Don’t worry, this isn’t another blog post waxing lyrical about scooters – although Little Legs does love her trusty stead – instead I am waxing lyrical about Phil’s favourite new addition to our household. The Stokke Scoot. Seriously, anyone would think that it is actually for him, the way he gently carasses the handle and strokes the friggin’ hood…
But it’s not. It’s all about Little Legs. She’s a Stokke lover. She loves her Xplory. We have another lightweight stroller too, but Little Legs always asks for the ‘big purple one’. Or did always ask. Now she’s all about the Scoot. Why? Because it’s comfy. She gets in, asks for it to be put down (it reclines fully), puts the hood up and she’s well away.
Phil loves it because he looks all cool and manly with it, especially when he folds it one handed in the car-park and swings it in to the back of the car. It folds sooooo easily, it really is very impressive. And it is compact. Living in a second floor apartment, we like compact. Having a toddler, a dog and all the peripherals that come with the two of them when we’re out and about, we LOVE compact. Seriously, if there’s one reason alone you should buy the Stokke Scoot - particularly if you use public transport or have limited space – it’s for that reason.
I love it because Stokke haven’t moved away from their higher is better mantra. I love that Little Legs is high enough to connect with us all and chat she does. She has verbal diarrhoea. I blame Stokke for that. I digress, she can sit in the stroller and eat at a restaurant table, she can interact with the world around her and isn’t stuck down low with the car fumes. I love that it handles brilliantly (as does the Mother In Law who liked to push it one handed around Disney World whilst standing to the side of the stroller – yes Phil takes after his mother – bloody show offs!), even when loaded up with the little one and shed loads of shopping. I love that all the fabrics can be thrown in the washing machine.
There is of course all the other little things that you notice when you have been using a product properly for a few months; the seat is huge – more than you’d expect with a compact stroller, the adjustable handle height is super, the changing bag can clip underneath as well as there being a good sized storage basket, the visor is an essential, it has space for a cup holder which also is a fab place to put your keys and phone! The only con is that it isn’t as light as it is compact.
It really is a massive thumbs up from us three … !!
We were sent the Stokke Scoot to give a good thrashing, and thrashing it has had!
It’s been to Florida as well as the mean streets of Portsmouth!!
ps. Just thought I would add this photo of Phil the #stokkelover!