Tuesday, June 11, 2013

STOKKE - CRUSI Sibling pram

So, I can finally show and tell you what sibling pram we decided to go for! It needed to be super smart, small, neat, not too wide (the trams are very narrow in Zürich and try to squeeze a wide double pram through the cashier of a food store - simply not possible). So we needed to find a pram that worked more as a tandem or had some other well thought through solution. I was surprised and very happy to find out that STOKKE has just come out with this marvelous solution for us who need something extraordinary! It might look a little weird considering how they made it possible and it surely had me suspicious from the beginning, but when we "borrowed" a friend's baby and had Alexis trying it together, and we actually saw with our own eyes that it works and works very well - both my man and I were convinced. The STOKKE Crusi sibling pram works with the two children sitting one above each other instead of next to each other, which I find amazingly good! I can't really show you yet on a picture because one of the parts is arriving next week only (look here to see on STOKKE's homepage), but the baby will lay in the cot from the beginning, high up, as newborns are very sensitive to pollution... etc and need eye contact with the parents from the beginning, while Aleixs will sit under the cot in his cosy hideaway. When the baby reaches about six months, they both sit in a similar seat one on top of each other. Alexis' seat will by then be more of a "resting-seat" as he already is much more into running around and walking, but he does get tired and then needs a seat, or also for security reasons where I need him strapped in. When he gets even a little older, we can actually add a stroller board to simply stand on if he prefers, for shorter distances.

What I loved about the STOKKE Xplory that we had before in navy blue, was not only the smart things like being able to use it as a feeding chair in a restaurant, turn it both ways, higher and lower the seat and the handle etc... but also its originality and very unique and stylish design. It's an engineering bijou and is very sturdy and super light. The same is true about the STOKKE Crusi that I chose in the lovely material and colour "black melange", which is some sort of dark grey with hints of white. It looks like a fabric for a well fitted suit and I have to say, it's very stylish too. The pram is also perfect for people who want to buy a pram that,in the future, can accommodate additional parts for a second baby - and like for all STOKKE prams, it's higher then most prams (adjustable though), which I love! It's also a good sign when the children themselves likes it and Alexis first reaction was "Wow Mamma" and his little friend always wants to use the STOKKE, probably for the fact that they sit higher up then in a normal pram for the simple reason that they sit really comfy!

I'll show you later on how it looks with the cot on and the seat for both children. Talk soon!

(silk shirt: Equipment, pregnancy pants: Peek a boo, beautiful silver bracelet: Emma Israelsson & light blue car shoes: Tod's)

30 comments:

  1. your son is adorable

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    1. Thank you! He is as cute in person as he looks!

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  2. You took a very good solution. Aie it's tiring me to imagine two boys full of life but you will manage it wuth courage as usual. You are young happily but you will need exterior help dear Stina.
    Uta

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    1. Phuuuuu, yes Uta, two boys is going to be a lot of job, but hopefully also a tremendous amount of love. Alexis gives me so much love and that gives me a lot of energy!

      Hugs,
      stina

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  3. P.s. Two into restaurants sometimes it's really difficult for guests! We have many problems here with the bad education of the parents leaving running and crying in all parts of restaurants...
    This is the way now to bring babies everywhere but not agreeable for guests! Of course it depends of the parents and it's not your case for sure.
    XXX
    Uta

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    1. Ha, ha, ha Uta. Yes two small kids at a restaurant is not a very good idea for sure!

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  4. Ha ha ha, Uta, do you have a blog, because I'd like to read more from you :)
    Very nice new Stokke stroller Stina. I have a similar one (UPPAbaby which is made in the US, where I live). I'm not sure what that category of strollers is called but they are easy to fold and are very confortable for the babies. My only problem is that they can be quite heavy and they don't become very small once folded. Stina, did you take your previous Stokke with you in the plane (gate check)? Did it get damaged etc.? I'm going to France to visit family this summer and I'm not sure if I should buy a cheap umbrella stroller for the vacation or use my regular UPPAbaby Vista one... What d'ya think?
    Loooooove the new Equipment shirt, love the color. Did you buy it one size up? If not, kuddos to still be able to fit in it!

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    1. Hi Emmitska!

      The Equipment shirt I bought last year, and actually I cans till wear it! I was surprised myself though I took it in size Small. I love these shirts and have them in other colours also.

      The other STOKKE pram is not broken at all, we always put it in a PramPack when we travel which is a special. padded bag fro strollers. Can highly recommend!
      We actually also have a McLaren umbrella pram, but I so prefer the STOKKE because it's nicer to drive, nicer for the kids and more stable. But we use it from time to time, at the moment we have it in the house in South of France.

      I would buy a cheap umbrella pram in your case, just amke sure that your baby can sleep in it during naps or if your going for a late night stroll.

      Best,
      stina

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  5. How nice isn't the silver on your tanned skin Stina???

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    1. I know! Silver and a nice tan goes perfectly well together and this bracelet is so chic! Have you also seen this?
      http://emmaisraelsson.com/shop/bracelets/antique-square-chain-bracelet-2/

      Best,
      stina

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  6. Hej!

    Åhhh vad bra, vi håller precis på att leta syskonvagn och nu känner jag starkt förtroende i den du rekommenderar. Kommer du visa den med syskondelen också så jag får se hur det ser ut? Alexis kommer sitt under eller hur?

    Tack för detta!
    Kram från Anne

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    1. Good morning Anne!

      Yes I will show you the whole setup when it arrives! It's really an amazing mind behind it and you wont minimise your life because of a too large pram or too wide pram. This is the size of a normal pram which mean you can live your life just normal!

      Best,
      stina

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  7. När jag jobbade som au pair hade vi en liknande vagn som ni nu köpt, hur smart som helst när mellanpojken blev trött och också ville sitta i vagnen tillsammans med den yngsta, då slapp vi bråket om att han var för stor för att sitta i vagnen :)

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  8. when is baby coming?

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  9. Stina!!!

    Perfect, now I know exactly what pram to get for our first child, this one seems to be the perfect one considering we can just buy the additional parts when we're expecting the second one which we plan in 2 years or so!!! :)

    Have a lovely day!

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    1. Well good for you! Good luck with everything and you will love the pram!

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  10. vi har redan denna sedan någon månad och jag kan bara skriva under att den är så himla braaaaaaaaa!!!!! mina kompisar kämpar med sina dubbelvagnar och jag glider fram.....ville bara säga det.........

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    1. Ha, ha ... I know. That's why we decided to go for this one!

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  11. Dear Stina, I am choosing between the Stokke Crusi and the Bugaboo Donkey Duo. Can't decide....
    Now I think i will get this one since you will get this one,i trust your opinion! Thank you....

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    1. I think you will find more freedom and less complicated situations with the sTOKKE cruse for sure!!!

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  12. Hejsvejs!

    Är armbanden från Emma I stora eller små i storlek? Vill köpa ett men osäker på storleken då jag har mycket små handleder?! Tacksam för svar!

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    1. ÄLSKAR EMMAS SMYCKEN!!!!!!

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    2. I told Emma that I had small arms and she sent me a perfect size, email her if you have questions!!!

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  13. Hej
    Vilken smart vagn. Har själv en p&t navigator till mina killar men denna verkar ännu bättre
    Lycka till med allt!

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    1. I don't know your pram, but this is excellent for sure and so easy to use!

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  14. Stina If you have to choose for single baby stroler , which one it will be Stooke Xplory or Stooke Crusi? Thank u

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    1. The best looking is the Xplori, but If you're eventually will have a second child, Crusi.

      Good Luck!

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