Our Kensington Mum of two, Maya, had the pleasure of testing the New Stokke Xplory and in no time fell in love with it. ( Read her full review here). This pushchair is much more than your average pram. Stokke have managed to combine efficiency, without forgetting the importance of a child’s development. Stokke understand the need for a child to explore and learn about their surroundings, as well as the relationship and bond between a parent and child. They have taken these things into consideration by making sure baby and pareent are kept close to each other at all times:
“my favourite aspect about Stokke Xplory is the height of the seat. The seat is high enough for my boy to enjoy the scenery around him. We can have that special eye contact at all times and feel closer. I can speak to him without me having to bend down every time to his level”. It makes every small thing count and reminded me how it’s important to “Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll realise they were the big things.”
Bring your child close and explore the world together
Since 2003, Stokke® Xplory® has been on the forefront of stroller innovation. The high seating position brings babies and parents closer for bonding and exploring the world together. Because the Stokke Xplory is designed for closeness it means that parent and child can enjoy precious moments together which they would otherwise miss.
Hilde Angelfoss, Director of Innovation and Design at Stokke says that Stokke’s product DNA is closely connected to theur design philosophy; to do what´s in the best interest of the child. “We believe that one of the most important things you can give your child, besides food, sleep and safety–is closeness and eye contact.”
Eye contact is essential
A newborn baby produces a high amount of so-called ‘mirror neurons’. They are considered the cornerstone of human empathy, language, and other vital processes–as long as they get stimulated. The best way to stimulate a child’s mirror neurons is through eye contact. This exercise also sets off production of the ‘trust hormone’, oxytocin. The same hormone that kicks in when you fall in love, says Angelfoss.
Designed to be close
When Stokke decided to make their first stroller, they put together a team of designers that had never designed a stroller before. Their task was to create a stroller that gave both parent and child optimal connection. The team was not asked to make a stroller, but to solve how babies and parents can get around, while being able to remain close and keep eye contact. They didn’t set out to improve an existing stroller or copy the competition, but to revolutionize the whole category. And they did. “The amount of innovation that went into this product is truly inspiring”, says Angelfoss.
Acknowledged by happy families around the world
This unparalleled functionality, combined with sophisticated product design, has been acknowledged by several distinguished institutions such as the MoMa, VIP Asia, Red Dot Design Award and The Norwegian Design Council. But most of all, by happy families spending quality time together all around the world.
General Xplory Information:
No pram in its class matches smooth ride or innovation of Stokke® Xplory®. Our iconic pram is height adjustable, raising your child higher to promote interaction and eye contact while you explore the world together. Front or rear facing with a five point safety harness, adjustable footrest and handle, Stokke® Xplory® provides an almost endless choice of seating positions to adapt to you and your baby’s ever-changing needs.
Founded in Ålesund Norway in 1932, Stokke began life as a manufacturer of high quality furniture. The first product for children was launched in 1972 – the iconic Tripp Trapp® chair designed by Peter Opsvik. This year the Tripp Trapp celebrates selling its 10 millionth chair, remaining a core product in the Stokke collection.
Go to our KM review page to read our full write up and experience with Stokke.