Feb
6
8

2012 Uno

Looking to fall in love…with a stroller? With a reversible handle that quickly converts this stroller to a carriage, our luxurious Uno could easily be “the one.”

For most of us at Peg Perego, it was love at first sight with the Uno. And every time we show someone new how easily the Uno converts from baby facing you to the world ahead (even with baby in the seat), there’s always a few “oohs and awes” in the room.

Any busy parent can appreciate how the Uno follows baby from infancy to toddlerhood without requiring extra components or accessories, but it turns out that versatility may also be what’s best for baby. Researchers at the University of Dundee in Scotland 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.

If that’s not enough, check out these other great features:

  • Reversible handlebar with variable height adjustments and a detachable adult cup holder
  • Travel system compatibility that allows our Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 car seat (sold separately) to attach easily to the retractable hooks
  • Smooth zero-radius turning in rear-facing mode for effortless turning in tight spaces
  • Large, handy storage basket
  • Hood converts to a sun canopy with two-way zipper
  • Child’s snack tray with drink holder attaches easily to front bar

A true luxury stroller, the Uno is a perfect lifestyle fit for parents looking for a versatile, all-in-one answer to the many stroller systems available on the market today.

What do you think? Please share your thoughts and questions about the Uno below. We’d love to hear from you!

 

 

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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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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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Feb
14

2011 Uno

A true luxury stroller, the Uno is the answer for many parents looking for a straightforward, full-featured answer to the many stroller systems available on the market today.

Here are five reasons we love the Uno:

1.      Large rear wheels help the Uno navigate snowy climates and rough terrain.

2.      An easy stroller-to-carriage conversion follows baby from infancy to toddlerhood without requiring extra components or accessories.

3.      The reversible handlebar transitions the stroller from forward- to rear-facing in seconds.

4.      The included leg cover gives the carriage a sleek look and protects baby in the winter.

5.      Ganciomatic hooks pop out from beneath the seat cushion, quickly turning the Uno into a Travel System (Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat sold separately).

The Uno is recommended for the Northern Parent, the Rural Parent, and Beach Babies.

Features

-        Reversible handlebar has variable height adjustments and a detachable cup holder.

-        Our Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat (sold separately) attaches easily to retractable hooks.

-        Smooth Zero Radius Turning in rear-facing mode for effortless turning in tight spaces.

-        Large, handy storage basket.

-        Hood converts to a sun canopy with two-way zipper.

-        Includes a detachable zippered leg cover.

-        Tray with drink holder attaches easily to front bar.

-        Large, handy storage basket.

-        Approved for use with newborns.

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Dec
6
4

2011 Collection Release Dates

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You asked for it! Here’s the latest news on when our 2011 products are expected to hit stores: (Please note that 2010 products are currently available in stores and online)

Strollers

Product Colors Availability Date
Skate System Pois Black, Pois Grey, Geranium, Fantasy Nero March 2011
Skate System Java December 2010/January 2011
NEW! Pliko Switch Compact Modular System Java, Geranium, Pois Grey March/April 2011
Uno Pois Grey, Java December 2010/January 2011
Pliko Switch Compact Java, Myrto, Pois Grey, Pois Black, Geranium December 2010/January 2011
Pliko P3 Compact Fantasy Nero, Geranium,

Pois Black, Paloma, Cacao, Apricot, Iris, Myrto, Pois Grey, Java

December 2010/January 2011
NEW! Pliko Mini Fire, Neon, Aloe, Iron December 2010/January 2011
Si Java, Nero December 2010/January 2011
Si Myrto, Geranium May 2011
Vela Java, Geranium, Myrto, Iris, Apricot, Nero February 2011
Aria Twin 60-40 Geranium, Myrto, Java December 2010/January 2011

Read More »

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Sep
20

Switch FAQs

1. Is the Switch suitable for a newborn? Yes, if the stroller seat is converted to carriage mode (seat is fully reclined; leg netting is in place), the Switch may directly accommodate a newborn!

2. Will the Switch fit inside the Pliko P3 Travel Bag? The Switch is a bit too big for the P3’s Travel Bag. However, other companies, such as JL Childress, can manufacture bags to accommodate the Switch.

3. Can I get a footmuff/boot for the Switch? There is not a boot/footmuff available for the Switch in the US. This was an accessory that originally came with the Switch when it was introduced to the market. But we have not offered the boot accessory since 2008.

4. How is the Switch different than the Uno? Both strollers can rear- and forward-face. They also convert to carriages. But the main difference between the two is how they do these things.

The Uno has a unique handlebar that swings from one side to the other, allowing the Uno to change from rear-facing to forward-facing without disrupting baby.

The Switch, on the other hand, has a removable seat that can face forward or backward, depending on baby’s preference! This feature also allows the Switch to be a great Travel System option, as the Primo Viaggio car seat (sold separately) directly attaches to the chassis for a lighter, sleeker look.

If you’d like to learn more about their differences, feel free to contact the Online Associate!

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Jul
22
0

2010 Product Reviews around the Web

More and more reviews on 2010 products are popping up on YouTube, blogs and review sites. Here’s some to note:

Kiersten’s review of the GT3 ForTwo – Kiersten has a steady archive of reviews for GrowingYourBaby.com, and her June 17 review is all about Peg Perego’s newest double stroller! Read the GT3 ForTwo review here.

Lisa’s review of the Skate System – Another GrowingYourBaby.com reviewer, Lisa also provides the site with celebrity family news. On May 18, she wrote up a wonderful review of the Skate System, complete with photos she took herself! Read the Skate System review here.

Strollerqueen’s review of the Vela – With a blog full of product reviews under her belt, Strollerqueen provided not only a review of the new Vela (complete with photos), but a comparison review of the Vela v. the Aria (its predecessor). Read the Vela review here Read the comparison here.

Mrs. Stratcatavarious’ review of the Uno – Video reviews can be hard to come by, but Mrs. Stratcatavarious’s look at the Uno is a great way to see the product before venturing out to a retailer. Watch the Uno review here.

Don’t forget! The information presented in any review may not be entirely accurate since it didn’t come directly from Peg Perego. To check on information or receive answers to any additional questions you may have, please feel free to contact me. I’m always here to help!

Also, if you have a review you’d like us to look at and possibly link to, let me know!

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Jun
29
0

Little-Known Features of 2010 Peg Perego Products

Because we often focus on the unique and most-loved features, I’d like to take this week’s blog post to go over some of the more standard features that we offer on our products – you know, features that truly help the product stand out but may not receive as much attention.

1)     Diaper bag hooks (available on the Switch, P3 and Aria Twin 60-40) – Hooks are built right onto the stroller’s frame, so that you can easily hang a diaper bag from the stroller!

2)     Extra padded seats (available on all Peg Perego strollers) – Our stroller seats tend to have more plush padding than our competitors’ seats, making for a more comfortable and happy baby.

3)     Huge canopy (available on all Peg Perego strollers) – Our canopies are some of the biggest in the business, oftentimes stretching to reach all the way down to the stroller’s snack tray/bumper bar.

4)     Confort dry car seat fabric (available on the Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30) – Soft confort dry fabric wicks away moisture, keeping baby comfortable when the weather isn’t.

5)     A hood pocket (available on the Switch, P3 and Si) – This convenient pocket is located right on the hood – a perfect place for your keys or phone!

6)     Adult cup holder adaptability (available on the Uno, Skate System, Vela, Switch, P3, and Si) – With a cup holder hook on either side of the stroller, our Adult Cup Holder (included with stroller) may sit on either the right or the left. Very convenient!

7)     Spot shade (available on the Uno, Skate System, Switch, P3, and GT3 ForTwo) – Smart engineering allows most of our canopies to unzip and convert to a spot shade: a sort of shade that can be positioned to block the sun while still allowing plenty of ventilation!

8)     Lockable front wheels (available on the Uno, Skate System, Vela, Switch, P3, Si, GT3 ForTwo, and Aria Twin 60-40) – The option of putting the front wheels in swivel or stationary mode is a feature we include on most of our strollers.

Just some examples of how our products are engineered to make life easier!

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Jun
1
0

Getting Familiar with the 2010 Uno

A great option for long walks, day trips and outdoor events (festivals, fairs and pavilion parties), the Uno is a great go-to stroller for families who stay busy!

One of our luxury strollers, the feature that sets the Uno apart from our other products is its reversible handlebar. This feature allows mom or dad to effortlessly transition baby from front- to rear-facing without waking her up!

The Uno also has large rear wheels that give it a smooth, luxurious ride, while providing it with zero-radius turning when in rear-facing mode. And, its convertible sun canopy and included boot accessory ensure it’s always weather-ready.

List of features:

  • Reversible handlebar has variable height adjustments and a detachable cup holder.
  • Our Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat (sold separately) attaches easily to retractable hooks.
  • Smooth Zero Radius Turning in rear-facing mode for effortless turning in tight spaces.
  • Large, handy storage basket.
  • Hood converts to a sun canopy with two-way zipper.
  • Includes a detachable zippered leg cover.
  • Tray with drink holder attaches easily to front bar.
  • Large, handy storage basket.

Specs:
UNFOLDED
Height: 42″
Width: 23.75″
Depth: 35″

Weight: 19.6 lb

FOLDED
Height: 35.75″
Width: 23.75″
Depth: 14.5″

Weight: 19.6 lb

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Apr
5
0

How Our Strollers Fold

A huge factor in purchasing a stroller comes down to the fold. How compact is it? What does it look like? Is it an umbrella? A traditional book fold? Something new?

To help you visualize the fold on each stroller, here are some pictures (and quick descriptions!). Remember, I’m always ready to answer your questions!

GT3 ForTwo

A stroller for two, the GT3 ForTwo folds in half with the sling seat in tact!

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Skate System

The ultimate in luxury, the new Skate System’s chassis folds down (with one hand!) with or without the stroller seat attached.

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Uno

The stroller with the reversible handlebar, the Uno has a traditional book fold.

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Pliko P3

Our most popular everyday stroller, the P3 has a one-hand umbrella fold.

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Pliko Switch

Our reversible umbrella stroller, the Switch also has an umbrella fold.

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Si

Light and compact, the Si has an easy one-hand umbrella fold.

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Vela

Super light and easy to use, the Vela has a simple, one-hand book fold.

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