BABYZEN YOYO PLUS – IS THIS STROLLER OVERPRICED?

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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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Measurements

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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?

 

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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.

 

Babyzen Yoyo Plus – Newborn Pack (Bassinet) for 6 months below

 

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?

 

Babyzen Yoyo Plus with an infant car seat

 

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.

Yoyo Plus 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.

 

Babyzen Yoyo Plus’ Parasol

 

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.

It does not come with a bumper bar but if you wish to have one, you may buy it on Amazon as an additional accessory.

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

Price is almost $500 for the stroller. If you want to purchase the stroller with the bassinet bundle, it would be around $720 – $740.

Price also varies depending on colors. Color options: Air France, Black, Grey, Toffee.  Red, Taupe,  Ginger,  Peppermint and a lot more.

Check latest prices here. 

 

Warranty

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.

 

Sheila

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.

 


STROLLER WAR: Baby Jogger City Tour 2 or Babyzen Yoyo Plus

Just freshly released, the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 is now out in the market, following the success of its older version, the Baby Jogger City Tour. If you’ve been eyeing the Babyzen Yoyo Plus but having second thoughts about it because of its price, the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 is a great stroller to compare it to simply because they are so much alike.

 

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Baby Jogger City Tour 2 vs Babyzen Yoyo Plus

Size and Portability

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Carrying both  strollers around is easy because they are light and small, designed to fit inside airplane compartments. Although both strollers are small, it is always a good idea to check first with the airline if they could be carried inside the airplane. Each airline has their own carry-on luggage policies that may be different from others.

 

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Both strollers are lightweight but Baby Jogger City Tour 2 is heavier by a pound.

It also does not help that the City Tour 2 does not have an attached shoulder strap like the Yoyo Plus. However, it does come with a shoulder carry bag that is convenient for traveling.

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Babyzen Yoyo Plus has its own airline-certified Premium Travel Bag that can be bought as an accessory.

 

Weight Capacity

Despite the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 being heavier, it did make up for it in terms of weight capacity. The City Tour 2 can carry a heavier cargo of up to 45 lbs while the Yoyo Plus can only carry up to 40 lbs.

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Travel-System Ready

Both strollers can be used from birth. You can pair them both with a bassinet. You can get a Tour 2 Bassinet for Baby Jogger and Newborn Pack for the Babyzen Yoyo Plus.

 

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Infant car seats can also be attached to both strollers.

 

Babyzen Yoyo Plus is compatible with the following:

 

  • BABYZEN iZi Go Modular by BeSafe (YOYO+ adapters are supplied with the seat)
  • BeSafe iZi Go & iZi Go Modular
  • Bébé Confort Pebble & Pebble Plus
  • Cybex Aton Q
  • Maxi-CosiPebble & Pebble Plus
  • Nuna Pipa
  • Maxi-Cosi® Mico AP

 

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Baby Jogger City Tour 2 is compatible with the following:

 

 

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One bonus feature of the Yoyo Plus is it can be attached with a Babyzen Yoyo Plus Board.

 

Babyzen Yoyo Plus Scooter Board

 

 

This scooter board will allow your young walker to hitch a ride. It has a removable saddle that your child can sit on when he or she gets tired of standing. There’s no need to bring another stroller for your older child for short trips. This board can carry up another 44 lbs.

 

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Maneuverability and Suspension

 

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How about their driving performance? Babyzen Yoyo Plus glides very wheel on smooth surfaces. It has an all-wheel suspension that absorbs mild shocks. On the other hand, Baby Jogger City Tour 2 has suspensions only at the front wheels.

 

 

Babyzen Yoyo Plus with scooter board

 

 

The Yoyo Plus also has a Soft Drive System feature that automatically locks and stabilizes its front wheels when it hits uneven surfaces. That means, you don’t have to stop to lock the front wheels when you drive on bumpy tracks.

As for the City Tour 2, you can make the wheels steadier by manually locking the swivel wheels.What I like about the City Tour 2 is its rubber wheels. Rubber is more adaptable to different kind of terrains because of its traction.

Babyzen Yoyo Plus, on the other hand, has wheels that are made out of hard plastic. While it maybe sturdy, it may not be advisable to use it often outside especially when the ground is slippery.

 

 

Baby Jogger City Tour 2

 

 

Ease of Fold

Both the Babyzen Yoyo Plus and the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 have easy unfolding procedures. Pull the handlebars up and give it a little shake so the strollers will loosen and unfold.

As for their folds, the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 is easier to fold because you can do it successfully with just one hand.

 

Watch the Baby Jogger City Tour 2’s fold below.

 

To fold the Baby Jogger City Tour 2, you have to start by pushing the button located at the handlebar, slide the slider, push the stroller down and pull up the handle that is located at the middle of the seat and the back rest. Unlike the Babyzen Yoyo Plus, there’s no need to bend low to do this procedure.

Watch the Babyzen Yoyo Plus’ fold below.

 

As for the the Babyzen Yoyo Plus, both hands are needed to push the buttons at the sides of the frame. After that, you have to push the canopy all the way back and with one hand, reach below the stroller, pull the red button, grab the metal bar beside it and lift the stroller up so the stroller automatically folds. It took me a couple of times finally get it. I must say that it feels nice and snappy. However, I appreciate Baby Jogger City Tour 2’s fold more.

 

Comfort

 

Both strollers have comfortable, reclinable seats. It can go as low as 140-145 degrees, which is great when your baby falls asleep while strolling. The earlier version of the City Tour 2, the Baby Jogger City Tour, has a shallow seat. Customers complained that it is too narrow. I’m glad that the manufacturer fixed it this time.

 

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Their canopies are just about the same height and are high enough to accommodate older and taller kids. I like the large peek-a-boo window at the top of the Baby Jogger City Tour 2’s canopy. The window has a large opening that is covered by a mesh material which is very similar to the UppaBaby Minu. In contrast, the Babyzen Yoyo Plus’ peek-a-boo window is quite small. There is really not much to see when you peek.

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Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Peek-a-boo window

 

What I like more about the City Tour 2 is its built-in adjustable leg rest which keeps babies’ legs from dangling especially when they are in a sleeping position. The Babyzen Yoyo Plus, however, can be attached with a leg rest that can be bought separately as an accessory on Amazon.

 

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Safety

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Baby Jogger Belly Bar

Both strollers have a secure 5-point harnesses with a center lock and release button. If you want extra protection, you may buy an additional bumper bar for both Babyzen Yoyo Plus

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and Baby Jogger City Tour 2

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Also, both have a one-step brake that is very intuitive to use. Step down to lock and lift the brake to release.

 

Steering

They both have fixed, horizontal handlebars.

Babyzen Yoyo Plus
Babyzen Yoyo Plus

The Babyzen Yoyo Plus has a higher handlebar that is 42-inch from the ground while that of the City Tour 2  is approximately 38 – 39 inches high.

Price

The Babyzen Yoyo Plus is priced at almost $500 on Amazon.  Note that price could go higher or lower depending on the color.  You may choose from different shades such as : Taupe, Grey, Ginger, Peppermint & Red.

Babyzen Yoyo Plus in Taupe. — Click to check other colors.

 

The Baby Jogger City Tour 2 is way cheaper around $220 – $260 USD. It has 3 color variations:  Jet (Black), Seacrest (Navy Blue) & Slate (Grey).

 

Baby Jogger City Tour 2, Slate

 

My 2 Cents

Pushing the Babyzen Yoyo Plus feels like a luxury. It’s smooth riding experience and amazing features come with a price. But if you want a stroller that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, without compromising sturdiness and essential features, then the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 is also worth seriously considering.

Check out what verified purchasers have to say about Babyzen Yoyo Plus and Baby Jogger City Tour 2.

 


STROLLER WAR: Babyzen Yoyo or UppaBaby Minu

Gone are the days when umbrella strollers are expected to just be just bare-boned, umbrella strollers. Today’s parents are looking for strollers with the weight of an umbrella with the features of a full-size stroller. These 2 strollers managed to pull them off – the UppaBaby Minu

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and the Babyzen Yoyo. 

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That’s why I couldn’t be more excited to write this review because the Yoyo Plus and the Minu are my personal favorites because they are just one of the best. And I know that if you are somehow familiar with these two, shopping might be quite a challenge. So, before you resort to tossing coins let me break everything down for you.

Here’s the skinny on the Babyzen Yoyo Plus and the UppaBaby Minu.

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Size and Weight Capacity

What’s great about the Babyzen Yoyo Plus and the UppaBaby Minu is that they will do great as a travel stroller and an everyday stroller. But for portability, I would say that the Babyzen Yoyo Plus has the edge because it is just more compact and smaller. It is slimmer when folded and lighter by about a pound.

Although both strollers are small enough to fit inside overhead compartments of airplanes, the Babyzen Yoyo Plus would most likely qualify to be a carry-on luggage in most airplanes. There are people though who were able to hand carry their Minus inside the airplane but it is best to check first with your airline before traveling.

Let’s talk about weight capacity.

Your baby can use the Minu stroller, even without the bassinet or car seat, starting 3 months of age until he or she is 50 lbs, about 5 or 6 years old. As for the Yoyo Plus, you should wait first for your baby to reach 6 months and this can be used until he or she is 40 lbs heavy. That said, you can use the Minu earlier and longer.

Even the storage basket of the Minu is bigger. It can hold as much as 20 lbs. and has a wide front and rear opening which makes it very convenient to put in and pull out stuff.  The Yoyo Plus, on the other hand, has a storage weight limit of only 11 lbs.

Travel System Ready

Babyzen Yoyo Plus with a Babyzen IZI car seat

These strollers are light but strong and are designed to be travel- system ready. You can use the Minu and Yoyo from birth until toddlerhood. For smaller babies it is recommendd to pair it with either a From Birth Kit for UppaBaby and Newborn Pack for Babyzen. An infant car seat can also be installed in both strollers.

UppaBaby Minu with a Mesa car seat

Aside from their own car seat brands, BABYZEN iZi for Babyzen and Mesa for UppaBaby, they are also both compatible with infant car seat brands such as Maxi-Cosi, Nuna and Cybex.

As mentioned earlier, you can use the UppaBaby stroller earlier and without the bassinet as soon as your baby reaches 3 months. For the Babyzen Yoyo Plus, you have to wait until 6 months.

What I like about the Yoyo Plus is that it can be attached with a Babyzen Yoyo Plus Board  at the back of the stroller for your older child to to ride along.

Maneuverability and Suspension

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Winner: Babyzen Yoyo Plus

Both are amazingly smooth to drive because of the all-wheel suspensions. Although both are not for rough-road use, the Minu and the Yoyo Plus perform quite well on slightly bumpy surfaces. But Babyzen Yoyo Plus’ Soft Drive system is an impressive feature that gives it an edge over the Minu in this aspect. The Soft Drive system automatically stabilizes the front swivel wheels when driving on rough terrain without the need to lock them manually. It is easier to maneuver with one hand at the slightest push.

Ease of Fold

Now let’s check the ease of folding and unfolding these strollers. I used to think that the Yoyo Plus had the best fold, not until i met the Minu.  The Babyzen Yoyo Plus is relatively easy to fold but would require both hands at first to press the side buttons and to fold the canopy.

Watch the demo below.

But with the Minu, all you need to do is put your hand on the handlebar, slide the slider and push the button. Tada!

The UppaBaby Minu

It’s a joy to fold an UppaBaby Minu. You can really do it with one hand!

Comfort

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I find that the Minu has a more generous UPF50 canopy, it has 3 panels and a pop out sunvisor at the front. As for the height of the canopy, both strollers have enough head room for tall kids.

Yoyo Plus Canopy

The peek-a-boo window of the Minu is also well-thought of. Not only is it larger, it also has a magnetic lock which is a better option to the noisy velcro strips. The Yoyo Plus has one small and discreet peek-a-boo window at the back of the canopy.

Both strollers do not have built-in leg rests but the Minu’s seat extends a little downward to the front, which kind of compensates for the lack of it. As for the Yoyo Plus, it also doesn’t have a leg rest too but you can buy one as an accessory on Amazon.

Safety

The Yoyo Plus and the Minu both have 5-point harnesses to secure your baby while riding. The Yoyo Plus has a one-step brake that you have to step on to engage and lift to disengage. The Minu has 2 color-coded pedals that you have to step on – red pedal is for locking the wheels and the green pedal is for unlocking.

Steering

UppaBaby Full-grain Leather handlebar

These strollers both have horizontal fixed handlebars that has a height of about 41-42 inches from the ground. Both can also be steered with just one hand. But because it is lighter, I find the Yoyo Plus to be more agile.

One aesthetic highlight of the Minu is its full-grain leather-covered handlebar which really looks nice.

Price

These high-end strollers are quite an investment.

The Babyzen Yoyo Plus stroller is more expensive at almost $500 while the UppaBaby Minu is cheaper by a hundred dollars.

Check out package inclusions and designs at  Amazon

Conclusion

This is actually a tough call because I, myself, is torn between the two. But,  much as I want my stroller to be really compact and small, value for money is a top priority for me and I think the UppaBaby Minu will give me that. It is a wiser buy because my baby can use it for a longer time.  It also has a lot of features that far outweighs the smallness and agility of the Babyzen Yoyo Plus. And that fold is just amazing.

Check out what other users have to say about the Babyzen Yoyo Plus and the Uppababy Minu.

If you have any other questions about these strollers, just leave me a message below. 🙂

STROLLER WAR: GB Pockit Plus or Babyzen Yoyo Plus

Get a better perspective on which stroller is superior – the world’s smallest stroller or its closest rival in the smallest stroller category.

Babyzen Yoyo Plus vs GB Pockit Plus
Babyzen Yoyo Plus
GB Pockit Plus vs Babyzen Yoyo Plus
GB Pockit Plus

Which is smarter to buy, is it the GB Pockit Plus or the Babyzen Yoyo Plus?

Tale of the Tape

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Size and Portability

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GB Pockit Plus

At first glance, GB Pockit Plus and Babyzen Yoyo Plus, seem to look about the same size. But once folded, it’s easy to see the difference. The GB Pockit Plus is a bit smaller, thinner and lighter by a few inches and a little over a pound. I am actually one who likes my stroller really small but I personally don’t mind the difference. Since both of them are small enough to fit into an airplane overhead compartment, I’m fine with any of the two for travel.

Weight Capacity

The GB Pockit Plus can carry a maximum weight of 37 lbs while the Babyzen Yoyo Plus can carry up to 38 lbs. Both can be used until your child is about 4 years old. The underneath storage weight capacity of both strollers is the same at 11 lbs.

Travel System Ready

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These new models are both travel- system ready. They have the exact set of configurations. You can use them with a bassinet, an infant car seat or a stroller seat.

But one bonus feature of the Yoyo Plus is it can be attached with a scooter board called the Babyzen Yoyo Plus board. Your older child can ride along until he or she reaches 44 lbs.

Maneuverability and Suspension

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I will try to avoid navigating the Pockit Plus over a bumpy road. With a very small set of wheels, so many hinges and no suspension, that’s like stroller cruelty. LOL

The Yoyo Plus on the other hand, aced it on this department with their 4-wheel suspension and their Soft Drive System. This system makes for easy steering on uneven surfaces even without locking the front swivel wheels. The Yoyo Plus is not an all-terrain stroller but who knows what they are up to next?

Ease of Fold

Now let’s check the ease of folding and unfolding of these strollers.

To fold the Pockit Plus to its compact mode,  press the buttons on both handle bars and apply downward pressure to fold the stroller in half. Then, you have to fold the frames again inward until you hear a snap. That means it is already locked.

To unfold the Pockit Plus, unlatch it first, press the buttons on both handle bars, lift it up and give it a good joggle to unfurl.

Watch the demo below.

As for the Yoyo Plus, start the fold by pressing the buttons on the side frames near the ends of the canopy. Pull the canopy all the way back until you hear a snap. Then, press the red button below the stroller, grab the metal bar, lift the stroller up and it will fold by itself.

To unfold the Yoyo Plus, just press the red button again and grab the handle bar up and watch it automatically unfurl.

Watch the demo below.

Unfolding both strollers is almost a no-brainer but folding can be a little complicated. So which stroller is easier to fold?  I would go with the Babyzen Yoyo because most of the folding procedure can be done with just one hand, unlike the GB Pockit Plus. That’s actually a big deal when your trying to fold the stroller and hold your kid at the same time.

Comfort

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Yoyo +

Now for comfort, let’s start with the seats. The back rests of both strollers are well-padded, reclinable and could go as low as 145 degrees. Not totally flat but good enough for a snooze. 

Pockit+

As for the canopies, both have 2 solid panels but the Yoyo Plus has a larger canopy, thanks to its pop-out sunvisor that extends farther to the front. The height of the canopies from the seat is almost the same at about 25-26 inches. Taller kids won’t have a problem riding on both.

Both strollers do not have leg rests but if you wish to attach a leg rest on the Yoyo Plus, you can buy it as an accessory on Amazon.

Safety

The safety features of both strollers are pretty standard. Both strollers have an adjustable 5-point harness with a center lock and release button to make sure that the child stays in place. Both strollers also have a one-step brake that you have to step on and lift by foot to lock and unlock the wheels. If you wish to add a bumper bar to the Yoyo Plus for added protection, you can also buy it as an accessory on Amazon.

Steering

Pockit+
Yoyo+

The GB Pockit Plus has 2 separate short handles while the Babyzen Yoyo Plus has one horizontal handle bar. Both handles are non-adjustable but good for one-hand steering.  The Yoyo Plus’ handlebar is positioned higher at 42 inches from the ground while the Pockit Plus’ handles are lower at 39 inches. Despite the difference, both handles are comfortable to be steered by people who are tall and of average height.

Personally, I find the Yoyo Plus easier to maneuver not.just because of the handle but because it has better wheels and suspension.

Price

Now here goes – the price. They are world’s apart. The Babyzen Yoyo Plus stroller sells at almost $500 in Amazon. Surprised? I was.

The GB Pockit Plus, on the other hand, is  around $230. That’s more than half the price.

See product inclusions and designs on Amazon

Conclusion

Both strollers are great choices depending on your priority. The GB Pockit Plus would be great for traveling but doesn’t seem to be as versatile as the Babyzen Yoyo Plus. If price is not an issue and you are looking for an all-around stroller, I suggest you go for the Babyzen Yoyo Plus.

Check out other customer reviews about  GB Pockit Plus and Babyzen Yoyo Plus on Amazon.

 

Ciao,

Sheila

www.strollersforever.com

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