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This is not a cheap pram by any stretch of the imagination, but it's currently highly fashionable after Charlotte from Sex and the City had one for her baby.
So, the first and most important question: is it worth the price tag?
Why is pretty simple: it's sturdy, absurdly easy to push, fully adjustable so daddies and mummies can move the handle to a comfortable height without dismantling the whole thing, encourages parent-baby interaction because the baby's high up and facing the parent, keeps the baby out of the way of car fumes and such and is incredibly styling. It comes in a core range of six colours and once you have the frame all the fabric bits come off for easy washing (40 degrees, no more) and can be replaced with a different textile set if you want to change it up a bit.
The one I have is a limited edition beige and it is frankly astonishing how much punishment in the form of spills from my monster roll right off it.
Various packages are available from about £400 to £1000+, depending on what you want. There's a carry cot (not necessary as the seat has a newborn insert but a nice addition), rain covers for cot and seat, foot muff, shopping bag that could hold a medium sized dog, maybe two, a clip to attach a car seat, changing bag, blankets, parasol.... and an all-new pair of add-ons, a toddler board and a cupholder.
The resale value on these is pretty high as well - you can expect to get back most of what you pay for it after one child, after a few have been through it it'll have made back most of its worth and you'll still get a fair amount for it.
If you're not sure about it, try a test push. But only if you can afford to buy it - if you push it and don't buy one you'll have Stokke envy for the rest of your pram-pushing days.
The stokke xplory is a top of the line, high class pram. this is a pricy pram and you must be 100% sure before you spend the £400 plus on this pram. the baby bag/carrycot is an un necesary accesory but is a lovely extra if you have the money. the acrrycot is very small and only usable for the first few months so a lot may not think is worthe the money to have when the seat unit provided with the chassis is also suitable from birth. the stokke xplory is a pram that keeps baby high up away from fumes and shopping bags and also means baby has more eye contact with you which can help with development. folding the chassis takes a bit of getting used to and does beocome very easy to do over time. the chassis can be fully reclined when facing you but not when facing away. the seat unit can be placed in many hights and is great to use as a high chair when out. the shopping bag provided holds a lot of shopping but does wigh the front of the chassis down when full. the handle is fully adjustable and the back wheels can be removed when placing in the boot of the car. their is an adjustable leg rest and the pram is great for older babies/children, remaining easy to push with a toddler in it. this is one of the more expensive prams rangoing from £450 to £1000 new but if you can afford it then treat yourself. its very original looking and not something you will see a lot of like some of the other prams. car seat adapters are available to add graco, mamas and papas or maxi cosi car seats.
The Hauck Speed Sun - Hide N Seek Pooh is a Single Seat Umbrella.