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Stokke® Scoot™: The urban compact stroller

by Leanne

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I’m an urban girl at heart and have never met any big city I didn’t feel at home in. My stroller, however, prefers wide open spaces where turning radiuses are as far as the eye can see. On the days that my suburban stroller makes it to the big city, I feel like I am constantly apologizing for taking up the whole sidewalk, for knocking things off shelves, and for occasionally running over a toe or two.

Since strollers are still very much a necessity once we hit the city and are ready to explore, going without is just not an option. But, even though we needed something compact, it needed to be something as adventure-ready as we are and hopefully with a few premium features. Umbrella strollers need not apply.

I finally found the perfect candidate, and am now fully in love with the Stokke® Scoot™, hailed as the urban compact stroller. Besides simply being compact, it is by far the most maneuverable stroller we have ever pushed. It has an incredibly small turning radius and it takes almost no effort at all to steer – even one handed with a child inside. Add in the suspension to give you a smooth, easy ride and it really is a dream to push.

Stokke Scoot
Yes, that's all the same stroller pictured above in 4 different positions. As you can see, it features an active and rest recline both forward facing and parent-facing. And, it looks absolutely nothing like an umbrella stroller with a minimal frame and lack of features. As many of you already know, I pushed an umbrella stroller for exactly two days in the past 3 years because I simply cannot stand them. Sidewalks trip them up, they require two hands to push, and they have zero storage, comfort features, or agility to handle real city life. Thanks, but no thanks. 

Urban life
And, then I met the Stokke® Scoot™ and fell in love with the perfect stroller for our active lifestyle. I love how versatile it is, the kids love how comfortable it is, and it's a great for all of our adventures. Scoot in Seattle

 


Shopping with Stokke
Now, sure, cobblestone streets, crowded sidewalks, and small shops definitely weren’t made for strollers. But the Stokke® Scoot™ was made for them and handles them beautifully without missing a beat. In fact, my 5 year old daughter can maneuver it with ease, and absolutely loves doing so.

5year old pushing Scoot
It even passes the public transit test with high marks for convenience because it can be folded and carried with one-hand. This makes it every New Yorker’s dream as anyone who has ever navigated a subway and public transportation system with a big and bulky stroller while also wrangling a small child will understand.

One hand folding Stokke
But, my favorite feature of the stroller doesn’t have to do with maneuverability at all; it has to do with the way I bond with my children. If I can’t babywear then I want the next best thing, and that, without a doubt, is the Stokke® Scoot™.
 

Bonding in ScootInstead of placing the seat of the stroller near the wheels, the Scoot™ has a higher profile, which means your child rides up closer to you and makes it easier to explore together. You can face baby towards you for early bonding, and then face them outward as your child grows and becomes more independent without having to invest in a whole new stroller. 

Scoot in the cityI had originally thought my son might be too old for parent-facing strollers, but it turns out, he adores riding backwards. Maybe it's the novelty of it, or maybe it's that it offers a good diversion when he gets restless, but whatever the reason, he begs to face me while strolling. Of course, this makes me enormously happy as the higher seat means he's closer to me and I can hear his quiet voice so much better, which makes for some really fun experiences when we can just stroll and talk without any distractions.

Dining in Scoot 2This higher chair also has a really cool bonus because the seat is the perfect height so that when facing forward it can double as a high chair and can be pushed right up to the table for ease of conversation. Since many urban dining spots don't have high chairs at the ready or places to park strollers, this is the perfect solution for our all-day adventures.

Playing in Scoot
And, just like all Stokke® products, the Scoot™ is designed for comfort. They know that no one is having fun if baby isn’t content, so they have developed numerous ways to make the Scoot™ as luxurious as possible, including a nice, padded seat, two different recline positions {active and rest}, and an adjustable foot bar that adapts as your child grows and doesn’t leave dangling legs.

Bonding in Scoot 2
And, speaking of keeping babies happy, my son hates the rain and can’t stand it when the sun is "staring at him”, so the Stokke® Scoot™’s huge canopy with removable visor is made just for him. If he ever decides to like nature, the visor can be folded back or removed, but we leave it extended most of the time because the kids love it. The large canopy is also water repellant and perfect for Seattle’s drizzle, but also comes with a rain cover for deluges.

Stokke Scoot canopy
And, if you have a hard time finding a stroller that fits you, you will absolutely love the Stokke® Scoot™. Hubby and I are both tall with long strides, so we appreciate that there is no brake bar or frame between the wheels to kick or trip over and we adore that the handle adjusts to a comfortable height for pushing. Alternatively, if you’re short you will also love the Stokke® Scoot™ with the handle in its lowest setting.

Scoot brake system
My only real gripe about the Stokke® Scoot™ is that I wish it had hit the market 5 years ago. It would have been an amazing compact stroller on our Europe trips over cobblestones and by rail and also for all of our US travels with little ones. Thank goodness we still have a few good years with it where we can put some serious miles on it and enjoy it in Seattle and our upcoming trips because the kiddos adore it.

Peekaboo in Scoot
We love it so much that I’m now eyeing all the amazing Stokke® accessories like the diaper bag with integrated clips and hoping that a ride-on sibling board like the one available for the Xplory
® is coming out soon, as I plan to purchase that as soon as its available.

If you have an adventure-ready family like I do and you get some serious use out of your stroller to justify the higher price tag, I would absolutely recommend the Stokke® Scoot™. Not only does it have more premium features than traditional compact strollers, it’s also more comfortable, makes for better bonding with your little one, and can grow with your child from birth until they are able to handle adventures on their own two feet.

Scoot collage
I get more questions about strollers than any other product on the market, which is understandable considering how many options there are to fit each individual need. But, even with all of the options available, the Stokke® Scoot™ is now my #1 compact stroller suggestion for those who need an urban workhorse that can grow with their child and has all the premium features for baby and parent.

Stokke Scoot features
Here's just some of my favorite features:

•    2 positions facing parents for bonding, interaction and security
•    2 facing forward to explore when child is ready
•    Lockable swiveling wheels make it easy to maneuver in tight spaces 
•    Quick release back wheels and front wheels for more compact folding 
•    Easy to fold and easy to carry away one-handed
•    Single brake solution for both wheels without stride restricting crossbar between the wheels
•    Higher seat position to stimulate bonding and can be used as a high chair in restaurants
•    Soft padded seat with no sharp edges or corners that might strain the body
•    Adjustable footrest means no dangling feet
•    Height adjustable handle

Want to find out more about this amazing stroller? Check out stokke.com. Ready to buy? Visit shop.stokke.com.

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And Now For the Giveaway!
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Leanne Signature 2A big thank you to Stokke for sending a Scoot stroller for review as well as offering one to our fabulous readers. As always, all opinions are 100% ours.

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124 comments

plus.google.com/105929500371720605478 October 28, 2013 - 11:26 am

I really like the Tripp Trapp high chair!

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cathy o October 28, 2013 - 11:31 am

Stokke My Carrier

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Cassandra Eastman October 28, 2013 - 11:38 am

I’d love the Stokke Tripp Trapp in Aqua Blue as well!

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lisa gonzalez October 28, 2013 - 11:48 am

I love the the xplory. It’s so versitile and lovely

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Kelly D October 28, 2013 - 11:49 am

I like the Stokke Sleepi nursery bed.

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Jeanna October 28, 2013 - 12:20 pm

I love the Stokke HandySitt!

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Angela Y October 28, 2013 - 12:53 pm

I like the Handy Sitter! Love the portability.

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Natalie S October 28, 2013 - 1:08 pm

Really love the Tripp Trapp High Chair and the Sleepi crib! They have such amazing products!

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Sara Haaf October 28, 2013 - 2:33 pm

Oh, not seeing my comment, I have always loved the tripp trapp and thought that was the coolest idea ever!

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Rhonda Grisham October 28, 2013 - 2:44 pm

Love the Stokke Bassinet! Lightweight, great overall design, I also love that it rocks and reclines.

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emily dunfee October 28, 2013 - 3:03 pm

The handy sitter is awesome !

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Denise Konkel October 28, 2013 - 4:20 pm

I like the black trippp trapp! But I love this gorgeous stroller 🙂

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Jessica October 28, 2013 - 5:42 pm

I like the Tripp Trapp high chair.

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Heather October 28, 2013 - 5:51 pm

I like the changing table – it looks great and is useful even after you’re done with diapers!

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Jessica October 28, 2013 - 7:18 pm

I also love the Stokke Tripp Trapp with the Baby Set.

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Alycia October 28, 2013 - 7:51 pm

I’ve always really loved the Tripp Trapp.

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Katy October 28, 2013 - 11:01 pm

I’ve always wanted their Tripp Trapp high chair! I love that their products are so well-made, functional and look great!
Thanks!

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Adrienne Gordon October 29, 2013 - 3:03 am

I like the xplory

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Harmony October 29, 2013 - 3:52 am

Like the Stokke® Care changing table

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meredith October 29, 2013 - 6:42 am

I like the STOKKE® SLEEPI™ Crib/Bed

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Amanda Sakovitz October 29, 2013 - 7:36 am

I like the Stokke Sleepi

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D SCHMIDT October 29, 2013 - 7:39 am

Visited the site and I also really like Tripp Trapp® chair

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Stacey October 29, 2013 - 7:46 am

I love this stroller for travel, with the Stokke® PramPack this would be awesome!!!

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Janet W. October 29, 2013 - 7:50 am

I love the Stokke Tripp Trapp, too! So functional!

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Patricia Wojnar Crowley October 29, 2013 - 7:53 am

I like the Stokke Bassinet!

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Janet W. October 29, 2013 - 7:54 am Reply
Tamara B. October 29, 2013 - 8:11 am

I also love their Stokke® HandySitt®

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amy pugmire October 29, 2013 - 8:14 am

I love the tripp trapp!

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Kate Newton October 29, 2013 - 8:24 am

I love the Stokke highchair. Nice clean lines and functional!

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Thomas Murphy October 29, 2013 - 8:25 am

I like the Stokke MyCarrier

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Melissa M October 29, 2013 - 8:33 am

I like the Stokke® MyCarrier

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Jess A October 29, 2013 - 8:37 am

LOVE the Tripp Trapp highchair!

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Pip444 October 29, 2013 - 9:15 am

I love the Stokke Sleepi Bed
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Robyn October 29, 2013 - 9:46 am

I really like the tripp trapp chair!

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Stephanie Ann October 29, 2013 - 9:47 am

I am a big fan of the Tripp Trapp High Chair!

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Theresa J October 29, 2013 - 9:56 am

I absolutely love the tripp trapp

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April Brenay October 29, 2013 - 10:28 am

really love the Stokke® Bassinet

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Nicole-Lynn October 29, 2013 - 10:32 am

Their Trip trapp High Chair is so nice, definitely one of my other favorite products of theirs. Thanks for the feature on their stroller– I love that it looks very easy to fold! I’m expecting my first baby next month, thanks for the opportunity.
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Colleen Boudreau October 29, 2013 - 10:46 am

I like the Stokke® MyCarrier Cool.

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Carrie October 29, 2013 - 10:49 am

I also like the stokke bassinette

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Tamesa October 29, 2013 - 12:27 pm

I love the stokke sleepi junior! I think my kids would like it too! I like the rails all of the way around!

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scott amoroso October 29, 2013 - 1:24 pm

I like the Stokke MyCarrier Concept

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daisy October 29, 2013 - 1:39 pm

Highchair Tripp Trapp® News

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april October 29, 2013 - 1:44 pm

awesome review of the stroller – too bad they didn’t have one 13 years ago for my little person 🙂

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Lesley F October 29, 2013 - 2:48 pm

I like the baby set highchair

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Heather October 29, 2013 - 3:10 pm

I’ve been eyeing the highchair for awhile!

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Monique Rizzo October 29, 2013 - 3:10 pm

The Xlory is my other favorite.
Thanks for the chance.
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Gianna October 29, 2013 - 3:51 pm

STOKKE® SLEEPI™ Crib/Bed.

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Katie Roch October 29, 2013 - 4:31 pm

My favorite product is the Stokke® Bassinet. I love the modern take on a classic.

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Mary Casper October 29, 2013 - 5:06 pm

the handy sitter is neat

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Sonya Morris October 29, 2013 - 6:30 pm

I love the Stokke Crusi too since it has the sibling options.

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Christina October 29, 2013 - 7:13 pm

I really like the organic 3 in 1 baby carrier.

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Melondy B October 29, 2013 - 7:32 pm

My favorite stokke product would be the Crusi. All of Stokke products are amazing!!!!

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Melinda Stephens October 29, 2013 - 8:18 pm

I love the Tripp Trapp.

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jacylann nix October 29, 2013 - 8:30 pm

i love love the tripp trapp

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Tamar October 29, 2013 - 8:54 pm

I like the Sleepi.

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TawndaM October 29, 2013 - 10:52 pm Reply
Tina M October 30, 2013 - 12:12 am

i like the Tripp Trapp chair

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Brooke T October 30, 2013 - 3:01 am

urban blue and the tripp trapp

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lisa bolduc October 30, 2013 - 7:53 am

i like the Tripp Trapp high chair and the xplory

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julie bolduc October 30, 2013 - 10:29 am

I like the Stokke Sleepi nursery bed.

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julie bolduc October 30, 2013 - 10:29 am

I like the Stokke Sleepi nursery bed.

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Elizabeth P. October 30, 2013 - 11:21 am

I want the Trip Trapp!

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Dianne Hall October 30, 2013 - 12:20 pm

I like the tripp trapp!

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Laura Grace Andry October 30, 2013 - 1:32 pm

I love the idea of the Stokke PramPack! I have the MyCarrier and I love it too!

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Lindsey D. October 30, 2013 - 1:50 pm

I love the Tripp Trapp highchair

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betty wojnar October 30, 2013 - 6:55 pm

I love the bassinet

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Jamie R October 31, 2013 - 5:33 am

My favorites are the xplory and tripp trapp. I love how stokke products are so versatile and are made to grow with the child!

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Ashley C October 31, 2013 - 8:23 am

I like the TrippTrapp in the Walnut Brown
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alaine October 31, 2013 - 9:10 am

I love the Tripp Trapp 🙂

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Erin S October 31, 2013 - 10:47 am

I like the Stokke Dresser.

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Lisa E October 31, 2013 - 11:23 am

i love the tripp trapp chair

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cortney October 31, 2013 - 11:41 am

trippe trappe in black!

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Susan DeVaux October 31, 2013 - 12:29 pm

I like the Black Tripp Trapp

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Susan Chester October 31, 2013 - 2:58 pm

I am crazy about the Stokke Sleep Bed!

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Tara October 31, 2013 - 8:17 pm

I also like their baby carriers.

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Ani November 1, 2013 - 11:47 am

I like the Xplory or the Tripp Trapp.

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Jennifer Astemborski Pierce November 1, 2013 - 1:51 pm

i love the Tripp Trapp® chair

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Mary Diehl November 1, 2013 - 3:22 pm

I love the Stokke® Crusi. I think it would be so great to have.

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1955nurse November 1, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Would love to have the Sleepi crib for the newest member of our Family, due in January…. & the Scoot stroller, too!!!! Thanks for the chance, this was a great review!

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Katrina November 1, 2013 - 6:20 pm

I love the black tripp trap!!!! so cool!

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Milena Jaros November 2, 2013 - 2:36 am

Your little ones are so cute! Great review!

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Natasha Li November 2, 2013 - 9:11 am

I love the stokke !

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Mateja November 2, 2013 - 9:22 am

I like the trippp trapp! But I love this gorgeous stroller <3

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Jennifer Vargas November 2, 2013 - 10:55 am

I love the versatility of the Tripp Trapp

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Nicole U November 2, 2013 - 11:54 am

I would love to have the Tripp Trapp Chair! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

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Laurajj Jacobson November 2, 2013 - 12:21 pm

Oh I really also love the Stokke® Sleepi™ Mini! So precious!

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Lilia Kharabora November 2, 2013 - 2:31 pm

Oh man, love the Tripp Trapp High Chair. I really want one. Really! 😉

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Elvera Kaparchuk November 2, 2013 - 2:43 pm

Loving the Stokke Bassinet!

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tina reynolds November 2, 2013 - 2:54 pm

I just love the really cool design of the Tripp Trapp high chair

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eleanor November 2, 2013 - 3:07 pm

I like the organic 3 in 1 baby carrier

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Loretta November 2, 2013 - 5:27 pm

I need this!

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Vicky S November 2, 2013 - 6:29 pm

Love stokke products.

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everyday woman November 3, 2013 - 3:11 am

Люблю Stokke scoot! Смотрю на колеса на вашей коляске и удивляюсь – у нас протектора вообще не видно))) коляска прошла все возможное бездорожье)))

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Kristina W November 3, 2013 - 10:56 am

l love the Tripp Trapp.

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Rita M November 3, 2013 - 2:07 pm

I like the Stokke® PramPack™ Concept – very nice if you have to travel with a stroller!

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jeni lutz November 3, 2013 - 5:16 pm

I like the Stokke® HandySitt®

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Heather B November 4, 2013 - 9:27 am

love the stokke dresser! I also love the BLUE the scoot comes in!

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Tina November 4, 2013 - 9:55 am

I am in love with the Stokke Sleepi Bed! I just had a baby and I really adore everything Stokke makes!

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Jill Myrick November 4, 2013 - 11:23 am

I love the Stokke Sleepi 3 in 1 Convertible Bed.
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Jayna Endsley November 4, 2013 - 12:23 pm

I would love to try the Tripp Trapp High Chair!

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Daniel M November 4, 2013 - 5:36 pm

I like the Tripp Trapp high chair.

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Paula Michele Hafner November 4, 2013 - 6:33 pm

I like the Stokke Flexi Bath. It would be great for our half bath downstairs.

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Angela Cisco November 5, 2013 - 8:05 am

I like the Stokke Bassinet it is very unique

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Kathy November 5, 2013 - 9:35 am

http://www.stokke.com/en-us/highchair/buy-your-tripp-trapp.aspx I love this in the light wood with cushions

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Stormy November 5, 2013 - 3:22 pm

The Stokke Sleepi is my favorite item!

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Richard Hicks November 5, 2013 - 5:42 pm

would like to have their Stokke® HandySitt®
The portable child seat
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brittney house November 5, 2013 - 6:27 pm

I like the Stokke Sleepi nursery bed.

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Sasha L. November 5, 2013 - 8:29 pm

The Tripp Trapp, I had one as a wee one, and it’s my go to gift for those with new littles!

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Alyshia November 5, 2013 - 9:15 pm

I like the sleepi bed a lot.

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Stephanie Larison November 5, 2013 - 11:26 pm

I like the Stokke® Scoot Softbag

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Beth Klocinski November 6, 2013 - 7:17 am

I like Stokke® MyCarrier

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Lily Kwan November 6, 2013 - 7:34 am

I like the Stokke Dresser.

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Breanne November 6, 2013 - 7:58 am

I like the Tripp Trapp

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Tian A. November 6, 2013 - 8:55 am

I like STokke Tripp Trapp high chair, thank you.

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kim November 6, 2013 - 11:37 am

I love the Stokke® Sleepi™ Bed
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Tom Lester November 6, 2013 - 12:14 pm

The stokke softbag is a very nice product, perfect for comforting babies on the move!

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Joy Q November 6, 2013 - 1:43 pm

I like the Stokke® HandySitt

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lana November 6, 2013 - 4:38 pm

stokke carrier

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Danielle Wood November 6, 2013 - 6:04 pm

I like the nursery bed

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susan smoaks November 6, 2013 - 6:48 pm

i would also love to get the Stokke Tripp Trapp with the Baby Set

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Lisa L November 6, 2013 - 6:56 pm

I would love to have the Stokke HandySitt!

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