BabyZen YOYO+ | Review


A couple of years ago, I remember watching this video from Sarah in absolute awe. The BabyZen YOYO looked liked such an amazing pushchair. Especially perfect for travelling and using in and around the airport.

When we booked our family holiday this year, I instantly knew what pushchair I wanted to use for our almost two year old Parker. I was therefore thrilled when the lovely team at Whitestep offered to lend us their BabyZen YOYO+ to test out. And my goodness, were we impressed!

At the Airport

Travelling with the BabyZen YOYO+ really couldn't be easier. Measuring just 52 x 44 x 18 cm it is the most compact pushchair I've ever seen. We had to travel by car, bus and then train (we went to the wrong terminal.. whoops!), just to get to the airport, and we managed it all so smoothly.

The pushchair took up minimal room in the car boot - an essential when you've also got bulky suitcases in the back. We then breezed through the airport and straight to the plane. Unfortunately we had to put the pushchair in the hold on our outbound flight (there were already TWO other BabyZen's taken on!). Thankfully though the pushchair comes with it's own transport bag, so I had no worries about damage.

On the flight home we had no issues taking the BabyZen YOYO+ onto the plane though. It fit perfectly into the overhead compartment, and made travelling at the other end SO much easier. The second we were off the plane we unfolded it, popped Parker in and we were on our way. No waiting at baggage claim. No toddler running around through security. Easy.

Features & Thoughts

Day to day we use an iCandy Peach for Parker. A pushchair I always thought was light and easy to push. But since using the BabyZen YOYO+ I honestly can't believe how heavy that pram now feels. The YOYO+ is light (only 6.6kg max) and is so lovely to push.

The full handle means it can be pushed with one hand, and the patented 'soft drive' system means there is no need to block it's front wheels, regardless of ground conditions. We tested the pushchair over cobbles, bumpy streets, and even took it on the beach (backwards of course, but it managed it!). And at no point did Parker seem uncomfortable.

If anything Parker couldn't wait to get in and go! The height of the pushchair meant he could climb in and out by himself, which is what I think he enjoyed most. I did find the 5 point harness a little tricky and I think it could be made easier, but that's actually the only negative I have about the whole thing. The backrest is also easily adjusted by pulling the strap at the back of the seat, although we rarely used this feature as Parker is far too nosey.

Three features I absolutely love about the YOYO+ are the hood, the basket and the handy zipped pocket. The hood is extendable and features a clear pocket so you can peep through at your little one without disturbing them. The hood also has UPF 50+ protection, so it's great if you're travelling to a sunny destination.

The basket size is another plus. Okay so it wouldn't fit a changing bag in, but I was surprised by how big it actually was. Perfect for storing the rain cover, drinks, snacks and any other bits and bobs. At one point we had it stuffed with rubber rings and water toys and there was still room for more.

The zipped pocket on the back of the hood is also perfect. Wearing dresses most of our holiday I didn't have any pockets. The pocket was therefore so handy for popping my phone, Jack's wallet and spare dummies in. This also meant they were easy to grab as and when we needed to as well.

You may have noticed I haven't mentioned how to use the pushchair in this review. That's because I've actually put together a video that shows the YOYO+ in action. I had to watch a few of these myself to get the technique right, but after a few goes I had it mastered. Don't worry though, it's easy!

Overall we absolutely loved using the BabyZen YOYO+, and I'm honestly gutted we're saying goodbye to it. It's easy to use, soo convenient and definitely the perfect pushchair for travelling and beyond!

Disclosure - We were loaned this pushchair in exchange for our honest review. All opinions are my own.

1 comment :

  1. Sounds like a fab little stroller for travelling. Ours broke after being thrown about on the plane. Luckily only second hand so on a look out for a new one now. xx


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