Traveling with Peg Perego

Are your holiday travel plans taking you a bit farther than “over the river and through the woods” this year? We’ve got many great stroller options sure to make the busiest travel weekend of the year easier on you, and your lil’ pilgrim!

Our first pick for holiday travel via air is the lightweight, easy-folding Si. With a compact design (perfect for tight spaces), it’s easy to take the Si with you from check-in through security and on to the gate. And at just 13 pounds, would you believe it’s car seat-compatible?

If you like to travel light, and in style, consider our Pliko Mini. At only 13 pounds, the fashionable Pliko Mini—a new addition to the Peg Perego lineup for 2011—makes travel a breeze! It has an easy, compact fold and a reclining seat (ideal for sleepy toddlers).

Traveling by twos? Try the Pliko P3 Compact. The P3’s built-in rear footboard provides a safe ride for a second child. Not only is this feature great for jet-lagged older siblings, but it can be a real life-saver if you find yourself running to your gate through a busy terminal. Plus, the Pliko P3 Compact has all the best features of a full-sized stroller (mufti-position recline, travel system compatibility, snack tray), but with the one-hand, compact you’ll need for quick maneuvering at the airport.

Checking your stroller? Consider our Travel Bag! This sturdy carrying sack, designed to hold our Si, Pliko Mini, and P3, is the perfect way to protect your stroller until it reaches your final destination.

Have questions? Please ask! We’d love to help your family find the perfect stroller, wherever you’re heading! 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.

Viaggio sicuro! (Safe travels!)


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Where to Buy the Primo Viaggio SIP Convertible 5-70

The wait is nearly over! Our Primo Viaggio SIP Convertible 5-70 is currently in production and will start arriving in select stores next month. Many of you have asked how you can be one of the first to get yours hands on one. Here’s what we can tell you:

1) The system will start arriving in select stores next month. The first shipment will fill existing store orders. See list below for stores that have already placed orders and will be receiving the very first Convertible shipments.

2) Retailers will sell the Convertibles they get on a first-come, first-served basis…Check with your retailer today to see if they are accepting pre-orders.

3) The Convertible is only available from Peg Perego-authorized retailers. Use our online Store Locator to find an authorized retailer near you. Or, check out our list of Authorized Online Retailers.

Here is the listing of stores that have already placed orders and will the first to receive the new Primo Viaggio SIP Convertible 5-70:

Baby Bundles – Northport

Pickles & Ice Cream – Little Rock

Goore’s for Babies to Teens – Sacramento
Kids N Cribs Inc. – Brentwood
Los Gatos Baby – Los Gatos
AganaBaby – San Diego
Bel Bambini – West Hollywood
Bergstroms Children’s Store – Anaheim
Chicken Little – Santa Barbara
Children’s Land – San Diego
JM’s Just for Children– Bakersfield
Juvenile Shop – Sherman Oaks
Kids Land – Los Angeles
Tiny World Baby Superstore – Los Angeles
USA Baby – Riverside
USA Baby – San Diego
USA Baby – San Dimas

Simply Baby – Newton
Toy Chest – West Hartford

District of Columbia

Baby Because – Tampa
Genius Jones – Miami
La Ideal – Hialeah, Miami and Pembrook Pines
Liapela – Hallandale Beach, Coral Gables
MacroBaby Company – Orlando
Nini & Loli – Aventura
Seedlings – Tampa
Strolling In Style – Boca Raton
USA Baby – Cooper City

A Room of Their Own/USA Baby – Kennesaw
Bellini – Atlanta
New Baby Products – Snellville
Savannah Baby Co. – Savannah

Baby Emporium – Honolulu
Kelsey’s Baby Specialties – Honolulu
Ohana Daze – Mililani

Galt Toys + Galt Baby – Chicago
Lazars Juvenile – Lincolnwood
Our Baby – Chicago

USA Baby – Overland Park

Baby & Me – Mandeville
Baby’s Room – Metairie
Brousse’s A Child’s World – Lake Charles

Elephant Ears – Ann Arbor

Cullen’s Playpen – Jackson

Babytown – Lincoln

Dagerman’s Just for Kids – Las Vegas
USA Baby – Las Vegas

New Jersey
El Bambi – Jersey City

New York
Kid Dynomite – Brooklyn
AllbeeBaby – New York City
ANB Baby, Inc. – Brooklyn
Baby World – Brooklyn
Everything But The Baby – Brooklyn
La Casa Del Bebe – Bronx
Little Folks Shop – New York City
Piccolino – Brooklyn
Planet Kids – New York City
Valley View – Dansville

North Carolina
Shower Me With Love – Charlotte, NC

Littlest Details – Avon, OH
Petit Green – Columbus, OH

My Kidz World – Beaverton, OR

Penn Furniture – Scranton, PA

Puerto Rico
Baby’s Planet – San Juan
JMJ Appliance – Rio Piedras
Little Baby – San Juan
Paraiso Infantil – San Juan
Pequeno Angelito – Moca
USA Baby – San Juan

South Carolina
Baby Bloomers – Mt. Pleasant
The Kangaroo Pouch – Myrtle Beach

Baby’s First Furniture – Stafford
Kidspace – Amarillo, Lubbock
Make Room for Baby – El Paso
Pink & Blue – McAllen
USA Baby – Houston

USA Baby – Murray

Kids Town – South Burlington

Baby Blossom – Fairfax
Weebsworld – Richmond

USA Baby – Brookfield

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Newborn Necessities

Having a baby changes everything, which is something you’re sure to notice once you start shopping for gear. At least once, you’ll probably find yourself asking, babies are so little, how could they possibly need so much stuff? Well, some great advice we’d like to pass along is while you might need a lot, you don’t need it all at once. So what do you need right away? Here are our top three recommendations for those first few weeks home with baby.

Infant Car Seat: Out of all the baby gear you buy, this is one of the most important pieces. You’ll need an infant car seat just to get baby home. In fact, many hospitals will want to see your car seat before they discharge you and baby. For newborns, we recommend our celebrated Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30. Designed for infants from 5 to 30 pounds (or up to 30 inches), it features a quick-release five-point safety harness with shoulder pads and a fail-safe buckle, adjustable Side Impact Protection (SIP), and a special removable cushion for newborns.

Diaper Bag: Another must is also quite obvious … diapers. And yes, you are going to go through a lot of them, so you need a good diaper bag. Look for one that has lots of pockets and compartments that will keep you organized during those bleary-eyed first few weeks. Our Borsa Mamma diaper bag has a spacious main compartment with extra interior pockets, a zippered outside pocket, and external side pockets and bottle compartment.

Bouncer. A baby bouncer may seem more like a luxury, but ask any experienced mom and she’ll tell you, if you get one, it will soon become a must-have in your book. A great baby bouncer is perfect when you need to empty the dishwasher, fold the mounting loads of laundry, or even just take a quick shower. Peg Perego’s sleek-designed musical bouncer, the Sdraietta Melodia, is designed to offer the best possible support for an infant’s delicate back. It features two built-in speakers, eight included tunes, and an MP3 input so you can customize baby’s play list. The included toy bar can be adjusted for feet or hand play, and when baby gets sleepy, the stationary base easily switches to rocking mode.

Need one-on-one help starting a baby registry? Use our Store Locator to find a Peg Perego retailer near you.

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Gear for Grandparents

There’s probably no one more excited about your baby’s arrival than your own parents, the soon-to-be grandparents. And if baby will be visiting a lot, it might make sense for grandma and grandpa to get a little baby gear of their own. In honor of Grandparents Day, here are our top picks for new grandparents:

An easy-to-store high chair. Our quick-folding high chair, the Prima Pappa Diner, is perfect for grandma’s house. It boasts easy-to-clean vinyl upholstery, our much-loved dishwasher-safe double tray, and non-scratching rubber wheels that make it easy to move and store away. And like all of our high chairs, it comes fully assembled and ready to use. The Prima Pappa Diner also offers a tilt-in-space seat (suitable for even newborns), which is a nice feature when you want to keep baby close during family dinners.

A lightweight stroller. Peg Perego has a number of lightweight strollers, but our favorites for grandparents are our full-featured Vela Easy Drive and Si. Both are incredibly lightweight (just 15.8 pounds each), travel system compatible, and easy to fold and transport. The Vela Easy Drive features a single, one-hand push handlebar, while the Si features two adjustable handles.

A safe, up-to-date car seat. Safety experts strongly warn against used car seats. “Don’t even think about using the old car seat in the attic or the one you just saw at a yard sale,” Luanne Whitmire, a program coordinator at the Greenville (S.C.) Hospital System Children’s Hospital, tells future grandparents on “Car seats expire,” she says. “That’s something even new parents don’t know until they’re told.” Peg Perego’s celebrated Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30, designed for infants from 5 to 30 pounds (or up to 30 inches), is a great option for grandparents. It features a quick-release five-point safety harness with shoulder pads and a fail-safe buckle. It can attach to any of our strollers, making it ideal for on-the-go grandparents.

Another option that is coming this fall is the Primo Viaggio SIP 5-70 Convertible. Since it stays in the car, it will be great for option for grandparents who don’t want to have to carry an infant seat around. And since the Convertible converts from a rear-facing (for children 5 to 35 lbs.) to a forward-facing (for children 22 to 70 pounds) seat, it will last from infancy through the toddler years.

Want to check out some of this gear in person? Use our Store Locator to find an authorized retailer near you. Happy Grandparents Day!

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Test Drive: Pliko Mini

How many strollers do you have? Working for a baby gear company, that’s a question I get a lot. I once read that the average American family goes through about six. That seems hard to believe, but I have to admit my own family was well on its way to that before we got our first Peg Perego stroller, a  Pliko P3, earlier this year. When we got it, I confidently declared that it would be the last stroller we’d ever need.

That’s the great thing about Peg Perego. The quality is so amazing that their strollers last for years. We’ve gotten notes from customers who are still using their strollers after years and years, and sometimes, even decades.

But now I do want another stroller, the Pliko Mini, and here’s why…

New for 2011, the Mini is a streamlined version of its older brother, the beloved, classic Pliko P3. It’s a traditional umbrella stroller, but there’s nothing traditional about it.

I love that Peg Perego was able to get so many features—like a reclining backrest with three different positions, an adjustable leg rest, and a full hood with peek-a-boo window—into a small umbrella stroller. I tested it out (for “Ciao, Mondo!”) with both of my children—Maddie, who is nearly 5 (the Pliko Mini can be used for children all the way up to 45 pounds), and Jack, who is just 16 months—and thanks to all the adjustable features, it fit both of them perfectly.

I also really loved how easy it was to push, thanks to its suspension wheels and telescoping handles. Plus, at just 19 1/4″ wide, 40 1/6″ high, and 33 1/3″ deep, the Mini easily fits through even the tightest of spaces—through crowds, between parked cars, and even in small elevators.

But what really sold me was its compact fold. When folded, the Pliko Mini is just 37 1/2″ in height by 13 1/2″ in width, so it doesn’t take up my entire front hall closet, or my trunk, which is where I intend to keep mine.

Want to get your own Mini? Use our Store Locator to find an authorized retailer near you.

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Here’s Looking at You

Considering one of our reversible strollers, like our Pliko Switch Compact, Uno, or Skate System? Here’s one more reason to. Research shows that these types of strollers, which allow you to position baby to face you, might actually be better for baby.

Researchers at the University of Dundee in Scotland studied the way that 2,700 families interact with their infants and toddlers when in strollers. They found that caregivers were more likely to speak to the child when he or she was riding in a rear-facing stroller, compared to a forward-facing stroller.

In a smaller controlled experiment, the researchers gave 20 mothers and infants ages 9 to 24 months a chance to use both types of strollers and recorded their conversations.

“Mothers talked to their children twice as much during the 15-minute [rear-facing] journey, and they also laughed more,” noted M. Suzanne Zeedyk, senior lecturer in developmental psychology. “The babies laughed more too.

“Of course, infants do not spend all their time in strollers. But anecdotal evidence suggests that babies can easily spend a couple of hours a day in them. And research tells us that children’s vocabulary development is governed almost entirely by the daily conversations parents have with them. When a stroller pusher can’t easily see the things that attract a baby’s attention, valuable opportunities for interaction can be missed.”

So what’s the takeaway? According to Zeedyk, parents needn’t feel worried, but instead curious.

“The core message of our findings is simple: Talk to your baby whenever you get the chance—and whichever direction your stroller faces.”

Peg Perego offers three reversible stroller options. Our Pliko Switch Compact has a reversible seat, our Uno has a reversible handlebar, and our Skate System has a modular seat that can be positioned forward- or rear-facing. Have questions? Let us know! Leave us a comment or send an email to

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Test Drive: Pliko Switch Compact

For the next review in our “Test Drive” series, I thought I would switch things up and try out the Peg Perego Pliko Switch Compact. With its reversible seat, I’ve recommended this infant-to-toddler stroller dozens and dozens of times to other families, so I was looking forward to trying it out with my own.

What sets the Pliko Switch Compact apart from other strollers is its reversible seat. The Switch seat easily removes from the stroller’s chassis and can be positioned to face forward or backward.

I wasn’t sure how my son, Jack, who’s already 15 months, would do making such a “switch.” He’s older now and seems to enjoy looking out at the world. But I have to say, we had the very best morning walking around our local outdoor mall facing one another. I found that I talked to him a lot more, and in return, got a lot more smiles, and even a few attempts at some new words. It was so nice to be out and about with him but feel like it was just he and I, exploring the world together.

Our day was made even better by the thoughtful features that come standard on the Switch, like the adult cup holder, telescoping handles, all-wheels suspension, and a large, practical storage basket. The zippered hood made the perfect sun canopy as the day got hotter. And when it was time to go home, I was impressed with the Switch’s one-hand umbrella fold, which can be done with the seat facing either direction.

So will I keep recommending the Switch? Absolutely! Especially to new and expectant parents, for all the features I mentioned above and the fact that the Switch’s seat can easily be transformed into a carriage, which I think is ideal for younger babies. (Plus, it’s travel system compatible.) It really is the perfect infant-to-toddler stroller!

Have a question about the Pliko Switch Compact? Please ask! Leave a comment or send me an email to

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Seeing is Believing: Answering Your FAQs with Videos

Since launching our Peg Perego USA Channel on YouTube in April, we’ve had more than 92,700 upload views. That surprised even us, but we’re so glad that you’re finding and using the channel.

We’ve found it pretty useful too. In fact, we can now answer a lot of the questions we get from all of you with videos. Sometimes a picture, or in this case a video, really is worth a thousand words. So what videos are we sharing the most? Check out some of the FAQs we think can best be answered with a video.

1. I’m considering the Pliko Switch Compact … What is this “baby safety enclosure” system I keep reading about?

2. I love that the Tatamia highchair doubles as a baby swing. How does that work?

3. How hard is it to attach the Jumper Seat to the Skate?

4. I’m looking at the Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 infant car seat. I see that it has the LATCH system … How does it work?

5. A lot of your strollers say they have “an easy one-hand” fold … How easy is it?

We invite you to explore the Peg Perego USA Channel on YouTube for yourself. There you’ll find full-length videos on some of our most popular products and feature-specific clips. And as always, if you have a question, please ask! Leave us a comment or email us at

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Test Drive: 3 Things to Love about the Pliko P3

Finding the right stroller can be a daunting task. We understand. After all, we’re parents too.

We do our best with “Ciao, Mondo!” to tell you about all of our strollers and share with you how they might fit into your lifestyle. But don’t you sometimes just wish you could test them all out for yourself?

That gave us an idea … What if we tested them for you? Enter our new series, “Test Drive,” in which we’ll share our own experiences, as parents, with a variety of Peg Perego products. I wanted to start the series by sharing my experience with the stroller I use every day, the Pliko P3 Compact.

The Pliko P3 Compact is the first Peg Perego stroller I ever owned. And yes, it changed my life. Here’s why:

1. At first, it was the little things. In our official product description of the Pliko P3, we say that “it’s easy to fall in love with our compact, full-featured, easy-to-use stroller,” and I couldn’t agree more. With its handy, hinged child snack tray with cup holder, full hood with peek-a-boo window, and telescoping handles, for me, it was love at first sight. And, I fall in love a little bit deeper every time I go to close it. The one–hand compact umbrella fold is so quick, and so easy!

2. Then it was the rear footboard. When I had my second child, my oldest was three-and-a-half and she wasn’t too keen on giving up riding in the stroller. But when I showed her the rear footboard on the Pliko P3, she was thrilled to have her own “big-kid” spot to ride on. It’s especially great when she’s tired, or we’re in a crowded place and I want to keep her close.

3. And then the compliments started to flow. The Pliko P3 really does have it all, including style. I absolutely love its sleek design and color selections. I get compliments on it every time I take it out, and I’m always happy to tell people it’s a Peg Perego.

Have a question about our Pliko P3 Compact? Please ask! Leave us a comment or send an email to

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Bag Check: A Look Inside Our Borsa Mamma Diaper Bag

Any experienced mom (or dad) will tell you that a diaper bag is for so much more than diapers. For the first few years of your child’s life, your diaper bag is likely to go everywhere you and baby go. Therefore, it’s best to get one that you really, really love.

We are in love with our very own Borsa Mamma diaper bag. The original Peg Perego accessory, our Borsa Mamma marries the innovative design and sleek style that has become synonymous with the Peg Perego name. The Borsa Mamma comes in our luxurious “Prima Classe” fabrics, which look and feel like real leather. It’s offered in three colors—a go-with-everything Paloma (cream), an on-trend Cacao (brown), and a classic Black. It features:

  • A spacious main compartment with extra interior pockets
  • A zippered outside pocket
  • External side pockets and bottle compartment
  • Hook attachments to hang from any Peg Perego stroller
  • A coordinating changing pad

And of course, the Borsa Mamma will carry much more than diapers! To prove our point, here’s a look inside my very own Borsa Mamma.

(1) Changing Pad by Peg Perego (included); (2) Photo Book by Vera Bradley; (3) SuperBib by Bumkins; (4) “Baby Love” By Sandra Magsamen; (5) Elmo’s World Talking Cell Phone by Fisher Price; (6) Sophie The Giraffe by Vulli; (7) Teething Keys by Playskool and Tonka Chuck & Friends Construction Fleet by Hasbro; (8) Mommy’s iPhone and Keys; (9) Sippy Cup and Snack Disk by OXO; (10) Pure & Free Baby Sunblock Stick SPF 60+ by Neutruogena; (11) Wipe Case by Babies R Us and Baby Dry Diapers by Pampers.

I personally love the roomy external pocket for my keys and cell phone. It allows for easy access while keeping those items separate from baby’s. I also love the included hook attachments that allow you to attach it to any Peg Perego stroller.

No diaper bag is easier to bring along than the Borsa Mamma!

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