As you probably know, this June we took another epic family road trip down to the sunny south of France and back again. A 12 day, 2000 mile round trip. Car boot space was at a premium, and since my old lightweight umbrella pushchair had gone to buggy heaven, I was panicking about what to do... there was simply no way I could fit our travel system into the boot as well as the luggage for a family of 4. And then I discovered the Yoyo by Babyzen...
... We borrowed the Yoyo for the duration of our trip to really put it through its paces. Could a lightweight, one-handed fold buggy this compact actually meet the day to day demands of a toddler on our travels?
|This little sister looks proud of the Yoyo!|
Babyzen is a French brand so we really looked the part on our holiday. The Yoyo is a VERY smart pushchair that I felt proud to be pushing among the classy locals on the Cote d'Azur (in fact I did see another one pushed by a local!)
If you've watched the short video above then you will know how mind-blowingly easy the Yoyo is to put up and to fold away; it is designed to be able to use it with one hand while you hold your child in the other. I'd say that I struggle to do it one handed but Mr. B. seems to have the knack. Nevertheless, it is astonishingly quick and easy and I can't recommend it enough. I LOVE it.
|Chilling with the Yoyo in Port Grimaud|
For a buggy so clearly designed with travel in mind, I was surprised at the other features it had to offer - no corners seem to have been cut in order to achieve this level of convenience. It is extremely steerable, easy to recline when Holly fancies a nap, has a nice big sun shade (in a choice of colours) and a reasonably sized carry area underneath the seat. The seat cover and sun shade come as a separate colour pack - I found them easy to fit and the seat pad seemed very thick and comfy.
|Spot the Yoyo|
I still can't get over how compact the Yoyo buggy is when folded - it was small enough to fit in our car footwell in front of Holly and it is small enough to be taken as hand-baggage on a plane! The Babyzen Yoyo comes with a shoulder strap and a carry bag for when you are in transit. I can picture a trip into central London being a lot less hassle with this buggy than normal as you could fold it up when on the train or tube or bus and sling it over your shoulder if you need to quickly carry it (and baby) up a flight of stairs.
The BabyZen Yoyo is not cheap (at a RRP of £309 - find stockists at Babyzen.com) but I still genuinely believe that it is great value for this price. The buggy is suitable from 6 months upto 15kg.