STROLLER WAR: BABYZEN YOYO PLUS VS SUMMER INFANT 3D LITE CONVENIENCE STROLLER

 

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Since it came out, both the Babyzen Yoyo Plus and the Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience stroller have been a top of mind choice for parents who are looking for lightweight stroller options.

 

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The difference in price points of these 2 are worlds apart, with the Babyzen Yoyo Plus being on the high-end spectrum while the Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience stroller can be purchased for less than $100.

BUT! Don’t be quick to judge because the Summer Infant 3D Lite has been the top selling stroller in Amazon for the longest time. Do you ownder why? Let’s compare them shall we?

 

BABYZEN YOYO PLUS VS SUMMER INFANT 3D LITE – WHICH IS BETTER TO BUY?

 

Size and Weight Capacity

 

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Comparing these 2 strollers is a challenge because are different in a lot of aspects. In terms of size, the Babyzen Yoyo Plus appears to be bigger with open dimension of approximately 39″L x 17″W x 41″H  while Summer 3D Infant Lite’s 27″L x 18″W x 43″.  

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Both strollers  are fairly light at 13 lbs. But Summer Lite Infant 3D Lite, despite being smaller, can hold a weight of 50 lbs. while Babyzen Yoyo Plus can only hold up to 40 lbs. That means, your child can use your 3D Lite longer.

 

If you are a fan of strollers that fold small, Babyzen Yoyo Plus might win you over. It  is small enough to to be hand carried inside airplane cabins, trains and doesn’t take up much space in your car trunk.

 

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The Summer Infant 3D Lite, on the other hand, has a standard umbrella fold and won’t be allowed as a hand-carry luggage inside airplanes. I

Consider buying a padded stroller bag for your 3D Lite to keep your luggage safe during flight. Both strollers have carry straps which make them easy to carry around.

 

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Other Good Lightweight Stroller Options

 

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Ease of Fold

To fold the Babyzen Yoyo Plus, pull the canopy backward. Then, using both of your hands, press the buttons located at the sides of the stroller frame. The buttons unlock the backrest so you can fold the backrest all the way back.

Next step is to reach under the lower part of the stroller where there’s a red lever. Pull the lever towards you, lift it up and watch it automatically fold itself.

To unfold the Babyzen Yoyo Plus , pull the red lever out to disengage the lock, grab the handle of the stroller, lift it up, give it some shake and watch it unfurl.

 

Watch the demo below to get a better idea of the process.

 

Folding the Summer Infant 3D Lite is an entirely different process.

 

To fold the Summer Infant 3D Lite, you have to step on the lever located at the side of the stroller. Then, pull up the handle located at the back.

Once it disengages, push the seat forward all the way down to the ground. You will hear a snap that signals that the stroller is already locked.

To unfold, unlatch the hook at the side of the stroller, pull the handle upright and step on the lever located below the handle at the back.

 

Watch demo below.

Travel-System Ready

 

One major disadvantage of the Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience stroller is it is NOT travel system ready.

You have to wait until your baby is about 6 months and older to be able to use it.

On the other hand, if you are shopping for a stroller that could be used from birth until toddlerhood, Babyzen Yoyo Plus is a better option because it is travel-system ready.
For smaller babies, you can pair it with its bassinet called a  Newborn Pack . It is also compatible with BABYZEN iZi , Maxi-Cosi, Nuna and Cybex car seats.
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Bonus feature:

The Babyzen Yoyo Plus can be attached with a Babyzen Yoyo Plus Board  at the back of the stroller. This is perfect if your older child would like to hitch a ride.

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Maneuverability and Suspension

 

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Both strollers drive well on smooth surfaces. The Summer Infant 3D Lite’s bigger 6-inch wheels and rear-wheel suspension makes it easy to maneuver.

 

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However, Babyzen Yoyo Plus, added a neat feature called the Soft Drive system which makes it lighter to push.

Aside from making the stroller more agile, this feature automatically stabilizes the front swivel wheels as it touch minor bumps. That means you there is no need to stop and manually lock the front wheels as you push.

 

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Comfort

 

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As for the seats, I find the Babyzen Yoyo Plus’ seat to be more padded and soft than the Summer Infant 3D Lite’s. Given the price difference, it should not come as a surprise.

Babies and toddlers can nap comfortably in both strollers. Babyzen Yoyo Plus and Summer Infant 3D Lite recline to as low as 140 degrees.

The Summer Infant 3D Lite does not have a peek-a-boo window, while the Yoyo Plus has one at the top of the canopy.

 

Safety

Both strollers have a standard 5-point harness that has a center lock and release button which secures the child in place.

What’s cool about Summer Infant 3D’s buckle is it has a flap cover to hide the buckle from the child. As they say, out of sight, out of mind.

 

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Babyzen Yoyo Plus has a one-step brake that you have to step on to engage and lift to disengage. As for the Summer Infant 3D Lite, it has individual brakes on both rear wheels that are very intuitive to use.

 

Steering

Babyzen Yoyo Plus’ horizontal handlebar makes one-hand pushing more possible as compared to Summer Infant 3D Lite’s vertical handles.  Both are non-adjustable.

 

The height of Yoyo Plus’ handlebar is about 41 inches from the ground, while the Summer Infant 3D Lite’s handles are about 43 inches high.

 

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Price

Babyzen Yoyo Plus stroller is way more expensive at almost $500. Prices vary depending on the shade. You may choose from different shades such as : Taupe, Grey, Ginger, Peppermint & Red.

CHECK OUT LATEST PRICE HERE.

On the other hand, Summer Infant 3D Lite costs just less than $100. Color options are: Black, Pink, Teal, Blue, Grey and Green.

CHECK OUT LATEST PRICE HERE.

 

BABYZEN YOYO PLUS VS SUMMER INFANT 3D LITE – WHICH IS BETTER TO BUY?

It all boils down to how much are you willing to shell out for a stroller.

As you would have expected, the Babyzen Yoyo Plus has amazing features hence the price 1) it is  travel- system ready 2) it is more compact and portable 3) it pushes really well.

If I have the budget, I would definitely go for the Babyzen Yoyo Plus.

But, if you are just looking for a basic, reliable stroller for everyday use, the Summer Infant 3D Lite is a sensible choice as well.  And many practical parents can attest to that.

 

Check out what other users have to say about the Babyzen Yoyo Plus and the Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience Stroller.

 


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