March 11, 2015
We bought our Stokke Xplory about 5 and a half years ago. At the time family and friends thought we were crazy…after all …it is expensive. But we went ahead and bought it anyway. Our son experiences Down syndrome and uses american sign language as his primary form of communication. This stroller allows us to talk with our child more closely than if he was in a typical stroller and lower to the ground. This being said the stroller is going on it's 6th year of operation and is still in excellent shape. He still fits very comfortably in the stroller and although he is able to walk longer distances now, we bring it along just in case. He LOVES it and we love having him ride up high and able to experience all that the journey has to offer. This stroller is a miracle at restaurants and outdoor cafe's. It is easy to just pull your child up to the table and sink the handle down so that it is out of the way. You will never have to use a restaurant high chair again! All of the material components on the stroller can be washed with gentle detergent and the body of the stroller comes apart and can be cleaned as well. I recommend this stroller to parents of children with special needs as well as typical learners. Every baby, toddler and yes even little kid…can enjoy this. It was the best money we ever spent on baby gear.
Pros:This stroller has various positions: Forward or rear facing, recline or upright, high and low hight setting, adjustable handle positions. Everything about this stroller can be custom fit to your needs.It is a sturdy and safe stroller. Very smooth!
Cons:This is a very expensive stroller. It does take a little getting used to as far as set up. This stroller will take up your entire trunk if you are driving a standard sized car. It fits fine in an SUV, Van or Truck.
Best Uses:Long Walks, Trips to the mall, restaurants and cafe or outdoor dining,