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I have been a fan of the Phil&Teds brand since I first saw one roll into my check out line when I was a cashier at Target back in 2006. I loved how they had the younger baby sleeping in the newborn position with the toddler on top in the doubles kit…no strangers could easily get at the baby! The next time I saw one it was being used in normal two toddler mode with the doubles kit on the back, blown away again! The tiny footprint just can’t be beat if you like the three wheel stroller look.
Since that time I have owned quite a few of the models and loved different things about each one, but because I am a churner nothing has lasted that long as I need to sell my current ride to try a new one. Well now that it’s been over 10 years of loving Phil&Teds I find myself here again, with a new stroller in my living room. I just had the Phil and Teds Navigator Stroller with Doubles Kit in grey and I LOVED it, but with my luck the break line snapped the third time I took it out of my car so I returned it because even though P&T has AMAZING customer service (Shout out to Megan!) I was having some trouble with the doubles kit attachment and thought the Phil&Teds 2015 Dot Inline Stroller with Second Seat, Graphite might be a better fit, only because it has never flat tires.
The Phil&Teds Dot is adorable, it comes standard with padded grey seat liners. My kids are cray cray so I added some cheap $5 liners I got from eBay in China that I altered slightly with scissors to make the harness lay better. These liners are usually $5 with shipping or less, so I really don’t have much to lose if my kids shred them. Here is one listing for them that is currently live.
I was between the Dot and the Dash, the Dash looks amazing, you can fold it with two seats on it, you can attach the second seat parent facing on the frame with the main seat off…really it seems really cool, but I felt the lower price of the Dot was better for me since we really don’t use the stroller often.
My current two riders are 5 and about 40lbs, and 2 and 38lbs (he is 35 1/8″ tall). My 5 year old loves the top seat and promptly asked to go on a walk, and my 2 year old seems pretty excited about the lower seat, I think he remembers the Nav because he jumped right in. When using the stroller as a double, the basket space is pretty much unusable, so I grabbed a Skip Hop Saddle bag and its Perfect! I have all the accessories for the stroller in there, and I have room for whatever else I could need. It also appears to be insulated!
I also made sure to get my Choopie city grips on the handle bar to keep it safe and clean, and the choopie hooks to carry my shopping bags! I have their seat liner and parent console, but I am using those elsewhere. I will update my post after I get some really good use out of it! But for now, I am very excited!