NEW! Babyzen YoYo+ Plus 2019 Stroller Review

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, but it stayed the same for 2018 and 2019. This small stroller is full of grear features like: reinforced frame that can accommodate a child from 6 month and up to 40 lbs, a medium size canopy with a peekaboo window, updated suspension that provides a smooth ride, a good size basket that can fit your large diaper bag, a roomy seat with great padding, deep recline, tall handle bars, and a convenient carry strap.

You can also convert Yoyo+ Plus into a travel system. How great is that? It works with Cybex, Nuna, and Maxi-cosi car seats. 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 2019.

QUICK PROS & CONS

ProsCons
Light WeightX Expensive
Super Compact FoldX Non-Adjustable Handlebar
Medium Basket
All-Wheel Suspension
Tall Handle Bar
Tall Canopy 
Travel System Option 
✓ Bassinet Option
 

MY RATING:

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OVERALL

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.

PRICE

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.

Detailed Review of Babyzen YoYo+ Plus Stroller

Here is my detailed review of all the features with photos and an overview video.

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.

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HANDLEBAR

The handle bar is non-adjustable, but is pretty tall located at 42″ from the ground. The average height is about 40″.

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. Plenty of padding on the seat.

It has a deep recline that does’t 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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

FOLD/UNFOLD

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.

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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

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.

INCLUDED ITEMS

Rain cover.

STROLLER BOARD

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.

Video Review of Babyzen Yoyo+ Plus Stroller

Here is a video overview.

 

Specs

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″
Wheels: 5″
Overall length: 34″
Overall width: 17″

Warranty

The Babyzen has a 2-year warranty from the original date of purchase and you have to be the original owner.

Available colors

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 Babyzen Yoyo+ Plus Stroller

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+ (from birth) which comes with the newborn attachment for around $674. Both come with a rain cover and travel bag. It’s available on Amazon (free shipping), as well as PishPoshBaby (free shipping).

I prefer to buy all of the baby items (and other stuff) on Amazon since it has not only a free shipping, but also FREE RETURNS on many items including strollers unlike most of the other sites that will charge you for the return. If the stroller is not available on Amazon, my second choice is usually a PishPoshBaby site.

~Susan Brian

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.

9 thoughts on “NEW! Babyzen YoYo+ Plus 2019 Stroller Review”

  1. I literally just got my yoyo a few hours ago and then got the notification about your review. Although we haven’t taken it outside, I already love it. Sure, we are sacrificing some luxury features for compactness, but this will be perfect for our trip to France next week. I’m very impressed with how smooth it rolls and turns.

    • We just got back from our trip to France and the stroller was awesome. We had no problem stowing it on planes and trains and in automobiles and restaurants. Carrying it with other carry on luggage was no problem as it was so light. While we didn’t use it at all in the country side, it was perfect in Paris, especially while using the metro (up and down stairs and escalators, navigating thru crowds). The baby was comfortable and easily took naps in it.

      Would highly recommend as a travel stroller or even one to keep in the car for running errands.

      • Hi Kristy- we are leaving for France in 2 weeks and contemplating the yoyo. The thing holding me back is the lack of car seat compatibility. Did you have to bring a car seat and your yoyo around everywhere?

  2. I read somewhere that this stroller does not have an option to attach a car seat. Any comment on that? Is it worth it to not have that feature?

  3. Hi Susan – eager to see your review of the new Babyzen Yoyo+
    I’m interested in it as a potential all in one stroller from birth onwards. What do you think?

  4. Hi Kristi.

    I’m in the market for an umbrella stroller. From your reviews, it looks like your top picks are the Uppababy GLux and the YoYo. Which would you recommend?

  5. I am also considering the Babyzen Yoyo as my only stroller (now that it is compatible with the Nina Pilla car seat to make a complete travel system!)… Is that a crazy idea? We travel a lot and will be in and out of the car frequently with short walks mostly around the city… Thanks for your advice!

  6. Hi! How deep is the seat? Looking for a stroller with a seat deeper than my Maclaren Triumph which clocks in at 9 inches. Thanks!

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