A child psychologist once told me that it's best to do baby wearing than to use a stroller for your little one. It is said, that there is a psychological effect and babies who are are carried, grows up more confident than babies who were always placed on the stroller. For reasons that baby wearing makes you and the baby closer together, and since your child is placed on a higher position, she sees or views the world more confidently. While babies who used strollers more often, grows up more shy since they are placed at a really low position. Makes sense right?
I would've love to carry my son all the time but that just isn't the case for us. Firstly, this momma weighs only 45kgs. and with mild scoliosis, which makes me need a break from time to time. The first few weeks with me carrying my newborn, I had accidentally twice dropped my baby (good thing I dropped him on the bed!) which made me drown with so much mom guilt for days! So in my mind, there was no way I can carry my baby the whole time I'm out with my son.
I shared my frustrations to a mom friend who told me about such strollers that can raise your child higher, promoting interaction between you and your baby. Most of these high strollers has 3 parent facing positions which makes you and your baby feel closer together: sleep, rest and active, and still the basic 2 forward facing positions: rest and active.
This lead me to research and had narrowed it down to these two brands: STOKKE XPLORY and MIMA XARI.
The Mima Xari
Parent-Child facing position making me and my little one feel closer together
Here's a more in depth review of the mima xari - <link>https://www.fit2bmom.com/kids/stroller/mima-xari-review/</link>
The Stokke Xplory
A photo of the Stokke Xplory with mom and baby interaction
One of the things I love about these high strollers is the fact that it can be used as a highchair especially when eating outside! Less worry for the germaphobe mom in me with those restaurant high chairs.
Is this pram for everyone? For sure not. I guess, the checklist on finding the best fitted stroller varies from person to person. But with me, mostly everything that there is to love about these high strollers were just right on spot. It's definitely one of the most stylish stroller's out there in the market yet doesn't compromise my baby's comfort and safety. I personally love the high seat idea, making a better, closer interaction with my baby boy.