Great pram, great value for money
We have used our Dot for 3 years now and I still think it's a great pram. We regularly add and remove the 2nd seat and it's no big hassle. My toddler happily sits in the bottom and baby in the front seat. Fits in the boot of our car well (we have a small car). The suspension is good and the pram is easy to push. The only complaint I would have is that sometimes when unfolding the pram, one of the seatbelt clips can get stuck in the folding mechanism (meaning you just have to re-fold the pram and then unfold it again).
I also bought the bassin...et attachment (secondhand) which is cute for a newborn but you can't have the second seat on when the bassinet is attached. I've never had a flat tyre with the pram - I think they're foam-filled tyres so they can't get flat. Definitely a good design, I would hate to be changing tyres on a pram! The rain cover for the Dot is a bit weird - it kind of fits but not great. It's usable but doesn't feel like it's completely right. I bought the genuine rain cover from Phil & Teds so I'm not sure what's going on with it. But anyway it's not a dealbreaker.
Purchased in August 2016 at Baby Kingdom.
Great value for money, easy to use, would recommend
We certainly appreciated the Dot buggy we bought around mid-2013 for our firstborn. It's nice and sturdy and has infant flat position for the early months. It's quite easy to manoeuvre and push the pram up those occasional steps (eg.curb on side of road). The wheels provide adequate shock absorption from bumps on footpaths which I only fully appreciated after recently buying a cheap (lighter) stroller just to take our daughter (now 19months) to the local park, which (the cheaper stroller) I found, was so much harder to handle and so much more...bumpy for daughter compared with the Dot Buggy. It's not the lightest pram on the market (otherwise it would cost more?), but I found it was okay, just have to use both hands lifting it in and out of boot of car. but the weight actually was great for stability, so I still at times take daughter to groceries in this pram as there is room in bottom pocket for me to pack few groceries in. My husband certainly appreciates the sturdiness to protect our daughter when she was a newborn. The good compact size helps to fit in small cars. Downside it's probably not the lightest pram/stroller to take on holidays and I'm not sure whether it works well with two children. Overall I would recommend it (especially for first child) :)
phil and teds dot 1yr review
I bought it a year back when we had second new born boy. Other son was about 18 months that time. We had a problem that it cant be use for a newborn and my other son sitting on top seat. There was literally no room for our newborn and we fear he might be bearing our son weight. There is absolutely no room at all. We had to wait about 4-6 months, changed the pram settings till our younger son was placed in a sitting position and there was sufficient room. We started loving it and took it everywhere with us. Its easy to fold and moved in and out ...of your car boot. Couple of problems we faced but are now careful. Avoid taking it for air travel, we had to replace new rear wheel guards, take them off when you are travelling. Careful when pushing off road, Tyres are quite prone to puncture.
Phil and teds navigator
It's a great pram really. The sun cover is very large and the extra zip on sun cover is fantastic!
It's reliable and sturdy. But..... Is very heavy to lift and does take up a heap of boot space. It would be great with more ventilation in bassinet. My bub was using the full seat very early as the bassinet is to narrow. But you have to remember its one of the narrowest prams on the market. Overall it is great you can't have everything I guess :)
Lovely to push, reliable, love the sun shade, and the under basket
It's very heavy and awkward to life into the car, it's not very compact. The baby bassinet is very narrow with no ventilation, way to hot to use in summer.
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Great pram, very narrow and easy to steer
I've been through a number of prams, but love this one. it is very similar in dimensions to the mountain buggy swift but has the bonus of being a double. The pram is easy to switch from front seat with baby in the full recline to the double seat on the back.
narrow, light weight and easy to steer.
things tend to fall out of the basket at the bottom, as it is open at the back. the double seat on front has a fair bit of movement if the safety strap is not completely tightened. instructions are terrible, all in pictures, like the ikea instructions.
Great pram with a few flaws
I purchased the Dot Buggy as I wanted a double pram to take a 2.5 year old and a newborn. My first impression was what a fabulous pram and a fabulous concept. Having never owing a Phil and Teds I thought it would be amazing. I am a little disappointed. Firstly it is very heavy. Having a 4WD and trying to lift the folded pram into the boot is extremely hard. I find mine hard to unfold as it seems to lock quite strongly into place for storage and is hard to undo. I am less than impressed with the reclining system. At a full recline I find...my newborn tends to have his head lower than his feet. He isn't a very tall baby and I find his feet and legs look squashed with the double kit on the front. The recline system also requires many hands to change from recline to upright and vice versa. When to you have the double kit on the back there is no storage as the childs feet use the carry basket at the bottom. I don't like the idea of the plastic back flap. If you don't use the plastic down then there is nothing protecting your baby. With the back flap down I find it gets a little hot for my bub under there. Would be nice to have a mesh option but I suppose that is when you buy the Sunny Days Mesh Cover. As I live where there are plenty of prickles I've had to pay to get my tyres filled as I was forever getting flat tyres. Hard to get used to after not needing to do that with the first pram I owned. There are also many pluses to this pram too. It is very easy to maneuver even with 2 children in it. It's great on the footpath and off road too. Hardly notice the difference. The sun shade onthe front is a great size and so is the one on the double kit. The harnesses are great. Easy to adjust and move when needed. I love the colours avaliable. The inline design is great as if my older child wants to walk I don't have to attach the double kit. If I was pushing a side by side I would always be having an empty seat. Overall I think it's a great pram and I will get a lot of use out of it. Easy to maneuver, easy to push with 2 children in it, easy to adjust harness, very slimline, Terrible reclining system, heavy and awkward to lift when folded, inflatable tyres, no storage when using the double kit on the back,
Good but could be better
I recently purchased a Dot as wanted something more compact and light to replace my much bigger Vibe. I was very excited when I first discovered it and ordered one before it arrived in stores. Having loved everything about my Vibe except for its big and bulky size I was sure I was going to love the Dot even more but unfortunately I didn't have the opportunity to see all its features for myself before it was released so to me there were some definite disadvantages. Overall I'm quite happy with my Dot, the mobility aspect is absolutely great but ...not so much the functionality of some very important features. One of the major flaws for me is the reclining system which is complicated, fiddly and downright annoying. It requires several actions from sitting to sleeping position plus several hands (more than 2) to change it back up especially with a baby in it which honestly I often can't be bothered with. I must say I expected better from Phil & Teds on something like this considering their other buggies have much easier reclining system so why not make them all the same? One obvious positive is that it's also an inline but had I not needed one I probably would have gone with Mountain Buggy Swift. Small, compact that's also an inline, fits everywhere, sturdy and easy to manouver, looks great, roomy and easy to access storage basket, solid footwell which means no more trashy fabric. A little on the heavy side for a pram of that size (but I guess that's due to the strength factor required in an inline), fixed sunhood and no colour options compared to Navigator, a little awkward to fold and unfold and finally TERRIBLE reclining design, requires switching between two fastening combinations, reclining options/lengths in either phase not extensive enough to achieve a mid level recline.
I bought this as I have a second on the way and didn't want a side by side pram. Overall it is light, great sun canopy, doesn't fold as compactly as my old city mini but still does the job. Straps r easy to adjust and it reclines fully flat which is great for newborns. Handles well, big wheel at front can have a mind if it's own at times, I'm stil getting used to that coming from a 4 wheel pram. Pockets in canopy are great as with the double kit has no other storage. Break is easy to use, cleans up well. Overall I'm happy with it, price could be a bit better though.
Lightweight, great sun canopy
Not as compact to fold, front wheel can have z mind if it's own at times
|Category||Double Prams & Strollers and 3-Wheel Prams & Strollers|
|Seating Type||Single and Tandem|
|Suitable Age||0+ months|
|Max User Weight||20 kg|
|Bassinet Compatible||Yes (Sold Separately)|
|Capsule Compatible||Yes, with addition of adapters|
|Features||Arm Bar, Height-Adjustable Handle, Locking Front Wheels and Under-seat Storage|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Folded Dimensions||30 x 59 x 80 cm|
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