Sleepless nights, shouty toddlers and crayon marks on the new sofa, parenthood can feel like an unglamorous business at times… Which is why we’re always on the look out for stylish, well-designed products that not only make life with children in tow run more smoothly but help make us feel more like ourselves again, too. And Stokke, with its lust-worthy Tripp Trapp chairs (tucked under many a Smallish kitchen table), evolving Sleepi cots and iconic high-rise Xplory pushchairs, never fails to deliver.
The new multifunctional Stokke Xplory builds upon its classic bonding design (the chair is still elevated for maximum parent-child connection) with a few considered improvements that get a massive thumbs up from us.
New for newborns
First up, there’s a gorgeous new carry cot, giving your infant a cosy place to lie flat, rest and sleep during those all-important first months. It’s super comfortable with a soft, breathable mattress (made from renewable plant-based raw materials) and has two roomy pockets ideal for stashing spare comforters, keys and emergency chocolate supplies.
Big upgrades for small people
When you’re not using the carry cot, the ultra-comfortable seat has a new and improved footrest developed in collaboration with a physiotherapist – no more dangling legs regardless of the age of your child. Plus an extended seat canopy means exceptional ventilation for those balmy summer days.
Always our favourite part of any pushchair purchase! There are no dud colour options with the Stokke Xplory, the only difficulty is deciding which soft, water-repellant, UPF 50 fabric to choose… And which chassis colour… And which handle. We may be some time…
The much-loved Xplory shopping bag has been given a makeover so it’s even more robust and easy to wipe clean. And the intuitive swivel wheel function that makes this pushchair a dream to push remains as slick as ever. If you’re looking for a travel system, the Stokke Xplory can be used with both its own car seats and those of other manufacturers with the Stokke car seat adaptors. And last but not least, there are accessories galore, everything from a cup holder to a mosquito net.
And when the next baby comes along…
There’s a Stokke sibling board, too.
“We are delighted to have opened our first European Stokke brand store in Westfield London. Our launch on 19th of April 2018 was a great success, and we had many visitors throughout the day, and we look forward welcoming you in store. The store will showcase the full collection and provide customers with an immersive, personalised brand experience to ensure that you have all the information needed to make the right product choices for you and your family. Come visit our new Stokke® brand Store, Westfield London, Ariel Way, Shepherds Bush, London W12 7GF.”
Find out more about the new Stokke Xplory here.