When Stokke decided to create its first stroller, the aim was to produce a design that gave both parent and child optimal connection. The result was the Stokke Xplory, which has been at the forefront of pushchair innovation ever since
“Any new parent will say that having a baby is like nothing else you’ll ever do in your life,” says beauty blogger and mum of two Liza Prideaux. “Amongst the joy and tiredness, there are moments when you just can’t believe you created this little bundle of joy in front of you. It opens up a whole new world – a world packed with ‘first moments’. From a little smile or coo, to hearing the word ‘mama’, even a first toe-dip in the sea or sight of a snowflake – they are simple, precious moments you can’t buy or force.”
It’s those ‘first’ moments that make the Stokke Xplory so wonderful. The iconic pram is height adjustable, raising little ones higher to promote interaction and eye contact as you explore the world together. Front and rear facing, with a five-point safety harness, adjustable footrest and handle, the Xplory provides an almost endless choice of seating positions to adapt to you and your baby’s ever-changing needs.
Hilde Angelfoss, director of innovation and design at Stokke, says that Stokke’s product DNA is closely connected to its design philosophy – to do what’s in the best interests of the child. “We believe that one of the most important things you can give your child is closeness and eye contact,” she says.
And it’s been scientifically proven that eye contact and closeness is essential for babies, too. “A newborn 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 are stimulated. The best way to do this is through eye contact. This exercise also sets off production of oxytocin, the same hormone that kicks in when you fall in love,” adds Angelfoss.
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