This article originally includes the Booklet versus Book versus Book Plus vs Book Pop-Up comparison. The Book Plus has already been discontinued so I decided to remove it. I moved the revised detailed side by side comparison to this link:
This review will focus more on the Peg Perego Booklet Stroller
The Peg Perego Booklet stroller is one of the perfect candidates for parents who would like to have the flexibility of transforming their stroller to a baby travel system. Not only can you quickly click on your Peg Perego Car Seat but you also can recline the seat to almost flat so that your newborn can comfortably lie on it. It can be used from birth until your baby is older (around 0-36 months).
Wheels and Brakes
The Booklet has a four-wheel smooth drive system. The front wheels can either be swiveling or locked. The rear wheels are fixed.
30-percent less effort is required to maneuver it compared to ordinary strollers. While the wheels can handle all terrains, do not use the stroller for jogging as it definitely is not made for that purpose.
It also has a centralized rear brake which is good. Just one step and you’re safely parked.
How extendable is the canopy? The Booklet’s canopy only extends half-way.
One thing to note about the Peekaboo window is that it is small. It is located on top of the canopy and it has a cover should you need to “seal” it.
It is worth noting that the sun shield UV Protection of the canopy is up to UPF 50+.
There is also a loop to hang baby toys which is a plus to keep your little one entertained.
The handle is height-adjustable. Whether a tall Daddy will be pushing it or a little Mama, you don’t have to worry. Just adjust the handlebar and there will be no hunching necessary to push this stroller.
One-Handed Open / Fold Mechanism
The Booklet can be folded with one hand to look like a book-fold. While some travel system strollers can do this as well, the Booklet is probably one of the easiest to fold. While many would require you to use two hands, the Booklet only needs one hand – guaranteed.
Can Stand Upright Alone
What good is a one-hand fold if it cannot stand by itself? This stroller can freely stand alone so you can attend to other things without worrying about the stroller falling to the ground.
Being a parent requires your hands to be ideally free so it can do other tasks. If it can stand alone, you can also save space if you want to store them. And being able to keep it upright, you can limit the contact of the fabrics to the ground keeping them as clean as possible.
The child’s tray is an optional accessory. It would be good if it is included though given the price tag.
And although your child can live without it, it would be an excellent accessory to put your child’s toys, snacks or drinks.
Cup Holders/Parent Tray
The cup holder is also part of the optional accessories. Should you opt to get a cup holder, be sure not to put anything hot on it to avoid accidental spills to your child.
A parent tray would be ideal, but it doesn’t come with it. A universal stroller organizer in the handlebar would be a lifesaver. Usually, you can keep things there that you would typically need immediately such as your wallet and phone so that you don’t have to keep on digging for immediately needed things under the basket.
Fabric and Upholstery
The upholstery is made with polyester and easy to wipe clean. You can also remove it and wash them.
Once you recline the seat, you can open the flap to reveal the mesh netting behind which is large enough to see your little one as well as get some ventilation from behind especially in hot weather.
This is a big plus since it is usually not advisable to hang your heavy diaper bag on the stroller handle. Putting your stuff underneath would keep the stroller from not tipping over.
Some parents complain that the basket rubs against the floor, and it is because they might not have installed the basket correctly.
IT SHOULD NOT rub against the ground once you install it correctly. The basket is also very accessible on all the sides.
To access it from the front, you have to move the adjustable leg rest out of the way.
It has a 5-point safety harness – the most secure option!
The harness can also be adjusted to different heights.
Watch this video to learn more about the Peg Perego Booklet Stroller:
If you are looking for a one-hand fold stroller that can be a travel system as well, has a large underneath basket for your stuff including your diaper bag, and would love a compact fold to throw the stroller in your car trunk, Peg Perego stroller can do the job for you.
The Peg Perego Booklet Stroller can also be an option for parents who, for any reason, don’t own a car seat. The backrest can recline to almost flat and is safe to accommodate your newborn. It can also grow with your child until three years old.
This stroller is not very heavy, but it is also not very light. You have the option to drag it behind you like luggage and you don’t really need to lift it except when you need to put it in your car trunk. It compactly folds which is a space saver and although bulky, it is not as bulky compared to other travel system strollers that don’t fold like a book.
I highly suggest that you check out the feedbacks of parents who already got this stroller to help you decide further.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave them below the comments section, and I would get back to you as soon as I can.