Which Stroller? Peg Perego Book Plus V. Britax B-Ready V. Baby Jogger City Versa

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I thought I had this all figured out when I registered.  Peg Perego all the way!  Then I went to Buy Buy Baby just to make sure that I love the stroller and then found 2 more strollers that would be perfect for Little Bean!

Now, I'm back at the beginning of the decision making process.  Since I'm a first time mom, I'm just not sure what things are truly important. 


What I think I want:
- Able to be outward facing or parent facing.
- One hand fold or similarly easy breakdown/fold.
- No need to remove the child seat before breakdown/fold.  (Side note: How does the Bugaboo Chameleon get away with charging over $1000 for a stroller that has so many pieces to take apart?!)
- Go from Infant to Toddler.  Whether by bassinet or by full fold down to accommodate the infant.
- More compact than the Graco and Chicco travel systems and easy to carry.
- Works with a top rated infant carrier car seat.
- Ease of use in terms of swapping the car seat, child seat, etc.
- Standing Fold. I feel like this is more convenient for storage.
- Flat Recline. (I'm not sure how important this is but I'm worried that baby won't be comfortable with the V shaped recline versus full flat recline.)
- To be able to go from 1 child to 2 children with a difference in ages from 1.5-2 years. (Not sure that this is possible after hearing the Buy Buy Baby rep say that most systems like this won't work well with babies that far apart in age because of weight restrictions.)

Here's how the three contenders compare: 


FeaturesPeg Perego Book PlusBritax B- ReadyBaby Jogger City Versa
Both Forward Facing and Rear FacingYesYesYes
One Hand FoldYesNoYes
Leave the Child Seat During FoldYesYesYes
Infant to Toddler RangeYesYesYes
Compact and Light WeightMiddleHeaviestLightest
Works with Top Rated Infant Carrier Car SeatYesYesYes
Ease of UseEasiestMiddleMiddle
Standing FoldYesYesNo
Full Flat ReclineYesNoNo
Multiple Child OptionNoYesNo
Requires Bassinet for InfantNoYesYes
Weight Capacity45 lbs55 lbs50 lbs
Warranty1 Year2 YearLimited Lifetime Frame
Total System Cost$769$761$806





Pros:
-The easiest system to use with a compatible infant carrier car seat.   
- Does not require a bassinet attachment to accommodate a newborn since it fully reclines flat and creates a bassinet like environment. (Bassinet attachment available.)
- Does not require a car seat adapter.
- Can be rolled on wheels when folded down. 

Cons: 
- Does not turn into a 2 child stroller.
- Feels a little cheaper than the other 2 options. 

Video Review from Baby Gizmo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_F064gVknE

Weight limit: 45 lbs.

1 year warranty.  

Price: $499 to go from infant to toddler with car seat capability. $270 for the compatible car seat. $769 for the full system.




Pros: 

- Goes to 2 child configuration.
- Has 14 different configurations.

Cons:
- Larger than the others when folded down.
- Harder to fold down and open up.
- Does not recline fully flat.
- Requires infant car seat adapter.
- Requires bassinet to accommodate an infant without the car seat.
Video Review from Baby Gizmo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfG2IfKyKtc

Weight limit: 55 lbs.

2 year Warranty. 

Price: $440 for the stroller. $155 for the bassinet to accommodate an infant. $166 for the compatible infant carrier car seat.   $761 for the full system.




Pros: 

- Lifetime warranty on the frame.
- Folds down the EASIEST of all three options.
- Best suspension of the three options.
- DH loved the look of this stroller the most. 

Cons:
- Does not do 2 child configuration.
- Does not recline fully flat.
- Requires infant car seat adapter.  The WORST adapter to use of all three options.
- Requires bassinet to accommodate an infant without the car seat.

Video Review from Baby Gizmo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKAnhKsc1Ik

Weight Limit: 50 lbs.

Lifetime warranty on the frame.

Price: $400 for the stroller. $180 for the bassinet to accommodate an infant. $60 car seat adapter. $166 for compatible car seat. $806 for the full system.

Decisions, decisions.  


Update: We ended up buying the Britax B-Ready during the Free Ride Event and got the B-Safe carseat for free!


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