Monday, July 14, 2008

Stokke's Xplory: Taking Strollers to New Heights

It has occured to me that while I've referenced the Stokke Xplory Stroller before on this blog, I haven't actually blogged about it! So today that's exactly what I'm going to do. A Stokke representative brought an Xplory in for us to play with here at the office a little while ago. And honestly, I was pretty much ready to write them a check that day. There's just something about the Xplory.

Of course one of the most notable features of the Xplory is its height. The design keeps baby on your level. This makes it easy for you and baby to interact and share the same experiences as you move through your day. It also means your closeness can enhance baby's feelings of safety (and it beats bending down every time he or she gets fussy. Parents also like the fact that the height keeps baby away from the street where there may be garbage and car exhaust.

The look of this stroller is very unique. I've seen it in downtown Boston and done a double take. Personally, I really like it. It's great for urban parents, especially if you want your stroller--and your baby--to stand out from the pack. The stroller is smooth and easy to push and maneuver even in tight spaces(I've tried it) and it's really convenient when you're out to lunch or dinner. Just pull the stroller up to the table--no need for a high chair!

You can use the seat from birth or purchase the lovely carry cot to keep baby extra snug until he or she reaches 20 lbs before you switch to the seat. The seat depth can be adjusted with a padded insert so that even the smallet children can reach the footrest. And of course you can also adjust the seat height and the footrest to totally customize the fit to your child as he or she grows. Face the seat towards or away from you. The choice is yours.

Speaking of adjustments, the handle height and angle can easily be adjusted as well to ensure that any parents is comfortable no matter how tall. Plus, the fact that there's no cross bar between the wheels means taller parents can stride along with ease.

The Xplory Complete Stroller includes the Chassis (aka frame), the Seat, the Carry Cot, Canopy, Raincover, Mosquito Net and stylish Shopping Bag for underneath the stroller. There are also some nice accessories available like the lightweight Sleeping Bag or Car Seat Adaptor, which are compatible with the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP, Maxi-Cosi, and Graco Snugride car seats.

Don't be afraid to give this stylish stroller a double or even a triple take. Take a closer look at

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