Prams & Pushchairs / 23 July, 2019 / Ellie Thompson
Having recently welcomed another baby into the fold we’ve once again turned our attention to the best buggies on the market for newborn up. Yet again, the Stokke Xplory has come up trumps. It’s fairly recently had a make-over, so we thought we’d take a closer look at the Xplory to remind you why it’s one of our go-to buggies, as well as taking a little look at what’s new…
The award-winning Stokke Xplory has long since been one of our favourite pushchairs at My Baba; it’s still the most revolutionary stroller in the multifunctional stroller category. One of the slickest looking strollers on the market, we love that there’s even more scope to customise the product with a range of beautiful coloured textiles. You can even choose the colour of the chassis and the leatherette to create a stroller that’s completely individual to you and your baby.
The Xplory is Stokke’s signature stroller and its main aim is to bring you and your baby closer together for better bonding. Thanks to Stokke’s pioneering seat height adjustability, both the carrycot and seat unit are able to move up and down the chassis in accordance to personal preference. I’m a huge fan of having baby closer to eye level, it allows you both explore the outdoors together. It’s that closeness that helps baby feel more secure in their experience of the outside world. They’ve future proofed this too, so once your child is ready, the seat can be switched around to world face so they can see even more.
Possibly the most important thing for me is that the Xplory is a product that can grow with your child, from newborn carrycot upwards. Together with the Stokke BeSafe car seat you have yourself an entire travel system suitable from newborn to 15kgs. There’s also the option of a sibling board for an old brother or sister.
The Xplory has always been a luxuriously comfortable ride. It’s incredibly effortless to manoeuvre with its puncture resistant swivel wheels and effortless one-handed steering. The latest model includes a few tweaks to the design making the Xplory 6 stroller even easier to use.
They’ve redesigned the ergonomic seat unit to incorporate a little more depth, with padding for optimum support and comfort, especially for the hips and head. A new footrest has been developed in collaboration with a physiotherapist to provide your child with ergonomic leg support, whatever their age/height.
The Xplory’s shopping bag has had a makeover with a whole new fabulously trendy look. The detachable shopping bag has grown in size to accommodate approximately 32 litres. It’s still just as robust and wipes clean. I think it’s great that Stokke have ensured that the new bag is able to attach to the older versions of the stroller. All too often we see popular companies updating products and outdating aspects that mean you have to buy new again. Stokke have much more respect for their customers than that.
The Xplory is a fairly hefty stroller, but it’s now even easier to collapse with a one-step fold and store in two stackable parts.
The Xplory 6’s extended hood canopy is a sight to behold. This hood will shield baby from all sorts of weathers. There’s no need for an additional parasol in the summer sunshine, and baby will be kept snug as a bug during the winter months.
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