When I found out I was pregnant with Sloane, I had these big dreams of heading outdoors and doing some fun activities with both kids. It’s not as easy as I had imagined, and with a 2 1/2 year old to chase around while soothing a newborn baby that dream of mine wasn’t so and reality started to show up. It’s hard being a mom, that’s something that I made obvious the other day. It’s a struggle and a joy all rolled into one pretty yet messy ball. While there is no easy button in life, there are things out there that actually can help make life easy.
I was excited to be able to review the Stokke Scoot. We own and love the Stokke Xplory and how much we like it as seen here, here, and here. As soon as we got it in the mail we headed to the park to test it out and burn some energy.
Something that Luke and I thought would be fun is to give you both our perspectives after testing the Stokke Scoot out. So many times when I’m researching products and trying to decide what’s the best item for us as a family, I get overwhelmed with reviews because I have to also consider my husband. And as we’ve learned as parents, I may love a product and he may not care for it at all.Let me tell you, I have tested A LOT of strollers in the past three years. I get that it’s frustrating buying a stroller and not loving it. This review is from us, and it’s honest!
Luke: As a father of two, the first quality I look for in any stroller is practicality, and right out of the box the Scoot has it. The assembly only took a couple of minutes and really did not require instructions, which is definitely a plus for me. Another great feature of the stroller is the ease at which it opens and closes for use and storage. In one easy motion, by pushing and sliding a button, you can close the stroller for storage or open it up for use. The Stokke Scoot is not very long, allowing for easy maneuvering in tight spaces. Also, being 6’4″ this stroller adjusts high enough to allow me to push without benign my back, which has been an issue for me with many other strollers. The practicality and great design make this stroller a valuable assets to anyone with children.
Nicole: One of the most important qualities I look for in a stroller is if it is easy to open and close. I get so frustrated when I’m in the parking lot trying to open a stroller. The Stokke Scoot definitely meets my criteria and I was able to open and close it with one hand (bonus for me). This stroller is lightweight but sturdy. The storage basket is amazing and a plus that there is actually a cup holder! I like that even though this stroller is compact, there are still the features that I look for in larger strollers. You have the option to recline the seat in a ‘rest’ position which will be perfect for park outings when nap time hits. I also like that the seat can face in or out, we prefer it facing inward, but Liam does prefer it facing outward. The visor on this stroller is packed full of amenities, and I can tell that the fabric will be easy to clean. Luke and I always struggle with finding strollers that are made for us taller folk, and we really appreciate the adjustable handle that is actually comfortable and ideal for someone over 6 feet tall. Not only was Liam comfortable in this stroller, but in the reclined position, I can use it for Sloane as a newborn. This stroller will be my go to for her as she grows.
We are so excited to team up with our friends at Stokke and offer YOU a chance to win this stroller! Not only is this giveaway a great opportunity for all the mama’s out there, but for all of you non-mothers/friends of mothers, you would win major friend points giving this as a baby shower gift!