Once in a while, we would come across a product that is so exceptionally good that, after using, we would just be bursting with excitement to share. This is one of them.
Why are we so excited about the Baby Zen Yoyo+? Let me count the reasons:
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1. Ultra Lightweight and Compact – The Perfect Travel Stroller
This is a great stroller for travel. Be it local or overseas. It is ultra-light (weighs only about 6 kg) and amazingly folds as small as a hand-carry luggage in a fraction of a second! Because of that, this stroller is permitted to be brought ON BOARD aircrafts and can be kept in the overhead baggage compartment. Yes, you read me right.
The Baby Zen Yoyo+ (left) compared to our carry-on luggage.
We brought the Baby Zen Yoyo+ for our recent Scandinavia trip and we were able to bring it right on-board our Qatar Airways flight and kept it in the overhead compartment, both ways! No questions asked! A regular stroller would be stowed together with other luggage in the check-in luggage compartment and we would only be able to use it when we retrieve our luggage at the conveyor belt. But with the Baby Zen Yoyo+, you’ll enjoy these benefits of bringing your stroller onboard with you:
The travel case is optional but allows for clean and convenient carrying.
- Convenience: During transit, we were able to use our own stroller and whisked our sleeping boy around to catch our connecting flight.
- Baby’s Comfort: When we arrived at our final destination, we were able to use the stroller to wheel our baby around as we meandered through the corridors towards the immigration counters. There, we were able to let our baby sleep in the stroller as we waited our turn to clear customs.
- Hygienic: Keeping baby’s stroller with us in the overhead compartment means that baby’s stroller is not kept with the other luggage and cargo in the plane’s cargo bay.
On a cruise:
- Space is a premium during cruises. During an overnight cruise in Scandinavia, we were able to fold and slot the ultra compact Baby Zen Yoyo+ conveniently below one of the bunk beds without compromising on our personal space in the cabin.
In the car:
- When folded into its ultra compact size, the Baby Zen Yoyo+ took up only a small area in the car’s boot allowing more space to put other essentials.
The dimension of The BABYZEN YOYO+ stroller folds to 52 x 44 x 18 cm, and weighs about 6.2 to 6.6 kg, depending on the version. The stroller itself has a short carrying strap that we could just swing onto our shoulder to carry it. There is an optional travel carrying case, which keeps the stroller snugly and is able to latch on to the pulling handle of luggage for easier portability with the other luggage.
2. Folds in a Flash
Not only is the Baby Zen Yoyo+ light and ultra compact, it actually folds fast and unfolds in a flash. Essential when you are on the go!
3. Solid and Sturdy
We used to own another European made stroller that was heavy. However we found it too cumbersome to use especially when my wife had to bring the baby to see the doctor on her own using public transport. With the Baby Zen Yoyo+, we were surprised that despite its compactness and amazing portability, this stroller is just as sturdy like our previous heavy-built European strollers. Together with the high-density foamed handle, the stroller is easily maneuverable, even on the cobbled pavements of the olden towns and rocky terrain of Scandinavia.
In a park in Bergen, Norway. Happily rested and secure in the stroller.
The seat has ultra padding cushions for that ultra comfortable thick plush feel with fabric that is completely machine washable to ensure a high hygiene standards. Complete with its 4-wheel suspension system and exclusive ‘soft drive’ system – without the need to block the front wheels, the Baby Zen Yoyo+ gave us total control of its maneuverability with a silky smooth cruising experience. No wonder my boy slept very well inside the stroller even as we pushed him through the punishing cobbled streets of Europe.
The seat of the 6+ version can be reclined down to 145 degrees, giving my baby sufficient space to sleep comfortably without compromising the maneuverability of the stroller.
This is not mentioned in the brochures but I must say that I love the single-step braking system. It is essential to ensure that the brakes on the wheels are applied every time we put or remove the child from the stroller. The single brake-system allows me to conveniently lock both back wheels at a flip of a single brake pedal easily with my toes rather than having to step on 2 or more brakes to ensure that the stroller is properly ‘braked’.
The 5-point harness of the Baby Zen Yoyo+ kept my baby secure even as he slept soundly while we negotiated the narrow winding streets and other natural sights of Europe.
The extendable hood of the Baby Zen Yoyo+ comes with SPF 50+ solar protection for both the 0+ and 6+ versions. A full coverage rain protector comes together with the stroller.
The solid new frame of the Baby Zen Yoyo+ can safely carry a child from baby up to the weight of 18kg! That would be close to 7 years old. This makes the Baby Zen Yoyo+ the only stroller any family will ever need.
The safe and solid frame ensures smooth and comfortable ride even through gravel.
5. Stylish and Customisable
The fabric covers of the canopy and the seats are completely customizable with a range of colours which can be bought separately. This is great as it allows us to change the colour of the covers to replace existing ones in the event of wear and tear or if for families that would like to keep the stroller for the next baby, the covers can be changed and the stroller will look brand new again!
6. Others Value-added Features
Footrest and basket: The Baby Zen Yoyo+ comes with a wider footrest for our boy to put his foot securely within the stroller frame and a larger mash basket below sufficient to put baby’s much needed necessities on the go.
The wide foot rest allows baby to rest his feet comfortably.
Carry cot: The 0+ model (for newborns) comes with the baby cot which also folds completely flat (amazing!) for ease of travel.
Car-seat adaptor: Once fitted, these clip-on car seat adaptors enable the Baby Zen Yoyo+ to be fitted with baby car carriers from major brands, offering that added flexibility and adaptability to suit your family’s needs.
Travel Case: The travel case helps to keep the stroller clean and damage-free as you store it at home or on the go.
Me and my travelling companions…including the Baby Zen Yoyo+
After experiencing the Baby Zen Yoyo+, we are totally waxing lyrical about it because of its compactness, sturdiness and providing an all-round solution for families to travel with their young children. This is a truly revolutionary stroller and truly, the one and only stroller any family with young kids will ever need.
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We received our Baby Zen Yoyo+ 6+ model from The First Few Years in Paragon Shopping Center, a shop that specializes in quality and premium products for babies and children. Check out their range of cots, strollers and other baby products that adhere to strict international codes of safety, health and quality.
For more info on the Baby Zen Yoyo +: http://www.babyzen.com/en/yoyo-plus
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