Stokke Scoot Stroller Review 2013

stokke_scoot1Stokke Scoot is a new versatile luxury stroller that is designed for on-the-go parents who live in an urban environment. It features roomy padded seat, adjustable foot rest, and one-hand fold. One of the main selling features of Scoot is its reversible seat that is positioned higher on the frame allowing for the child to be closer to you and promoting a better bonding. You can also use it as high chair at the cafe.

Although the recline is very deep and can accommodate a child from birth and up to 45 lbs, I would recommend getting an insert for a newborn. You can also turn it into a travel system by getting a car seat adapter.

The Scoot’s frame is narrower than on average stroller (only 21″) and it can do a 360 degree turn with a push of one finger, which makes it perfect for public transit, navigating busy streets and narrow doorways. The large basket can fit a lot of groceries in case you decide to go shopping. The large canopy with the ventilation panel will provide plenty of sun protection and great air circulation on a hot summer day. The handle bar can be adjusted for shorter and taller parents.

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Bugaboo Buffalo All-Terrain Stroller Review

bugaboo_buffalo13The Bugaboo Buffalo is a luxury all-terrain stroller that comes with a matching bassinet. It’s an everyday stroller designed for active parents who like to run errands, go shopping, and take long walks in the park.

The four shock absorbing foam-filled tires can handle any type of terrain providing your child with a smooth ride. There is even a two-wheel mode that you can use to tackle rough terrain like sand or snow. The Buffalo model has a narrow frame of 24″ making it perfect for navigating narrow store aisles (For comparison City Mini is also 24″ wide).

It’s full of great features like one-hand recline, reversible seat, adjustable handle bar, and large basket. I always complain about Bugaboo canopies, but this one is absolutely HUGE. LOV it! The seat can be used from 6 month and up to 50 lbs.

If you want to use it from birth, simply replace the seat with the included bassinet and vuola! You got a beautiful pram! You can also convert it into a travel system by getting an infant car seat adapter. When it comes to functionality, Bugaboo decided to make it easy by making all the functional sections on the stroller white. Now, even if you didn’t read the instructions (who has the time!), you can figure out how to adjust any of the parts.

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Inglesina Avio Stroller Review

inglesina_avio1Inglesina Avio is a luxury stroller with a very compact fold. It’s designed for busy parents who live in the urban environment and need to run errands on a daily basis. The narrow frame and small footprint makes it perfect for navigating narrow store aisles, public transit, and travel.

The 6″ wheels with ball bearing system make it an easy push while all-wheel suspension provides your child with a smooth ride. The maneuverability is great as long as you stay on the flat surface. You can take it to the park for a short 20 min walk, but you will get tired pushing it for longer than that because the surface of the trails is usually not that smooth. Other features that I like are large canopy, roomy seat, one-hand recline, adjustable foot rest and large basket.

Avio model is somewhere in between a full size and an umbrella stroller. It’s has a very compact fold, but is a little too heavy for an umbrella stroller at 21 lbs. At the same time, the 6″ wheels are too small for a full size stroller. You can use the seat from 3 months and up to 55 lbs. If you want to use it from birth, you can convert it into a travel system by using an infant car seat adapter or transform it into a pram by replacing  the seat with a bassinet/carrycot. Not many strollers have a bassinet option, so I really like that.

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Maclaren Techno XLR Stroller Review

maclaren_techno_xlr2Maclaren Techno XLR is a top of the line umbrella stroller with many features of a full size model. It features huge canopy, adjustable handle bars, roomy seat and easy one-hand fold. The four double wheels and all-wheel suspension will provide your little rider with a smooth ride as long as you stay on a flat surface. Like many umbrella strollers, Techno XLR is designed for running errands, going to the mall, and travel. Although it doesn’t have all-terrain wheels, it can tackle some grass, mulch or uneven pavement.

The narrow frame (only 20.5″) makes it great for public transit and navigating narrow store aisles. But, don’t count on fitting a lot of groceries into that basket, it’s pretty small (medium size for umbrella model) and hard to access especially if the seat is reclined. Speaking about recline, it is one-handed with three positions including an almost flat one suitable for a newborn. The included seat liner and a head support called ‘head hugger’ will provide your newborn with plenty of support. You can use this stroller from birth and up to 65 lbs. Another unusual feature for an umbrella model is that it accepts an infant car seat so you can turn it into a travel system. BTW, the car seat adapter is INCLUDED!

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Maclaren BMW Buggy Stroller Review

maclaren_bmw9The Maclaren BMW Buggy is a sleek luxury umbrella stroller that was created by Maclaren in collaboration with BMW! Yes, that BMW that makes expensive cars. Right away, you know you can expect high quality and style. This buggy features one-hand recline, 5 point harness, ergonomic seat liner, sporty looking wheels, and all-wheel suspension. When you pull into a playground, all the parents will know your little one is riding in BMW because of the BMW logo located on the wheels, the buckle and on both sides of the canopy.

This is a typical umbrella stroller with four hard rubber 5″ wheels that is designed for flat surfaces. While it’s great  for running errands, going to the park or shopping mall, don’t expect it to handle grass or mulch too well. It has an easy compact fold and weighs only 12.4 lbs, making it perfect for travel. The seat can hold a child from 6 months and up to 55 lbs. This stroller does NOT covert into a travel system.

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Quinny Moodd Stroller Review

quinny_moodd1The Quinny Moodd is a modern luxury stroller that has a unique frame and seat design. It reminds me of a cool office chair with an egg-shaped seat. LOL. This stroller is definitely a head turner! I was lucky to test the Moodd by Britto model and in real life it looks like an amazing piece of art and not a stroller. The frame and the bumper bar are all covered with bright colorful design making it stand out from the crowd. :)

Aside from sleek design, it has a reversible seat, adjustable foot rest, telescoping handle bar, double parking brake, and one-hand recline. It has easy fold and one-touch AUTOMATIC unfolding! Very innovative and inspiring. The maneuverability on the Moodd is amazing. With 12″ rear wheels and 7″ front wheel, this buggy can easily handle grass, mulch or gravel with no problems.

The Moodd is a 3-in-1 travel system that can accommodate a child from birth and up to 50 lbs.  You can turn it into a travel system by removing the seat and replacing it with an infant car seat or turn it into a pram by replacing it with a carrycot/bassinet (sold separately). 

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Phil&Teds Promenade Stroller Review

phil_and_teds_promenade1The Promenade model is the most expensive stroller in the Phil and Teds line. The main feature of this stroller is the ability to convert from a single into a double mode with an addition of a second seat. Both seats can convert into a flat-bed bassinet like environment that is perfect for a newborn. You can also convert it into a ravel system. With over 8 seat combinations, the Promenade model can accommodate two newborns, a newborn and a toddler, or two toddlers.

This luxury buggy is full of amazing features like large canopy, telescoping handle bar, swing away bumper bar and easy compact fold. The main seat is reversible, has an adjustable foot rest, and can hold a child up to 40 lbs. It rolls on four wheels with front wheel suspension for smoother ride.

This model is made for parents who live an an urban environment and want to travel in style. The narrow frame design allows parents to navigate through narrow doorways and other tight spaces even in double mode.

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Phil and Teds Verve Stroller Review

phil_and_teds_verve2Phil and Teds Verve is a luxury sporty stroller designed for an active urban lifestyle. It can convert from a single into a double inline mode with an addition of a second seat. With large wheels and font-wheel suspension Verve can handle any terrain. Take to the park, playground, or beach, your child will have a smooth ride no mater where you go.

Parents love Verve not only for its sleek and modern look, but also for the luxury features like adjustable handle bar, hand brake, floating canopy, and very large basket. It is a very compact stroller that is only 25″ wide making it great for navigating narrow aisles in the store, cafes, busy streets, and subway platforms.

There are over 7 different combination of the seating arrangement to accommodate one infant, two toddlers, or one infant and one toddler. For the newborn, you can transform it into a travels system by using it with a car seat or a carrycot/bassinet (sold separately). Once your family expands, you can covert Verve into a double inline mode by getting a 2nd seat. The 2nd seat is very roomy, with a small canopy, one-hand recline and three recline positions. The Verve can accommodate a child from birth and up to 44 lbs in the main seat and from 6 months up to 44 lbs in the 2nd seat. This buggy is HEAVY weighing 28 lbs! Go to the gym before getting it.

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