2020 BABYZEN YOYO Review – All-in-one lightweight stroller for newborns and toddlers

BABYZEN YOYO really stands out from other strollers. It’s so lightweight and compact – just perfect for travel by plane with your baby. You can use it not only for a toddler but also for a newborn baby! And on top of that, it has fancy and trendy design.

BABYZEN YOYO Review

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BABYZEN proves that convertible stroller doesn’t have to be bulky and heavy. YOYO is a modern all-in-one stroller that offers three seating configurations, while it’s ultra-light and compact. Now you can have a lightweight stroller suitable from birth that really grows with the baby.

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Type: Lightweight Stroller

Weight: 13.67 lbs

Capacity: 39.7 lbs
LittleBabyGear Verdict:

Compact and portable stroller for newborns and toddlers, designed for parents who often travel by plane

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BABYZEN YOYO Review – Features

As for such a compact stroller, it is really well equipped and has a lot of features to adjust to modern family needs. In this review I’ll be referring mainly to BABYZEN YOYO2 latest version. At the end of this article you will also find BABYZEN YOYO2 vs YOYO+ comparison.

At What Age Can You Use BABYZEN YOYO?

BABYZEN YOYO is equipped with a regular toddler seat, suitable from 6 months or when the baby is able to upright unassisted. There is no minimum weight, but the child should have good neck control.

This lightweight stroller can be used from birth – if you attach the infant car seat compatible with it or change the standard seat for YOYO 0+ newborn pack. It’s so cool to have an all-in-one stroller that weighs so little!

Regular Seat – BABYZEN YOYO 6+ Color Pack

The basic package of YOYO stroller includes the 6+ Color Pack which is a basically a toddler seat, suitable from about 6 months (or when the baby can sit upright unassisted). Fabrics for the regular seat are available in 9 different color versions which are just beautiful, not shiny or flashy at all! Scroll down to see all fashions.

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BABYZEN YOYO2 comes in 9 colors. Here is the Peppermint version

What I really like about these fabrics is that they are fully removable. You can easily clean them – just throw them into the washing machine and voila! You don’t have to worry when the seat gets dirty or something spills out during your stroll. The seat is very easy to keep clean. Moreover the padding is very soft and comfy for the little passenger and his delicate skin.

All fabrics on YOYO2 are waterproof and provide UPF50+ protection.

Now let’s take a closer look at the seat functions.

Toddler seat is front-facing therefore the baby can look around and observe surroundings while riding. You cannot reverse the seat.

The backrest reclines to 145 degrees and you can lock it at any position. Although it doesn’t go flat, it’s deep and comfy enough for toddlers who like to nap on the go. These features haven’t changed between YOYO+ and YOYO2.

Baby Zen Yo Yo - Reclining Seat and footrest
BABYZEN YOYO features facing-out seat with fairly deep recline, perfect for toddler who likes to nap on the go

Although the padding on the backrest is rather short, BABYZEN YOYO can serve you as a stroller for bigger kid or taller toddler because there is a lot of room from the top of the seat to the top of the canopy for growing child. Taller baby will fit in this stroller, however he won’t be able to rest his head or only a part of his head will be supported. Nevertheless, the toddler seat is suitable up to 39.7 lbs.

Interestingly, in Europe BABYZEN YOYO weight limit is 48.5 lbs!

The seat is equipped with 5-point harness to keep baby securely in place. What’s noteworthy, the harness has been recently redesigned for 2020 BABYZEN YOYO2.

There is also a foot rest where taller and older babies can put their feet on during a stroll. I only wish it was adjustable, as it would provide even more comfy and cozy position for legs during naps.

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BABYZEN YOYO has improved 5-point harness and nicely padded seat. The seat fabric is removable and machine-washable at 30°C

To make the seat more comfortable for older baby you can add YOYO leg rest. It makes the seat deeper (more comfy for nap time), and can be adjusted to several positions to provide support for baby’s calves. The best thing is that BABYZEN YOYO folds down with the leg rest attached, and its size remains the same! You can check this awesome accessory on PishPosh Baby.

Carrycot – BABYZEN YOYO 0+ Newborn Color Pack

You can buy your BABYZEN YOYO with newborn fabrics – which are suitable from birth. You can also purchase this carrycot separately. To attach the Newborn Pack you need to remove the toddler seat fabrics first and then swap them for newborn fabrics.

BABYZEN YOYO+ with carrycot, baby zen bassinet
BABYZEN YOYO2 with carrycot

This carrycot features fully flat position which is the most comfortable and safe position for newborns and infants who don’t have enough neck and head control to sit upright.

The YOYO 0+ is parent-facing so you can keep an eye on your newborn the whole time. It also has 5-point harness and 2-position pop-up canopy. The fabric is UPF50+ and waterproof!

Infant head support and foot cover create cozy, warm and safe place for little infants. The new 2020 YOYO 0+ features reinforced mattress to provide even more support for baby’s delicate spine.

Keep in mind that this carrycot doesn’t stand alone and when you detach it from the frame it will collapse. Therefore it’s not suitable for overnight sleep. You can use it only when it’s attach to the stroller frame.

BABYZEN YOYO 0+ Newborn
BABYZEN YOYO 0+ Carrycot features supportive mattress head pillow, and cozy apron

The YOYO 0+ Newborn Pack is designed for babies from birth up to 20 lbs and/or 28″.

I love that this lightweight stroller offers a seating option for newborn baby and a toddler. Thanks to it you can have a super compact and portable stroller from birth. It’s perfect option for parents who travel by plane or train a lot and they want their newborn baby to accompany them.

And the best part is that the stroller folds exactly the same with newborn and toddler fabrics! Traveling with newborns and toddlers has never been easier.

Would you like to use BABYZEN YOYO+ from birth? Check how much costs YOYO2 with 0+ Newborn Pack & 6+ Toddler Seat or purchase the 0+ carrycot separately here.

Travel System – BABYZEN YOYO Infant Car Seat Compatibility

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In North America available adapters for BABYZEN YOYO are compatible with some of the Cybex, Nuna, Maxi Cosi and Cleek infant car seats

There is also other option that allows to use BABYZEN YOYO from birth, which is very convenient for parents who often drive. You can attach to the stroller an infant car seat and use BABYZEN YOYO as a travel system.

YOYO is compatible with few infant car seats. You just need a proper adapters (sold separately) to clip the car seat onto the frame. Keep in mind that the list of infant car seats that work with YOYO varies for different countries.

Here is the list of infant car seats that work with BABYZEN YOYO in the US:

  • Cybex Aton Q
  • Cybex Aton 2
  • Nuna Pipa
  • Nuna Pipa Lite
  • Nuna Pipa Lite LX
  • Clek Liing
  • Maxi Cosi Mico Max Plus

All of these car seats connect to the YOYO stroller with these adapters.

What’s interesting in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America YOYO is also compatible with Cybex Could Z, as well as YOYO car seat by BeSafe which includes necessary adapters.

Canopy

YOYO stroller has extendable canopy – it’s not very big or long, but it’s decent for a lightweight travel stroller. It does keep the sun out of baby’s eyes and protects him from harmful rays with UPF 50+ fabric.

Babyzen Yoyo2 and Babyzen Yoyo+ have the same canopy
The canopy is not very long, but provides decent amount of sun shade

There is a small plastic peek-a-boo window so you can check on your little one whenever you want. I only wish it was made of mesh fabric to provide extra ventilation. A cover for this window would be also nice touch. It’s a pity the brand didn’t improve the viewing window for the newest 2020 YOYO2 version.

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There is a peek-a-boo window on the top of the canopy and a storage pocket on the back of it

You can fully close the canopy, when you don’t need it or if you want to use YOYO for older and taller baby. Folded canopy doesn’t cover the handlebar and doesn’t get in your way while you’re pushing the stroller – big plus.

Wheels & Suspension

BABYZEN YOYO is a small travel stroller, therefore it’s not surprise it has small wheels which are designed mainly for flat terrain. The wheels can handle old sidewalks or cobblestone.

I saw lots of parents pushing YOYO stroller over cobbled streets in old European cities and it handled really well!

Nevertheless, I wouldn’t take it for an off-road trip for sure and I would recommend using it on bumpy roads only for short-distance strolls as the stroller will jiggle a bit.

BABYZEN YOYO2 has new suspension, The size of the wheels hasn't changed from YOYO+
BABYZEN YOYO2 has new suspension, but the wheels are still designed only for flat terrain

Front wheels are not lockable, but they are equipped with “Soft Drive” system which ensure the wheels adapt to the ground conditions.

In contrast to BABYZEN YOYO+, the new YOYO2 has improved independent suspension in all 4 wheels, which cushions the ride a bit, but don’t expect it to be as smooth as with jogging strollers. 🙂

Another good news is that the brand has worked on the frame too, and reinforced it for 2020 YOYO2, making the ride more stable.

Maneuverability

Despite the small wheels BABYZEN YOYO is very maneuverable and nimble. It’s slim and lightweight so it fits just about anywhere. Tight corners, narrow sidewalks or crowded aisles in grocery stores won’t be a challenge for YOYO. You can even steer it with one hand, while holding a phone, shopping bags or your baby in other hand.

Brake

YOYO+ is equipped with single-action brake. The pedal is located next to the right rear wheel and it’s rather easy to press and lift, however it could a bit bigger. Not a deal breaker though.

BABYZEN YOYO+ Parking brake
BABYZEN YOYO2 has the same small brake pedal as YOYO+. It is fairly easy to use

Handlebar

BABYZEN YOYO has unadjustable handlebar, fixed at about 42 inches from the ground. I checked the BABYZEN YOYO reviews to find out what other parents say about it. It turned out that short and average in height people (for example 5’1″ and 5’8″) find it very comfortable and easy to push. However, it is less convenient for taller parents (about 5’11”) as they slouch over it which causes the back pain.

Moreover parents higher than 5’11” sometimes hit the rear axle with their feet, when they push the stroller with two hands.

The newest YOYO2 feature faux leather cover on the handlebar, in contrast to YOYO+ which had a foam cover (more prone to tear).

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BABYZEN YOYO2 still has unadjustable handlebar, but now it has a faux leather cover, instead of foam

The handlebar has one more, noteworthy feature. You can drop it down, independently of the stroller, for easier storage at home. This feature is also useful for getting through metro station as the stroller fits under the turnstiles. Moreover it takes less space in a restaurant or elevator.

If you’re using the YOYO 0+ Newborn Pack, by folding the handlebar, you will create a changing station for diaper change on the go!

Storage Basket

This is a lightweight stroller for travel so I didn’t expect a large basket. However, YOYO+ and YOYO2 have decent storage space. On both strollers the basket under the seat can accommodate 11 pounds of your essentials and it’s spacious enough to accommodate medium-sized diaper bag. Not bad as for such a compact stroller.

The bin is easily accessible from the back, a bit harder from the front, but still manageable.

BABYZEN YOYO storage basket is easily accessible from back and front
As for a lightweight stroller BABYZEN YOYO has decent sized storage bin that can be accessed from the back and front

As you could see in the previous pictures, there is also a convenient storage pocket on the back of the canopy with a zipper. You can easily fit there your phone, wallet, keys and other small valuables.

Folding & Weight

BABYZEN strollers are extremely compact and light. The newborn version 0+ weighs 14.55 lbs, while the toddler version 6+ weighs only 13.67 lbs. The YOYO+ and YOYO2 have exactly the same dimensions and weighs the same!

You can carry each stroller up and down the stairs or around the town almost effortlessly, when the baby wants to walk.

Folded BABYZEN YOYO+ and YOYO 2 are ultra compact and portable. You can take them as carry-on on most of airplanes!
Folded BABYZEN YOYO is ultra compact and portable. You can take it as carry-on on most of airplanes!

But that’s not all. It folds seamlessly into a compact package. And you can fold it using one hand, while holding your baby in other one!

BABYZEN YOYO+ and YOYO2 folded dimensions are: 20.47″ x 17.32″ x 7.08″. Such a small and compact stroller is a perfect solution for parents who don’t have much free space at home or have small car.

The best part is that YOYO+ folds the same way with Newborn Pack! Check it out on the video below.

YOYO comes with a convenient shoulder strap and chrome handle for easier transportation. When you open the stroller the shoulder strap slips into the storage basket.

I saw that many parents carry the stroller on one shoulder, while holding a baby in the other arm. It’s so light and portable. At first I couldn’t believe that YOYO, light as a feather, can be sooo versatile.

The stroller also includes a carry case (it looks like a sac), useful for transportation and storage. You can also purchase separately a travel bag that looks like a purse.

BABYZEN YOYO as carry-on

Thanks to such a compact fold BABYZEN YOYO2 & YOYO+ meet carry-on regulations of most of the airlines (to be sure, compare stroller dimensions with the regulation of the airline you’re flying with). This means you don’t have to check it at the gate, you can take in on board as a cabin luggage and fit it in the overhead compartment.

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No more waiting for the stroller after landing. No more worrying whether it will break or tear. You can keep your YOYO always with you and put your baby in it right after landing.

This is a perfect stroller for parents who often travel with their baby by plane or frequently use the public transportation.

Pros & Cons

ProsCons

Pros


+ Lightweight and small – you can carry it effortlessly and it’s super convenient to store

+ Compact fold – perfect for parents who often travel by plane, train or car

+ Portable – equipped with a carry strap and a handle

+ Suitable from birth (with additional attachments)

+ Toddler seat has deep recline

+ Good canopy

+ Decent storage basket and one additional pocket for parents valuables

+ Rolls smoothly over flat terrain

+ Convenient to push with one hand, very nimble and maneuverable

+ Wide range of beautiful colors to choose from; stylish look

Cons


- Unadjustable handlebar is too low for tall parents (above 5'11") and there is not much room behind the stroller so taller parents may kick the rear axle while pushing (read more here)

- Not suitable for bumpy gravel and off-road strolling

- Small parking brake pedal

- Expensive

What other parents think about BABYZEN YOYO?

The newest 2020 YOYO2 doesn’t have a lot of online reviews as it is fairly new on the marker. However, I will refer here to BABYZEN YOYO+ reviews, as both versions are so similar.

The biggest asset of BABYZEN YOYO is the compact fold which fits in overhead compartment on most airplanes. Parents love the possibility of taking it as carry-on.

Another advantage is lightweight construction which makes the stroller very easy to carry with a shoulder strap.

Folding and unfolding is a breeze and takes few seconds, whether you have the carrycot or toddler seat fabrics attached to the frame.

Many customers recommend YOYO for other parents who travel a lot or those who don’t want a complicated stroller.

BabyZen Yoyo2 stroller seating configurations

Is the BABYZEN YOYO good for everyday?

Yes! Some parents use it not only for travel, but also for everyday use as it is very practical. It’s perfect for urban area and tight places (like small stores, restaurants etc.).

It’s also a good choice for parents who have small house or small car. Few parents emphasize that frame is stiff and strong, despite it’s very small and light.

Parents love the possibility of using the YOYO from birth with the car seat and carrycot (they agree it’s very cozy).

Considering all its features, versatility and lightweight design, YOYO stroller is so worth the money! If you live in a city, it can be your only stroller!

The wheels roll smoothly, especially on flat ground. On gravel and harsher terrain this stroller doesn’t work very well, but many parents emphasize that such a light stroller is not designed for it, so it’s not a deal breaker.

Many parents praise the BABYZEN YOYO+ for excellent maneuverability, nimbleness and one-hand steering.

On the downside, the reclining mechanism is nothing ingenious. It’s just a strap and buckle, which some parents don’t like. The back of the seat is a bit thin. However, the recline is fairly deep.

Another disadvantage is the lack of lock for folded stroller. Moreover, attaching the seat fabrics (for example after washing) is a bit difficult.

Would you like to read more customer reviews and see YOYO rating on Amazon?You can do it here.

YOYO Strollers – Specification

StrollerData
Stroller TypeLightweight
Stroller Weight13.67 lbs – Toddler version, 14.55 lbs – Newborn version
Weight Limit40 lbs – Toddler seat, 20 lbs – Newborn carrycot
Stroller Dimensions41.73" x 17.32" x 33.86"
Fold Dimensions20.47" x 17.32" x 7.08"
Handlebar Height42"

BABYZEN YOYO2 vs YOYO+ – Comparison

There aren’t many differences between these two versions of YOYO stroller. However some improvements are significant for overall stroller performance and I think they are worth the extra dollar.

BABYZEN YOYO+ vs BABYZEN YOYO2

The differences between BABYZEN YOYO2 vs YOYO+ are:

  • YOYO2 has improved, independent suspension in all wheels for smoother ride
  • YOYO2 has reinforced, more robust frame for greater stability
  • There is a faux leather handlebar cover on YOYO2, instead of foam cover which YOYO+ had
  • The harness has been improved for YOYO2

Fashions For BABYZEN YOYO2 & YOYO+

The new YOYO2 stroller is available in 9 fashions (for the 6+ Color Pack and 0+ Newborn Color Pack): Ginger, Aqua, Grey, Taupe, Red, Toffee, Peppermint, Black and Air France blue. You can also choose white or black frame – this is something new for the 2020 BABYZEN stroller.

All colors of the new YOYO2
All colors of the new YOYO2. Each is also available with black frame

The colors looks really nice. They are very stylish and trendy, but not flashy. You can be sure you’ll get lots of compliments from other moms. Keep in mind that the availability may vary for different colors, make sure to check it here before you decide to buy it.

The previous version – BABYZEN YOYO+ was also available in 9 colors, slightly different than the current lineup. You could purchase YOYO+ in Peppermint, Blue, Black, Grey, Taupe, Ginger, Pink, Red and Navy Blue (colors of the Air France airline). Last few pieces of YOYO+ are still available in some stores.

BABYZEN YOYO+ All color versions
BABYZEN YOYO+ All color versions

Accessories For YOYO Stroller

BABYZEN YOYO comes with a Carry Case which simplifies transporting and storing the stroller. This lightweight stroller is expensive so it’s good that it comes with at least one accessory.

Of course there are many other convenience items that you can purchase separately.

The best thing is that all accessories fit both YOYO strollers: YOYO+ and YOYO2.

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Newborn Pack 0+ BABYZEN0+ Newborn Color Pack – The carrycot is sold separately or you can buy it with the stroller as a set. It is not a full sized bassinet, but this cocoon provides fully flat position suitable for newborn baby and supports his spine properly. With the foot cover, canopy and head pillow the infant is well protected from sun and wind and can lie comfortably in cozy, safe and sheltered space. It is available in many different colors so you can match it with the toddler seat fabric or choose a different version.
BABYZEN YOYO+ Infant Car Seat AdaptersInfant Car Seat Adapters – If you want to use BABYZEN YOYO+ as a travel system, you will need special adapters that allow to click the car seat into the stroller frame.
BABYZEN Leg restLeg rest - You can now add a leg rest to your BABYZEN YOYO stroller. It adjusts to multiple positions, providing the baby with more space for nap time. It also makes the seat a bit deeper for a growing toddler and supports child's calves.
BABYZEN YOYO+ Travel BagTravel Bag – If the included Carry Case doesn’t meet your needs, you can purchase a Travel Bag with shoulder trap for convenient carrying.
BABYZEN YOYO+ FootmuffFootmuff – BABYZEN offers amazing footmuff which will definitely keep your baby warm and cozy during cold winter days. The footmuff has detachable top cover. It comes in 7 color versions.
BABYZEN YOYO+ Insect ShieldInsect Shield – Very useful accessory, especially if you live or travel to area where there are a lot of flying insects. The mesh cover will protect your child from mosquitos and other insects without blocking the air circulation.
BABYZEN YOYO+ Cup holderCup Holder – If you want to keep your water close to you during strolls, this is a must-have.
BABYZEN YOYO+ BoardBABYZEN YOYO+ Board – It’s amazing that this lightweight convertible stroller offers a seating option for the second, older kid! You can simply attach the board to your YOYO+. It’s a perfect option for older sibling who sometimes gets tired on longer distances and his little feet need a break. He can stand on a board or sit on a saddle. It can hold a kid up to 44 lbs. When it’s not in use, you can simply fold it and when your child wants to ride again he can easily hop onto it.
BABYZEN YOYO + ParasolParasol – It may be very useful during hot summer days, especially since the canopy is not very long and doesn’t cover baby’s legs.

BABYZEN YOYO Double

YOYO stroller is so awesome, it would be really great if it was available as a double buggy too! Parents often ask whether there is a BABYZEN YOYO double. Unfortunately, right now YOYO is just a single stroller and double version doesn’t exist. 🙁

However, you can add a YOYO board to your stroller when the older sibling wants to join the ride. For short walks it’s a great solution for two kids at different age.

Keep in mind

It is a light stroller with very small wheels so it’s not suitable for all types of terrain. It works great on pavement, asphalt, sidewalks, smooth dirt road and for indoor use (at the mall and airport). It will wobble a bit on cobblestone. I wouldn’t recommend it for rough terrain with many bumps, especially if you like long-distances strolls.

3 Reasons Why You Will Love BABYZEN YOYO

1. It’s a space-saver. It won’t take up much space at your home and car trunk (you can even put it behind the driver seat!).

2. Thanks to compact design and comfortable seat, BABYZEN YOYO can be used for everyday walks and errands: going to restaurants, small grocery stores, the zoo or crowded museum.

3. It makes traveling with baby so much easier: not only with a toddler, but also with an infant. It folds the same with the carrycot and toddler seat and can be taken as carry-on on mony airplanes.

My rate:

Are you thinking about buying BABYZEN YOYO? It’s an expensive stroller so before you purchase it, make sure it really suits your needs. Check if there are any available discounts and what parents wrote about it on Amazon: YOYO2 & YOYO+.


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2 thoughts on “2020 BABYZEN YOYO Review – All-in-one lightweight stroller for newborns and toddlers

  1. Amy idea how to golf the yoyo with the car SEAT adapters? I can not do it. And if i leave them in the car SEAT, un does not fit inthr car. The only option is taking them Out each tine

    1. Hi there! You’re right, the adapters have to be removed each time.
      You can’t fold Yoyo with car seat adapters on, you need to detach them first. For installation in the car, you have to detach the adapters too.

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