We need to buy DS a convertible seat, because he will be outgrowing the height requirement on his Chicco within the next month.
Right now I have it narrowed down to the Diono RadianRXT, and the Peg Perego SIP 5-70. I'm looking at the safety features of both, and they seem to be pretty comparable.
Here are the features of the Peg Perego:
"SAFE: Our Shock Absorbing Foam Element device is located below the shell of the SIP 5-70 Convertible. In the event of a crash, the SAFE will crumple in a programmed manner in order to reduce stress on the child’s shoulder and neck.
SIP: The Side Impact Protection head panel protects the child’s head, neck and spine. It easily adjusts to 10 different positions, even when the child is in the seat, to ensure the best and safest fit.
EPS: Energy-absorbing foam, Expanded Poly Styrene, located in the shell and head panel, protects the child’s head and torso from impact forces."
Here are the safety features of the Diono:
- Steel alloy frame and aluminum reinforced sides
- Safestop® energy-absorbing harness system
- Adjustable head support, reinforced for complete side impact safety (same as the SIP for the Peg Perego)
- Energy-absorbing EPS foam panels on all sides "
So they both have the SIP and EPS. Is the Safestop evergy-absorbing harness system the same as the SAFE device below the shell of the Peg?
Also, I know that the Diono is highly recommended on this site. Does anyone have the Peg Perego, or know of anyone that does? Good/bad reviews?