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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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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What to Buy: The Pliko Switch Compact vs. The Uno

Do you like to change things up from time to time? Then you should definitely consider a convertible stroller. These innovative strollers allow baby to go from facing you, to the world ahead, with just a few quick and easy moves.

But with more than one great Peg Perego convertible option, how do you choose?

First, you’ll want to consider the Pliko Swith Compact. With the Switch, within seconds you can switch the removable seat from rear-facing to forward-facing. Plus, the Pliko Switch Compact was redesigned this year for a 2-inch shorter fold and to be 2 pounds lighter.

Then, there’s our innovative Uno. The feature that sets the Uno apart from others is its reversible handlebar, which allows you to effortlessly transition baby from front- to rear-facing (even while she’s sleeping!) The Uno also has large rear wheels that give it a smooth, luxurious ride and zero-radius turning when in rear-facing mode.

Pliko Switch Compact Uno
Description The ultimate in convenience, this modular stroller has a removable seat that easily switches from forward- or rear-facing. With its reversible handlebar, this all-in-one stroller quickly converts from forward- to rear-facing.
Special Feature Reversible Seat. Reversible handlebar.
Weight 21.7 lbs. 24.4 lbs.
Travel System Compatible Yes. Car seat attaches directly to chassis. Yes. Car seat fastens to stroller seat.
Harness Traditional 5-point safety harness. Traditional 5-point safety harness.
Recline Adjustable, newborn-ready recline. Adjustable, newborn-ready recline.
Fold Compact collapsible fold. Wider, but thinner “book” fold.
Wheels Four 6.5″ double wheels (8 wheels total). Two 6.3” front wheels;

two 10.25” back wheels.

Accessories Included: Adult Cup Holder, Snack Tray, Storage Basket, Rear Foot Board

Sold Separately: Rain Shield, Travel Bag, Mosquito Netting, Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat, Borsa Mamma diaper bag

Included: Adult Cup Holder, Snack Tray, Storage Basket, Detachable Zippered Leg Cover

Sold Separately: Rain Shield, Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat, Borsa Mamma diaper bag

Like the idea of a convertible, but you really want a travel system?

You can pair the Uno with a matching Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat (sold separately). Or, you can get the Switch as part of our Pliko Switch Compact Modular System, which also includes the Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 infant car seat, the Navetta XL bassinet (which attaches right to the Switch stroller chassis) and bassinet stand (for nursery use), and our sleek Borsa Mamma diaper bag.

And don’t forget about our Skate System. The ever so stylish three-piece system can also easily transform from an ultra comfortable pram to a reversible, fully functional stroller.

Need one-on-one help deciding? Leave us a comment or send us a message at Or, use our Store Locator to find a retailer near you.

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2011 Uno

A true luxury stroller, the Uno is the answer for many parents looking for a straightforward, full-featured answer to the many stroller systems available on the market today.

Here are five reasons we love the Uno:

1.      Large rear wheels help the Uno navigate snowy climates and rough terrain.

2.      An easy stroller-to-carriage conversion follows baby from infancy to toddlerhood without requiring extra components or accessories.

3.      The reversible handlebar transitions the stroller from forward- to rear-facing in seconds.

4.      The included leg cover gives the carriage a sleek look and protects baby in the winter.

5.      Ganciomatic hooks pop out from beneath the seat cushion, quickly turning the Uno into a Travel System (Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat sold separately).

The Uno is recommended for the Northern Parent, the Rural Parent, and Beach Babies.


-        Reversible handlebar has variable height adjustments and a detachable cup holder.

-        Our Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat (sold separately) attaches easily to retractable hooks.

-        Smooth Zero Radius Turning in rear-facing mode for effortless turning in tight spaces.

-        Large, handy storage basket.

-        Hood converts to a sun canopy with two-way zipper.

-        Includes a detachable zippered leg cover.

-        Tray with drink holder attaches easily to front bar.

-        Large, handy storage basket.

-        Approved for use with newborns.

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