Babyzen YoYo Stroller | A Review

Babyzen YoYo Stroller | A Review

We’ve been a family of 5 for 15 months now and manage holidays and weekend breaks just fine, cramming everything into our Ford C-Max which I innocently presumed would be ample enough to accommodate a teenager, tween and baby, and it has until recently. I say recently as we always took the roof box and that, along with the boot space, was just fine.

Fine, when you don’t factor in a dog and fine when you have roof bars which are in full working order. That fine turned to panic when we realised a week or so before heading off to Atlantic Reach in Newquay that we had no dog sitter and no roof box! Squeezing our pushchair into the limited boot space was never an option and a weekend of baby wearing was on the horizon but given that we planned to visit The Eden Project, that was not going to fun given the rainforest biome we wanted to explore.

Then I did what many others have done before me, I #askedTwitter for a pushchair recommendation for a super small stroller which didn’t compromise on style or comfort, could be reclined, a dream to push and would happily hold a 15 month old and a changing bag. Twitter replied with The Babyzen YoYo , (I knew it wouldn’t fail me!) I am always more trusting of a good old recommendation straight from the horses mouse and when several people recommending the YoYo by Babyzen   I knew it was sure to be perfect.

 

Boasting a compact size of 52 x 44 x 18 cms when folded (which is also complies with the cabin allowance on a aeroplane), it’s light enough at only 5kg to carry on your shoulder. It arrived in 2 slim boxes and took all of 30 minutes to put together with the well illustrated instructions. The main stroller compartment comes complete so it was just a case of working out how to unfold it, then attaching the padded seat cover with the velcro and elasticated tags. I like that you can completely remove the seat to change colours or replace if stained or damaged. The hood was a case of threading the support wires through, slotting in and securing the elasticated ties. It really was that simple!

On our first trip out, The Husband, Tween and I argued over who would push, (Tween won, no one argues with him)  it glided through the narrow streets of Sidmouth and I noticed there wasn’t an issue of the swivel wheels locking which I’ve had with some strollers. Toddler sat in it very happily too, looking comfortable and ample enough for an older baby / toddler. It’s designed from 6 months plus and has a fully controllable recline where you aren’t confined to only a couple of positions.

A detailed review of Babyzen Yoyo stroller, a compact and light weight pushchair

The padded seat wraps around the seat base adding to the comfort and no rubbing the back of his legs and extends right up to his back and it’s made of a material which didn’t make him too hot. I particularly liked the full hood which was perfect for protecting him from the mid day sun (we had sun, YES, in England and it was a bank holiday, Double yes!)A detailed review of super compact and lightweight Babyzen YoYo stroller

Not thinking too much about the shopping basket, it soon became apparent just how much we could cram in there when we didn’t want to carry our coats. With the front and back loading access being one of my favourite features, I’m guessing the small hole in the bottle serves as a drain for when you get the inevitable drinks bottle spill, keeping it clean (unlike the bottom of my Quinny Buzz who’s shopping basket is the bain of my life.)

A detailed review if the Babyzen Yoyo stroller, a light weight and compact pushchair

Being on holiday in England, we did have the inevitable shower which gave us a chance to put the rain cover to test. It comes in its own bag, as does the whole stroller, and fits on with velcro, although a little fiddly at first, it means that it’s secure and the extra support which holds it away from your baby’s legs gives them plenty of breathing space, great for little ones who hate having the rain cover on.

The structured rain cover for the Babyzen Yoyo stroller which folds away into it's only handy bag.

The final features I loved (this little buggy is packed with them!) is the viewing window in the roof which is at the right angle to see right in, adding a seat liner is super quick and easy thanks to the clips, I’ve had pushchairs in the past which have been so hard to undo the straps I’ve never put the liner in properly.

a detailed review of the Yoyo by Babyzen stroller

There’s also a handy mobile/purse/keys pocket on the back on the seat and the fact that once folded up, you can keep it in its own bag and carry over your shoulder using the straps which are hidden away underneath. And last but not least, it pops open using only one hand so no problem holding a baby and getting it out of the car.

Yoyo Babyzen stroller adjustable backrest and pocket just one of the features of this compact and light weight stroller

Phew!

Seriously, I really tried to find something which bugged me but it was impossible, I pondered over the idea of having an adjustable handle height but as it was comfortable for an 11 year old, 15 year old, me and my husband how can I justify needing one? And maybe the straps were a little fiddly, but I’m guessing with time I’d get use to it.

Yoyo Babyzen stroller folded size

 

 

 

A detailed review of the Yoyo by Babyzen a compact and light weight pushchair.

Disclaimer

I was loaned a Babyzen YoYo stroller for this review, all opinions are entirely my own and I will be really sad handing it back!

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32 Comments

  1. 4th September 2015 / 9:21 am

    Wow this pushchair looks absolutely awesome!! Can’t believe how light it is! That would real lucky be a perfect holiday pushchair!
    It’s really nice looking too!
    #twinklytuesday

  2. 4th September 2015 / 9:33 am

    Wow that looks so lovely and pretty awesome all folded down. I’m only 5 ft and am forever looking at small compact strollers. I’m considering the city lite jogger for our new arrival!

    • 4th September 2015 / 8:22 pm

      It s just perfect to keep in the car and I’ll be putting it to the test on a train soon, going to be much easier boarding on off being able to throw it over my shoulder.

  3. 4th September 2015 / 10:40 am

    Oh how sad you have to give it back! I haven’t heard of these yoyo strollers before but I’m very impressed with what I’m seeing! Love how compact it can get & it’s carrier bag. Plus, the rain cover looks nice & roomy, I like the support piece that sticks out in the middle to give some extra room. Our rain cover has been kicked so many times, it’s hanging on my a thread now. Lovely review with great photos #picknmix

    • 4th September 2015 / 8:25 pm

      I know what you mean about the rain cover thing. My Quinny has lost all its velcro from being kicked. It is so awesome seeing how small it folds down and easy to carry around without getting trashed.

  4. Justina
    4th September 2015 / 12:42 pm

    Looks like a lovely stroller! Might get it when my baby is a bit bigger!

    • 4th September 2015 / 8:28 pm

      I can thoroughly recommend it. It’s great to keep in the car or at home as it doesn’t take up much room.

  5. 4th September 2015 / 1:51 pm

    I’ve heard about these strollers before! I remember taking my LO on a plane and really didn’t want the expensive Bugaboo to be chucked around by the baggage handlers – this would have been perfect back then.

    • 4th September 2015 / 8:31 pm

      I know what you mean, you don’t want to be stuck with a cheap uncomfortable one all holiday but knowing it will take s battering it’s you off taking a decent one. Being able to keep this with you all the time is perfect.

  6. 4th September 2015 / 9:02 pm

    What a fantastic review – you’ve totally sold it! We have a stroller, but if we didnt i would defo be looking at this one! Thanks for sharing! Suz x Beauisblue.com

    • 4th September 2015 / 9:30 pm

      Ha, glad you can see the pros I’ve found. I tried really hard to make it a balanced review but I can’t find anything I don’t like considering it’s marketed as a light weight compact stroller, especially as it’s so feature packed!

  7. 5th September 2015 / 11:42 am

    What a fabulous looking pushchair. You would think that after all these years the designers would not be able to come up with anything new – but it seems they do! Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

    • 6th September 2015 / 2:14 pm

      I know, I think back to my first one all those years ago and how much they’ve come along.

  8. 5th September 2015 / 8:05 pm

    I love the look of this buggy. We have the same issue with boot space and children. When we have the boot seats up in the Zafira our boot space is tiny. We bought a well known small buggy and we aren’t impressed with it, so I’m on the look out for a better one. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix

    • 6th September 2015 / 2:16 pm

      That’s the problem with the 7 seaters isn’t it. This would easily fit in the back and I like that it has its own bag so doesn’t get trashed.

  9. 8th September 2015 / 8:15 am

    this is one of those pushchairs that I always wanted to try,!!! love the fold #triedtested

    • 8th September 2015 / 8:35 am

      It’s amazing how featured packed it is yet folds up so small. My son loves it too.

  10. 8th September 2015 / 10:35 am

    That looks fantastic! I like how small that it folds. Just what you need to

  11. 8th September 2015 / 2:10 pm

    These BabyZen YoYo strollers are amazing! I’ve bought one for my daughter and used it almost every day since she turned 6 months old, we love it. I’d even go as far to say it’s the best buggy to use for travelling on the market. We’ve had it on the train, carried on in planes, folded super flat in the boot of my car, walking to do the school run etc. It’s so versatile and easy to push I’ve never looked back. Highly recommend and well worth the price tag 🙂 #TriedTested

    • 8th September 2015 / 11:11 pm

      That’s do fantastic to hear, I knew I wouldn’t be alone in thinking how amazing they are considering the size and weight

  12. 9th September 2015 / 11:03 am

    We’ve loaned the BabyZen YoYo before as well and really liked it. Super compact and easy to fold / open. A little pricey for my liking though, particularly as it is only forward facing, had few problems with the straps etc.

    • 9th September 2015 / 7:00 pm

      We’ve not encountered any problems yet, although I do find the straps fiddly to get in but I think that’s just a rookie error. The price is a little high but I think it reflects the design and features. As a second pushchair though I can see where your coming from.

  13. 9th September 2015 / 11:04 am

    The fold on this pushchair is amazing, you would never believe it could be so small! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

    • 9th September 2015 / 6:57 pm

      It’s great isn’t it. And light enough to throw over your shoulder to carry around too

  14. 9th September 2015 / 8:53 pm

    I’ve heard such good things about this pushchair, I love that there has been some real thought put into the design of the pushchair as well as the folding mechanism #TriedTested

    • 10th September 2015 / 8:24 pm

      It was the features which blew me away, there are a few niggles which I highlighted but then there’s always going to be that with every pushchair.

  15. 10th September 2015 / 8:04 pm

    I’ve heard so many good things about the babyzen – as a family of five + dog ourselves I’m definitely feeling your pain space wise!
    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

  16. Julie
    20th March 2016 / 6:55 am

    Hi there! Many thanks for your review. I’m so going to buy it 🙂 Brief question, where did you find the off-White hood?

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