Some of you might know that I settled on getting a Stokke Scoot for Penny.
I’d deliberated between getting a double stroller to carry both kids, a single stroller for Penny, or buying a new pink canopy for the Bugaboo Bee and letting Penny ride in it.
Me and my Bee.
- Double stroller – just too damn heavy. Besides, Fighter usually hates being in any stroller or cart so it would just be a waste of space.
- Keeping the Bee for Penny – what if one day Fighter wants to sit in his stroller again?
- New single stroller – best option
So I settled on the Stokke Scoot! One key factor was that it comes in pale pink hahahaha. The one I got is a limited edition one though; there are two versions – pale pink or dusty blue with polka dots. Obviously I chose the pink one.
I’ve been using it for a month or so now and here’s my review on it. Note: Not a stroller expert so Imma compare it to the only other stroller I know, the Bee.
Fresh from the
So this is what it basically looks like from the front.
Sizewise, the Scoot is quite large for a lightweight stroller, bigger than the Bee. But that actually makes it feel more stable. I don’t know the exact weight but it feels heavier than the Bee as well. Bad cos I have no muscles and therefore prefer lighter models but good because the stroller feels tough and stable.
When you fold it up, it comes off in two.
I actually find the Scoot a lot easier to fold. There are two big buttons to push on the side to unlock the seat and they are easily accessible and don’t require a lot of effort to press.
[pic of chassis lock]
To fold the chassis, simply push the button to the front, squeeze the whole button down, and the chassis swings close. In theory this is very easy but as I am a muscle-less flabby person, I find this quite hard to do. I also found the Bee hard to close initially but after prolonged use, the movements got smoother so I expect the Scoot to be the same.
When folded, the Scoot takes up more space than the Bee because it comes in two pieces.
The seat fits two ways – parent facing and front facing. And both ways, there are three positions available – Sleep, Rest and Active.
This is the seat raised up to Active mode.
I love how easy it is to adjust – you actually change positions by buckling two different length straps which will hold the back of the seat up to whatever position you want.
The handle is adjustable with three rotatable positions to suit different heights! Just press the button on the handle to adjust. It also folds up completely for easier storage.
Another thing I like is the huge canopy! When Penny is asleep there it completely shades her from any light hitting her face and I hope it partially blocks out some sound too hahaha. There’s also little net cutouts on the side so she gets fresh air in and can look out if she wants.
If you don’t want the canopy, you can push it back somewhere in between or all the way (like this).
Storage basket underneath is pretty spacious. It also comes in a standard squarish shape which can take more things. Very easy to put things in from the back (where I stand), as opposed to having to go to the front to put stuff into the basket.
In comparison, the Bee’s basket is rounded which looks cute but may not be as efficient for storing things.
Harness is adjustable for two different heights. When baby gets bigger, simply push the harness straps through a higher set of slits on the seat to accomodate a longer child.
The big button on the harness lock makes it easy to unsnap too. I hate it when kids’ seatbelt straps have to be ‘locked’ together first before you can insert it into the buckle (which is what our car seat does). This one (and the Bee)’s straps can be buckled separately making it a lot easier to strap in a squirming child.
Another thing that is missing from the Bee but that the Scoot has is the leg rest! Never gave it much thought but if I were a kid, a leg rest would be nice to have. Hahaha.
Scoot tires feel big and… bouncy? Haha. I imagine they absorb shock quite well and because they’re quite big, I feel safe running it over small steps or uneven floors.
OK here’s my verdict. My verdict is… I like both the Scoot and the Bee equally much. Hahahaha. *diplomatic
Both are lightweight models which is what I prefer. I like bringing both out with me but there are some differences. You can use them to figure out which stroller is right for you and your family.
Like I mentioned earlier, the Bee feels lighter, and therefore easier to cart around. However, the Scoot definitely feels more stable and secure due to the extra weight.
Sorry, Scoot. Bee wins this one hands down. The Scoot delivers a decent performance when it comes to pushing it and maneuvering it around corners. But Bugaboo makers have perfected the technology behind its movement and rolling. The Bee just rolls like a dream; I can push it with one hand and still retain full control of it without feeling like it’s going to roll away from me. Unfortunately, after a while of pushing the Scoot with a baby inside, my arms start to tire a little.
Storage goes to the Scoot. The shape of the basket underneath allows us to fit more stuff in it, and it’s easily accessible from all sides. As for the Bee, I find myself having to move to the front of the stroller to stuff things into the basket.
It’s possible that Stokke used a lighter canvas material on the seat to reduce weight but because of that, the Bee’s thicker fabric feels more high quality, like it could go through a war and still come out intact and comfy.
Despite the lightweight fabric used, the structure of the Scoot makes it feel like I could drop it from the third floor and it would be okay. The Bee feels more fragile for some reason.
This is purely personal and the Scoot with their limited edition pink polka dot seat and canopy put up a good fight. Hahahaha. But I still love the quirky looking Bee with the rounded spindly legs (it really does look like a bug!)
The rounded shape of the Scoot makes it more comfortable, sorry Bee. The Bee’s seat is flattish and while it’s okay for bigger babies and toddlers, young babies probably feel more secure in the “cocoon” of the Scoot.
Penny definitely thinks so! She sleeps very well in it – half an hour at a time which is amazing for her wtf.
That said, Fighter slouches whenever he’s propped up in the Bee which makes me think the Bee really isn’t that comfy for toddlers after all.
Also the Scoot comes with the leg rest which probably contributes to the comfort factor.