Free Car Seat Travel Bag!

 For a limited time, we’re running a special promotion with the Primo Viaggio SIP 5-70 Convertible. From September 15 – October 15, you’ll receive a free Car Seat Travel Bag with your Primo Viaggio SIP 5-70 Convertible purchase.

Ideal for an on-the-go lifestyle, our Car Seat Travel Bag is compatible with all of our Peg Perego car seats (including the Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 and the Viaggio HBB 120) and is a perfect fit for the Primo Viaggio SIP 5-70 Convertible.

 Offering the same safety and style as our celebrated Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 infant car seat, our Primo Viaggio SIP 5-70 Convertible is quickly becoming a Peg Perego favorite. This versatile seat not only follows your child from infancy through toddlerhood — by converting from rear-facing (for children 5 to 45 pounds) to a forward-facing (for children 22 to 70 pounds) — it has some of the most innovative safety features available, including:

SIP: A Side Impact Protection head panel protects child’s head, neck and spine. It easily adjusts to 10 different positions, even with child in the seat, ensuring a perfect — and safe — fit.

EPS: Energy-absorbing foam, Expanded Poly Styrene, in the shell and head panel absorbs crash forces, resulting in less force transferred directly to child, minimizing injuries in the event of a crash.

SAFE: A Shock Absorbing Foam Element device located below the shell crumples upon impact, reducing stress on child’s neck and shoulders in the event of a crash.

How can you go about getting your free Car Seat Travel Bag? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 …

1.     Purchase the Primo Viaggio SIP 5-70 Convertible Car Seat from 9/15/2013 – 10/15/2013

2.     2. Fill Out the Official Order Form*

3.     3. Mail Official Order Form AND Original Store Receipt to Peg Perego*

*Some participating retailers may include free Car Seat Travel Bag immediately with Primo Viaggio 5-70 Convertible purchase. Please check with participating retailer to see if it is necessary to fill out and mail Official Order Form.


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Summer Fun on the Run

Perfect for every day and every destination, the Pliko Mini is one of our favorite summertime must-haves. The Pliko Mini is our lightest stroller, yet it still has all of those thoughtful features that on-the-go families love, making it ideal for summertime fun on the run.

What features are our favorites? Well, the full canopy, helpful storage basket and adult cup holder (a must for hot summer days!) top the list. Plus, the Pliko Mini has an adjustable backrest (perfect for naps on the go) and adjustable handles for Mom and Dad. We also love that the Pliko Mini with its adjustable footrest — grows with your child

And the Pliko Mini packs light — literally! At just 13 pounds, it’s super-lightweight, and at just 19 ¼” wide, it’s easy to maneuver through tight spaces, no matter where your summer adventure takes you. Plus, the Pliko Mini folds with one hand and stands alone when folded, which is perfect for when you need to “park” it at the theme park or airport.

Ready to explore everything the Pliko Mini has to offer? Get all the details, and find a retailer, at

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Make a (Spring) Break for It!

Spring may be getting a slow start in most parts of the country, but at least we have spring break to look forward to. If you’re off to someplace warm (lucky you!), we thought we’d share with you some of our favorite travel advice for traveling with little ones.

Yes, you should bring your car seat, especially if you are flying. The truth is, a child-restraint system — not your lap — is the safest place for your little one during turbulence or in an emergency.  “Turbulence,” the Federal Aviation Administration says, “can happen with little or no warning. And when it does, the safest place for your child is in a child-restraint system, not in your lap. Your arms just aren’t capable of holding your child securely, especially when turbulence is unexpected.”

But what about getting through security? Lugging it through the airport? And making it fit on those tiny airplane seats? Read how our online associate, Emily, fared flying with her son and his Primo Viaggio SIP 5-70 Convertible here.

And yes, you’ll probably want a stroller too. Which stroller should you bring? We get asked that all the time, and it really depends on where you are going and what you’re doing. Generally, our top travel picks include the very versatile Book Plus, the full-featured Pliko Four and the lightweight Pliko Mini. For siblings, we suggest the Aria Twin 60-40.

Where are you headed for spring break? Let us know if you need travel advice or a stroller recommendation. We’d love to hear from you!

Viaggio sicuro! (Safe travels!)

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Let the Memories Begin!

We’re going to Disney World! Yay! But wait, which stroller should we bring?

As an online associate for Peg Perego, I have been asked—and have answered—that question dozens of times for other families. And I definitely have my favorites … the Pliko Mini, the Pliko Four, the Si and the Aria Twin 60-40, they all top my list.

But what did I choose when it was time to take my own family to Disney World?

Drumroll, please … the Pliko Four!

I chose the Pliko Four for a million different reasons, but mostly because it has all the features needed to keep my littlest one, 2-year-old Jack, happy all day. Plus, it has a built-in rear footboard that my 5-year-old daughter, Maddie, could use during our long days at the parks.

Before we left on our trip, I had lots of friends ask if we would be taking a stroller or not. Yes, Jack is 2, and he’s quite capable of walking, but honestly, I couldn’t imagine Disney without our stroller. The average person walks between 6 to 12 miles a day at Disney World. That’s a lot of walking for anyone, let alone a small child. Plus, let’s face it, little kids need breaks. They need to rest and nap and eat.

With the Pliko Four’s adjustable seat and large canopy that unzips to become a full sun canopy (a must for the hot Florida sun), the stroller was the perfect place for a snooze on the go. We also found that the available Snack Tray is a must for Disney. Not only is it great for quick snacks on the go, but a lot of the quick-service dining places don’t have high chairs, and we found that the Pliko Four plus Snack Tray worked just as well.

As for our 5-year-old, she enjoyed the Pliko Four’s rear footboard just as much as I had anticipated. Every day, usually in the mid-afternoon when temperatures peaked and her energy dropped, she’d happily hop a ride on the stroller’s built in footboard. This was not only a plus for her, but for us as well. We saw lots of tired (and hot) parents carrying big kids around, and we were glad to not be among them.

As for my husband and me, we loved the Pliko Four’s adjustable handles that gave us both the perfect fit (he’s 6’2”; I’m 5’3”), the Adult Cup Holder and the convenient shopping basket. We were thankful for the Pliko Four’s compact, self-standing fold. Even though we stayed on property, we had to use lots and lots of different forms of transportation during our trip—ferry boats, buses, the storied Monorail. While sometimes we were able to roll our Pliko Four right on, other times we were asked to fold it. We had a number of other parents, and park employees, comment on how quickly ours folded, and its standalone fold.

So does the Pliko Four still top my list? Of course! Not only has it earned its spot there, but after a trip with my family to the most magical place on earth, it’s earned a little spot in my heart as well.

Need a recommendation for your family? Ask us by commenting below. We love helping families find the perfect strollers, wherever they go.

And for the very best in-person customer care and service, shop a Peg Perego authorized retailer. Use our Where to Buy tool to find one near you.


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And We’re Off!

There are lots of things we as parents do to make air travel easier on our children. We make treat bags. We buy new toys. We pack plenty of fun snacks in our carry-ons. And of course, we never ever forget those favorite blankets and loveys. But there’s something else we could bring along to make flights with our children a little more comfortable … and a lot more secure—their car seats.

Even though I work for a baby gear company, deciding to bring the car seat along on our family’s first flight (a relatively quick, two-hour direct) was not easy. Let’s face it: Car seats are big and bulky, and not so easy to schlep through an airport. But once I started researching it (see my previous post, “Cleared for Take Off?”), I knew I would feel best, and my son, Jack, who turned 2 just a few days before our departure, would probably do best, if we brought along his car seat—our Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 5-70 Convertible.

Once we decided the car seat was coming along, our next challenge was figuring out just how we’d maneuver it through the airport. It turns out, there are lots of options. There are mini luggage carts, covers that turn your car seat into a backpack, and inexpensive, yet ingenious straps that allow you to attach your car seat right to your rolling luggage.

The next challenge was getting through security. The TSA agents didn’t bat an eye at the car seat, but they did want us to run it through the baggage X-ray machine, which I wasn’t expecting. At first it wouldn’t quite fit, but changing the seat’s recline position just a bit made it work.

I knew the next tight fit was going to be the plane itself. I had measured the base of the seat before we left, and it was well within the 16 inches the FAA recommends.  But before I could try it out onboard, I was stopped by the gate agent and then the flight attendant. They both wanted to see that my car seat had the appropriate stickers. (In order to fly with your car seat, it must say, “This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft.” Otherwise, you may be asked to check it as baggage. FYI, Peg Perego’s Primo Viaggio SIP 5-70 Convertible and its infant car seat, the Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30, are both approved for in-flight use.)

Once we all boarded, my husband quickly got to work installing the car seat with the plane’s seat beat. It took a couple of minutes. There were more than a few people standing in the aisle waiting on us, and yes, a few rolled their eyes, but it really didn’t bother me as much as I thought it would. I was doing the best thing for my child after all. And my 2-year-old? He was more than excited to see his beloved car seat, which fit just fine in the plane.

“My seat! My seat! Jack sit in his seat!” he exclaimed as he climbed in the familiar car seat.

With Jack secure in his seat, we were all a bit more relaxed and able to enjoy our first flight together. We took pictures, waved goodbye to the ground and said “whee!” as we soared above the clouds. There were snacks and coloring and a few quiet games of Simons Says. But overall, it was uneventful, which is exactly what you want a flight with a little one to be.

So would I do it again? Absolutely. For our family, the Primo Viaggio SIP 5-70 Convertible turned out to be the perfect travel companion.

What about you? Have you flown with your child’s car seat before? Please share your experience with us by commenting below.

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2012 Vela Easy Drive (“Sail” into Spring Break!)

Make a break for it with our lightweight, full-featured 2012 Vela Easy Drive. It’s one of our top picks for spring break, and travel in general.

At just 15.8 pounds, the Vela Easy Drive is perfect for any trip. And with a convenient easy-push handlebar, larger wheels for superior maneuverability, and little extras like a one-hand folding feature, it’s the one you’ll want to take everywhere you go, long after your trip.

The Vela’s one-hand-push single handlebar, large rear wheels and front swivel wheels with ball bearings offer enhanced steering and maneuverability. And that makes it easy to “sail” right through theme parks, museums…even busy airports. (Fun Fact: Vela is Italian for “sail.”)

If your itinerary calls for lots of travel time in and out of the car, don’t worry. Pair the Vela Easy Drive with the Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 car seat (sold separately) to create the perfect travel system.

The Vela has all the features you need for a busy day out and about. A large, handy storage basket holds all the daily necessities and a child’s snack tray with cup holder make meals on the run quick and easy. Plus, the Vela’s hood easily converts to a sun canopy, thanks to a two-way zipper.

Features of the Vela Easy Drive include:

  • One-hand quick, easy and compact fold
  • Adjustable back rest
  • Telescoping handles for taller adults
  • Side adult cup holder
  • Loop on canopy to dangle baby’s favorite lightweight toy

Want to see the Vela in action? Check out this video.

Have a question? Please ask! We’d love to help you find the perfect stroller. And for the very best personal care and service, shop a Peg Perego authorized retailer. Use our Where to Buy tool to find one near you.

Viaggio sicuro! (Safe travels!)

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2012 Sì

Lightweight, compact and travel-system ready? Yes, please!!

It’s easy to say “yes!” to our easy-going stroller. At just 15.8 pounds, the compact, lightweight makes travel a breeze.

You’ll have peace of mind with the ’s brawny construction, five–point safety harness and hinged front bar. And the ’s large canopy—with ventilated window and sun shield—keeps baby protected and comfortable.

But the best part has to be that the is travel-system compatible. In fact, it’s one of the few compact strollers that also takes a car seat. Our Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 (sold separately) attaches easily to the stroller with included straps.

You’ll love these other great features too:

  • Slim design that closes compactly with one hand and stands alone
  • Adjustable handles and large storage basket
  • Wheels with 12 ball bearings and suspension that allow for 360-degree agility
  • Included detachable adult cup holder

The is a perfect fit for on-the-go families looking for a lightweight, travel system-compatible stroller.

Share your thoughts and questions about the below. We’d love to hear what you think!


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Traveling with Peg Perego

Are your holiday travel plans taking you a bit farther than “over the river and through the woods” this year? We’ve got many great stroller options sure to make the busiest travel weekend of the year easier on you, and your lil’ pilgrim!

Our first pick for holiday travel via air is the lightweight, easy-folding Si. With a compact design (perfect for tight spaces), it’s easy to take the Si with you from check-in through security and on to the gate. And at just 13 pounds, would you believe it’s car seat-compatible?

If you like to travel light, and in style, consider our Pliko Mini. At only 13 pounds, the fashionable Pliko Mini—a new addition to the Peg Perego lineup for 2011—makes travel a breeze! It has an easy, compact fold and a reclining seat (ideal for sleepy toddlers).

Traveling by twos? Try the Pliko P3 Compact. The P3’s built-in rear footboard provides a safe ride for a second child. Not only is this feature great for jet-lagged older siblings, but it can be a real life-saver if you find yourself running to your gate through a busy terminal. Plus, the Pliko P3 Compact has all the best features of a full-sized stroller (mufti-position recline, travel system compatibility, snack tray), but with the one-hand, compact you’ll need for quick maneuvering at the airport.

Checking your stroller? Consider our Travel Bag! This sturdy carrying sack, designed to hold our Si, Pliko Mini, and P3, is the perfect way to protect your stroller until it reaches your final destination.

Have questions? Please ask! We’d love to help your family find the perfect stroller, wherever you’re heading! And for the very best in-person customer care and service, shop a Peg Perego authorized retailer. Use our Where to Buy tool to find one near you.

Viaggio sicuro! (Safe travels!)


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Enjoy the Magic (with the right stroller!)

How do you make the happiest place on earth even happier? With a happy baby of course!

If you’re planning a trip to Disney this summer (or Six Flags, or Universal Studios, or wherever), a little thought into which stroller to bring along can make all the difference.

So what would our top picks be?

You really can’t go wrong with the Pliko P3 Compact. It has all of the best features of a full-sized stroller (multi-position recline, travel system compatibility, large canopy, snack tray), but it also has a one–hand compact “umbrella fold” that allows for quick closing and carrying. Plus, you’ll love its adjustable handles, large storage basket and adult cup holder when you’re walking around the park. And, if an older sibling gets tired (which almost always happens during long days at the park, right?), they can hop on the Pliko P3 Compact’s rear footboard.

If you like to travel light—and you really need just a toddler stroller—consider the Pliko Mini. At only 13 pounds, the Pliko Mini has an easy fold, a deep recline (which is great for sleepy toddlers) and adjustable handles for mom and dad. Plus, this stroller comes in some great vibrant colors (making your stroller much easier to find in the sea of carriage, strollers, and wagons you’ll no doubt encounter at the park).

Got two little ones? Consider the Aria Twin 60/40. It’s super lightweight, and you’ll love how this compact side-by-side maneuvers through crowds, and even fits through doorways! Plus, keeping two children happy is easy with the individual adjustable hoods, individual reclining backrests and individual child snack trays.

Did you have a different model in mind? Ask us about it! We love helping families find the perfect strollers, wherever they go!

And for the very best in-person customer care and service, shop a Peg Perego authorized retailer. Use our Where to Buy tool to find one near you.

Viaggio sicuro! (Safe travels!)

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In the News Now: New Child Seat Safety Guidelines

Big news this week in car seat safety. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued new guidelines Monday that urge parents to keep children in rear-facing car seats longer—until they reach their second birthday, or until they reach the maximum height or weight for their seat, whichever comes first.

The new recommendations represent a significant change from the pediatricians’ group’s previous advice from 2002, which advised that age 12 months and 20 pounds could be used as a minimum.

New research has found that children are safer in rear-facing car seats. A 2007 study in the journal Injury Prevention showed that children under age 2 are 75 percent less likely to die or be severely injured in a crash if they are riding rear-facing.

Peg Perego’s premium infant car seat, the 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. The thoughtfully designed car seat, which doubles as an infant carrier and is travel system compatible, exceeds the most stringent safety standards in the world, including Euro NCAP Side Impact Protection (SIP) tests. A removable cushion for newborns, an adjustable 5-point harness, and an SIP safety system that can easily be adjusted as your baby grows makes it a great, safe choice for baby’s first years. To find a retailer new you, check out our Where to Buy online tool.

Another option that is coming this year is the Primo Viaggio SIP Convertible. New for 2011, the Primo Viaggio Convertible car seat follows baby from infancy through toddlerhood by converting from a rear-facing (for children 5 to 35 lbs.) to a forward-facing (for children 20 to 70 pounds) seat as baby grows. The seat also has an adjustable SIP system and includes a specially shaped, removable cushion for newborns. It’s a great option for parents who want all of the safety and style of the Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 in a convertible. Check back for release dates and availability information.

Still have questions? The AAP has a great Car Seat Guide for parents.

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