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
23
4

Vela Easy Drive FAQs

Parents just love our Vela Easy Drive. Whether it’s the convenient push handlebar, the larger wheels, or all of the convenient little extras (one-hand fold, removable snack tray, full hood, large storage basket), there is indeed a lot to love. So, it’s not surprising that we get a lot of questions about our convenient and lightweight Vela Easy Drive stroller.

1. Is the Vela Easy Drive travel-system compatible? Yes! The Vela Easy Drive can be used along with our Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 infant car seat.

2. What are the differences between the 2010 and 2011 Vela Easy Drive? Moving away from the 3-wheel configuration, the 2011 Vela Easy Drive got a second front wheel, making it smoother and more maneuverable. We also expanded the fabric selections to include even more color choices.

3. What does “Easy Drive” mean? Several features on the Vela Easy Drive make it easy to drive. First, it’s got a single push handlebar. And second, its large rear wheels and front swivel wheels have ball bearings that enhance steering and maneuverability.

4. What is the best use for the Vela Easy Drive? The Vela is the perfect stroller for indoor activities, such as shopping, errand running and mall-going. It’s also great for urban outdoor settings, such as outdoor shopping centers, zoos, and amusement parks.

Want to see the Vela Easy Drive in action? Check out our product video.

And as always, if you don’t see your question, please ask! Leave us a comment, or send an email to onlineassociate@pegperego.com.

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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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May
2
0

Meet Our Newest Additions: Peg Perego Product Videos!

You’ve been asking, and we’ve been listening!

Our highly anticipated product videos—featuring products from our 2011 USA Collection—are here! Our hope is that these videos, which can be found on our brand new Peg Perego USA YouTube Channel, will help you find the perfect product for your family.

This week, we wanted to feature two videos that spotlight two of our great lightweight stroller options, the Vela Easy Drive and the Pliko Mini.

If you’re looking for a convenient and lightweight stroller with all of the features, we think you’ll love the Vela Easy Drive. With the Vela’s larger wheels, steering and maneuverability are effortless! When you’re watching the Vela Easy Drive Video, be sure to notice:

  • The convenient standalone feature.
  • How with the Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30, the Vela Easy Drive becomes a travel system.
  • The easy, one-hand fold.

Want something that makes travel a breeze? Check out the Pliko Mini! At only 13 pounds, the Pliko Mini—a new addition to the Peg Perego lineup for 2011—is perfect for travel or as an everyday stroller. The Pliko Mini is practical, yet still so very stylish! When you’re watching the Pliko Mini Video, be sure to notice:

  • The adjustable backrest, which provides a deep recline.
  • The easy and compact, collapsible fold.
  • The vibrant color selections.

We’ll continue to feature more videos in the coming weeks.

Can’t wait that long? You can see all of our product videos right now on our Peg Perego USA YouTube Channel. Let us know what you think!

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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
10

2011 Vela Easy Drive

Just like the Pliko P3 and Pliko Switch saw some improvements for 2011, the Vela is no different.

Introducing the Vela Easy Drive – the perfect stroller for indoor activities, such as shopping, errand-running and mall-going.

Moving away from the 3-wheel configuration, the Vela Easy Drive adds a second front wheel, making it smoother and more maneuverable. This is because the two front wheels incorporate the same ball-bearing technology that we use on the Skate System!

You’ll love our expanded fabric selection, too. From sporty to classy, there’s a look for you!

Below: Apricot and Geranium

Below: Iris and Myrto

Below: Java and Nero

Vela Easy Drive Features:

  • Travel System-compatible with the Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 infant car seat (sold separately)
  • Compact, standalone book fold
  • Ball bearings in the large, rear wheels and front swivel wheels enhance steering and maneuverability
  • Rear step brakes
  • Infinitely adjustable backrest
  • Freedom of Movement harness safely gives baby a wider range of motion
  • Snack tray with dual cup holders hinges open and closed
  • Large storage basket
  • Loop on the canopy holds a lightweight toy

Have questions? Let me know!

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