Feb
5
6

Meet Our Newest Arrivals!

The new year is well underway, and that means new arrivals from Peg Perego.

While we’ve already shared just what’s in store for 2013 (let’s see … there are two new stroller options, a new high chair, a brand-new dining booster seat, updated fabrics and plenty of new accessory must-haves), we know you can’t wait to see all the details.

So … we’ve updated our website with everything you want to know about our 2013 Collection, including all of our newest arrivals and classic Peg Perego favorites.

While you’re visiting our updated site, be sure to check out each product in depth. Online you’ll find not only product features and specifications, but fabric and color information, available accessories and full-length, downloadable owner’s manuals.

And, when you’re ready to shop in person (or ready to buy!), you can use our online Store Locator to find an authorized retailer near you.

(Psst … one more thing. Keep checking back because our website will be getting a brand-new look soon! Stay tuned for details.)

 

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Aug
6
0

Test Drive: Viaggio HBB 120

When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, the very first thing I went out shopping for was a car seat. It seemed like the most important thing to have checked off my long to-do list well before she arrived. She was so tiny, and the world was so big, I had to protect her.

I became a mommy-to-be on a mission. I scoured the Internet for safety ratings. I read real-life mommy reviews and pored over manufacturer specifications. I visited my local baby store half-a-dozen times. Once the decision was made, the seat was bought and promptly installed in the car, months before baby was to arrive.

When she did arrive, those first few days were a blur. But there is one memory I still hang on to, even today. We were about to be discharged from the hospital, and my husband had gone down to get the car. I found myself alone for the very first time with my sweet baby girl. It was a flood of emotions as I soon realized this tiny pink bundle was my responsibility. I instinctively began getting her ready for the outside world, changing her diaper one last time, dressing her in the puffy pink bunting (specially designed for the car seat with holes for a five-point safety harness) that we had gotten to protect her from the cold New York winter, and placing her in her car seat. I clicked the buckle, smoothed the harness over her shoulders and gave her a kiss.

Click. Check. Kiss. She was ready to go, and so was I.

My sweet baby girl is nearly 6. She starts kindergarten next week, and she has long outgrown her puffy pink bunting and infant car seat. In fact, she’s on car seat number three now. And even though she’s bigger, I can tell you, I still feel the very same way about finding a car seat.

That’s why as a mom I was so happy when Peg Perego announced they would be coming out with a new booster seat this year. I was even happier when they agreed to give me the Viaggio HBB 120 a few months ago to use and test with my daughter. (The HBB doesn’t arrive in stores until later this month.)

Going from a convertible car seat to a booster is a big step. And as a mom, it’s a little hard saying goodbye to that big, bulky seat with its built-in harness and “tank-like” structure. But I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Viaggio HBB 120, designed for children 40 to 120 pounds, had so many of the same features as my Primo Viaggio SIP 5-70 Convertible.

Used along with the vehicle’s lap/shoulder belt, the Viaggio HBB 120 provides total Side Impact Protection (SIP) with wide, padded wings at the head and shoulder level and Expanded PolyStyrene (EPS) in the head panel and seat cushion. LATCH connectors add extra stability and keep the booster seat in place when not in use. The head panel (which goes to six different positions) and the easy-access recline handle are easy to adjust for perfect positioning.

I loved the fabric (mine came in breathable Crystal Black, but the Viaggio HBB 120 is also available in Crystal Beige, Crystal Red and “Prima Classe” Cacao and Licorice). And my daughter loved the fact that it had two cup holders. This, of course, was her favorite part as she climbed up in it for the first time.

Once again she seemed so small, and the world seemed so big.

“Mom, mom! Let’s go!” her little voice interrupted my reminiscing. I took a deep breath and marveled, just where had my baby gone? Then, instinctively, I started to buckle her up in the last car seat she’ll ever have. But she stopped me. “I can do it!” she exclaimed. She clicked the buckle, smoothed the seat belt over her chest, and this time, she kissed me

Click. Check. Kiss. She was ready to go, and so was I.

The Viaggio HBB 120 arrives in stores later this month. Use our Store Locator to find a retailer near you.

 

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Jul
9
0

Doesn’t Your Child Deserve the Best?

There is one simple way to liven up dinnertime with your little bambino or bambina (and, thankfully, no, it has nothing to do with strained peas). You can add style, comfort and safety if you choose to put your baby in the Prima Pappa Best high chair from Peg Perego.

Functional, durable and upscale, the Prima Pappa Best has long been one of the most popular pieces of baby gear in our collection. It features a finely tailored, buttery-soft (and stain-resistant!) “Prima Classe” upholstered seat, which is available in three gorgeous colors—Paloma, Bordeaux and Cacao.

The “tilt-n-space” reclining seat and three-position adjustable footrest allow this high chair to grow with your child through the years. The dishwasher-safe second tray removes easily and stores on the chair’s back legs. And going from eating to playing is a cinch with the storage net on the back of the seat that’s perfect for baby’s favorite toys.

Multiple height adjustments make for a wonderful asset for bonding with your little one right at your level. The Prima Pappa Best comes fully assembled, and the non-scratching rubber wheels with rear brakes will help save your floors and provide an added level of safety for your baby.

See the Prima Pappa Best in action here:

At Peg Perego we strive to fulfill your needs, and with the Prima Pappa Best, we think we have done just that for you and your baby. After all, doesn’t your little one deserve the best … the Prima Pappa Best?

 

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Mar
5
0

Peg in Pictures: The NEW Siesta!

Our newest high chair, the Siesta, will start arriving in select stores next week (yay!) But we’ve got a sneak peek of some of our favorite features for you today. Check it out!

Awww … We love this little one!

Front (shown in Arancia)

Back

9 different height positions

5-position reclining backrest

150-degree recline

compact fold

Mela

Licorice

Noce

Cacao

 Want to see even more of the all-new Siesta? Check out this video, straight from Italy!!

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Feb
27
2

Test Drive: Primo Viaggio SIP 5-70 Convertible

“It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here!” I exclaimed to my husband as he curiously peered into the big white box I was lugging through our front door.

With me working for a baby gear company, he’s seen more than a few new Peg Perego products enter our home, and our lives. In just the last year, there’s been a new everyday stroller that we now can’t live without (the Pliko P3), the lightweight and travel-ready Pliko Mini and the chic, goes-with-everything-and-will-hold-anything Borsa Mamma diaper bag.

But this, this is what I (and it seems, hundreds of other moms across the country) have been waiting for—the Primo Viaggio SIP 5-70 Convertible.

The newest addition to the Peg Perego Viaggio travel series, this seat offers all the safety and style of our celebrated Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 infant car seat in a reversible convertible. With two growing kids—now 5 and 22 months—this is the car seat I needed.

Right out of the box, I fell in love with the Primo Viaggio SIP 5-70 Convertible. Of course I had seen it before. First at tradeshows and then in our very own Peg Perego showroom. But seeing it in my home, next to my old (sadly not Peg Perego) convertible car seats, it looked different. It looked better. And I couldn’t wait to get my kids out of their old seats and into this one.

It was the adjustable Side Impact Protection (SIP) that got my attention first. I loved that it adjusted (even with my child in the seat) to 10 different positions. I found this an especially good feature for my 5-year-old daughter, who doesn’t quite weigh enough (she weighed just 35 lbs. at her last doctor’s visit) for a traditional booster, but is really too tall for her old convertible.

For my “baby” (yes, I still call him a baby even though he’ll be 2 before I know it), I liked that the Convertible had a higher rear-facing weight limit—45 pounds. At 22 months, he weighs a hefty (somewhere around the 85th percentile at our last doctor’s visit) 30 pounds. But with the Convertible, he’s still got room to grow and stay rear facing until his second birthday, just like the American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends.

Installation was also very easy. With summarized instructions right on the seat itself, it was super easy to reposition from rear- to forward-facing with the LATCH connectors. And once it was in the car, I liked the look of the Convertible even more. Not only did the Fresco Jersey seat seem comfortable and breathable, the sleek and tailored seat actually looked good in my car.

Overall, I have to say, it was well worth the wait.

 

 

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Jan
23
0

John Deere Gator XUV 550

Now we know we shouldn’t play favorites, but we just can’t help ourselves. We have to tell you all about one amazing toy (yep, we make toys too!) from our 2012 Toy Collection—the Peg Perego John Deere Gator XUV 550.

With all-new 2012 styling, the 12-volt Peg Perego John Deere Gator XUV 550 is the perfect “work vehicle” for little helpers ages 3 to 8. Your child will love tooling around the yard in this authentic John Deere, hauling anything and everything in their huge working dump bed with opening tailgate.

A multi-position SmartPedal accelerator provides for a smooth ride, automatic brakes and for a longer (up to 27 percent) riding time. And the two-speed shifter, with reverse, allows your little adventurer to drive at 2¼ or 4½ mph on grass, dirt, gravel or hard surfaces. And as a parent, you’ll appreciate the second-gear lockout that prevents beginners from going too fast.

A 12–volt rechargeable, high-capacity battery and charger are included. And like all of our John Deere toys, the Peg Perego John Deere Gator XUV 550 is made right here in the USA.

What are you waiting for? Go outside and play!

Use our online Store Locator to find a Peg Perego toy retailer near you.

 

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Jan
16
8

2012 Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30

Every baby deserves the style, safety and comfort of our celebrated Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30. That’s why this beloved infant car seat is once again a centerpiece of our new collection.

The 2012 Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 is the ideal solution for transporting infants and young toddlers who are between 5 and 30 pounds or up to 30 inches. It’s the car seat we recommend to every new mom, and it’s the one all of us here at Peg Perego use with our own babies.

The thoughtfully designed car seat, which doubles as an infant carrier, exceeds the most stringent safety standards in the world, including Euro NCAP Side Impact Protection tests. Plus, it features:

• A quick-release five-point safety harness with shoulder pads and fail-safe buckle
• Adjustable Side Impact Protection (SIP) that adjusts in five vertical positions
• A headrest and upholstery made of our soft “Confort Dry” microfiber cloth, which stays comfortably dry and allows for proper ventilation
• An additional removable cushion for newborns
• One LATCH system base (additional bases are sold separately)

And, it’s one good-looking car seat! (Don’t believe us? Ask stylist-to-the-stars Rachel Zoe. She and baby Skyler Morrison were recently spotted out and about with the Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30.)

For 2012, the Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 comes in a wide variety of fashionable colors that coordinate with our strollers. And, with new colors like classic Zaffiro navy, trendy Denim and cool Southpole, it looks like 2012 with the 30-30 will be quite a stylish year.

Ready to buy? To find a retailer near you, use our online Store Locator.

Viaggio sicuro! (Safe travels!)

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Dec
19
0

Peg Perego in Pictures

Something about this time of year makes us want to reminisce a little. So, we dug through our archive and found some of our most favorite pictures from the last 60 years. Enjoy…

 

 

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Dec
12

2012 Switch Four Modular System

Want your baby to have it all? Of course you do! Then consider the Peg Perego Switch Four Modular System, which bundles everything you need for baby into one easy purchase.

Our stylish Switch Four Modular System, updated for 2012, includes all the necessities—the celebrated Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 infant car seat for road travel, the urban-chic Navetta XL bassinet and stand for home use, and our much-loved (and recently updated!) Switch Four stroller, which (thanks to its reversible seat) allows you to switch baby to face you or the world ahead. Plus, with this system, you get lots of other little extras, like the coordinating foot muff and stylish Borsa diaper bag, child’s snack tray, and rain cover.

Modular systems are a great choice, especially if you are a new parent, or you need everything new (and matching) for baby. Not only is the Switch Four Modular System complete, but it also grows right along with your baby by giving you the versatility to transport baby in a bassinet, car seat, or stroller seat

The updated 2012 Switch Four stroller boasts a sleek new bumper bar and four-wheel design. The four large wheels not only give the Switch a fresh new look, but with ball bearings and a suspension system, they make it up to 30 percent easier to push. And the Switch closes easily with just one hand, with or without its seat attached.

You’ll love these other Switch Four Modular System features too

  • Height-adjustable handles with rubber inserts
  • Built–in rear footboard that provides a safe ride for a second passenger
  • Zippered hood that can be used as a sun canopy
  • Adjustable back and leg rest
  • Baby enclosure system that makes it easy to converts the stroller seat to an infant-ready carriage
  • Compact fold and self-standing
  • Side carrying handle

Practical, versatile and complete…The Switch Four Modular System is the perfect system for baby!

What do you think? Please share your thoughts and questions about the new Pliko Switch Modular System below. We’d love to hear from you!

 

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Nov
21
0

Our Very Merry TOY Guide

We made the list. It’s up to you to check it twice! From kid-powered tractors to battery-powered rocking horses to miniature motorcycles and ATVs, Peg Perego has a full line of toys that make unforgettable presents. Here’s a list of some of our favorites…

For the Toddler…

All aboard! What could be more fun this holiday season than a battery-powered train for your little engineer?! Ideal for 1 1/2- to 3-year-olds, the Choo Choo Express comes with electronic train sounds, a working headlight, and a 76″ round track set.

For the toddler, there’s also Rocky, our battery-powered rocking horse. It features an easy on-off push button, music, and fun clip-clop sounds bound to make your little rider smile.

 

For the Preschooler…

Got a future farmer in your life? Then be sure to check out the pedal-powered John Deere Farm Tractor with Trailer and John Deere Loader. Part of our John Deere collection (we have got a John Deere for nearly every age), these two learn-and-play tractors were specifically designed with preschoolers in mind.


For Little Kids…

One of our most popular toys, the John Deere Gator HPX is sure to be a gift to go down in history! Kids just love the working dump bed and opening tailgate. With two adjustable seats and second-gear lockout that prevents beginners from going too fast, the Gator, designed for kids 3 to 8, is something your little ones will enjoy for years to come!

The Polaris Outlaw is so cool all of your child’s friends will want one too! All-terrain knobby wheels provide traction on grass, dirt, gravel, or pavement. Available in red or pink, this high-tech ATV, for kids ages 3 and up, has a multi-position SmartPedal accelerator for a smooth ride, plus a longer riding time and automatic brakes.

Another cool pick for kids ages 3 to 7 is the Ducati Monster motorcycle. With bold colors and electrifying graphics, the Ducati Monster is set to take on grass, dirt, or hard-surfaced terrain. Your little rider will love the “twist grip” accelerator, foot-operated brake pedal, electronic engine sounds, and large front headlight.

 

For Big Kids…

Older kids will love exploring in their own Polaris Sportsman 850! This extreme performance ATV delivers tons of fun for any 5- to 10-year-old. And there’s even a flip-up backrest for a second passenger!

Looking for something they can share? Adventure is always ahead with the Polaris Ranger RZR! There’s just nothing like it! This 24-volt SuperPower with side-by-side seating allows 5- to 10-year-old to drive over most terrain at speeds up to 7 mph!

Ready to start checking off your list? Use our Online Store Locator to find a Peg Perego Toy retailer near you.

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