Stokke Scoot Stroller & Infant Softbag Review
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
Choosing a stroller is a huge decision – much like a car, it is a big purchase you most likely expect to last for a long time. It’s important to ensure your stroller will not only be durable enough to last the life you expect it to but that it will also meet your needs.
When it comes to premium quality baby products, Stokke® is a well known and trusted brand whose vision is “In the best interest of the child”. They are known for developing products with the purpose of promoting the parent-child connection through strong visual contact and interaction. The new Stokke® Scoot is a great example of this vision at work, and after several weeks of testing the Scoot Stokke sent me, I found out what all the talk regarding Stokke was about!
The Stokke Scoot is a compact, lightweight connection stroller which boasts an impressive variety of premium features and grows with your child. It is the perfect stroller for not only getting around the busy streets in an urban setting but is also easy for travelling with.
Retailing at $599.99, the Scoot includes the frame, seat, harness protector, hood with visor, mosquito net, rain cover and cup holder. The Scoot I received was in Black Melange which I think is such a gorgeously chic colour, although I kind of like all the colour options available.
Stokke Scoot Seat
The comfortable padded seat sits high on the frame which brings your baby up close to help stimulate bonding, interaction and feelings of security when the seat is facing you. The height of the seat also makes the stroller convenient for use as a highchair when out at cafés or restaurants.
It is easy to change the seat to face either towards the parents or to face out towards the world. I love that the Stokke Scoot Seat is able to change so easily to meet our needs as the our babies grow and their needs change. You simple squeeze the release buttons on each side of the seat and it glides right out of the frame, then simply turn the seat to face the other direction and slide it back into the frame. Keira loves facing out to be able to see everything, but I also love having her face me from time to time. Not to mention that as soon as baby #2 arrives I will definitely want all the bonding time that the parent facing position allows.
There are also two seat positions – rest (reclined) and active (upright). To go from active to rest just release the clips on both sides at the back of the seat. Then to return to active from rest simply reinsert the clips together. I found this easy to do with with my toddler, and can only imagine it even easier with an infant. The rest position is nearly flat with just a slight angle and is suitable to use from birth. It is also a great feature for children who need to nap on the go. When at rest the seat back is fully enclosed even without the canopy extended and with the hood extended a sleeping child will be protected from both disturbing wind and light. Stokke Seat Hood The hood on the Stokke Scoot is large and features a visor that can be removed if needed with a simple unzip of a zipper. There is also a breathable mosquito net panel accessible by a zipper which opens a large section of the hood to allow for both ventilation and to allow parents to view baby while in the forward-facing position. It’s also excellent for a little game of peek-a-boo while on the Go! Stokke Scoot Basket The basket is low down for added stability and accessible from all sides of the stroller which makes it really easy to access. I love how deep and sturdy the basket is. I often take the stroller to the grocery store and I’m able to fit a few bags of heavy groceries in the basket without worry about the basket tearing. There is no way I could carry even a 4L bag of milk in the basket of the first stroller we purchased so this definitely fit a huge need for me.
Stokke® Scoot Wheels
Stokke® Scoot Accessories
Stokke® Scoot Infant Softbag The Scoot Softbag is designed to be suitable from birth to about 6 months. The interior of the bag features soft high-quality textiles and is nice and roomy, measuring 82 cm long and 30 cm wide. It also zips open wide to make getting your baby in and out an ease. The top of the softbag has a drawstring which makes it possible to adjust the head opening and the bottom of the bag has a hard base to secure the baby’s stability. The Scoot Softbag also offers soft padding in all the right places to support and protect a newborn. The 5-point safety harness also fits through the back of the bag to keep baby secure.ext I’m looking forward to using the softbag with our newborn when she arrives. I tried the bag with Keira just for the purpose of trying to get pictures with a baby inside it but she thought I was putting her down for a nap and wasn’t having anything to do with it. Cue epic toddler tantrum.
Buy it: The Stokke® Scoot is available to purchase directly from Stokke for $649.99. The Scoot Soft Bag retails for $79.99.
Elizabeth is an IT Professional and a Family Review Blogger at Frugal Mom Eh. She enjoys writing about a variety of topics including parenting and frugal living. When not writing she enjoys playing with her daughter ‘Keira’, painting and reading.