The Babyzen YoYo+ Plus 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 13.6 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.
For 2017 it got a bunch of new updates which made it even better. The newly reinforced frame now can accommodate a child from 6 month and up to 40 lbs (it was 33 lbs before). The canopy was a good size, but now provides even more coverage. The new updated suspension provides a smooth ride.
A small basket was one of the biggest complaints from parents. Now more! Now it’s 60% larger and can fit your large diaper bag with no problem. The roomy seat got more padding. The new carry strap is more now more convenient making it easier to carry stroller over your shoulder.
But, the main update is the ability to take an infant car seat. Yes, now you can convert Yoyo+ Plus into a travel system. How great is that? Another cool thing is that YoYo+ Plus model can be turned into a pram with 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.
While it has small 5″ wheels, the maneuverability is outstanding! The YOYO+ Plus is so narrow (only 17″), it can go just anywhere. Very convenient when navigating through narrow store aisles and busy city streets. 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. The one-hand compact fold makes it great for public transit.
Note: There has been NO UPDATES for 2018.
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 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.
This coolness comes at a luxury price. The YoYo+ Plus 6+ (from 6 month) is sold for around $499. You can also get YoYo Plus 0+ (from birth) which comes with the newborn attachment for around $674. If you travel a lot, I think this is a great investment.
-Medium size canopy. The UPF 50+ 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. It recently got updated and now provides more shade than the previous model. 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. The new 2017 model has even more seat padding than before.
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 40 lbs (4-5 year old). The weight limit has been increased for 2017 from 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 a very few strollers have extra storage.
-Great basket. One of the biggest complaints from parents was about the size of the basket. Well, Babyzen listened and now it’s 60% larger. You will be able to fit your large diaper bag or some baby essentials.
-Durable 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 buggy is famous for its compact fold. 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 7″L x 17″W x 20″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 13.6 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 system option. Now you can convert Yoyo+ Plus into a travel system with a purchase of an infant car seat. It works with Cybex, Nuna, and Maxi-cosi car seats. Adapters are sold separately. Here is my list of top 10 best and safest car seats.
-Rain cover. INCLUDED!
-Stroller board option. The board is a great addition to the Yoyo Plus. It can handle a child up to 44 lbs. When not used it can be folded up out of the way.
-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.
Here is a video overview.
Stroller weight: 13 lbs
Weight limit: 40 lbs
Folded dimensions: 7″L x 17″W x 20″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+ Plus is available in six colors: black, pink, blue, orange, grey, taupe, ginger, peppermint, and air france . 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+ Plus 6+ (from 6 month) in one of the six beautiful colors for around $499. Or you can get YoYo Plus 0+ which comes with the newborn attachment for around $674. Both come with a rain cover and travel bag.
I usually recommend getting a cup holder as an accessory, but I think it would be even better to skip the cup holder and get an universal stroller organizer instead! That way you can take not only your coffee cup, but also a LOT of stuff including keys, phone, water, wallet, snacks, diapers, toys, and more.
P.S. If you have any questions, leave me a comment below and I do my best to answer them as soon as I can.