Peg Perego Book Pop Up Review

Enter the world of the Peg Perego Book Pop Up.

From the fabric on the seat to the belly bar, this stroller is totally gorgeous. There is so much attention to detail and its  incredibly well made. Harper has loved riding in the Peg  Book Pop Up because the seats sits totally upright! She’s got a good view and is super cozy in the plush seat!

I have a lot of ground to cover, so I am breaking this review up a little differently than normal…enjoy!

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Chassis: The Chassis (frame) is beautiful and sturdy. I’ve tried out more stroller than I  will ever admit, and often times the frame seems wobbly.  The Book Pop frame is strong and looks sleek in the dark grey/black color that’s standard for the stroller. The lock for the swivel wheels is on the Chassis, just below the Peg Perego logo. I actually really like this location as opposed to it being on the front wheels like most strollers. You don’t have to bend down to switch from swivel to lock, you just turn the knob and you are good to go!  It’s the little things…

 

Toddler Seat:  Cozy!! The fabric is absolute perfection. It’s soft and you can see right of the bat, its high quality. After all, this is a luxury stroller!

The seat itself is spacious, and offers many recline positions. The seat and backrest slide open creating a super comfortable position for the child. We’re all about comfort! The seat can face the world, or parent face, and comes with the belly bar! Love.

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 Bassinet: This is probably my favorite feature of this stroller.   When I pulled this stroller out of the box,  Harper immediately climbed in to the Bassinet and laid down. She is 15 months and 25lbs. She obviously should NOT be in a Bassinet, but, I think it’s worth noting just how big it is. Very roomy! You can also FOLD the stroller with the Bassinet attached. yep. that’s awesome. The Book Pop Bassinet is approved for overnight sleep which great for travel or long days out with the baby.

 

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Canopy: Peg got it right with their canopies. They have the best canopies on their strollers and the Pop Up is no exception. It’s huge!! It pretty much covers the entire stroller. This is great if you live in a warmer climate with lot’s of sunshine, or, if you choose to torture yourself and live somewhere like Chicago, offers amazing protection from the crazy wind, snow, and rain.

 

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Push: I LOVE the push on the Pop Up. It’s a one hand push and fabulous! It almost feels like the push of a stroller with air tires, without the hassle of pumping the tires. The front wheels swivel or lock and are large enough that they should handle the snow just fine!

 

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Fold: This fold is freakin’ awesome. The Book Pop up folds into itself like a book, hence the name, and it super compact! It’s crazy easy and also keeps this amazing fold with the Bassinet attached!! Rounds of applause to Peg Perego for that awesomeness.

Did I mention it folds with one hand? Boom!

 

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Folded with main seat

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Folded with Bassinet

Storage: The basket is large and in charge!! This is the kind of basket you want when you’re Black Friday Shopping! I could easily fit every door buster I don’t need in this basket! #watchoutshoppers

 

 

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Specs:

Price: $799.99

Weight: 23.7 lbs

Bassinet: 9.04 lbs

Unfolded: 36.5” L x 23.16” W x 41.58” H

Folded: 15.25” L x 23.16” W x 33” H

Unfolded with Bassinet: 32.5” L x 16.42” W x 26.3” H

Folded with Bassinet: Folded: 32.5” L x 16.42” W x 8.75” H

Suitable from birth to 50 lbs

What’s in te box: Chassis, Seat, and Bassinet.

Travel System-compatible with the Primo Viaggio SIP (30/30 and 4/35) infant car seat. Accepts car seat directly on to chassis.

 

Overall, I really love the Book Pop Up! This is such a great stroller for expectant parents. With that fabulous Bassinet and super easy fold, this is definitely a winner! Plus, it comes in the most beautiful colors (10 to be exact). I don’t have anything negative to say about this ride. It passed my rigorous testing (aka Target during nap time ) and is a dream to push!

Check out the Peg Perego Book Pop Up HERE

 

Happy Strolling!

Baby Jogger Summit X3

Sometime around March, I decided I needed a jogging stroller so I could run with the kids.  I don’t run.  Unless It’s the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  I run for that.

When I was look at jogging strollers, my first thought was that we needed a BOB Duallie.  Bought a BOB Duallie only to realize I couldn’t see over the stroller with the canopies extended.  The last thing I need is to run over a small animal on my “run” with the kids…

After doing some research, I decided the perfect double jogger for us was the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double.  I have to say, I was more than impressed with the X3.  It was incredibly easy to run with (run may be an exaggeration but In my mind I looked like an Olympic athlete), has huge canopies with peek-a-boo windows AND a side flap that clips up revealing a mesh insert for extra ventilation.  I’m all about ventilation. There is nothing worse than an overheated toddler screaming to let them out of the stroller.

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The X3 double features rear air-filled tires and a swivel front, lockable wheel.  Heading down a trail? Lock that front wheel and you’re golden.

The seats are spacious and comfortable for the littles.  We took ours to Sea World and both kids were content and napped like the perfect little angels they are…yeah right.  They weren’t Angels, but they were content…for the most part.

The summit has some really great features you may not know about… Remember the front swivel wheel?  Well, Baby Jogger added a lever to the right of the handle bar that locks the front wheel in place making it super simple to toggle from swivel to locked.  Very convenient for all you adventurous folks out there!  Along with the lever to lock the wheel, you have a hand break as well if you need it.

Sometime around March when I decided I was going to start running… I was clearly out of my mind.

Considering this is a jogger, I was totally impressed with the basket and fold.  The basket is pretty large and easy to reach. Much easier than the City Mini series of strollers by Baby Jogger.  They also kept their famous easy flat fold with the Summit, which I LOVE!

All in all, I really like the Summit X3 Double as a jogger. My major complaints are the size and weight. Although it’s big, I was still able to fit this through most doorways and it traveled back from Orlando like a champ. You really have to pick and choose your battles when it comes to double strollers. Baby Jogger is a reputable brand and known for their fantastic customer service. That’s something else to keep in mind when you are on the hunt for a new stroller.

If you’re the adventurous type and need a stroller that can keep up with your active lifestyle, the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double is probably a great fit for you.  I’ve added a few for specs below, to help you out 🙂

Price: $649.99

Color options: Black/Grey or  Green/Grey

Max Weight Capacity: 100 lbs combined

Dimensions Unfolded: 50.75″ x 32″ x 40″

Dimension Folded: 33.75″ x 32″ x 15.5″

Weight: 36.2 lbs

Head Height: 23 inches

Independent all-wheel suspension

Near flat recline

UV 50+ Canopy with 2 peek-a-boo windows and a side vents for extra ventilation

Travel System when used with their Compact Pram.  (please consult with your pediatrician before jogging with a child under 12 months old)

For more information on the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double, click here.

Happy Strolling!

Oh, the Babyhome Emotion.

I received a package last week that kind of changed my life. It’s my favorite kind of delivery, STROLLER MAIL! Inside this lovely little box contained the Babyhome Emotion. It was love at first sight. Weighing in at just 15 lbs, this little beauty it super zippy for city living, has a great recline, and a wonderful canopy (that even comes with a removable extender!!).

One of my favorite features this little gem has is the storage basket. So many light weight stroller have horrible storage baskets… When you have a 9 month old and a 2-year-old, you carry around A LOT of crap. I need something that has easy access and fits my diaper bag, sippy cups, toys, etc. This holds it all and has a little room to spare… pretty amazing. The Babyhome emotion has an easy foot break that is flip-flop friendly along with a very easy compact fold. Sounds pretty perfect, huh? It is. I can’t say enough good things about this stroller!

To all my moms looks for something light weight and super easy, this is your stroller, this is a must have! I’ve had my eye on the Babyhome Emotion for a while now and regret not making the purchase sooner! For more information on the Babyhome Emotion, check it out here

Happy Strolling!