Jun
25
2

Baby Talk: The 2012 Siesta High Chair

We just love our new high chair, the Siesta. The sleek new design, the ultra-compact fold, the multiple functions that easily accommodate your child’s growth from birth to toddlerhood, we could go on and on. But don’t just take our word for it …

According to some of the most popular baby bloggers out there, our Siesta is our “best high chair to date,” “a sleek high chair that’s nailing it” and a “must-have” for new parents. See below for what else the bloggers had to say. We think you’ll agree, the Siesta is one very special high chair.

In the Know Mom

The mommy bloggers over at In the Know Mom know a high chair isn’t just for feedings; it can be a “crucial tool for keeping baby safe while entertained.” They loved that the Siesta can be used for that and for so many years of baby’s life:

“The Siesta’s design is all one could hope for. Highly adjustable, the Siesta grows with your child from birth, providing a safe and comfortable space to eat and play. It can be used as a recliner for those early months (0-6 months).  The high chair has five recline positions, going back to a 150-degree angle. After six months, use the high chair in its seated position with the removable tray in place (top liner is dishwasher safe). With the removable tray option, the Siesta can be pulled right up to the dining table. So when your child reaches their first birthday, they can join in with family meals.”

The BabyGuy Gear Guide

The one and only BabyGuy seemed to love the Siesta for its form as much as its function, calling the Siesta “great looking” and “awesome”:

“How many times have you seen ugly high chairs?  Don’t be ashamed—you might even own one!  Peg Perego, that omni-present Italian manufacturer of baby goods, wants to change this—and they’re doing a bang-up job … The eco-leather upholstery is really plush and very easy to wipe clean, and comes in a variety of eye-catching colors. The seat features a five-point harness, as well as a crotch bar integrated into the seat, so if the tray is off and the harness is being taken off (or put on), your precious angel will not slide out (side note: many high chairs have these bars, but they’re affixed to the tray which does NO good). As I mentioned, the seat has a great one-handed recline, as well as a multi-position foot rest. Grayson, my nephew, enjoys sitting in his so much I am kind of jealous. There’s also a great storage pouch on the back of the seat to keep wipes and what-not handy.”

SayBayBee

As a new mom-to-be, SayBayBee founder Sae La Chin is in the market for a new high chair. She loved the Siesta’s multiple functions and its space-saving footprint, easy cleanup and adjustable footrest:

“Since there are many items to buy before the baby arrives, you want products to store easily to save space. The Siesta does just that with its compact, standalone fold and super-sleek design. It’s pretty perfect for any size living space. Worried about messy feedings like me? This high chair can be wiped cleaned with just a damp cloth. I wish everything was that easy. Another favorite feature is the three-position adjustable footrest. Your child will sit up without slouching in the chair by using the footrest as support. No more dangling legs!”

Baby Gizmo

The baby gear experts over at Baby Gizmo were quick to point out that the Siesta is “packed with features that make this chair great for birth up to about 3 years old.” See everything they loved (and the few things they didn’t) in this video review:

The Siesta is available now! Use our Where to Buy to find a retailer near you.

 

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Jun
18
8

Peg in Pictures: Sneak Peek of the Brand New Book!

Have you heard? We’re introducing a brand new stroller! While the Book won’t be available for a few more months (sigh), we just can’t keep it from you any longer. We had to give you a sneak peek.

Named after its most distinctive design element, the Book will feature a very special compact book fold. The new travel-system-ready stroller will also have a single, easy-to-push handlebar and larger wheels (with the same 12 ball bearings and suspension as our other strollers, which allows for effortless maneuverability and 360-degree navigation).

There’s so much more we can’t wait to tell you (like available color options)! Stay tuned for all the latest details. We definitely have a few more surprises up our sleeves.

The Book will start arriving in select stores in September.

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Jun
10
0

The Daddy Diaries: A Stroll Down Memory Lane

We’re celebrating Father’s Day a little early with a special dad-inspired post. Here, one dad gives us an inside look at what went through his head when shopping for that first stroller. Enjoy!

Six years ago this Father’s Day, my wife, Theresa, and I were busy preparing for the fall arrival of our first son together, Oliver. She sported her usual placid demeanor. I, on the other hand, was filled with what the Italians would say was paura, or fear.

I was fearful that I wouldn’t be a good father (or “Papa,” as Oliver would come to call me). I was fearful because I knew the hospital would not send an owner’s manual with us. I was fearful about germs and whether our stockpile of Purell was large enough. But near the top of my concerns was how to properly transport our little guy. This is when Peg Perego came to the rescue.

We knew we didn’t want just any old stroller (especially me, with all of my paura), so we selected the Peg Perego Pliko P3 Classico, an earlier version of what is now the Pliko Four.

The ultimate stroller in my eyes, it became a travel system in literally a “snap.” Plus, its one-hand fold design allowed fathers like me to fold and store the 20-some pound stroller with all the speed and precision of an Indy 500 pit stop. Not unlike the Pliko Four sold today, it offered a smooth ride, a large storage basket, a large hood with window and pocket, and came in a variety of fashionable colors (this last one my wife appreciated more than I did). Honestly, the only way you could get more features on a mode of transportation with such fine Italian craftsmanship is if you purchased a Ferrari.

The Pliko was stylish, safe and easy to use. As a matter of fact, Theresa was able to teach me (the mechanically inept) how to operate it in less than five minutes.

After Oliver’s birth, my fear about being a first-time father quickly subsided. My memories of those first few years of his life are good ones. They are filled with images of reading him his first book (Put Me in the Zoo, by Robert Lopshire), watching him pull himself up while wearing his Indiana Pacers uniform, and each of us on our bellies navigating Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater around our carpeted Radiator Springs. And when it was time to leave the house and do some navigating of our own, Peg Perego was there for us. Our Pliko was an assurance that Oliver would be comfortable and secure while still being a stylin’ baby.

Father’s Day comes with memories—along with gifts like a homemade book featuring Sonic the Hedgehog or an Angry Birds T-shirt—of what makes the day so special. Of course there are still times of paura (those never go away completely), but thanks to Peg Perego, when it came to transporting Oliver, they helped me to rilassare!

From our family to yours, happy Father’s Day!

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Jun
4
0

Let the Memories Begin!

We’re going to Disney World! Yay! But wait, which stroller should we bring?

As an online associate for Peg Perego, I have been asked—and have answered—that question dozens of times for other families. And I definitely have my favorites … the Pliko Mini, the Pliko Four, the Si and the Aria Twin 60-40, they all top my list.

But what did I choose when it was time to take my own family to Disney World?

Drumroll, please … the Pliko Four!

I chose the Pliko Four for a million different reasons, but mostly because it has all the features needed to keep my littlest one, 2-year-old Jack, happy all day. Plus, it has a built-in rear footboard that my 5-year-old daughter, Maddie, could use during our long days at the parks.

Before we left on our trip, I had lots of friends ask if we would be taking a stroller or not. Yes, Jack is 2, and he’s quite capable of walking, but honestly, I couldn’t imagine Disney without our stroller. The average person walks between 6 to 12 miles a day at Disney World. That’s a lot of walking for anyone, let alone a small child. Plus, let’s face it, little kids need breaks. They need to rest and nap and eat.

With the Pliko Four’s adjustable seat and large canopy that unzips to become a full sun canopy (a must for the hot Florida sun), the stroller was the perfect place for a snooze on the go. We also found that the available Snack Tray is a must for Disney. Not only is it great for quick snacks on the go, but a lot of the quick-service dining places don’t have high chairs, and we found that the Pliko Four plus Snack Tray worked just as well.

As for our 5-year-old, she enjoyed the Pliko Four’s rear footboard just as much as I had anticipated. Every day, usually in the mid-afternoon when temperatures peaked and her energy dropped, she’d happily hop a ride on the stroller’s built in footboard. This was not only a plus for her, but for us as well. We saw lots of tired (and hot) parents carrying big kids around, and we were glad to not be among them.

As for my husband and me, we loved the Pliko Four’s adjustable handles that gave us both the perfect fit (he’s 6’2”; I’m 5’3”), the Adult Cup Holder and the convenient shopping basket. We were thankful for the Pliko Four’s compact, self-standing fold. Even though we stayed on property, we had to use lots and lots of different forms of transportation during our trip—ferry boats, buses, the storied Monorail. While sometimes we were able to roll our Pliko Four right on, other times we were asked to fold it. We had a number of other parents, and park employees, comment on how quickly ours folded, and its standalone fold.

So does the Pliko Four still top my list? Of course! Not only has it earned its spot there, but after a trip with my family to the most magical place on earth, it’s earned a little spot in my heart as well.

Need a recommendation for your family? Ask us by commenting below. We love helping families find the perfect strollers, wherever they go.

And for the very best in-person customer care and service, shop a Peg Perego authorized retailer. Use our Where to Buy tool to find one near you.

 

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