The Babyzen YoYo is an amazing lightweight stroller that folds into the smallest package I’ve EVER seen and I’ve seen a LOT of packages! LOL. The YoYo is even more compact than a very popular Mountain Buggy Nano.
This might be the BEST travel stroller ever because it fits into the overhead luggage compartment on a plane and is allowed as a carry-on by most airlines.
No more carrying a baby to the baggage reclaim while praying for your stroller to arrive in one piece. And since it weighs only 13 lbs, you can easily carry it over your shoulder.
Despite the compact size, this is a very sturdy stroller that feels very solid. The frame is made out of high quality lightweight aluminum which is light and durable at the same time. I was happy to see a very roomy seat with plenty of headroom for a taller child.
It also has a deep recline suitable for child from 6 months and up to 33 lbs. Great for long naps and quick diaper changes. The canopy is a good size and will provide enough protection. Another cool thing about YoYo model is that you can use it from birth by getting so called ‘newborn nest’ which attaches to the base of the stroller. It looks more like a cocoon than a pram, but has comfy mattress, head support for the newborn and a canopy. The YoYo does NOT have travel system option.
While it has small 5″ wheels, the maneuverability is outstanding! The YOYO is so narrow (only 17″), it can go just anywhere. Very convenient when navigating through narrow store aisles and busy city streets. The all-wheel suspension helps to absorb the bumps making the ride very smooth. One piece handlebar makes it easy to push with just one hand. The handle bar is not adjustable, but is pretty tall at 42″ from the ground. The fabric is easily removable and machine washable.
I gave this buggy 5 out of 5 stars because it’s truly an amazing stroller full of great unique features. There is really not much I can complain about which almost never happens. Of course the wheels are small, the basket is not that big and I would like to see a larger sunvisor, but all of these little things are expected on such a light and compact stroller. BTW, have you seen how slick and modern the design is? The colors are really fun.
Of course this coolness comes at a luxury price. The YoYo 6+ is sold for around $469 on Amazon. You can also get YoYo 0+ which comes with the newborn attachment for around $789. If you travel a lot, I think this is a great investment.
-Medium size canopy. The canopy has two medium size panels and a small pop-out sunvisor. This is not the biggest canopy, but is a good size for a lightweight stroller. I would like to see a larger sunvisor. There is also a small peekaboo window in the back made out of clear plastic.
-Tall handle bar. The handle bar is non-adjustable but is pretty tall located at 42″ from the ground. The average height is about 40″.
-Roomy seat. The seat size has pleasantly surprised me. I expected a smaller seat for such a compact stroller. It is 14″ wide with 18″ seat back and a measurement of 26″ from the back of the seat to the top of the canopy. Now, 26″ is a pretty tall canopy comparing to most strollers that have it at 24″. This is a great seat for a taller child. Check out that stylish white frame!
It has a deep recline that does not go to the flat position, but is enough for a child to take a comfortable nap. The recline is operated by a strap system which requires two hands to recline it. Usually the strap system requires only one hand to recline the seat. Well, this one is a little different. Not my favorite. You will also need both hands to bring the seat back up. Many parents will be happy to know that this is a VERY upright seat in the most upright position. I know that some parents obsess with the uprightness of the seat and have it as a main feature when choosing a stroller. The seat can accommodate a child from 6 months and up to 33 lbs.
-Opening in the back. If lift the canopy in the back, you will see a large opening between the back of the seat and the canopy. This really helps air flow on a hot summer day. And, since there is no mesh even a taller child can comfortably recline.
-Adjustable 5-point harness. It has an adjustable 5 point harness with a center release buckle. The buckle is not too hard to do for parents, but hard for a child to figure out. The shoulder straps are padded for your child’s comfort.
-Storage pocket. There is small mesh pocket in the back of the seat where you can store your small items like keys, cell phone or wallet. Very convenient! For some reason very few strollers have extra storage.
-Small basket. Ok, the basket is small if you compare it to a full size stroller. But this is a super duper compact travel stroller. So, comparing to umbrella strollers which are known for having tiny little baskets, it’s a good size. Because of the way the frame is, the basket is long, but narrow. You will be able to fit some baby essentials, or a very small diaper bag. It’s also easy to access from the back and the front.
-Wheels. It rolls on four 5″ hard rubber wheels with front swivel wheels that do NOT lock. This surprised me a little because most strollers have a lock for the front wheels. However, YoYo is equipped with an exclusive “soft-drive” system that adapts to the surface so you don’t need to lock them.
Now, let’s talk about the wheel size a little. The 5″ is a little on a smaller size for an umbrella stroller which usually range from 4.5″ – 6.5″, but these are good quality wheels that make the stroller glide. Remember, this stroller is designed for flat surfaces and not going to tackle terrain very well.
-All-wheel suspension. I am very happy to see all-wheel suspension which will help with the bumps since the wheels are so small. Keep in mind, most umbrella strollers don’t have one, so this is a plus.
-Parking brake. There is a pedal in the back between the rear that you step on to activate the brakes. The brake is very easy to unlock so you can say that it’s flip-flop-friendly, but you might get some scratches if you are wearing nice leather shoes.
-Super compact fold. This is the main features of this buggy. You can fold this buggy with just one hand while holding a baby in your hands. How cool is that? The fold is so compact you can even fit into an overhead luggage compartment. Now, I know that some low-budget air companies have strict rules, but most airlines will let you take it on board as a carry-on. The folded dimensions are ONLY 20″ W x 17″ L x 7″H. This is one of the most compact strollers on the market! For comparison, its main competitor Mountain Buggy Nano has folded dimensions of 20″L x 12″H x 22″W. Once the Yoyo is folded there is an automatic lock that secures it in place.
-Carry strap. There is a carry strap that you can use to throw this baby over your shoulder. Since it weights only 13 lbs, you can easily carry it when traveling.
-Newborn nest. If you want to use if from birth, you can get a so called ‘newborn nest’ which is a cocoon which attaches to the base of the stroller. YoYo 0+ package includes stroller base, nest, color pack and the stroller seat. This is a great option for parents that want to travel with a newborn.
-Travel bag. INCLUDED! It fits in this tiny little travel bag. It’s hard to believe you have a whole stroller in there.
-Rain cover. INCLUDED!
-Expensive! This is a luxury stroller that retails for around $470. This is a lot for a lightweight stroller that is probably your second one. Now, if you are traveling a lot, this could be a great investment.
-Small wheels. The wheels are 5″ which is on the smaller side for a lightweight stroller. They are designed for flat surfaces and not going to do that well on rougher terrain. On the bright side, if the wheels were larger, it probably wouldn’t be that compact.
Here is a video review from BabyGizmo.
Here is a great overview by Babyzen.
Stroller weight: 13 lbs
Weight limit: 33 lbs
Folded dimensions: 20″ W x 17″ L x 7″H
Handle bar height: 42″
Seat to canopy height: 26″
Overall length: 34″
Overall width: 17″
The Babyzen has a 2-year warranty from the original date of purchase and you have to be the original owner.
The Babyzen YoYo is available in five colors: black, pink, blue, orange and grey. There are two colors of the frame to choose from: white and black.
Where to buy it
My favorite place to buy strollers and a lot of other baby items is Amazon. It usually has the lowest prices, free shipping, free returns and no sales tax. How great is that? You can get Babyzen YoYo 6+ in one of the five beautiful colors for around $469 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns and no sales tax). Or you can get YoYo 0+ which comes with the newborn attachment for around $789. Both come with a rain cover.
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