Chic moms at the playground want to be the trendsetters of baby paraphernalia. You can spot them — the Orbit pushing, latte sipping, couture wearing mamas. They try all of the latest, but not always greatest, baby products and then report back to their entourage on the "must haves" and "steer clears." Check out my slideshow of some of the cool products that I wouldn't recommend and why.
If Jane Jetson was your role model growing up, the Stokke Xplory ($1200) may be for you. Though the Orbit Baby title probably suits the space lady better, the Xplory is a suitable choice for the futuristic fashionista.
The innovative design allows parents to push their tots at a higher level via telescoping capabilities, or lower depending on preference, making it less of a back bender for the pusher and a better view for the babe. And, common to many other brands, the Xplory allows for forward or rear-facing positioning.