Apr
30
0

Come See Us!

We love a good baby shower. And next week, we’re heading to New York City for the Biggest Baby Shower Ever!

Hosted by one of our favorite organizations for new moms and moms-to-be, Big City Moms, this event is nothing short of amazing.

With more than 100 of the best companies in the baby industry (including yours truly), it’s the best place to come to test out, touch, feel and get educated on everything you need for baby.

Enjoy sips and sweets while mingling with other expectant and new parents; hear from celeb moms like Jessica Alba and experts like Dr. Alan Greene and Dr. Sears; and be pampered by style experts who can help you get that “pregnancy glow.” Plus, enter for a chance to win some amazing prizes (everyone takes homes a fabulous gift bag!).

The Biggest Baby Shower Ever – NYC will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, at The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. You can register here.

We hope to see you there!

Not in New York? Big City Moms hosts events all over the country. Check out upcoming events here. And, be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news from Peg Perego USA.

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Apr
23
5

Cleared for Take Off?

Like all of you, I’m vigilant when it comes to car seat safety. And as a mom of two, I thought I knew everything I needed to know to keep my kids safe. But, an upcoming family vacation brought up a new question, do I need a car seat to fly?

“Yes,” says the Federal Aviation Administration. A child restraint system—not your lap—is the safest place for your little one during turbulence or in an emergency, the federal agency states.

“Turbulence,” the FAA says, “can happen with little or no warning. And when it does, the safest place for your child is in a child restraint system, not in your lap. Your arms just aren’t capable of holding your child securely, especially when turbulence is unexpected.”

However, there is no legislation requiring the use of these restraints, and most airlines allow a child to lap sit until the age of 2, so the choice is ultimately yours as a parent.:

If you do decide to fly with your car seat, we like this practical advice, again from the FAA:

  • Make sure your car seat is government approved and has “This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft” printed on it. Otherwise, you may be asked to check it as baggage.
  • Measure the width of your car seat. It should fit in most airplane seats if it is no wider than 16 inches.
  • Ask your airline for a discounted fare. Many airlines now offer discounts of up to 50 percent for children less than two years of age. Purchasing a ticket for your child is the only way to guarantee that you will be able to use a car seat.
  • Reserve adjoining seats. A car seat must be placed in a window seat so it will not block the escape path in an emergency. A car seat may not be placed in an exit row.
  • If you do not purchase a ticket for your child, ask if your airline will allow you to use an empty seat.
  • Ask your airline if they can provide a car seat for your child. If so, you may not be permitted to bring your own car seat on board and may need to check it as baggage.
  • And, of course, always use a car seat in your vehicle when driving to and from the airport—or anywhere!

For even more about the FAA’s policies regarding child restraints on planes, check out this post from the Car Seat Blog.

Need a car seat approved for aircraft use? Both our Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 infant car seat and Primo Viaggio SIP 5-70 Convertible are FAA-certified for aircraft use. As for me, I’ve committed to playing it safe. We’ll be taking our Primo Viaggio SIP 5-70 Convertible along on our upcoming flight. Check back. I’ll definitely do a post to let you know how it goes!

For now, if you have flown with your little one before, please comment below. We’d love to hear about your experiences and what advice you have for first-time flyers.

 

 

 

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Apr
16
0

Peg in Pictures: The NEW Viaggio HBB 120

We were all so excited when we received our first samples of our yet-to-debut booster, the Viaggio HBB 120, that we knew we just had to give you a sneak peek.

The newest addition to the Viaggio car seat family, the HBB 120 booster can comfortably seat a child from 40 to 120 pounds.

Used along with your vehicle’s lap/shoulder belt, the Viaggio HBB has all the safety features you’ve come to expect from Peg Perego. It provides total Side Impact Protection (SIP) with wide, padded wings at the head and shoulder level and Expanded PolyStyrene (EPS) in the head panel.

The new booster will be available in five fabric options—luxurious “Prima Classe” Cacao and Licorice and our new, breathable Crystal Beige, Crystal Black and Crystal Red fabrics.

The Viaggio HBB will start arriving in select stores in early June. Yay!

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Apr
9
0

Baby Talk: We ❤ Baby Buggy

Here at Peg Perego, we have been lucky enough to get to know some amazing organizations. And today, we wanted to introduce you to one – Baby Buggy!

Founded in 2001 by Jessica Seinfeld (yes, Jerry’s wife), Baby Buggy is a non-profit dedicated to providing families in need across the U.S. with essentials—like cribs, strollers, high chairs and diapers—for their children 0 to 14 years old.

Working with a network of community-based organizations across the country, Baby Buggy is often used as an incentive tool to encourage parents to take steps toward their own self-sufficiency. For example, a mother might receive a stroller from Baby Buggy after demonstrating that she has opened an education savings account for her child. Or, a father might receive a crib after participating in a 16-week fatherhood program.

 

 

Want to help? Baby Buggy is currently accepting donations in New York and Los Angeles. You can also make a difference with a financial contribution to Baby Buggy. Visit babybuggy.org to learn more.

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Apr
2
0

We See You!

Hey Rachel Zoe! Hi Ewan McGregor! Yep, we see you, out and about with your Peg Perego.

We love star sightings. And that’s not the only time our strollers, high chairs, car seats and accessories have a Hollywood moment. Our products have made several prime time appearances recently, showing up on Desperate Housewives, How I Met Your Mother, Up All Night, Grey’s Anatomy and One Tree Hill.

Where have you seen our products lately? Let us know by either commenting below or sharing your own Peg Perego sighting with us on Facebook.

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