We’d like to wish all of you a very happy holiday season. We’ll be taking a little break from Ciao, Mondo!, but we’ll return again January 7 with a new blog post. In the meantime, if you have a question about your Peg Perego product, please contact customer service at 1-800-671-1701 or email@example.com. Here’s to a very happy 2013!by admin (Erica) | Posted in About Us | No Comments
The holidays are almost here, and with just a few shopping days left, we thought you might need a little help checking off your “nice” list.
Whether you’re gift giving or preparing for your very own special Christmas delivery, you’ll find the very best personal care and customer service at one of our many authorized Peg Perego retailers. And with retailers across the country, from specialty boutiques to baby superstores, we most likely have a retailer, or retailers, near you.
To find a retailer, use our online Store Locator, which you can find here. Enter either your state or your zip code. Include a search area if you’d like more, or fewer, results. For more precise results, mark whether you’re looking for baby products, toys or a service center.
Happy shopping and happy holidays!by admin (Erica) | Posted in 2012 Collection, About Us | No Comments
When building products for families across the globe, it is often our own families, and our own children, who inspire us to create them with such love and commitment. So, this Thanksgiving season, we thought we’d share (some very adorable, if we do say so ourselves) pictures of just a few of our own little ones who inspire us each day to build products that meet the needs of families worldwide
After more than 60 years, we are proud of this tradition, and we are privileged to have shared in the responsibility of watching over your little ones for so many years
From the Peg Perego family to yours, we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving!
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For this week’s post, we’re getting a little help from our friends—our Italian friends at our headquarters in Arcore, Italy. Check out this interview they did with engineer and child restraint systems global manager for Peg Perego, Andrea Agrati.
Quality and safety are the foundation of all Peg Perego products, yet that focus is inevitably heightened when discussing car transportation. We recently sat down with Andrea Agrati, engineer and child restraint systems global manager for Peg Perego, to ask him a few questions about his job. For Agrati, manufacturing car seats means being constantly attentive and ready to implement new regulations or new solutions for our small passengers’ safety.
Q: How do you work in this sense? Are there continuous tests and adjustments?
A: At Peg Perego, [one of our core values is] to only market products we have designed and studied and manufactured in-house. I’m lucky to work with a small, well-organized team made up of young mothers and fathers who study products with their [own] children’s safety in mind.
What’s more, we’re not only attentive to what our competitors are doing, but to what’s going on in cross sectors, such as the auto, fashion and new technology industries. As for regulations, car products are directly certified for use by the various transportation ministries, and even those who develop innovative solutions must always receive their approval before marketing a car seat. As for continuous testing, monitoring production with scheduled tests is mandatory in our sector. This is not only an excellent guarantee for our young customers, but also for us since we can thus monitor the entire production process, especially critical component purchases.
Q: What factors do you and the team consider when developing new innovative products?
A: The first reference is always to safety regulations. However, this is mandatory for everybody. Other “drivers” must be considered in order to create a winning product. It must be convenient and easy to use by mothers and fathers and grandparents. It must be comfortable for the child. And it must convey the safety of a durable and well-made product to the purchaser. You shouldn’t let yourself be misguided by ultra high-tech products. They are often hard to use and thus unsafe.
Q: Here’s a question we often hear from customers: Why do car seats have an expiration date?
A: Because they are mainly made of plastic, a material that can be altered more than others by wear and sun exposure. Over time, plastic tends to become fragile, or hard with poor resistance to the shocks like those in car accidents. Furthermore, the expiration date encourages the consumer to purchase more recent and safer products. A new car, with perhaps 6-8 standard airbags, is much safer than the same car manufactured 15 years ago. The same applies to car seats.
Q: Parents sometimes feel as if children are not really comfortable with the restriction system. They often ask if they can add a cushion or pillow to let their children sleep better. Is this a good idea?
A: Unfortunately, there are some rules that depend on natural physics. You should always remember that car seats must perform two important functions. The first is to protect the occupant from vehicle parts that could hit him/her in an accident. The second is to protect the child when braking, ensuring that the child’s body is protected against forces that could damage him/her … Of the two, perhaps the second function is more important.
Perhaps less intuitively, but more understandable in this job, [is that] braking has less effects on the child the harder the surface, the smaller the product and the more restricted the child is. Unfortunately, comfort and safety are not [always] on the same page, but we [do] attempt to find the best compromise. Cushions and pillows increase the force on the child during an accident and prevent the safety belt from being correctly fastened. If pillows and boosters are used, they must be those supplied with the product or directly designed by the manufacturer who certifies them with suitable dynamic tests.
Q: Is there data, wording or an example that you use to convince friends never to put kids in the car without adequate restrictions?
A: I believe that we are all conscious of this fact; there are countless examples and articles in the news. Our job is to manufacture safe car seats, but we cannot make anyone buy them and use them unless out of respect for their children and for the law. Our job is to relentlessly improve products. Correct car transportation depends on two factors—a car seat suited to the child’s age and correct installation.
Q: Out of curiosity, how many car seats have you installed for relatives and friends?
A: Truthfully, I try not to, to see whether our products are easy or hard to install [by typical customers]. Sometimes I have fun playing teacher…[especially] if the result is ensuring our little angels are always protected.
Do you have a question for our engineers? Please ask it by commenting below. We’ll do our very best to get you the answers you need.
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Last week we were off to New York for a baby shower. More specifically, the Biggest Baby Shower Ever. Our always-chic host, Big City Moms, did a fabulous job pulling together one of the swankiest soirees to celebrate mommies-to-be we’ve ever seen. We caught glimpses of several celebs—Jessica Alba, Tia Mowry and Melissa Joan Hart—but the real stars were the more than 1,000 soon-to-be and new mommies. We loved meeting so many of you, hearing your feedback and sharing in your excitement. Congrats to all!by admin (Erica) | Posted in About Us, Big News! | No Comments
We love a good baby shower. And next week, we’re heading to New York City for the Biggest Baby Shower Ever!
Hosted by one of our favorite organizations for new moms and moms-to-be, Big City Moms, this event is nothing short of amazing.
With more than 100 of the best companies in the baby industry (including yours truly), it’s the best place to come to test out, touch, feel and get educated on everything you need for baby.
Enjoy sips and sweets while mingling with other expectant and new parents; hear from celeb moms like Jessica Alba and experts like Dr. Alan Greene and Dr. Sears; and be pampered by style experts who can help you get that “pregnancy glow.” Plus, enter for a chance to win some amazing prizes (everyone takes homes a fabulous gift bag!).
We hope to see you there!by admin (Erica) | Posted in About Us, Baby Talk, Big News! | No Comments
Today, we’re giving a “shout out” to our littlest fans from all across the world!!
With headquarters in Italy and branches in Fort Wayne (USA), Toronto (Canada) and Limeira (Brazil), Peg Perego truly is a global company, and we have the big, worldwide “family album” to prove it.
From the Netherlands to Germany, India to Israel, Malaysia to Singapore, and back again to the U.S., check out a few of our international fans. We think cute babies translate in every language!
Grazie!by admin (Erica) | Posted in About Us | No Comments
From the Peg Perego family to yours, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and a great New Year!
We’ll be taking a little break from “Ciao, Mondo!” (from December 24, 2011 – January 2, 2012) to enjoy the holiday time with friends and family.
If you have a question about your Peg Perego product, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-671-1701 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll see you in 2012!by admin (Erica) | Posted in About Us | No Comments
One of the very best things about Peg Perego is that we’re always changing things up, updating our product line, introducing new colors, and tweaking our most beloved strollers to make them even better.
Before you know it, we’ll be introducing our 2012 line (end of September, just in case you want to mark your calendars), but today we have a different kind of introduction to make. We’re introducing a new Online Associate, Emily.
A mom of two to Maddie, 4, and Jack, 14 months, she’s someone we know you’ll be able to relate to. Plus, she’s crazy about Peg Perego. Just check out her responses to a few of the questions we had for her.
Q: You’ve been assisting our other Online Associate, Amanda, for a few months now…What’s the number one question you get?
A: It’s got to be, when will the Primo Viaggio SIP Convertible be available? The answer is this Fall, which I know can’t come soon enough for many of our Peg Perego families. I completely understand. I can’t wait to get my hands on one (or two) myself!
Q: What’s your favorite Peg Perego product?
A: That’s a tough one! I personally own (and LOVE) the Pliko P3. I’m still amazed every time I go to fold it up. It’s so easy! And my little guy, Jack, just loves it. He’s so happy in there. And my older one loves that she can ride on the rear footboard. But … If I was doing it all over again and was having a baby for the first time, I’d definitely go with the Pliko Switch Compact Modular System. It has everything you need—stroller, car seat, bassinet with stand, and a diaper bag. Plus, the Pliko Switch Compact is an amazing stroller. The removable seat allows baby to face you, or the world ahead. As a mom, I love that versatility!
Q: What do you love about working on “Ciao, Mondo!”?
A: I love that it’s a place where moms and dads can get all the latest Peg Perego news. And “Ciao, Mondo!” is just as much their space as it is ours.
So keep leaving us comments and sending your emails to email@example.com. We can’t wait to hear from you!by admin (Erica) | Posted in About Us | No Comments