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
7

2012 Peg Perego Switch Four

There’s no better time to make the Switch! Our Italian designers have updated our popular modular Switch stroller—loved by parents worldwide for its reversible, removable seat—with a chic new design for 2012. The new Switch Four features a revamped four-wheel design, a sleek new bumper bar, and a color-coordinating foot muff.

The result is a stroller that marries great style and great design.

The modular, infant-to-toddler Switch Four provides the ultimate in versatility. In seconds, you can switch baby to face you, or the world ahead, thanks to its reversible seat. The Switch Four is also travel-system compatible. Our Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 infant car seat (sold separately) attaches right to the stroller’s chassis. The updated four-wheel design not only gives the Switch a fresh new look, but with 12 ball bearings and a suspension system, they make the Switch Four 30 percent easier to push. And the Switch closes easily with just one hand, with or without its seat attached.

You’ll also love these Switch Four features

  • Fully reclining seat that easily transforms into a carriage
  • Adjustable leg and back rest
  • Large, handy storage basket that holds all the necessities
  • Telescoping handles for taller adults
  • Adult cup holder
  • Large hood with peek-a-boo window that unzips to become a sun canopy
  • Built-in rear footboard that provides a safe ride for a second passenger
  • Included foot muff and rain cover

The Switch Four is perfect for families looking for a stylish, easy-to-use stroller that offers convenient features for every stage of baby’s development. What do you think? Will you making the Switch? Share your thoughts and questions about the new Pliko Switch below. We’d love to hear what you think!

 

 

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Aug
29
0

Here’s Looking at You

Considering one of our reversible strollers, like our Pliko Switch Compact, Uno, or Skate System? Here’s one more reason to. Research shows that these types of strollers, which allow you to position baby to face you, might actually be better for baby.

Researchers at the University of Dundee in Scotland studied the way that 2,700 families interact with their infants and toddlers when in strollers. They found that caregivers were more likely to speak to the child when he or she was riding in a rear-facing stroller, compared to a forward-facing stroller.

In a smaller controlled experiment, the researchers gave 20 mothers and infants ages 9 to 24 months a chance to use both types of strollers and recorded their conversations.

“Mothers talked to their children twice as much during the 15-minute [rear-facing] journey, and they also laughed more,” noted M. Suzanne Zeedyk, senior lecturer in developmental psychology. “The babies laughed more too.

“Of course, infants do not spend all their time in strollers. But anecdotal evidence suggests that babies can easily spend a couple of hours a day in them. And research tells us that children’s vocabulary development is governed almost entirely by the daily conversations parents have with them. When a stroller pusher can’t easily see the things that attract a baby’s attention, valuable opportunities for interaction can be missed.”

So what’s the takeaway? According to Zeedyk, parents needn’t feel worried, but instead curious.

“The core message of our findings is simple: Talk to your baby whenever you get the chance—and whichever direction your stroller faces.”

Peg Perego offers three reversible stroller options. Our Pliko Switch Compact has a reversible seat, our Uno has a reversible handlebar, and our Skate System has a modular seat that can be positioned forward- or rear-facing. Have questions? Let us know! Leave us a comment or send an email to onlineassociate@pegperego.com.

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Aug
22
0

Test Drive: Pliko Switch Compact

For the next review in our “Test Drive” series, I thought I would switch things up and try out the Peg Perego Pliko Switch Compact. With its reversible seat, I’ve recommended this infant-to-toddler stroller dozens and dozens of times to other families, so I was looking forward to trying it out with my own.

What sets the Pliko Switch Compact apart from other strollers is its reversible seat. The Switch seat easily removes from the stroller’s chassis and can be positioned to face forward or backward.

I wasn’t sure how my son, Jack, who’s already 15 months, would do making such a “switch.” He’s older now and seems to enjoy looking out at the world. But I have to say, we had the very best morning walking around our local outdoor mall facing one another. I found that I talked to him a lot more, and in return, got a lot more smiles, and even a few attempts at some new words. It was so nice to be out and about with him but feel like it was just he and I, exploring the world together.

Our day was made even better by the thoughtful features that come standard on the Switch, like the adult cup holder, telescoping handles, all-wheels suspension, and a large, practical storage basket. The zippered hood made the perfect sun canopy as the day got hotter. And when it was time to go home, I was impressed with the Switch’s one-hand umbrella fold, which can be done with the seat facing either direction.

So will I keep recommending the Switch? Absolutely! Especially to new and expectant parents, for all the features I mentioned above and the fact that the Switch’s seat can easily be transformed into a carriage, which I think is ideal for younger babies. (Plus, it’s travel system compatible.) It really is the perfect infant-to-toddler stroller!

Have a question about the Pliko Switch Compact? Please ask! Leave a comment or send me an email to onlineassociate@pegperego.com.

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Jun
30
1

Best Strollers for Fireworks, Parades, and Festivals

Summer is here, and the Fourth of July is just days away, which means we are officially entering the season of fireworks, parades, and festivals. Are you ready? Is your stroller?

Any experienced parent will tell you that having the right stroller can make all the difference when attending special events. Here are our top Peg Perego picks for all of those great summertime festivities.

For older babies and toddlers, we love the Pliko Mini. Being just 19 1/4″ wide, it’s a breeze to maneuver through crowds. And, thanks to amazing design, it has all the comfort features your child will need for a long day out—a deep recline, an adjustable leg rest, and a full hood. Plus, at just 13 pounds and with its convenient carrying handle, the Mini is easy to still take along even when your little one is in more of a walking mood (which is bound to change at some point in the day, right?)

If you’ve got more than one small child, we recommend the Aria Twin 60/40 for special events. Super lightweight and compact, the Aria Twin 60/40 side-by-side double stroller allows both passengers to get a good (forward-facing) view. Likewise, with large independent hoods and individual snack trays with cup holders, it’s easy to keep both of your little passengers happy. Furthermore, since it was designed to fit through standard doorways, the Aria Twin 60/40 maneuvers surprisingly well through crowds.

Now, for a newborn, or a very young baby, we recommend the Pliko Switch Compact, which gives you freedom to position baby to face you, or the world ahead. Additionally, with just a few easy moves, the stroller seat converts to a carriage, which is perfect for sleepy babies, or diaper changes on the fly. We also love the Pliko Switch Compact for its large zippered hood that can be used as a sun canopy.

In a hurry to get one of these strollers before the holiday weekend? Use our Store Locator to find an authorized retailer near you. Happy Fourth of July!

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Jun
6
0

What to Buy: The Pliko Switch Compact vs. The Uno

Do you like to change things up from time to time? Then you should definitely consider a convertible stroller. These innovative strollers allow baby to go from facing you, to the world ahead, with just a few quick and easy moves.

But with more than one great Peg Perego convertible option, how do you choose?

First, you’ll want to consider the Pliko Swith Compact. With the Switch, within seconds you can switch the removable seat from rear-facing to forward-facing. Plus, the Pliko Switch Compact was redesigned this year for a 2-inch shorter fold and to be 2 pounds lighter.

Then, there’s our innovative Uno. The feature that sets the Uno apart from others is its reversible handlebar, which allows you to effortlessly transition baby from front- to rear-facing (even while she’s sleeping!) The Uno also has large rear wheels that give it a smooth, luxurious ride and zero-radius turning when in rear-facing mode.

Pliko Switch Compact Uno
Description The ultimate in convenience, this modular stroller has a removable seat that easily switches from forward- or rear-facing. With its reversible handlebar, this all-in-one stroller quickly converts from forward- to rear-facing.
Special Feature Reversible Seat. Reversible handlebar.
Weight 21.7 lbs. 24.4 lbs.
Travel System Compatible Yes. Car seat attaches directly to chassis. Yes. Car seat fastens to stroller seat.
Harness Traditional 5-point safety harness. Traditional 5-point safety harness.
Recline Adjustable, newborn-ready recline. Adjustable, newborn-ready recline.
Fold Compact collapsible fold. Wider, but thinner “book” fold.
Wheels Four 6.5″ double wheels (8 wheels total). Two 6.3” front wheels;

two 10.25” back wheels.

Accessories Included: Adult Cup Holder, Snack Tray, Storage Basket, Rear Foot Board

Sold Separately: Rain Shield, Travel Bag, Mosquito Netting, Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat, Borsa Mamma diaper bag

Included: Adult Cup Holder, Snack Tray, Storage Basket, Detachable Zippered Leg Cover

Sold Separately: Rain Shield, Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat, Borsa Mamma diaper bag

Like the idea of a convertible, but you really want a travel system?

You can pair the Uno with a matching Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat (sold separately). Or, you can get the Switch as part of our Pliko Switch Compact Modular System, which also includes the Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 infant car seat, the Navetta XL bassinet (which attaches right to the Switch stroller chassis) and bassinet stand (for nursery use), and our sleek Borsa Mamma diaper bag.

And don’t forget about our Skate System. The ever so stylish three-piece system can also easily transform from an ultra comfortable pram to a reversible, fully functional stroller.

Need one-on-one help deciding? Leave us a comment or send us a message at onlineassociate@pegperego.com. Or, use our Store Locator to find a retailer near you.

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Apr
28
6

Product Videos are Here!

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth a million—especially if that video helps you decide which stroller is just right for your family!

That’s why we at Peg Perego are so excited to launch our brand new product videos. Available on our very own Peg Perego USA YouTube channel, the new videos feature some of our most popular strollers—the Pliko Switch Compact, the Skate System, the Pliko P3 Compact, the Pliko Mini, the Vela Easy Drive and the Aria Twin 60-40. There are also videos for the Primo Viaggio SIP30-30 car seat and the Tatamia and Prima Pappa Best high chairs.

In addition to seeing our products in action, you’ll get demonstrations on some of the many features that make Peg Perego so unique. And trust us, seeing is believing!

Want to see for yourself? Check out this week’s featured videos on the Pliko Switch Compact and Pliko P3 Compact. Both are great everyday strollers, but the videos might just help you decide which one would be best for your family.

With its reversible seat, the Pliko Switch Compact infant-to-toddler stroller is the ultimate in convenience. When watching the video, be sure to notice:

  • The reversible seat.
  • The one- or two-hand, compact umbrella–style fold, which can be done with the seat facing either direction.
  • How quickly the seat converts into a carriage

The Pliko P3 Compact stroller combines a full-featured stroller and a compact umbrella stroller, into one! When watching the video, be sure to notice:

  • The one-hand quick and easy fold, which allows for quick closing and carrying.
  • The full hood with window and pocket that converts into a sun canopy

In the coming weeks, we’ll be featuring all of our new videos. But you can see the entire series NOW on our Peg Perego USA You Tube channel. Let us know what you think!

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Apr
1
0

In the News: “Fit Pregnancy” Features Peg Perego

We are happy to report that the editors of Fit Pregnancy have selected the Peg Perego Pliko Switch Compact Modular System to be featured in the Fit Pregnancy 2011 Buyer’s Guide!

The magazine’s guide, which features just a handful of strollers with “sleek designs and lots of extras” to “keep you rolling” touts the Peg Perego Pliko Switch Compact Modular System for all it includes— an infant car seat for road travel (the Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30), a functional diaper bag (the Borsa Mamma), a comfortable bassinet (the Navetta XL) and bassinet stand for nursery and infant–use, and the much–loved Pliko Switch Compact stroller that accepts both the car seat, bassinet, and reversible seat onto its chassis. “Plus, it folds with the ease of an umbrella stroller,” the editors note.

We couldn’t agree more! The Peg Perego Pliko Switch Compact Modular System is the ultimate in convenience.  Make the switch! Check out our list of select retailers to find out how you can get your hands on the in-demand system!

While you’re updating your must-have list, don’t forget to add the Peg Perego Tatamia, which Fit Pregnancy included on its list of Registry Essentials. The multipurpose baby seat is so much more than a high chair! With a space-saving design, it transforms from a baby recliner to a baby swing to a high chair, meeting every phase of your child’s life, from newborn to toddler!

Ready to buy? Use our Where to Buy online tool to find an authorized dealer near you.

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Mar
21
0

What to Buy: Pliko Switch Modular System vs. Skate System

With two great stroller systems to choose from, it can be difficult to know which one is perfect for your family.

First, there’s the all-inclusive Pliko Switch Modular System that comes with a Pliko Switch stroller, our award-winning Primo Viaggio infant seat and the urban-chic Navetta bassinet! It’s everything baby will need, bundled into one convenient system.

Then, there’s the sleek and stylish Skate System – a stroller system that boasts smooth and responsive steering and a design that’s sure to turn heads (additional items, such as the Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 may be purchased separately).

To help identify the differences between these two systems, we’ve put together this reference chart. Enjoy!

Pliko Switch Modular System Skate System
Comes with … Pliko Switch Compact stroller, Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat and base, Navetta XL bassinet with cover, Bassinet Stand, Borsa Bag, Adult Cup Holder Skate System Chassis, Skate System Stroller Seat, Skate System Bassinet, Removable Shopping Basket, Leg Cover, Adult Cup Holder, Rain Shield, Car Seat Adapters
Description A reversible, removable stroller seat is paired with a compact stroller frame, a luxurious bassinet and a protective car seat to create a system that follows baby from the nursery to the car to the playground. This fashion-forward system makes a statement of style. A reversible, removable stroller seat and bassinet are paired with a super-sleek and maneuverable chassis for an unforgettably smooth ride.
Weight Stroller: 21.7 lbs.

Car Seat: 11 lbs.

Navetta Bassinet: 12 lbs.

Chassis: 21.1 lbs.

Stroller Seat: 8.6 lbs.

Bassinet: 8.8 lbs.

Dimensions Stroller: 33 1/2” x 22 1/4” x 38 1/2”

Car Seat: 25 3/4” x 17 1/4” x 25 3/4”

Bassinet: 26.4” x 18” x 34.2”

Chassis: 36 1/6” x 24” x 41”

Carriage mode: 33 1/6” x 24 1/3” x 45”

Stroller mode: 36 1/6” x 24” x 45 1/6”

Travel System Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat attaches directly to the Switch Frame … no stroller seat needed! Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat attaches to the Skate chassis thanks to the included car seat adapters.
Handle(s) Two height-adjustable handles with comfort-grips Foam-covered handlebar with 7-position adjustability
Recline A full recline that’s perfect for a newborn. Unique tilt-in-space recline makes it so that the entire stroller seat tilts back, keeping baby comfortable.
Seat Adjustability 2-position footrest, 4-position recline 3-position Tilt-in-Space recline, 3-position height adjustment
Fold A three-step fold that can be done with one hand, the Switch collapses compactly with the stroller seat rear- or forward-facing. Able to fold with the stroller seat attached, the Skate chassis folds down and the wheels can be removed for an even more compact fold.
Standalone Fold Yes No. But the folded stroller can be transported and wheeled like rolling luggage.
Wheels 6.5” double suspension wheels make this stroller great on walks, day trips and errands. Foam-filled rubber wheels ensure a smooth ride over grass, gravel, cobblestone and more!
Additional Accessories Stroller Travel Bag, Rain Shield, Mosquito Netting Bassinet Stand, Snack Tray, Universal Umbrella, Borsa Mamma, Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat

Interested in the Pliko Switch Modular System? Go here to view the list of retailers who plan on keeping it in stock.

Or, if you’re interested in the Skate System, you can reference our Store Locator to find a retailer near you.

And as always, if you have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment!

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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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