When it comes to strollers, it is really hard to find one that will work with a newborn. The Stokke Scoot will do that. It is a compact city stroller that can be used from Newborns to 35 pounds. It has lockable swivel wheels as well as a peek-a-boo canopy that has UPF 50+ as well as ventilation on the top and sides. It also has a really nice adjustable rotation handlebar. The seat will work in different ways but in 3 positions. You can lay it flat for napping and there is an adjustable footrest. The tires on it are large and foam filled that has built in suspension that will not puncture. It also comes with a shopping basket that you can get to from all sides. You can also use it with the travel system with Nuna Pipa without having to get those pesky adapters. But, it does offer adapters for Chicco, Maxi-Cosi, Cybex, Nuna, and Peg Perego. The Scoot does come with the seat, chassis, hood with visor, harness protector, rain cover and a mosquito net. The seat is machine washable and the canopy and visor are hand wash only.
When it comes to how easy it is to use, it is a bit hard. It isn’t super difficult, but it isn’t super easy either. It is at the right balance of I think I know what I am doing and I think I need to read the manual to figure this out. The storage basket is great. It is large enough for my huge diaper bag, my purse, and some things I buy while out. I can get to what I need from all sides, but according to the manual it will only hold up to 4.4 pounds. I know that my diaper bag weighs at least twice that and it carries it just fine.
The Scoot has a nice sunshade that keeps my little on shaded. My baby is quite light skinned and burning during the summer is one thing I do worry about, so I always look for strollers that have ample shading for our walks. The sunshade is only medium in size, but because it has extra ventilation, you can unzip the sides to allow for ventilation as well as extending the canopy. This also works as the peek-a-boo window, but it isn’t the traditional moveable flap.
When it comes to maneuvering it, carpet isn’t its friend. But it does really great on rough terrain and handles curbs really well. I manage to go through tight spaces with ease. It even takes the stairs easier than other models, or so my husband says. He is the stair master of all strollers. He stated that the handle flexes a bit and it can be a bit bouncy coming down the stairs.
When it comes to safety it is one of the top of line models. There is little chance of back tipping if your little one moves too far up in the seat while in the recline position.
The only downside that I have for this model is that there isn’t a parent console, additional storage, or child tray. This is only because the competition has storage bins that are holding up to 20 pounds, which is great for city trips, especially the ones where you are shopping.
The stroller does have 3 reclining positions that will take both hands to use. Instead of your usual one handed recline. You will have to unclip the buckles on each side to recline this model. It can be a bit frustrating but once you are used to it, it isn’t a problem.
For being a simple stroller, the Stokke Scoot was a little difficult to get together, but it has been more sturdy than other models. You can have your little one face you or face the world. Not only is it a nice looking stroller. Like I stated before, the only issue I have with the Scoot is the lack of storage. I really love Stokke products, you should check out my review of the Stokke Xplory.
You can find out more about the brand at their home page – https://www.stokke.com.