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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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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New Videos: Modular Systems

They say less is more. Still, there are times, particularly when buying for baby, that more is more! That’s especially the case when it comes to Peg Perego’s amazing Modular Systems.

Our two systems—the Skate System and the Pliko Switch Compact Modular System—give you more by including everything you’ll need for baby in one single purchase.

Modular Systems are a great choice, especially if you are a new parent, or you just want everything new (and matching) for baby. Not only are Modular Systems complete, but ours also grow right along with your baby. Both the Skate and the Switch systems give you the versatility to transport baby in a bassinet, car seat, or stroller seat.

If you’re looking for style, you’ll want to consider our Skate System. Ever so fashionable, the luxurious three-piece system easily converts from an ultra-comfortable carriage to a reversible, fully functional stroller. And the wheels, which were designed with ball bearings and shock-absorbing springs, make it extremely smooth to push. When watching the video, be sure to notice:

  • The included Skate bassinet.
  • The reversible seat.
  • All of the available accessories, including the Jumper Seat, which quickly turns the Skate into a head-turning stroller for two.

We also invite you to consider making the switch to our Pliko Switch Compact Modular System. The centerpiece of this system is our beloved Pliko Switch Compact stroller. The all-inclusive system also comes with our award-winning Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 infant seat, our urban-chic Navetta XL bassinet and stand, and our Borsa diaper bag. When watching the video, be sure to notice:

Want to see more? Make sure you check out our very own Peg Perego USA YouTube Channel. There, you can watch videos of some of our most popular products. And be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a comment. Questions are welcomed too!

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Stroller Options for Two

Have your stroller needs recently doubled? Did you know that Peg Perego has five (yes, five!) strollers that do double duty? Whether you’ve got twins, two young children, or siblings a few years apart in age, we’ve probably engineered a stroller solution for you and your family.

Our Duette SW is ideal for families with twins or two young children. The tandem-style double stroller has two individual seats that can face forward, backward, or each other. And the Duette SW will accept one—or two—Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seats.

Super lightweight and compact, the Aria Twin 60/40 side-by-side double stroller is perfect for families with a younger and an older child, especially since the slightly larger “60” seat can accommodate one Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat. And you’ll love how the 60/40 seat design maneuvers through doorways, sales racks, and crowds.

If you’re expecting baby number two, or just thinking about having a second child, you may want to consider our Skate System. With it’s Jumper Seat accessory, you to turn our stylish three-piece stroller system into a head-turning double.

If your children are farther apart in age, and one is at that age where they’ve grown out of a traditional stroller but still might sometimes want an occasional ride, check out our rear footboard, which comes standard on two of our most popular strollers—the Pliko Switch Compact and the Pliko P3 Compact. It provides a safe (and big-kid approved “cool”) ride for a second passenger.

Want to check out some of these options in person? Visit one of our authorized retailers for great customer service and personal care. Find one near you by using our online Store Locator.

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Buying for Baby: Gift Registry Essentials

In our more than 60 years of designing and manufacturing high-quality products for babies and children, we at Peg Perego have gained some understanding about what it takes to prepare for a new baby.

It’s a joyful and beautiful time, but there is also so much to do!

To help, we’ve created a short checklist for all the gear you’ll need—and want—for your new baby.

Infant Car Seat: The most important consideration here is safety. Make sure to get a new car seat that complies with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) standards. Peg Perego’s celebrated Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 has been specially created to keep baby safe from the very start. Designed for infants from 5 to 30 pounds (or up to 30 inches), the Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 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.

Stroller: When selecting a stroller for a newborn, there are some special considerations. First, you need a stroller that either has a full recline or offers the option to attach a car seat and/or bassinet. Several of our strollers have a full recline, and nearly all of them will take a car seat. A modular system (like our Skate System or our Pliko Switch Compact Modular System) are also great options, especially if you’re looking to get everything you need for a new baby in one convenient purchase.

High Chair: If you want to keep your baby nearby during meals, considering getting a high chair with a seat that reclines for very young infants. All of our high chairs have a tilt-in-space seat that’s perfect for young babies, even newborns. Other important features are a secure and comfortable restraint system (a five-point harness with a passive restraint is best); a wide, sturdy base; adjustable height; and a one-hand tray release. And if you’re looking for a multipurpose high chair, consider our Tatamia. Recently included in Fit Pregnancy’ s list of Registry Essentials, the Tatamia transforms from a baby recliner to a baby swing to a high chair, meeting your child’s needs at every stage, from newborn to toddler.

Need one-on-one help starting a baby registry? Use our Store Locator to find a retail baby store near you.

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What to Buy: Pliko Switch Modular System vs. Skate System

With two great stroller systems to choose from, it can be difficult to know which one is perfect for your family.

First, there’s the all-inclusive Pliko Switch Modular System that comes with a Pliko Switch stroller, our award-winning Primo Viaggio infant seat and the urban-chic Navetta bassinet! It’s everything baby will need, bundled into one convenient system.

Then, there’s the sleek and stylish Skate System – a stroller system that boasts smooth and responsive steering and a design that’s sure to turn heads (additional items, such as the Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 may be purchased separately).

To help identify the differences between these two systems, we’ve put together this reference chart. Enjoy!

Pliko Switch Modular System Skate System
Comes with … Pliko Switch Compact stroller, Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat and base, Navetta XL bassinet with cover, Bassinet Stand, Borsa Bag, Adult Cup Holder Skate System Chassis, Skate System Stroller Seat, Skate System Bassinet, Removable Shopping Basket, Leg Cover, Adult Cup Holder, Rain Shield, Car Seat Adapters
Description A reversible, removable stroller seat is paired with a compact stroller frame, a luxurious bassinet and a protective car seat to create a system that follows baby from the nursery to the car to the playground. This fashion-forward system makes a statement of style. A reversible, removable stroller seat and bassinet are paired with a super-sleek and maneuverable chassis for an unforgettably smooth ride.
Weight Stroller: 21.7 lbs.

Car Seat: 11 lbs.

Navetta Bassinet: 12 lbs.

Chassis: 21.1 lbs.

Stroller Seat: 8.6 lbs.

Bassinet: 8.8 lbs.

Dimensions Stroller: 33 1/2” x 22 1/4” x 38 1/2”

Car Seat: 25 3/4” x 17 1/4” x 25 3/4”

Bassinet: 26.4” x 18” x 34.2”

Chassis: 36 1/6” x 24” x 41”

Carriage mode: 33 1/6” x 24 1/3” x 45”

Stroller mode: 36 1/6” x 24” x 45 1/6”

Travel System Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat attaches directly to the Switch Frame … no stroller seat needed! Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat attaches to the Skate chassis thanks to the included car seat adapters.
Handle(s) Two height-adjustable handles with comfort-grips Foam-covered handlebar with 7-position adjustability
Recline A full recline that’s perfect for a newborn. Unique tilt-in-space recline makes it so that the entire stroller seat tilts back, keeping baby comfortable.
Seat Adjustability 2-position footrest, 4-position recline 3-position Tilt-in-Space recline, 3-position height adjustment
Fold A three-step fold that can be done with one hand, the Switch collapses compactly with the stroller seat rear- or forward-facing. Able to fold with the stroller seat attached, the Skate chassis folds down and the wheels can be removed for an even more compact fold.
Standalone Fold Yes No. But the folded stroller can be transported and wheeled like rolling luggage.
Wheels 6.5” double suspension wheels make this stroller great on walks, day trips and errands. Foam-filled rubber wheels ensure a smooth ride over grass, gravel, cobblestone and more!
Additional Accessories Stroller Travel Bag, Rain Shield, Mosquito Netting Bassinet Stand, Snack Tray, Universal Umbrella, Borsa Mamma, Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat

Interested in the Pliko Switch Modular System? Go here to view the list of retailers who plan on keeping it in stock.

Or, if you’re interested in the Skate System, you can reference our Store Locator to find a retailer near you.

And as always, if you have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment!

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2011 Skate System

Our 2010 Skate System was a great hit! So for 2011, we aren’t going to be making any changes to the model. Instead, we’ll offer the same great product in a few new fabrics.

Skate System in Geranium:


Skate System in Fantasy Nero: Read More »

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