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Babyzen Yoyo Review: The Best Travel Stroller (2022)

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Are you looking for the ultimate travel stroller? Or do you live in an apartment with limited space? Then the Yoyo Babyzen stroller is for you!

In this Babyzen Yoyo review, you can read everything about this compact, lightweight stroller. Hopefully, this information will help you decide whether or not to buy the Yoyo Babyzen.

I can honestly say that while the Baby Zen Yoyo is quite an investment, this awesome stroller has become the number one item I pack for any family trip.

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Babyzen Yoyo Review

First, this article is not sponsored in any way. I bought our Yoyo stroller with my own money and have been using it on a daily basis for more than 2 years.

In this Babyzen YOYO+ review, you can read everything you need to know about this versatile stroller, based on my own experiences with the Yoyo Babyzen.

Babyzen Yoyo specs

The Yoyo Babyzen Plus is one of the smallest strollers in the world, with dimensions of 152 x 44 x 18 cm (20.5 x 17.3 x 7.1 in) and a weight of only 6.2 6.2 kg (13.6 lbs.), it’s extremely portable and compact.

When folded, the stroller is so small that you can even bring it onboard a plane as cabin luggage! We have done this several times and until now we never experienced any problems bringing our Yoyo onboard.

However, every airline has its own regulations so be sure to check the airline’s policy before your flight.

Babyzen YOYO² stroller: versions

You can buy the Babyzen YOYO² stroller in three different versions:

  1. The Babyzen YOYO² stroller 6+: this package includes the frame and the Color-pack 6+. The Babyzen Yoyo color pack 6+ is suitable for babies 6 months and older.
  2. The Babyzen YOYO² stroller with newborn pack/complete: this package includes the stroller frame, the Newborn pack 0+, and the Color pack 6+. With this complete package, you can use the baby Yoyo stroller from birth.
  3. The Babyzen YOYO² stroller with bassinet: the Babyzen Yoyo bassinet is the newest addition to the Babyzen collection. The bassinet is intended for babies up to approximately 6 months old (just like the newborn pack). The main difference with the newborn pack is that you can easily unclip the bassinet from the frame of the stroller and set it down on its own, whereas the newborn pack remains attached to the frame.

You can also purchase the bassinet and the newborn pack separately.

Colors

When it comes to choosing a color, there are plenty of options with the Babyzen Yoyo 2. First of all, the frame comes in two colors: black and white.

In terms of color packs, you can choose from no less than 9 colors for the 6+ pack, the newborn pack, and the bassinet. The options are ginger, peppermint, toffee, aqua, black, gray, taupe, red, and Air France blue.

Yoyo Babyzen travel stroller
Yoyo newborn stroller

While I found it truly difficult to choose, I ultimately opted for a black frame and black 6+ color pack. For our Babyzen Yoyo newborn pack, I choose peppermint (although I also loved the aqua color).

Click here for the price of the Yoyo Babyzen stroller!

Yoyo stroller review: benefits

As indicated, I bought our Yoyo two years ago and it’s traveled with us to many countries. We also use the YOYO Baby zen stroller on a daily basis when we are at home, simply because it’s such an easy to use pram!

The Yoyo is very comfortable for both my toddler son as well as my baby daughter and due to the narrow wheelbase, it’s effortless to navigate the stroller through narrow shopping isles (especially compared to our Joolz stroller).

The ultimate travel stroller

Baby Zen Yoyo travel stroller

So is the Babyzen Yoyo pram worth it? Yes, absolutely!

There are many reasons but for us the fact that the Babyzen Yoyo is small enough to be taken on a plane as carry-on luggage was the most important reason to purchase this stroller.

I truly think the Babyzen Yoyo is the best travel stroller out there!

Please note, the Yoyo is only allowed as carry-on luggage when used with the newborn pack or the 6+ pack.

When combined with the bassinet, the Yoyo is too large to fit in the overhead compartment of the plane and must be taken along as hold luggage.

When you are an avid traveler like we are, it’s very convenient your child can sleep in the Yoyo during (long) layovers, lengthy border crossings, or simply when you are out exploring a big city and your baby needs a nap.

Babyzen Yoyo travel stroller

The Yoyo also makes traveling by public transport very easy as you can quickly fold and unfold the stroller, even with one hand!

Unfolded the Yoyo also doesn’t take up that much space, however, if it’s very busy in the metro, train, or bus you can fold the Yoyo in no time to make room for other travelers.

Because of the comfortable padded shoulder strap, you can easily carry the Yoyo over your shoulder while carrying your child in your arms.

The shoulder strap is also very useful when you have to carry the stroller up a few flights of stairs, for example in the London underground or in a picturesque village on vacation.

All in all, the Babyzen Yoyo makes your holiday with your baby or toddler so much easier!

Ease of use

Babyzen Yoyo fold and unfold

In terms of usage, I can really only say positive things about the Yoyo. The stroller is easy to fold and unfold. It takes some practice, but once you know the trick you can even do so with one hand.

Yoyo Babyzen review

While the Yoyo is definitely not the best stroller for muddy country lanes (though as you can see in the picture above, I still try to tackle the occasional dirt road), it’s super easy to push and you can effortlessly steer it with one hand (please don’t try this on the aforementioned muddy country lane, even the Yoyo has it’s limits;-).

The Babyzen Yoyo has a 5-point harness and a canopy that offers shade. We also use a cotton stroller cover for extra shade or to create a cozy sleeping space for our little ones.

In the basket below the stroller, you can store a surprising amount of stuff (up to 5kg/11lbs). While the basket is not suitable for grocery shopping, it easily fits a jacket, water bottle, and a small diaper bag (not a large one though).

Babyzen Yoyo newborn pack

A real plus of the Babyzen newborn pack is that you can easily use it to change your baby’s diaper. Just fold the handlebar, place a changing mat under your baby, and voila, your very own portable diaper changing station.

Very convenient when you are traveling around countries where baby changing rooms aren’t easy to find.

Babyzen YOYO 2

We own the Yoyo+, however, in 2020 Babyzen launched the new and improved YOYO². There are a couple of small differences between the Yoyo+ and the YOYO².

For example, the YOYO² has a faux-leather handlebar whereas the Yoyo+ has a soft rubber handlebar. Also, the buckle design has changed slightly making it even more user-friendly.

However, the biggest upgrade (as far as I am concerned) is the improved shock absorption thanks to the individual suspensions in all four wheels.

This really is an improvement compared to the Yoyo+ and in combination with the reinforced frame, it makes the Yoyo2 even lighter and easier to steer.

Yoyo Babyzen review: cons

Babyzen Yoyo+ stroller

The biggest disadvantage of the Yoyo Babyzen is without a doubt the price, it is very expensive… The accessories are pricy as well, so this stroller isn’t for every budget.

A second disadvantage, especially for tall people: you cannot adjust the height of the handlebar. However, I personally feel the handlebar is set at a comfortable height for both myself (165cm/5’4” as well as my husband (188cm/6’2”).

Finally, the Yoyo+ sometimes gets stuck at thresholds, low curbs, and bumpy cobblestone roads. But as indicated above, this problem has been solved with the individual suspension on the Yoyo² Babyzen.

Yoyo Babyzen accessories

There are many accessories for the Yoyo Babyzen, I personally own the following items.

Babyzen Yoyo rain cover

Babyzen Yoyo rain cover

A rain cover is indispensable when living in the (often rainy) Netherlands. However, we have also often used our rain covers on vacation.

I took the picture above during our holiday in Japan, where we got caught in a typhoon on the island of Okinawa. Despite our umbrellas and rain poncho, my husband and I were completely soaked.

Our son on the other hand was comfy and dry in his little tent, lucky him!

Note that rain covers aren’t included when purchasing the Babyzen Yoyo² and these have to be bought separately. There are three versions:

Raincover Yoyo Babyzen

I store the rain cover in the basket below the stroller, however, to make sure I don’t lose it I always attach the rain cover storage bag to the hook that attaches the shoulder strap to the stroller.

Babyzen Yoyo Footmuff

The Yoyo Babyzen footmuff can be used with the 6+ version and is a soft and cozy little nest for your child. I bought this footmuff for our journey with the Trans Mongolia Express through Russia, Mongolia, and China.

The word Siberia spontaneously brings shivers down my spine, so to make sure our son was nice and warm, I ordered the Yoyo footmuff.

And although it was surprisingly warm in Siberia I was still happy with the footmuff, especially during the evenings when temperatures quickly decreased.

I also use the footmuff during the winter months in the Netherlands, as it gets cold here as well. The stroller can still fold with the footmuff, though it does get a bit bulkier.

Babyzen Yoyo leg rest

Our son was still quite young (10 months) when we made our first long trip with the Yoyo. He usually slept twice a day and to make this as comfortable as possible for him I ordered the Babyzen Yoyo leg rest.

Babyzen Yoyo stroller

Just put the seat in a (near) horizontal position (the backrest reclines up to 145 degrees), unfold the leg rest, and close the cotton cover to create a comfortable sleeping space for your baby or toddler.

Yoyo Babyzen board

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Now that our son is a little older he wants to walk most of the time. However, after strolling around town for hours he gets tired (understandably) and loves to hitch a ride on the Babyzen Yoyo board.

Though sometimes our one-year-old daughter also likes to use the board (see picture above). She’s a bit small to comfortably sit on it but she’s very strong-willed so it’s hard to refuse her;-).

In any case, the Yoyo board makes exploring cities with two young kids much easier.

Traveling with kids? Check out this post: 32 European cites to visit with kids.

Other Babyzen Yoyo accessories

There are several other accessories available, such as the Yoyo travel bag, a specially designed Babyzen Yoyo bag (for groceries or as a diaper bag), and even the Babyzen Yoyo cup holder (which you can use for your own coffee mug or attach to the frame next to your baby to store his or her sippy cup).

I am still planning to purchase the Yoyo travel bag because we often travel with our Yoyo and the travel bag protects the stroller and makes it even easier to carry (you can carry it on your back or on your shoulder).

Babyzen Yoyo car seat adapter

Last but certainly not least, with the Yoyo car seat adapters you can combine several car seats with the Yoyo stroller, such as the Maxi Cosi Mico Max Plus and the Cybex Aton 2.

And of course, there is the Babyzen YOYO² iZi Go Modular by Besafe, which has been specially developed for the Yoyo.

If you want to use the Babyzen Yoyo with car seat, check the official Yoyo website. Here you can find more information about which car seats can be used with the adapters.

The car seat adapters are available in sizes M and L so pay close attention to which type is compatible with your car seat.

Babyzen Yoyo stroller review: conclusion

If you are looking for a compact high-quality (travel) stroller that will last for many years, the Yoyo Babyzen is an excellent choice.

You pay a premium price but then again, the Yoyo most certainly is a premium product that is worth every penny as far as I’m concerned!

If you have any questions about the Babyzen Yoyo stroller, please leave a comment below or sent me a message. I’ll gladly answer any remaining questions you may have!

Looking for more must-have family travel items? Also read my Tula Free to Grow baby carrier review.

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Lisa

Sunday 3rd of October 2021

Hi, Do you need to use the travel bag when flying? is it required by the airlines if planning to bring it as a carry-on ?

Lotte

Monday 4th of October 2021

Hi Lisa,

No it's not required as far as I know and so far we've never actually used the travel bag when putting the stroller in the overhead compartment during the flight. Have a safe flight!

Lotte

Naomi

Friday 10th of September 2021

Could you share the other accessories you use with the yoyo. Like what kind of straps do you use? What are you using to keep the Muslim covering the baby when they sleep? What size bag can you fit in the storage basket? That would be super super helpful and not just the yoyo branded accessories.

Lotte

Monday 4th of October 2021

Hi Naomi,

Yes of course, happy to share which other items I use with the Yoyo.

What kind of straps do you use? - I'm not sure what you mean with straps, we use the safety harness that comes with the Yoyo.

What are you using to keep the Muslim covering the baby when they sleep? - We have a great cover by Dooky. I think it's a Dutch brand but I checked and it is available on Amazon => https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016IQX8EY/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=phenoglobe-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B016IQX8EY&linkId=aee02253ebf37910c6aa9ffa9b1baaf0 (please note this is my affiliate link). This cover has rings that you can put around the stroller canopy and 2 short straps that you can tie around the sidebars of the stroller. We've always found this works great, though the cover isn't large enough to completely block the baby's view on all sides.

What size bag can you fit in the storage basket? - My diaper bag is from Storksak (https://storksak.com/) and while I love this bag, it doesn't easily fit in the stroller basket. It did when I had one child and only needed accessories for him, but now that we have two young kids I need a bit more stuff and the diaper bag is slightly too big. Anyway, we still manage to fit it inside the basket but it takes some effort;-)

Hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions! Lotte

Manuela

Sunday 15th of August 2021

Can a toddler of 2 year old use it

Lotte

Friday 20th of August 2021

Hi Manuela,

Thank you for your question and absolutely, even my 3-year-old son still fits comfortably (he weighs about 30 pounds). We also have the Yoyo board, so he usually sits there when his 1-year-old sister is in the stroller. But it's still nice that they both fit in the Yoyo:-).

Let me know if you have any other questions, happy to help! Lotte