Booster Seat Review
I know this might be a silly feature to like so much, but I love the built in carry strap on the backless booster. It makes grabbing the base a cinch when my husband wants to take one of the bigger kids along in the truck.
Even though I plan to keep Lucy in her current 5-point harness for another couple years, I would feel totally comfortable sending her off in the Peg Perego Viaggio Shuttle Plus for quick trips with grandparents or dad. So it’s a great full time seat for Alex but also a nice back-up for Lucy at this point too.
The older two boys also really like how easy it is to buckle themselves in this seat, in both the full back or backless booster modes. All three kiddos say the seat is very comfortable. And, of course, they love the cup holder!
So what was your favorite feature that you discovered in my Peg Perego Viaggio Shuttle Plus Booster Seat Review? And tell me, do you have any kiddos growing up and needing a carseat upgrade this year?
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