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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Best Strollers for Fireworks, Parades, and Festivals

Summer is here, and the Fourth of July is just days away, which means we are officially entering the season of fireworks, parades, and festivals. Are you ready? Is your stroller?

Any experienced parent will tell you that having the right stroller can make all the difference when attending special events. Here are our top Peg Perego picks for all of those great summertime festivities.

For older babies and toddlers, we love the Pliko Mini. Being just 19 1/4″ wide, it’s a breeze to maneuver through crowds. And, thanks to amazing design, it has all the comfort features your child will need for a long day out—a deep recline, an adjustable leg rest, and a full hood. Plus, at just 13 pounds and with its convenient carrying handle, the Mini is easy to still take along even when your little one is in more of a walking mood (which is bound to change at some point in the day, right?)

If you’ve got more than one small child, we recommend the Aria Twin 60/40 for special events. Super lightweight and compact, the Aria Twin 60/40 side-by-side double stroller allows both passengers to get a good (forward-facing) view. Likewise, with large independent hoods and individual snack trays with cup holders, it’s easy to keep both of your little passengers happy. Furthermore, since it was designed to fit through standard doorways, the Aria Twin 60/40 maneuvers surprisingly well through crowds.

Now, for a newborn, or a very young baby, we recommend the Pliko Switch Compact, which gives you freedom to position baby to face you, or the world ahead. Additionally, with just a few easy moves, the stroller seat converts to a carriage, which is perfect for sleepy babies, or diaper changes on the fly. We also love the Pliko Switch Compact for its large zippered hood that can be used as a sun canopy.

In a hurry to get one of these strollers before the holiday weekend? Use our Store Locator to find an authorized retailer near you. Happy Fourth of July!

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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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Product Videos are Here!

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth a million—especially if that video helps you decide which stroller is just right for your family!

That’s why we at Peg Perego are so excited to launch our brand new product videos. Available on our very own Peg Perego USA YouTube channel, the new videos feature some of our most popular strollers—the Pliko Switch Compact, the Skate System, the Pliko P3 Compact, the Pliko Mini, the Vela Easy Drive and the Aria Twin 60-40. There are also videos for the Primo Viaggio SIP30-30 car seat and the Tatamia and Prima Pappa Best high chairs.

In addition to seeing our products in action, you’ll get demonstrations on some of the many features that make Peg Perego so unique. And trust us, seeing is believing!

Want to see for yourself? Check out this week’s featured videos on the Pliko Switch Compact and Pliko P3 Compact. Both are great everyday strollers, but the videos might just help you decide which one would be best for your family.

With its reversible seat, the Pliko Switch Compact infant-to-toddler stroller is the ultimate in convenience. When watching the video, be sure to notice:

  • The reversible seat.
  • The one- or two-hand, compact umbrella–style fold, which can be done with the seat facing either direction.
  • How quickly the seat converts into a carriage

The Pliko P3 Compact stroller combines a full-featured stroller and a compact umbrella stroller, into one! When watching the video, be sure to notice:

  • The one-hand quick and easy fold, which allows for quick closing and carrying.
  • The full hood with window and pocket that converts into a sun canopy

In the coming weeks, we’ll be featuring all of our new videos. But you can see the entire series NOW on our Peg Perego USA You Tube channel. Let us know what you think!

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What to Buy: Pliko Switch Compact vs. Pliko P3 Compact vs. Si

Peg Perego offers many compact-folding strollers within the Pliko line that are great for day to day use. But how do you know which one is right for your family?

The basic rule is that the Pliko Switch Compact is the ultimate option within the Pliko line, and its removable, reversible seat is the reason why. Within seconds the seat can switch from rear-facing (where baby is facing mom) to forward-facing (where baby is facing the world ahead!). This easy reversibility is essential as baby grows and gets more curious about the world around him. Plus, it allows the Primo Viaggio SIP infant car seat to attach directly to the stroller’s chassis!

Second to the Switch is the Pliko P3 Compact. This is often referred to as a go-to stroller, because it has so many great features and is easy to push and maneuver. Parents often reach for the P3 when they just need a reliable, dependable stroller that will adapt no matter what the day may bring.

Third in line is the Si. Great for extensive travel, the Si handles public and air transportation with ease but is also fully-featured enough to immediately transition to out-and-about activities.

Lastly, the Pliko Mini is the lightest, most basic option in the Pliko line. It’s ideal for errands, indoor settings, and even public transportation thanks to its ability to stand alone when folded! (Click here to see the comparison chart on the Pliko Mini).

For a quick product comparison, here’s a reference chart for the Switch, P3 and Si:

Pliko Switch Compact Pliko P3 Compact Si
Tagline The compact convertible stroller The everyday stroller The travel-ready stroller
Special Features The removable seat can forward- or rear-face. It can also transform into a carriage! P3 combines the simple usability of a quick-trip stroller with the luxury of a full-featured one. Car seat adapter straps allow the Si to hold some non-Peg Perego car seats.
Weight 21.7 lbs. 18.7 lbs. 15.8 lbs.
Dimensions Open: 33 1/2″ x 22 1/4″ x 38 1/2″

Folded: 20 1/5″ x 40 1/2″

Open: 33 2/3″ x 21 1/6″ x 40 1/3″

Folded: 19 1/4″ x 38 1/2″

Open: 34 1/6″ x 20 1/3″ x 40 1/6″

Folded: 14 1/6″ x 41 1/4″

Travel System Compatible Yes. Car seat attaches directly to chassis. Stroller seat is removed. Yes. Car seat attaches to stroller seat thanks to our ganciomatic system. Yes (with included adapter straps)
Harness Traditional 5-point safety harness Traditional 5-point safety harness Traditional 5-point safety harness
Recline Adjustable, newborn-ready recline Adjustable, deep recline Adjustable recline
Fold Compact collapsible fold with seat rear- or forward-facing Compact collapsible fold Compact collapsible fold
Wheels Four, 6.5″ double wheels (8 wheels total) Four, 6.5″ double wheels (8 wheels total) Four, 6.5″ suspension wheels with ball bearings
Snack Tray option Yes. Hinged, removable tray. Yes. Hinged, removable tray. No, but comes with bumper bar.
Accessories Included: Adult Cup Holder, Snack Tray

Sold Separately: Rain Shield, Travel Bag, Mosquito Netting, Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 infant seat

Included: Adult Cup Holder, Snack Tray

Sold Separately: Rain Shield, Travel Bag, Mosquito Netting, Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 infant seat

Included: Adult Cup Holder, Bumper Bar, Car Seat Adapter Straps

Sold Separately: Rain Shield, Travel Bag, Mosquito Netting, Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 infant seat

Best Use Active, suburban or urban families who have nice parks within walking distance but also many activities that require heading out in the car or SUV. Perfect when you don’t quite know what your day may hold!

Excels on day trips (zoos, etc.) and for general everyday use.

Great when kept in the trunk for errands and quick trips.  Perfect for extensive travel and theme parks, such as Disney.

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2011 Pliko Switch Compact

The Pliko Switch truly is the ultimate, full-featured compact stroller. With a reversible, removable stroller seat that also converts into a bassinet; an easy, convenient fold; and a size that’s trunk and errand-friendly, it’s no wonder some customers have hailed it as The Suburban Stroller.

And the 2011 model is even better!

In an effort to make it sleeker, smaller and lighter, our Italian engineers gave the Pliko Switch a complete overhaul. Maintaining the features you’ve come to love, they meticulously re-engineered dozens of the Switch’s components. The result is a refreshed look and a stroller that’s truly easier to use.

You’ll love how easily the stroller seat removes, thanks to an updated lever system. You’ll also love the improved front wheel locks that are much simpler to operate from a standing position.

These are just a few examples, but here is a longer list of features:


• Accepts the Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat directly to its frame (Primo Viaggio sold separately)
• Reversible, removable stroller seat
• Converts to a newborn-ready carriage
• One hand umbrella-style fold with the stroller seat facing either direction
• Standalone fold features
• Height adjustable handles with comfortable, rubber grip
• Side carrying handle.
• All-wheel suspension
• Front swivel wheels lock in place
• Rear independent step brakes
• Adult cup holder.
• Built-in rear footboard provides a safe ride for second passenger.
• Large storage basket
• Zippered canopy extends nearly to the snack tray. It can also be used as a sun canopy.
• Hood loop accommodates a light, dangling toy
• Five-point safety harness
• Hinged front tray opens and removes easily.
• Backrest reclines to several positions
• Leg rest adjusts to three positions

33.5″ x 22.25″ x 38.5″ (when opened)
21.7 lbs.

Fabric Collection

(ABOVE: Geranium and Myrto)

(ABOVE: Pois Black and Pois Grey)

(ABOVE: Java)

Have questions? Let me know!

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