Nov
14
0

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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Sep
11
4

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 Grandparents.com. “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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Jul
20
0

What to Buy: Vela Easy Drive vs. Si

We get lots of questions from parents trying to decide between Peg Perego’s two lightweight, full-featured strollers, the Vela Easy Drive and the Si. While both strollers share a lot of the same great features (lightweight, at just 15.8 pounds each; travel system compatible; easy to fold and transport), we thought it might be helpful to take a look at what differentiates the two.

Vela Easy Drive Si
Description The convenient and lightweight stroller with all the features. The compact, easy-folding stroller that’s a breeze to take along wherever baby goes.
Weight 15.8 lbs. 15.8 lbs.
Travel System Compatible Yes. Yes, with included adapter straps.
Handle Single, one-hand push handlebar. Two adjustable handles.
Harness 5-Point Freedom of Movement harness. Traditional 5-point safety harness.
Fold Compact flat fold; stands alone when folded. Slim “umbrella” fold; stands alone when folded.
Wheels Two 6.5″ front wheels with ball bearings; two larger 7.5″ rear wheels for enhanced maneuverability. Four 6.5″ suspension wheels (with 12 ball bearings for smooth, responsive handling).
Fabric Collection Java, Geranium, Myrto, Iris, Apricot and Nero Java, Myrto, Geranium and Nero
Accessories Included: Adult Cup Holder, Snack Tray

Sold Separately: Rain Shield, Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 infant car seat

Included: Adult Cup Holder, Bumper Bar

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

Ready to lighten up with one of our full-featured, lightweight strollers? Use our Store Locator to find an authorized retailer near you. Or, shop online with one of our authorized Online Retailers.

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Jun
10
0

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.

Explore our entire collection at us.pegperego.com.

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Feb
23

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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Feb
7

What To Buy: Pliko Mini vs. Vela Easy Drive vs. Si

(Products in photo are not scaled to size. Check product dimensions below for information on size comparison)

From the trunk to the mall to the post office, quick trip strollers can make all the difference. But how do you know which one is right for your family?

Peg Perego offers three different lightweight, quick trip strollers: The Pliko Mini, the Vela Easy Drive and the Si. While they may seem similar in many ways, there are actually features and specs that product a different user experience. So, to help you find the perfect one for your needs, we’ve put together this handy reference chart:

Pliko Mini Vela Easy Drive Si
Tagline Super Light Super Compact and Full-Featured Super Maneuverable
Weight 13 lbs. 15.8 lbs. 15.8 lbs.
Dimensions Open: 33 1/3” x 19 1/4” x 40 1/6”

Folded: 13” x 37 1/2”

Open: 23 1/3” x 35” x 39 1/2”

Folded: 15 1/2” x 35”

Open: 34 1/6” x 20 1/3” x 40 1/6”

Folded: 14 1/6” x 41 1/4”

Travel System Compatible No Yes Yes (with included adapter straps)
Harness Traditional 5-point safety harness Freedom of Movement harness Traditional 5-point safety harness
Fold Compact collapsible fold One-hand book fold Compact collapsible fold
Wheels Eight, 5.75” suspension wheels Two, 6.5” front ball bearing wheels. Two, 7.5” rear wheels. Four, 6.5” suspension wheels (with ball bearings for smooth, responsive handling indoors)
Snack Tray option No Yes No, but comes with bumper bar.
Handles Two adjustable handles Single handlebar Two adjustable handles
Accessories Included: Adult Cup Holder

Sold Separately: Rain Shield, Travel Bag, Mosquito Netting, Boot

Included: Adult Cup Holder, Snack Tray

Sold Separately: Rain Shield, 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 Public transportation; quick trips with the toddler. Errand-running, such as libraries and grocery stores. Urban outdoor settings, such as outdoor malls, zoos, etc. Great when kept in the trunk for errands and quick trips. Perfect for theme parks, such as Disney.

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Jan
17

The 2011 Si Stroller

For 2011, we’re offering great, new fabrics on our classic Si design!

BELOW LEFT TO RIGHT: Geranium and Myrto


BELOW LEFT TO RIGHT: Java and Nero


Perfect for shopping, errand-running, quick trips and travel, the Si is truly a stroller that will go anywhere! Compatible with our Pliko P3 Travel Bag accessory, this mid-sized stroller can be bagged up and taken on planes, trains and buses.

Plus, it’s one of few compact strollers to accept a car seat. Our Primo Viaggio infant seat attaches to the stroller with the help of the included adapter straps.

A breeze to take along wherever baby goes, you’ll love its travel-friendly approach to life!

Features

  • Travel System-compatible—Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 car seat (sold separately) attaches easily to the stroller with two included straps
  • Folds compactly with one hand and stands alone
  • Four-position recline
  • Adjustable footrest
  • Hinged, removable front bar
  • Adjustable handles for taller parents
  • Generous hood with sun visor
  • Large basket
  • Detachable adult cup holder
  • to dangle baby’s
  • Loop on the canopy holds a lightweight toy
  • Four 6.5” suspension wheels (with 12 ball bearings for smooth, responsive handling)

Specs

34 1/6” x 20 1/3” x 40 1/6” (open)

14 1/6” x 41 1/4” (folded)

15.8 lbs

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