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Babyzen Yoyo+ review?

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Misslemon01 Sat 11-Nov-17 21:22:53

We’re having DC1 next spring and looking at a pushchair that will work as a pram for a baby and then pushchair for a toddler. We also live in a small house with limited storage in central London so space is an issue.

We were looking at the Babyzen Yoyo+. It seems to fold down into something tiny! Anyone have experience of this model, or could recommend another?

Seahawk80 Wed 22-Nov-17 06:41:32

I did a lot of research before I bought my buggy (also in London with no space)! It came down to the yo-yo vs the bugaboo bee

So small and light - folds down easily to nothing - takes up no space in your house / car/ restaurants etc
Also great that you can pick up and carry down steps at tube if you need too (I can’t do this on my own with the bee)
Amazing for holidays!
Cheaper than the bee
Amazing resale value
The handle is curved so you can’t hang bags off it with a buggy clip
Not much space underneath for shopping
My sister has both and my nieces nap much better in the bee after about 18 months (this was what eventually made me go for the bee)
Only world facing when you stop using newborn cocoon

Bit sturdier and more comfy as baby gets older
More space for shopping
Can hang bags from handle
Still smaller than most buggies and great for everyday life in London
More expensive
Bigger than the yo-yo- at some point you will probably have to buy a second car / holiday buggy

Overall I’m really glad I went for the Bee. For everyday use I prefer it - I have friends with the yo-yo so I see how they compare. But I now need a second buggy for holiday and if I had the yo-yo I wouldn’t need it. I’m considering biting the bullet and buying a yo-yo too but can’t really afford it. If you will
Travel a lot, especially to out of the way places and city breaks the yo-yo is probably the best option.

We don’t usually fold the bee at home unless
we need the space - I think that will happen whichever buggy you get but the yo-yo will take up much less space folded.

Hope this helps!

Seahawk80 Wed 22-Nov-17 06:42:41

Forgot to say Bee also parent facing / world facing which is another plus!

DaisyLand Wed 22-Nov-17 15:36:31

Thanks for the comparison @seahawk80

I've got my heart set on the Bee5, def. will get that one. But...we love travelling, so yoyo could be a good option in the future if we'd rather not take the bee (I'm also thinking about getting the Travel bag for the bee)

We've just been to barcelona and we could everywhere see the Yoyo!

Misslemon01 Wed 22-Nov-17 17:53:50

Wow thank you so much @Seahawk80 what a comprehensive answer! Can I just check - would bee go in the overhead on a plane?

DaisyLand Wed 22-Nov-17 18:00:20

Bee is Too bulky for that sad

Seahawk80 Wed 22-Nov-17 18:44:18

No worries! It’s so hard to decide - and I was lucky - my sister had both! Bee is still pretty big when folded - I’m def going to get a second buggy for the car. But that can be a cheapie as Bee is so small and versatile. I just don’t want to load it in every time I go out plus we have a tiny boot so if we have luggage it’s a squeeze! I would take the Bee on holiday in the travel bag if I had private transfers / taxis and wasn’t moving around too much etc.

Misslemon01 Wed 29-Nov-17 11:37:58

For anyone still watching the thread (!), after playing around with both the yoyo and the bee in John Lewis the bee is the clear winner. The yoyo folded up very nicely but just didn’t feel robust enough for park walks. I kept thinking I’d accidentally tip the baby out! The bee was lovely to move around, the handle could be adjusted to your height, and great that the baby basket comes out (which it doesn’t in the yoyo). @DaisyLand what’s the travel bag you referred to? Might get that too!

DaisyLand Wed 29-Nov-17 11:41:31

Glad to hear that!

Tho they also have this one which is cheaper

Out of curiosity, what colours mix did you go for! I cant make up my mind smile

Misslemon01 Wed 29-Nov-17 21:43:22

Black and yellow, like a bee! I find the yellow so jolly smile 🌻🐝

DaisyLand Wed 29-Nov-17 21:49:33

Haja that’s in my mind as well smile
Tho I like the grey and yellow.
Also seen that if you get yeñlow and blue footmuff you could have a minion hah

TheCatIsMyEnemy Wed 29-Nov-17 21:51:15

You have made a grievous error! I switched from bee to yoyo. My two year old is still in it - it's very sturdy and he naps brilliantly in it.

Misslemon01 Wed 29-Nov-17 21:58:41

@TheCatIsMyEnemy ☹️ why do you say that?

TheCatIsMyEnemy Thu 30-Nov-17 06:49:25

Only because I LOVE my yoyo. Didn't get on with the bee. Yoyo literally fits into any possible space. Bee is much bulkier.

rizlett Thu 30-Nov-17 07:03:40

Is the yoyo more difficult to get up and down kerbs - particularly with an older heavier baby/toddler? It doesn't look very ergonomic and might cause back ache?

My preferred toddler buggy has always been the lightest Maclaren recliner - so easy to manoeuvre.

TheCatIsMyEnemy Thu 30-Nov-17 09:59:27

No not at all. Very easy.

You can also put shopping on the handle no bother, not sure why pp said you can't.

Misslemon01 Thu 30-Nov-17 13:08:51

For those after empirical evidence, we spotted lots of bees at Hampstead Heath and around North London last weekend. Only one yoyo and it was not in the park.

TheCatIsMyEnemy Thu 30-Nov-17 14:33:57

Of course, the bee is twice the price and north London is vair posh.

Misslemon01 Thu 30-Nov-17 21:15:12

@TheCatIsMyEnemy not quite twice! Bee is around £750 including newborn attachment, and yoyo £650

harrietm87 Sun 17-Dec-17 17:20:02

I have the same dilemma.

Live in London and don't drive. Parents live quite far away (North West and Ireland) so will probably fly/be on trains fairly often, plus public transport regularly.

Everyone I know has recommended the Yoyo but I'm worried that it's too flimsy for everyday use and prefer that the Bee has the option to switch between parent/world facing. But would the portability of the Yoyo trump that?

QueenOfTheAndals Sun 17-Dec-17 18:10:29

Just because the Yoyo is small and light doesn't make it flimsy! I've been using mine for nearly 4 years now and never had a problem. The newer model is even better.

It isn't suited for long walks in the countryside but if you live in a city and have to take public transport a lot then I don't know why you'd use anything else.

DaisyLand Sun 17-Dec-17 18:56:19

Op still deciding which colours smile to the point I might buy two smile. Yellow and Red haha. Dh has said whatever I want sad

DaisyLand Sun 17-Dec-17 18:56:35

That last one was meant to be smile

MuMuMuuuum Sun 17-Dec-17 19:12:09

I love our Yoyo but if you will be spending regular time on Hampstead Heath i'd go for the Bee. We had a tricky outing there once which I didn't expect as it does so well in our local park.

harrietm87 Sun 17-Dec-17 19:24:42

For those with Yoyo, did you mind not having the parent facing option once you moved out of the bassinet?

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