Babyzen Yoyo : Review
Ok, I’m going to openly confess, when Lewis was a baby we had pushchair after pushchair for him, they were either too heavy, too flimsy or just plain wrong for us. I was never happy – I was a pushchair addict.
Since having Leah she has only had 3 pushchairs, first one a travel system, second was lightweight but awkward to push 3 wheeler and lastly was a bigger version of the awkward 3 wheeler which was easier to push and had a bigger basket. We haven’t had anything else since, but I am always looking at new pushchairs.
So, recently I was offered to review a new pushchair to revolutionise the pushchair world, a Babyzen Yoyo 6+.
My husband took delivery of this for me at his shop and firstly I was amazed just how small the box, bag and pushchair were, then I moved the box to open it and nearly fell over… its SO light!! I swiftly handed the pushchair to everyone in the shop to feel the weight of it compared to my daughters current pushchair, we were all amazed. Even Leah had a go at lifting the pushchair with no problems.
After a quick fiddle about I was able to flick open the pushchair so quickly and effortlessly. Leah was so eager to climb in her pushchair and quickly made herself comfortable playing and hiding behind the hood which is really flexible and light. The straps can also be a little fiddly to use on the first couple of attempts as the clips need to fit together before fixing into the buckle, but now we have been using this pretty much daily since its arrival we are now fully comfortable with its use.
Next I noticed that the basket was fantastic, for this style of pushchair I feel it is rather large and certainly easy to access from the back of the pushchair and the front. The rain-cover is very lightweight and flexible, perfect for rolling up and storing under the seat with room left to add your shopping. The only negative I have regarding the rain-cover/basket is the lack of being able to store the rain-cover in the basket when you fold the pushchair up. I have been left caught short once or twice now with a rain-cover which I cannot store and had carried the rain-cover, child and stroller.
The ability to fold the pushchair is also a really good concept, with your child still in its seat you can fold the handles down. Then remove your child and with your child in one arm you pull the leaver under the seat and lift the pushchair with the silver handle. With a bit of practise and a swift movement this becomes an effortless task which means you can carry your child and stroller easily either by hand or by the shoulder strap.
The Babyzen Yoyo is not only immensely lightweight but it also folds up immensely small. Small enough to be used as hand luggage on an aircraft journey or fit in the luggage rack of a train journey. You can see just how small is it when I stored it in the boot of my car along side our usual pushchair. The Yoyo also can fit in the front foot well of my car!
We tested out the pushchairs rain ability, the hood has a brilliant splash proof coating, the rain-cover fits really well and also arches over Leah’s legs to provide room for movement but continues with its stylish features.
Leah, now aged 2 is really tall for her age. In her current pushchair her head is rather close to her hood and I know rather soon I may struggle to put the hood over her. In the Yoyo she still as so much space for growth and I know this may never become an issue for us.
Also the pushchair is so so easy to push one handed, even with a child of Leah’s age and weight this is so easy, its like pushing a doll and not a 2 stone child!
The BabyZen Yoyo 0+
I would now like to show you the new concept from BabyZen, allowing children to use the Yoyo from birth.
Where as originally the Yoyo was only available as a 6+ pushchair, there are now adaptations available to allow you to use this pushchair from birth. By simply lying the seat unit down and installing the BabyZen Yoyo Newborn Nest 0+ and choosing your favourite colour pack you have created the 0+ mode. Then when your child is old enough to use the 6+ mode simple add the 6+ seat base and again your chosen colour pack.
Prices for the BabyZen Yoyo are as follows;
Chassis without any seating unit RRP £265 available with a white or black chassis. 0+ Yoyo nest RRP £37.00 and colour pack RRP £89.00. 6+ Yoyo seat base RRP £26.00 and colour pack RRP £44.00.
**This is not a sponsored post, we were loaned a Babyzen Yoyo 6+ to test and review. All words and opinions are my own