Summer is fast upon us! Here are some of the fabric-related questions that I’ve received due to warmer weather:
1) Does black (Nero or Gala) fabric get hotter in the summer? Does it absorb more heat?
It’s easy to assume that stroller fabric operates like a car, in that the darker it is and the more it’s out in the sun, the hotter it gets. That’s really not the case. Black fabric, though it may absorb a bit more heat, doesn’t actually feel hotter than light-colored fabric.
So, if you’re considering a dark-colored stroller for summer, I say go for it!
2) What’s your most breathable, summertime fabric?
Our Soft Comfort Fabrics (Sophia and Marea) come with a reversible, all-natural cotton side that is light, airy, and so great for summer! Then, when winter comes back around, you can easily switch it back to the velvety-warm side.
Also, the headrest and padding on our Primo Viaggio car seat is made of soft
Confort dry microfiber cloth that stays dry and allows proper ventilation. This fabric is great in the summer and winter months!
3) What can I do if I accidentally leave my stroller in the sun? I just don’t want the fabric to be too hot.
The fabric shouldn’t be too bad, but to be on the safe side, you may want to lay a light blanket directly on the seat before placing baby inside and securing him with the harness. This will help prevent any direct contact with the fabric.
4) Can you tell me about the chemicals that are sprayed on fabric? I’m afraid they’ll irritate baby’s skin.
Due to safety regulations, stroller and car seat companies such as Peg Perego spray their fabrics with fire retardants. This makes the product better-prepared in the event of an accident.
Parents tend to worry when they hear about the chemicals used on baby gear. However, it’s very important to keep in mind that these chemicals are as gentle as possible and allergic reactions to them are quite rare.