No Tricks, Just Treats: Our Tips for a Happy Halloween

Of all the holidays with little ones, Halloween might just be our favorite. Who can resist a miniature pirate, fairy princess or lil’ pumpkin? But as parents, we know Halloween isn’t all adorable photo ops and buckets full of candy. There’s staying up past bedtime, sugar overloads and yes, sometimes even the occasional Halloween-induced tantrum.

So how can you keep your little one happy this Halloween? We’re so glad you asked …

Our first piece of advice is to make sure your little one is comfortable for a night of trick-or-treating. Of course this means making sure their costume isn’t itchy or scratchy or too hot (or not warm enough). But this also extends to how your little one is getting around for the night.

If your little one is under 2, or even 3, we suggest seriously considering taking your everyday stroller. Even if your child starts out strong, they very well may peter out before the night is over, and a familiar stroller can provide a welcomed rest. We love full-featured strollers for big events, such as the Switch Four, Skate System and Uno.

If you have older children, we still recommend considering a stroller. A lightweight stroller, like our Pliko Mini, is a great choice for older toddlers. If you have multiple little ones, consider taking along your Switch Four or Pliko Four. Both have a rear footboard for an older sibling to hitch a ride.

If you plan on driving your trick-or-treat route, be sure to secure baby and all children in their car seats/seat belts each and every time you move the car. While the slow pace may make it seem as though ordinary travel rules no longer apply, that’s simply not true. Always keep little ones strapped in and secure when moving, even if it’s just a short distance.

If you and baby are planning to stay home to pass out candy, we’ve always found that putting a bouncer, high chair or bassinet near the front door is a good idea. If you have our Siesta or Tatamia, add the available toy bar to keep baby entertained. Baby will enjoy having a comfortable, fun place to be to watch all the trick-or-treat action from a safe and familiar spot.

From our family to yours, have a happy — and safe — Halloween! And don’t forget to share you pictures with us on Facebook. We love seeing our littlest fans!

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Your Sneak Peek of the Book Plus

Guess which new stroller from the ABC Kids Expo that Baby Gizmo just couldn’t wait to showcase? Our very own all-new Book Plus!

Smart and stylish, the new Book Plus features a reversible seat that allows baby to face you, or the world ahead. Named for its compact, book-like fold, the new Book Plus offers an innovative design that allows for a quick and easy stand-alone fold. It can be folded with or without the seat.

The Book Plus features easy-drive wheels with 12 ball bearing and suspension that allow for 360-degree agility and require less effort in pushing. Paired with the included foot muff, the stroller easily transforms into carriage mode. In carriage mode, the adjustable backrest reclines to several positions, including a newborn-ready flat recline. The stylish one-piece handlebar is adjustable, making it easy to push for parents of any height.

The Book Plus chassis will be available in silver or super-chic black and will come in six colorways — Flamenco, Mentha, Stone, Fucsia, Pois Black and Pois Grey.

The best part? The Book Plus can be paired with the Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 infant car seat to make it a travel system, the Navetta XL bassinet to turn it into a pram or the Practico seat to make it a compact and lightweight toddler stroller.

Tell us … What do you think of the new Book Plus?


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Now Showing … Your Sneak Peek at 2013

Do you love being the first to know? Well then, today is your lucky day! We’re at the ABC Kids Expo, presenting our newest offerings for 2013. There are new colors, new fabrics, and (yes!) new products. Want to know more? Here’s a sneak peek of a few of our favorite things to come in 2013 …

THE BOOK: In 2013, we expect our new Book stroller to take center stage. Not only does the Book offer innovative design and a new look, but we’ve developed all-new fabrics and color choices for this modern masterpiece.


THE BOOK PLUS: We’ll also be introducing another new stroller, the Book Plus. Offering the same style and innovative features as the Book, the new Book Plus will have a reversible stroller seat that allows baby to face you, or the world ahead. Not only that, but look for My Book Plus, which can be customized for every stage by pairing it with the Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30, the Navetta XL bassinet or the new lightweight (and revolutionary) seat called the Pratico.


THE RIALTO: While there has been lots of chatter about the new Book, Book Plus and My Book Plus, the star of the show might  just be our brand-new booster seat for home, the Rialto. This booster seat dining chair allows baby to sit right at the table (which we love … family dinners are big for us!). Suitable for children nine months and up, it has five height positions and an adjustable seat. Plus, the Rialto folds easily and super-compactly for travel and storage.


THE PRIMA PAPPA ZERO 3: The latest addition to the Peg Perego high chair family, this new ultra-light, yet multifunctional highchair grows with your child from 0 to 3 years old. During the first months, use it as a comfortable recliner, then as baby grows, as a high chair for feeding or playing.


PINK: This brand-new color offering for 2013 has been much-requested, and the shade we chose — a bright and bold Fucsia — is right on trend for the new year ahead. Fucsia will be available on all of our cars seats (the Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30, the Primo Viaggio 5-70 Convertible and the Viaggio HBB 120), as well as on our Book and Book Plus strollers.


BLACK DENIM: Black is the new black, in denim that is! That’s right, for 2013 we’re offering Black Denim. Dark as night and just downright cool and sophisticated, this color will be offered on the Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30, the Switch Four Modular System and our Uno stroller.


ALCANTARA: If you’re into luxury cars — think Maserati, Lamborghini, BMW and Porsche — you’re going to want this! Alcantara is highly regarded as the best material for car interiors. It’s breathable, soft to the touch, resistant to fading and washable. We’ll be offering this as a limited exclusive on our Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 and Primo Viaggio 5-70 Convertible.

Stay tuned for more about 2013 (yes, there’s more!). We’ll have in-depth look at all the new products, fabrics, colors and accessories in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, what are you most excited about for 2013?



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On Our Radar for 2013: High-Tech

We’re in Louisville, Ky., this week for the big ABC Kids Expo, where we’ll be unveiling our new offerings for 2013. Can’t wait to see them? Check back mid-week for your first look. But for now, take a look at another trend that’s inspired the newest line: High-Tech.

This trend is all about finding inspiration in unexpected places. Taking cues from the automotive industry, our 2013 Collection offers smoother edges and futuristic influences. Plus, a new breathable fabric provides a modern and cutting-edge appearance and high-performance features.


On Our Radar for 2013: High-Tech

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On Our Radar for 2013: POPS of Color

Basic black is always in style, but for 2013 we’re seeing it paired with bright, bold Pops of Color. In our new collection, you can expect to see our classic black fabric paired with pops of red, green and metallic.

For more on our 2013 collection, stay tuned. We’ve got one more style trend to share, and then we’ll be unveiling our entire new collection next week.

On Our Radar for 2013: Pops of Color


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On Our Radar for 2013: European Elegance

The anticipation is building … In just a few short weeks, we’ll be unveiling our brand-new 2013 Collection at the big ABC Kids Expo. While we can’t share any details just yet, we thought we could share with you some of the trends that are on our radar for the new year ahead.

First up, European Elegance.While following the latest fashion trends is key, inspiration is constant from our home in Milan. For 2013, expect to see deep, saturated colors paired with sophisticated finishes that together offer a refined European feel that is classic Peg Perego.

On Our Radar for 2013: European Elegance

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