When we first moved to Dubai, I remember spotting so many of these cool pushchairs at the airport – it was the Babyzen Yoyo. I had already purchased a larger pram, which I love, but it’s big and bulky and not particularly travel-friendly. The Yoyo, on the other hand, is perfect for travelling.
- It folds super small into a bag that you can carry on your shoulder – it comes with a protective bag but the travel bag costs more.
- Once folded up (which you can apparently do using one hand – I haven’t managed that yet), it fits into the overhead locker on flights. This was a big plus for us as it means we can take Henry in his stroller right up to the gate and then have it immediately available when we land.
- It has a minimalistic, stylish design to it. I like how simple ours is in the plain black version!
- The hood is a good size and comes down quite far to cover the upper half of Henry’s body.
- It’s perfect for throwing into the boot of the car when it’s filled with shopping bags or suitcases.
- It is so lightweight – I can easily carry it up a flight or two of stairs.
- Basically, it is the dream travel stroller. But I do also use it for shopping or restaurants where I can’t be bothered to navigate my larger pram.
However, it’s not all perfect. What is?
- The wheels are small, naturally given its size, but small to the point it is pretty rubbish on sand or anything other than smooth pavements/floors. Likewise, I wouldn’t feel comfortable adding carseat adaptors on there with a carseat on top – it just does not feel strong enough.
- The bottom area where you are supposed to put a big is quite frankly ridiculous. You can’t fit a baby bag in there at all.
- The price is high. We justified it by using it for more than travel – it’s now used as much as my ‘main’ pram.
- If you want to use it from newborn, you need the newborn set, which again will cost you more money. The stroller is designed to be used as it is from 6 months but we used it from 4 months with a lambskin liner to pad it out – my baby was perfectly happy in there.
- Actually, there is one last negative point but this is probably me being pedantic. The straps that hold the baby in are rather long and Henry loves to the chew them!
Nonetheless, it is worth its weight in gold. I love our Babyzen Yoyo, especially for travelling!
In the UK, you can buy it from John Lewis for £369 – Link.