A beautiful pram, which was also praised by strangers on the street, but as a pushchair, not the best
- Large, spacious bassinet
- ample basket space
- large, inflatable rear wheels with excellent suspension allowed us to go over anything
- no need for adapters (bassinet, seat unit, car seat) 👍
- our one (bought 2016) had a bad canopy, imo
- not enough space, compared to other strollers we owned
Our review is divided into two parts, first about the bassinet and car seat and the second about the seat.
About the bassinet, I admit, we could not have chosen better. Stable, and at the same time relatively light chassis with a large shopping basket. Attaching the car seat or the bassinet directly to the frame without the need for adapters... and the bassinet is one of the largest on the market. The son was still using it even when wearing the size 74/80 plus cosytoes inside.
It's a pity that the seat unit is not as good. We tried it for two days and bought another stroller after that. The biggest disadvantage for me was that when my son was lying, the roof on the side of the stroller did not completely cover him (there were these 'cracks' through which the wind was blowing in during a nap...). We rather went home. The canopy of the newer models seems better, however, so this problem was already been solved, I believe.
For me, a beautiful pram, which was also praised by strangers on the street, but as a pushchair, not the best.
- Easy to push, even with one hand
- Easy to fold and compact
- The suspension is soft and almost rockable
- Large nappy bag
- Spacious bassinet with inclining function
- Accessories included
- Seat reclines fully
- Great price
- Seat unit's canopy
- Noisy front wheels
- Seat unit's canopy
- Noisy front wheels
We were stroller system-hunting for a long time, and this was the only model that I liked - and also my husband liked. The only one to not rattle in my hands already in the shop. We walked many, many miles with it, and used it for both of our children, and now I decided to write a review of it for those undecided parents.
The one-handed pushing was a decisive factor for us - just as the easy folding and the low weight were. The large changing bag and basket (compared to other systems) combined with the small footprint fitting into our small elevator are also great advantages... and the carrycot is so spacious! We had one of our children in it for about 9 months.
Everything can be washed - after a few tries, the removal of the fabrics will take you only a few minutes. The color stays - it didn't fade even after multiple washing. The upholstery is secured with studs in some places, and some of the studs are very stiff to click together (or apart)...
The frame is very easy to fold - and you don't need to click the seat off to fold it. The front wheels are not inflatable, and they get noisy on uneven terrain. After some time, it annoyed me, but my kids didn't mind at all. You can lock them not to swivel, which was a nice thing to do when you leave the pram on your balcony to get your child to sleep - but even more so in the snow. Then, it's priceless. The suspension is good enough - even for rocking your baby. The brake works so that you need to step on the red pedal on the right side to activate it and to step on the left green pedal to release it. Not always it clicks into the wheel, so you have to be careful to check if you used the brake properly, and the pram is stopped. Those rear inflatable wheels are excellent, however, and you can remove them easily to make more space in your trunk. We have stairs in your building, and I was getting the pram over them on those rear wheels even with the baby inside - and it held up well.
The carrycot is long, spacious, and with inclinable backrest inside. That was great when the baby got sick or suffered from reflux. The incline is operated with this lever, which takes a little bit of practice, but when you get it in your hand, it' easy enough. The canopy works just fine - I just minded the fact that after washing the fabric, I couldn't fit the rod well enough to be as proper-looking as before. To take it out, I had to use a knife - it's impossible otherwise, and the same goes for the basket and seat canopy. The carrycot apron has this flap that you lift in case of wind to protect the baby - the system was rather simple - I'd say "dumb", but it worked ok, so whatever. The clicking on the chassis was easy and very secure, in my opinion - it holds in 4 points, which is a big plus compared to other systems (they normally only have 2 securing points). No risk of clicking in only one side and the other side falling to the side... always at least one of the two points on each side click in, and you hear it clicking and holding well.
The car seat is basic, and I don't like how the canopy is secured into the base - if you remove it, there are these inesthetic holes. A big advantage is its clicking right on the chassis - no need to buy or search for extra adapters. We mainly used it for our trips to the pediatrician or shops - no need to move the baby out of it.
The seat is comfortable for the baby - and large enough. It adjusts fully and offers a lay-flat position for napping. The canopy is large, but it's not that sturdy - I would reinforce it for sure if I were the manufacturer. The bumper bar is covered in plastic, which is wipe-clean, no need to wash anything. I like that it's not too high up - I mind those that are so there's too much space between them and the seat. You cannot fit a footmuff and the apron at the same time, but it's not needed. The apron is secured with studs; it worked well for us. The rain cover fits the seat as well as the carrycot - no need to buy anything separately. The seat clicks on parent- and forward-facing, but facing the parent, the center of gravity changes, and the push is not as comfortable - and to add to it, when the child is laying, it's not completely horizontal, and it slides down a bit. World-facing, everything is peachy. The harness is very basic - it could be better. A huge plus for me was the upright position of the seat - no angles and half-sitting like other seat units offer.
Overall, an excellent system for good money.
That large bassinet is perfect, but the front wheels rattle quite a bit.
- Large, spacious carrycot
Every mother needs something else. For me, that large carrycot was great to use, but I didn't use the seat unit at all... I found the chassis too heavy, as well.
- Large carrycot
- Backrest adjustment in the carrycot
- Sturdy chassis
- A lot of accessories
- Great storage space
- Washable textiles
- Easy reclining of the seat (and it lays flat)
- Large hoods - carrycot as well as the seat
- Very easy to push, when the sidewalk is in good condition
- So hard to get up even a small curb
- Horrible in snow
- Very hard-to-do clips securing the textiles
- Difficult, two-handed folding and unfolding
- Needs getting used to
We owned the Cam Dinamico Up 2016. It was bought over the net because I didn't have the nerves to pick the perfect stroller system at a reasonable price in a normal shop. But how is it really? Actually, it's quite good, and for a nice price. The carrycot is super large. I was using it for eight months with my son.
The carrycot is really cool. It features backrest adjustment; everything is fully washable. What I actually never did 😂 The backrest positioning is, however, not so easy to do - I felt like I was too weak to do it. And those fastening studs... It was so hard to click it in as it should. It just needs to be used to loosen up a little.
The seat part is not bad. It features a large hood that we, unfortunately, bent when we were putting the stroller in the car. The positioning of the seat unit is a hundred times better, though. The fastening studs are also super hard to do, but the seat textiles can also be washed.
The car seat is quite typical - there is a removable newborn insert. When I put my not even 3kg son in there, he was quite lost in it. We had to put in more padding so that he wouldn't be all twisted. The car seat also features a hood, but not very suitable for older children. It is more straight and easy to remove, but the places where it goes in are kinda sharp - we even ruined one pair of trousers on it :-D
Clicking / unclicking the carrycot, seat part, car seat on and off the chassis is easy, just needs a third hand. On each side there is a button that must be pressed to release. Which, with some practice, I learned to do 😂
The chassis is very sturdy, good quality. But I guess it's not for weaker people. I always thought that a stroller should get up a 2cm curb or a bump on the road just so; however, my fantasy was not right. When it is empty, the getting up a bump is ok and fairly smooth, but once it is loaded with a child, I have to push against the rear wheels to get the front wheels up. I guess I'm too weak to do that. In the snow, it's quite a catastrophe - first, the wheels get completely stuck. My husband, however, did not have problems like this - probably he's just stronger, 🙂 and it's just heavy for me. To fold it is also a struggle, as well as the unfolding. A folded Dinamino Up occupied our entire trunk.
The front-wheel suspension is not for rocking. Probably only to absorb some shocks. The brakes kind of need a certificate to use :-D On each side of the rear wheels, there are two colored thingies. They only need to be pushed down! Not up, no, no! Or you may break them! The red is activating the brake, and when you need to release it, you must press the green one. I always had to think twice about it - because you need it to click in its place (only when it goes in, it really brakes). But you need some practice to do it properly and, hopefully, easily enough. There is storage space in the bottom part. I write storage 'space' because it is no net or bag. It is really solid, no scraping it on the ground. It is so nice to go whipping with this, and it even can be pressed down for better access. The basket is also fully washable.