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Babyzen Yoyo, Nuna Pepp or MC Noa? or something else?!
I have a 20m old toddler and 3 month old twins. I'm looking for a small folding stroller to keep in my car for when I go out alone with the toddler or just want to pop in somewhere with the twins (1 in stroller & 1 in carrier). I already have a Nipper 360 double in my boot so my single has to be small and flat. I'm avoiding umbrella fold as it would have to go along back of boot behind the double and would be hard to get at. I don't mind a 6 month plus buggy as I'm happy with car seats or double buggy for now anyway Love the fold of the Yoyo and Pepp. Love the handle and wheel along ability of the Pepp and Noa. Love the zip reclineof the Pepp and Noa. Love the funky unfold action and eye catching looks of the Yoyo. It's so hard to choose. I'm watching 2 of the M&P Nuna's on ebay - crazy to buy one and sell on if I later decide on he Yoyo/Noa? Budget not a major issue or deciding factor but hubby wants it to be my last buggy
All three are excellent but for me its definitely the YoYo especially if money is no object.
The Noa is more luxurious in that its more enclosed, bigger seat, big hood. Its incredibly easy to open and close, and is very neat folded - they all are though. The basket can't hold much weight wise or shape wise because it will drag on the floor. There is a fair amount of flex / bounce in the pushchair, but its very stable and you can hang bags on the back and it doesnt tip. Excellent TBH. The two flaws are the basket and also the low handles. We used the pull along handle once on holiday and that was ok, but I wouldn't see it as a selling point compared to being able to sling the YoYo on your back. The Nuna Pepp can be towed along as well and I suspect you could have the handle at a height to suit you when towing??
The Nuna Pepp - flatter, bigger but neat fold. I dont like zip reclines - the Yoyo toggle is soooo much simpler than trying to hold the weight of a child up whilst doing two zips up. The seat looks small, but its absolutely fine. The basket is nigh on useless - at least under the YoYo I can push my handbag and a lunchbox. The raincover is sttttuupppid. The harness though is what I really could not stand. Its a 5 piece jigsaw puzzle - chunky and small and fiddly. I can see why so many people only use 3 points but I like my children harnessed in safe where I can. It drove me mad when it was wet and cold trying to do it up in a rush. For that reason alone I sold it which is a shame because its really lovely to use and push, has a huge range of adjustability on the handlebar etc.
The YoYo - I have had loads of smaller pushchairs, and the YoYo is just fab. It's basic - yes - but its just right to nip from the car, or when you have two pushchairs in the boot. We often use a bigger pushchair for a day trip but then may use the YoYo to go out for dinner with as we can fold it under the table. The beauty is in the simplicity though and its something we choose to take when we dont want a bigger pushchair and just want to run into somewhere. We have however taken it out all day shopping, or even this weekend it went to a country park and was pushed across grass with our 4 year old in!! (not intentionally but it happened!) But I love that it can be slung over our shoulder, or it fits in the footwell of the car, or you can fold the top half ie handle down and it "disappears" under a table. The recline is a simple pull up and down and it works great. The hood is a bit high and the seat is a bit exposed. I did have a footmuff on for winter, but in the cold and wet I would use a bigger pushchair - so for this reason you may prefer something more substantial.
I did have all 3 here before Christmas and the Noa and Nuna got sold because I never used them once I got the YoYo. Both of the others were hard to let go because they are useful, great pushchairs. You really have the best three small pushchairs here to choose from, so to be honest, any should serve you well but choose by your need.
I have the YOYO and I have to say I love it, it's so simple and basic, nothing fussy like the BJ we have for the twins. The size is perfect for me, and dd (2) actually doesn't mind spending hours in it (one single buggy we have), dd goes everywhere in it. It's been on trail walks, long shopping trips, day trips, gravel. I'm surprised it's lasted this long and the wheels are still in v.good condition.
Thanks both esp Tiggywunkle for the detail and Mama for the glowing review on the yoyo. My heart wants a yoyo so unless the Livi wows me when I look on youtube I'll be ordering one. At least my research seemed to have narrowed me down to the 'right' options. Cheers
I half watched a YouTube vid of the Livi and it didn't amaze me enough to not get the YoYo. Plus even hubby knows this won't really be my last pushchair! I've got a yearning for a lightweight double stroller (for holidays) & I think I need one So....very important question: YoYo frame - black or white? Is the blue fabric too boyish? I have 2 boys and 1 girl and love the bright blue.
Meanwhile, I thought I would prefer the black, but I actually prefer the white. Its more unusual to look at, shows the pushchair off well, and fundamentally the white seems to be (and I am no expert on materials) a painted metal, whereas the black frame seems like a plastic / carbon fibre??? There's definitely a difference.
The black frame is Matt finish, while the white is a chic finish - whatever that means. The frame is made of high density plastic with metal accents.
Also - when lifting the stroller onto the kurb, it isn't going to fold in on you. I thought I hadn't clicked it in properly when I first used it, turns out it's just the flexibility of it that makes you think that, but you get used to it quickly.
Think I'm going for white chassis with blue. I think £90 for a footmuff is steep though so I need to find something a bit cheaper than that! I think the white looks more different to other buggies - is it weird that I want a buggy to be a talking point?!