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You have probably spotted a Babyzen Yoyo Plus in airports, malls, parks and practically everywhere where there are babies and tots. Being one of the first to strollers to be accepted as a carry-on luggage in most airlines combined with cool features and accessories, the Babyzen Yoyo Plus continues to be a hot choice among parents today.
But with its very steep price, is the Babyzen Yoyo Plus really worth it?
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How big and heavy is it?
I actually found Babyzen Yoyo Plus rather huge when I tried to use it. As a petite, Asian lady, it was a bit awkward for me to push.
It measures 39″L x 17″W x 41″H when it is open which makes the base a bit wide and the handle is a bit high than usual travel strollers. Parents who are taller may find this comfortable to use.
But once folded, it turns into a compact square that is very portable to carry around. Weighing only 13 lbs, although it is not the smallest and lightest stroller in the market, like the GB Pockit Plus, it is pretty manageable to carry around for hours without breaking your back.
With its folded size of 17″L x 7″W x 20.5″H, Babyzen Yoyo Plus easily fits inside airplane overhead compartments or even under the seat. However, some airlines may have stricter carry-on luggage policies and some aircrafts vary in compartment sizes, so it’s always best to check this with the airline staff prior to your departure date.
You may also want to purchase an airline-certified Yoyo Plus Travel Bag for your convenience.
How long can your baby use it?
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Newborns can use it from day 1 until baby reaches toddler-hood, 40 lbs to be exact. It is travel-system ready, which means you can set it up to different configurations : 1) with a baby bassinet 2) an infant car seat 3) toddler seat and 4) with a Yoyo Plus board.
What are the Different Configurations of the Babyzen Yoyo Plus?
Babyzen Yoyo Plus is compatible with its own brand of bassinet, called the Newborn Pack. It is a soft, comfortable, parent-facing flat nest for infants that is installed onto the base of the frame. This is recommended to be used by newborns until he or she reaches 6 months. If you want to fold the stroller, no need to take out the newborn pack. Just fold the stroller and it would still be compact to carry.
This is not included in the package though and would cost around USD 200 more which is a bit pricey, in my opinion. Check out the latest price here.
Watch how to set up the Bassinet of Babyzen Yoyo Plus. Feel free to skip this portion if you find it too long.
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What car seats are compatible with the Babyzen Yoyo Plus?
Clip your car seat onto the Babyzen Yoyo Plus stroller with Babyzen’s very own car seat adapters- BZ10205-02 & BZ10205-03.
Depending on the adapters that are available in your country, these are their compatible car seats:
With BZ10205-02 adapters – Available in Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Russia and South America
- BABYZEN iZi Go Modular
- Cybex Aton Q
- BeSafe iZi Go
- BeSafe iZi Go X1
- Bébé Confort
- Maxi-cosi Pebble+
With BZ10205-03 adapters – Available in North America
There is no need to remove the adapters when folding the stroller.
As I mentioned earlier, Babyzen Yoyo Plus can also be paired with a Yoyo Plus board. This allows your older tot to hitch a ride so he or she won’t get left behind.
The Yoyo Plus board can carry an additional weight of up to 44 lbs. It also has a removable saddle that your child can sit on while on board.
Is Babyzen Yoyo Plus comfortable for the baby?
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Babies 6 months and older can already use the stroller without the bassinet. Its seat is well-padded, deep and wide enough to accommodate your fast-growing baby. The height from seat to canopy is 26 inches which gives even taller toddlers a good head room.
By adjusting the strap at the back, the seat can do a 110- 145-degree recline. It does not go totally flat but the recline is deep enough for your little one to rest his head and back comfortably while napping.
It has no built-in leg rest but it has a narrow foot rest. If you wish to install a leg rest, you can buy the Babyzen Yoyo Plus Leg Rest separately on Amazon.
Babyzen Yoyo Plus has a decent-sized canopy that is made out of UPF 50+ material. It has two panels and a pop out sunvisor.
For additional shade during very hot days, you may want to order a Babyzen Parasol online.
For better air circulation, you may lift the back cover of the stroller. There is also a small peek-a-boo window on top but is covered with clear plastic so it does not really help in letting more air in.
A Babyzen rain cover and an attachable cup holder come free when you purchase a Babyzen Yoyo Plus stroller. You may also want to add another layer of protection against insects and other elements, with Babyzen Yoyo Plus Insect Shield.
Is it easy to maneuver?
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Babyzen Yoyo Plus boasts of its Soft Drive System, which allows easy steering and stability without the need to lock the front swivel wheels.
This model is also equipped with a 4-wheel suspension that enables it to glide smoothly on uneven pavements and absorb impacts and vibrations when navigating on grass and cobblestones.
What I like is that its wheels are made of hard rubber wheels which provide better traction especially on damp or slippery surfaces.
However, because they are small, about 5 inches, and narrow, the wheels sometimes get caught up in surface cracks and could be a little annoying.
You can also steer the Babyzen Yoyo Plus with just one hand. The non-adjustable handle bar is positioned high at 42-inches from the ground.
Tall people will find this a joy to drive because the handle won’t force them to slouch.
Is it safe to use?
The overall frame is strong made of aluminum, stainless steel and high-quality plastic. It can carry a child until he or she is 40 lbs.
It also has a 5-point harness with shoulder and pelvic pads to make sure that your child stays in place. It has a center lock that releases all straps when pressed.
As for the brake, it is a standard, no-fuss, push pedal design that you can easily lock and unlock by foot.
How does it Fold?
To be honest, Babyzen Yoyo Plus’s fold takes a lot of getting used to.
Procedure: Start by using your two hands to press the buttons located at the sides of the frame simultaneously. Then, pull the canopy down towards the back of the seat. Then grab onto the bottom of the seat and locate the red handle. Pull the handle towards you and grab the metal bar to fully fold the stroller.
Unfolding is easier, just pull the handle bar up to separate the handle from the base and that’s it.
Watch how it’s done.
Other Yoyo Plus Accessories:
A Yoyo Footmuff to keep your child safe and warm during colder seasons.
The Rolling Bag comes with a small rolling base to help you carry heavy loads while you leisurely stroll. Just place your items inside the bag, hook the bag onto the back of the stroller. Attach the rolling base and let the bag sit on the rolling base to give you ease from your load. It can carry up to 22 lbs.
Price is almost $500 for the stroller. If you want to purchase the stroller with the bassinet bundle, it would be around $720 – $740.
Check latest prices here.
The Babyzen Yoyo Plus has a a 2- year warranty that starts from its purchase date. But, only the registered original owners of the product will have warranty claim.
My 2 Cents
Babyzen Yoyo Plus is one of the strollers that has almost everything that you would ever look for in a travel and everyday stroller. But to be honest, those features are not enough to make me pull the trigger given its very steep price.
I would recommend that you check out strollers with similar features that give better value for half the price like Baby Jogger City Tour 2 , Mountain Buggy Nano or the Beberoad R2 which even looks very similar to the Yoyo Plus.
Hope this helps you in your search for your next stroller. Feel free to share your thoughts below.