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.

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Parli Italiano? (Do You Speak Italian?)

Here at Peg Perego, we are proud of our Italian heritage and long tradition of designing and manufacturing Italian-made baby and children’s products that meet the needs of families worldwide.

A family-owned company since our founding in 1949, Peg Perego continues to design and manufacture all of our products in Italy. A nod to our Made in Italy tradition, and to the style and quality standards that we hold so dear, is our many Italian product names. These names mean something to us, and we thought you might appreciate the meanings as well.

Uno. This name literally means “one,” which is perfect for this all-in-one carriage that quickly converts to a stroller.

Si. You probably guessed this one. “Si” translates to “yes.” And who wouldn’t want to say “yes” to a compact, quick-folding stroller that is so easy to take wherever baby goes?

Vela Easy Drive. This one is a little tougher to guess, right? “Vela” translates to “sail,” which really is a fitting name for our convenient and lightweight stroller. With the Vela, you can “sail” right through the day.

Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30. This one has a sweet translation. Directly translated, it means “first travel,” which is perfect since our Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 is the ideal solution for transporting infants 5 to 30 pounds or 30 inches.

Prima Pappa Best and Prima Pappa Diner. “Pappa” is a tricky one. You might have thought “pappa” means papa, or dad, or something along those line. But “pappa” actually translates to “baby food,” which is exactly what your baby will enjoy in our stylish, functional high chairs.

Sdraietta Melodia. “Sdraietta” is probably the toughest one to guess (and pronounce), right? In English, “sdraietta” translates to “bouncer.” And “melodia” translates to “musical.” So together, “sdraietta melodia” translates to “musical bouncer.”

Borsa Mamma. Another easy one. This one translates to “mom bag.” But isn’t Borsa Mamma so much more glamorous, and given the Borsa’s sleek style, more fitting?

Tatamia. This is one of our favorite names. It is so fun to say, and when you know the meaning, it makes you love the Tatamia even more. “Tata mia” roughly translates to “my nanny.” We love that! Especially since with its three functions—baby recliner, swing and highchair—the Tatamia can be used to care for your little one from the time they are a newborn through their toddler years.

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