Babyzen Yoyo 0+ Review – USA

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

I love to travel. If a few months go by with no trips planned, I turn into wifezilla. I get grumpy, stressed out, and pretty much downright unpleasant to be around. Sorry hubby! I blame the day job.

We are determined to travel even after baby comes along so finding a good compact travel stroller was a very high priority for us.

The hubby and I were first introduced to the Babyzen Yoyo 0+ in Paris while we were traveling through France this past spring. It was on this trip that we found out we were were expecting. The stroller was displayed in the widow of a fancy upscale baby boutique and we were intrigued by it’s style and size. By some miracle (since we are American after all) we were able to convince the snooty salesperson to show us the features of the stroller. Two seconds into the demonstration and we were sold! Well…not sold enough to commit to buying at that moment but we figured we would come back home and easily buy it online. My goodness, how wrong we were.

The Babyzen Yoyo 6+ can be bought here in the U.S at many stores online, in department stores, Ebay, and Amazon. The 0+ with the newborn nest attachment however was nowhere to be found. We emailed Babyzen retailers such as Albee Baby and were told that they were not able to get the 0+ version. We also emailed every single online baby store in France, UK, and Australia that sold it. Either they never replied to our emails or the shipping would have made the overall cost too outrageous. So we got to work and researched the cheapest way to combine all the parts necessary to have the 0+ version and the 6+ version. Here is how we did it.

1. We purchased the 6+ version from Albee Baby (www.albeebaby.com). The retail price is $469.99 but we had a 20% off coupon and was able to get it for $375.99 including free shipping. Albee Baby does not charge tax if shipping outside of NY and frequently has sales and coupon codes.

2. We bought the Newborn Nest attachment from Amazon UK for 35.78 GBP which equates to approximately $60.87. This includes the shipping cost.

3. The 0+ Color Pack was ordered off of Amazon France for 155 Euros or $210.78 including cost of shipping. The Color Pack includes the pad, sunshade, and footmuff.

Total Cost: $647.64

Pricey, but not too bad considering this is for both the 0+ and 6+. If ordering from an online baby boutique in UK, the 0+ and 6+ package would be 648 GBP which would equate to approx. $1,036. If ordering from a boutique in France, the cheapest we found was 556 Euros which would be $756. These prices do not include the cost of shipping.

The conversion to 0+ can only be done with a 2014 Yoyo chassis. If the frame does not have this little red button then it will not work. When ordering from Albee Baby we were unsure if it was the 2014 version but we were happy to find out it was! We did a little happy dance…

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chassis with newborn nest:

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We chose the white chassis with the gray color pack. Here is the newborn nest with the pad.

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footmuff and canopy. The head cushion pictured here was included with the chassis.

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And some pictures of hubby modeling the Yoyo to show how truly compact the stroller really is.

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A bit ambitious but we plan on flying to Korea with the baby when he’s about 3 months old so will update with a full review of the Yoyo 0+ in action!

 


9 responses to “Babyzen Yoyo 0+ Review – USA”

  1. Yasmeen says:

    Hi. I’m in the same situation is you. We have purchased the 6+ and need to buy the accessories to be able to use for our newborn. Are the newborn nest attachment and color pack both necessary? Or can we get away with just the color pack? Thanks in advance!!

    • svwifey says:

      Hi Yasmeen,

      Sorry for the delayed response! I hope it’s not too late to help out, but both the color pack and newborn nest are necessary. You will need both in order to fully convert to the 0 +. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!

  2. Nicole says:

    My husband and I have been debating the yoyo for a couple months and I am so happy you posted how you got the 0*. How’s it working out?! Would you suggest the 0+ for a 4/5 month old or do you think we could use the 6+ with an infant insert? Please let us know. Thanks, Nicole

    • svwifey says:

      Hi Nicole,

      I’m glad you asked! My husband and I both love the Yoyo and prefer it over our larger stroller (Stokke Xplory) we keep in in the trunk of our car and use it daily for errands. When I am out and about alone, it is very easy to hold a fussy baby in one hand and get the Yoyo out with the other. It folds up so compact and everywhere we have gone, I have had people come up to me to ask me what type of stroller it is. I have a very big baby (14 lbs and 25 in at 10 weeks), and he is getting to be too large for the 0+. With that said, I am going to try to get as much use out of it as possible. If your baby is smaller and likes being in the reclined position, I would say the 0+ is nice to have. Very convenient for diaper changes on the go! However, if your baby is already curious and wants to see everything or on the larger side as well, the 6+ would probably work out for you better. Please let me know if you have other questions!

  3. Fleur says:

    Hi!
    Thanks for your post. Do you think the Babyzen Yoyo + is sturdy enough for everyday use? We are currently trying to decide what pram to go with and we are thinking about only purchasing this one as we like to travel (hopefully this continues when the baby arrives!), however is it sturdy enough for day-to-day use at home also? That is, lifting in and out of the car, shops, parks, footpaths etc?
    Friends say the wheels look too small and are likely to get caught in pavement cracks etc and parks/grass may be off limits? I think its so small and light I can just pick it up if it gets caught!
    We would be interested to hear your thoughts! Thanks 🙂

    • svwifey says:

      Hello!

      That is a great question! The YoYo is definitely sturdy enough for everyday use. In fact, it is our daily stroller. We have a larger stroller that has been sitting unused. We took the YoYo with us to Hawaii and it could not have travelled better. So light and sturdy. Very well built and the design is just genius. My husband who is a tech geek can’t stop raving about how well engineered it is. On the beaches, we just folded it and carried it with us until we found a good spot to settle into. We love to dine out and it is so compact that it fits into any spot a chair would fit so we have received so many compliments on how unobtrusive it is. If you are planning on only one stroller, the Babyzen YoYo is the one to get!

  4. Fleur says:

    Thanks so much! I was hoping it was going to be awesome! Most prams seem so massive and bulky (for little babies!) and its not only travel that you need a compact stroller, but life in general I think – going out to shops, in and out of the car, restaurants, friends houses etc. I just hope we can get all the bits like you. We are in Perth, Australia and they are not well stocked in shops here and so far we cant get the 0+ in store. Off the the web we go! Thanks heaps 🙂

  5. COURBET says:

    Hi there!

    Don’t know if you still read replies. Anyway, my wife and I are having a difficult time to choose the right stroller. Our daughter is less than a mouth old when being discharged from the hospital (because of preterm labor), hopefully in a week or two ; but she had been doing really good after birth, so no worries. And a car seat is a must when getting her “out” of the hospital. My original plan is to get a nice convertible car seat for car travel and a separate stroller for daily use, even better if it comes with a “bassinet”. But I found out about babyzen yoyo 6+ and it is excellent, except one obvious flaw: relatively small canopy that provides less shade might cause huge problem in summer at city like San Diego.Does it bother you folks somehow?
    I guess I will probably get the o+ update parts follow your lead though. So far I don’t quite find the equal comparison in travel system as well made and engineered to yoyo 0+ and Britax convertible car seat yet ( I didn’t do a lot of research on car seat but I think Britax advocate G4.1 looks good) Do you folks have any suggestions? Budget is relatively unlimited. Suggestions on combo between stroller and car seat would be even nicer. My situation is similar to yours except the problem that I had stated above.
    Thanks a lot and looking forward to your reply!

    • svwifey says:

      Hello! Thank you for reaching out!

      Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Glad to hear she is doing well and will be coming home soon. Picking the perfect stroller and car seat is a very daunting process. I hope I can offer some help.

      In regards to your question about the canopy – I actually like it! The size has never bothered me and I like that there is a peek a boo window. If you think it is too small, you can easily drape a light swaddle over it for added shade. I agree with your comment about not finding an equal in engineering. We have travelled LA from SF six times and the Yoyo is always one of our carry on items.

      Have you seen the recent (within the past few weeks) safety recall for Britax Advocate? I just want you to be aware before purchasing. We started off our son in an infant car seat. We loved our Nuna Pipa carseat but my son just outgrew the height requirement for it. We recently purchased the convertible car seat Clek Fllo. After much research, we were debating between the Clek Foonf and the Clek Fllo. These car seats are made with steel frames that have crumple technology (just like cars). They are heavy duty, luxurious, and one of the safest car seats you can purchase in the US. I’d also like to add that they are darn good looking! Clean sophisticated lines and beautiful stain resistant fabric choices. They are perhaps two of the most expensive convertible car seats you can purchase ($350-$500 range) but since you indicated that budget is not an issue, I would look into these car seats. They now have an infant insert called the “infant thingy” for babies 5-22 lbs. http://clekinc.com/products/

      Please let me know if you have any other questions! I would love to help.

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