During a recent family gathering, I brought over a Stokke Scoot stroller as a gift for my cousin, who has an 11-month-old baby. The Scoot is an “Urban” stroller with a plethora of features, including easy-to-maneuver wheels, plenty of storage space and even a cupholder; and yet, the stroller remains light and compact, easily folding up to transport during times that you don’t need to push it.
I figured my family would probably like it, and they ended up being a even more thrilled than I expected. Not only were they very impressed with all of the features, but Stokke was known to them as being a very quality stroller brand. So it ended up being an even better pick than I thought! Let me run you through a few of the features that make this such a winner:
One of the worst things about having a stroller is how much space it takes up. The Stokke Scoot folds up, so you can store it with much more ease, tucking it into a corner.
Don’t let the sunshine in these photos fool you: We live in Oregon. It rains here a lot, so I know the family will get a lot of use out of this rain shield attachment!
The Scoot also includes a mosquito net attachment, so you can keep baby’s sensitive skin protected – this is a great idea, because I got eaten alive by mosquitoes a few weeks ago when I was in Alabama and I still have some bite marks! You don’t need your baby dealing with that nonsense!
The hood expands and contracts; the seat can be turned to face towards the rear or the front; the child can sit up, or recline back when you adjust the bottom; and the handle goes up and down. (Mom is short and dad is tall, so I’m sure that will come in handy!) You can also adjust the height of the footrest as baby grows, and move the seat up or down to sit your child at a table without having to fuss with finding a high chair.
When it comes to cupholders and storage, Stokke has you covered!
The Stokke Scoot has a five-point harness for safety, reflective touches for nighttime use, a one-step brake, and quality construction. Here is Mr. Bear demonstrating how snugly your baby can sit in the Scoot:
There was some assembly involved with this; the stroller comes with an extensive manual showing you how to put it together. The least intuitive seemed to be the rain hood, which was the attachment that we had the hardest time figuring out how to get on correctly. As far as I can see, figuring out how to put it together is the only downside to this product, but you’re going to encounter that with pretty much every baby item you buy, whether it’s a stroller or something else. In all, I’d say the Stokke Scoot is versatile, attractive, and top-of-the-line. As my aunt remarked: “This is like the Cadillac of strollers!”
The Stokke Scoot retails for $499 – click here to locate a store near you!