If you are looking for a tiny and lightweight stroller the Babyzen YoYo+ is just the one for you. Its unique design makes it stand out, and it has been reported to provide a good journey for city dwellers and travellers.
For this article, I will be going over the single Babyzen YoYo+ stroller, detailing the pros and pointing out the cons.
I will also compare it with the original Babayzen YoYo, and also with another lightweight stroller from another brand.
Let’s see what makes this stroller popular until this day.
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- Suitable from 6 months up to 18kg.
- One-hand folding after folding the handle (Can be done pretty quick).
- Multiple reclining positions.
- 5 point harness.
- Medium size canopy. (Extendable and UPF50+).
- Shoulder straps to carry with.
- Medium size basket.
- Armrest to carry downstairs.
- All suspension on 4 wheels with soft drive. (On even grounds).
- Fabrics are removable and washable.
- A net pocket behind the seat.
- Travel system convertible (Newborn pack and car seat).
- Additional Accessories.
- Babyzen 0+ stroller.
- Travel bag.
- Rain cover.
Babyzen YoYo+ Stroller Review.
Product: Babyzen YoYo 0+.
Size of the Product: Open dimensions: L86cm × W44cm × H106cm. Folded dimensions: L52cm × W44cm × H18cm. (Weight: 6.2kg).
Handle height: 106cm.
My Rating: 8.5/10.
As you can see the stroller is also perfect for your toddler to use. Because of the lightweight and its narrow built design using it in all places is possible.
Babyzen presents a lightweight buggy with multiple colours. You can have grey, blue, red, orange, etc. Colours that are perfect for the city.
Suitable from 6 months your baby can seat on the multiple reclining seat with comfort. There’s a strap at the back to recline the seat which does take two hands reported by a mum.
Although the seat is slim and tiny you can still fit your 3-year-old in there, hence it being suitable for up to 18kg.
That’s around 3 and a half years for an average toddler. By this time some toddlers are done with the stroller, so the YoYo+ can be the only buggy you will need.
With soft fabrics to seat on your little one will want to spend time there.
The seat also offers a 5 point harness system with chest pads, and a push-button to release the harness.
Keeping the harness covered will protect it.
Behind the seat, you can find a net pocket. In there you can store the rain cover or other personal things.
A very useful feature to use if you are lazy going out with your bag.
When looking at the canopy it does look tiny but it’s quite good for your younger baby.
It’s an extendable canopy with UPF50 keeping water and sunlight away reported by the manufacturers.
Its materials just like the seats are removable and washable.
A 106cm height handlebar is quite noticeable when using the newborn pack or the car seat.
It’s not the same with the seat though, but the height is very good for an average height of many parents.
It suits their height which makes it easier to push. The handle is covered with foam material, and the only pro is it’s soft to grab.
If you want to fold the stroller it begins with you folding the handlebar, and this requires two hands.
After that is just one hand and you can do it while carrying either your baby or something else. ( I doubt it’s your toddler).
When folded is very compact at L52cm × W44cm × H18cm making it one of the compact strollers out there.
Many airlines accept Babyzen Yoyo strollers in their cabins, so if you travel a lot then this suits you.
It, not only fits there but public transport, the boot of a car, passenger seat or in a tiny corner in your house.
When you are even visiting your favourite restaurant you can just fold it and place it near your seat.
Do you live in a flat? Well, if you do without a lift then it has straps to carry it with. Not only that but also armrest if you can’t use your shoulders.
Given that it weighs only 6.2kg it won’t be hard to carry around. If you are in a stroll and your toddler wants to walk you can easily fold it and carry it.
If it was a heavy and bulky stroller this would have been a nightmare. This is one of the reasons why many parents prefer lightweight strollers.
Wheels and Basket.
All suspension on all 4 wheels which is good. It also comes with a so-called soft drive which makes it even smoother when pushing.
It adjusts to the surface you are using it on, but only on even grounds. A mum reported pushing it with one hand and steering it around very easily.
Which again, makes it perfect for the city.
The tyres are small and manageable. You have a flip flop brake on the right side of the wheels. It’s easy to use with your feet.
The basket is not large but it does carry some groceries and it’s reachable both from the front and back.
Babyzen YoYo+: Accessories
Newborn Pack and Car Seat.
Babyzen YoYo+ can be a 2in1 or a 3in1 travel system which is a big improvement from the previous model and this also means you can use it straight from birth.
The newborn pack is suitable from birth up to 6 months and it will provide a place for your baby to lie completely flat.
It’s seen to be very tiny, a mum from madeformums has reported suiting her baby and it’s rather comfy.
You also have a car seat. You can buy the Babyzen car seat by BeSafe or buy car seats from these brands, Nuna, Cybex and Maxi Cosi.
I did a list of top-rated car seats which car seats from these brands are included. View car seat reviews here.
Buggy Board + Additional Accessories.
One of the good things about this stroller is that it’s suitable with a buggy board. This means you can use it for two children of different ages.
The board can be used from 2 years upwards which allows your baby to use the stroller at the same time.
You will end up saving money and some boards allow your child to sit so they are safe.
Other additional accessories are:
- Adapters for the car seats.
- Changing bag.
- It’s quite expensive for a single stroller.
- As with all lightweight strollers, it can be a bit tiny and flimsy for newborns (Some parents have reported not to prefer this).
- The handle does not adjust and it can be a bit hard for shorter parents. Covered with foam can get it damaged easily.
- Straps are not the best way to adjust a seat and one mum reported it to be a bit difficult when adjusting the seat, and especially with your child on board.
- Although the canopy is good it has been reported to not fully provide sunshade.
- The size of the seat can be a problem for some overweight children.
- Not all-terrain wheels.
- Wheels are not swivelled either.
- When using the newborn pack the basket and the brake is not easy to reach.
- “A tiny basket which can’t hold a big changing bag and you can’t hang it on the handle given its design” is A statement from a mum. This means you will need a backpack.
- Despite been reported to fold with one hand, it’s not entirely true. You do need to fold down the handle first, and as I mentioned above that takes two hands to do.
- Only forward-facing.
- Does not have a bumper bar.
Babyzen YoYo vs Babyzen YoYo+.
When the original Babyzen YoYo came parents loved it and then the update came, so parents went for it because of a few reasons.
One of the reasons is that the original Babyzen YoYo is not a travel system convertible, which makes it not really suitable for newborns.
Did you know that the Babyzen YoYo+ is the first travel system that’s able to fit in an aeroplanes cabinet? Which made it popular when it came out.
Nowadays many parents would use travel system convertible strollers, so this update it’s major.
Its weight limit is more than the previous model and the seat can be adjustable. After folding the handle you can fold this one with one hand.
Other than that when looking at the design is the same. Both folds and unfolds are the same and dimensions are the same.
Both are lightweight and easy to carry. The wheels and basket have the same size. You won’t notice that much when you only look at the stroller itself.
However, the Babyzen YoYo+ is still much better.
Babyzen YoYo+ vs Bugaboo Bee 5.
Often compared with the Bugaboo Bee 5 because of the nature of these light buggies. How well will it do with the Bee 5?
Bugaboo is also one of the top leading brands and their strollers are known to have quality but also for their expensive nature. It rivals the Babyzen brand.
Let’s first see the similarities they share, and these are:
- Travel system convertible.
- Suitable from 6 months.
- Folded with one hand (Sort off).
- Aluminium light frame.
- Sun canopy.
- A sizeable basket underneath.
- All-wheel suspension.
- 5 point harness system.
- Adjustable seat.
- The handlebar is not adjustable.
- Both don’t have bumper bars.
It does look like I covered many parts if not all but some remains uncovered. The Bugaboo Bee 5 has an adjustable legrest and it’s both rear and forward-facing.
It suits toddlers even more. It’s however more expensive and heavier at around 8kg+.
When looking at the Babyzen YoYo+ it has an extendable and UPF50+ canopy, armrest and shoulder straps to carry with, offers a soft drive and lastly a net pocket.
One of the most important differences is that the YoYo+ offers an extremely compact fold to travel with and it has a higher height on the handle which is perfect for taller parents.
When analysing both you can see that both are good and I will therefore put both first place. However, the Babyzen+ price and weight will make many prefer it.
If you are a traveller or live in the city then the Babyzen stroller is the one.
Although not the best lightweight stroller out there it’s still good for many. Having it will make life easier when using public transport or travelling abroad.
If you love to visit different terrains then this one is not for you as the wheels will make it very hard to push on uneven grounds.
The Babyzen YoYo+ stroller is for a simple urban lifestyle and is also made easy for those with tiny spaces.
What are your thoughts on this one? Is it suitable for your lifestyle?