Babyzen YOYO2 Review


BEST lightweight STROLLER
$529 at Amazon

What we like

  • Lightweight
  • Easy collapse and open
  • Super maneuverable
  • Great for traveling
  • Add-on options for up to three kids

Be aware

  • Accessories sold separately
  • Limited availability to buy online
  • Expensive

At just under 14 lbs, the Babyzen YOYO2 is one of the lightest full-size strollers on the market (for comparison, the UPPABaby Vista2 comes in at nearly 27 lbs), and it’s compact too, just over 20 inches in width (a nearly six-inch savings over the UPPABaby Vista V2).This makes it super maneuverable in even the most cramped spaces. It collapses with ease, and opens with the flick of one wrist, which is a massive perk if you’ve ever tweaked your back trying to fling open a larger stroller (#iykyk). 

The base model for this stroller accommodates children six-months or older, up to 48.5 lbs. The  Babyzen YOYO2 also features a newborn pack or a bassinet (both sold separately). The stroller also accommodates a second and third child with the YOYO connect and YOYO board (both sold separately).  

The Babyzen YOYO2 has the most extensive accessory options we’ve seen (an impressive 17 of them!), but they’re all sold separately and many are surprisingly difficult to find available for purchase online. For example, in the United States, Babyzen lists 25 online retailers that carry their products. At the time of this review, none of those retailers had the full YOYO2 product line in stock and available for one-stop-shop purchasing, and only 15 (60%) had the base stroller model in stock and available for purchase. To go all-in on the YOYO2 product line, you’ll face a cumbersome purchasing process, and a massive price tag. A Big Mouthful cobbled together the full YOYO product suite across three retailers, including Amazon (not listed as a retailer on the Babyzen site but had the stroller, stroller leg rest, cup holder, faux leather handlebar, newborn pack, bassinet, footmuff, backpack, parasol, insect shield, rain cover, board, bag, and car seat adapters available), Albeebaby (which had the YOYO Connect frame, bassinet adapters, and mittens), and after much struggle finding any US retailers that carry the YOYO car seat, we finally found it, along with the base, at Cookie Dough Boutique (not listed as a retailer on the Babyzen site). The total combined cost, including shipping and tax, is nearly $3300, making this stroller one of the most expensive we’ve seen. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Babyzen YOYO2 worth it?

There’s no way around it–the full suite of YOYO2 products is one of the most expensive out there, but it’s also one of the most extensive. If you’re not on a budget, are on-the-go often, and want a lightweight stroller that can accommodate a growing family, YOYO2  is a fantastic option.

Can you use Babyzen YOYO2 as the main stroller?

Without question, yes. It’s often marketed as good for travel (which it is), but it’s built and designed for everyday use, from birth to toddler. 

Is the YOYO2 stroller good for newborns?

Yes. Babyzen offers two add-on options, perfect for newborns: a newborn pack (including a two-position pop-up canopy, a fully flat reinforced mattress, a headrest and a footrest), as well as a bassinet (including a ventilated shell and canopy with a 4.5 cm double mattress). Both keep baby in a flat-on-back position.

Babyzen YOYO2 Specifications

  • Ages: Six months and up; zero months and up with add-on newborn pack
  • Weight Limit: 40 Lbs.
  • Folded dimensions: 7.1 x 17.3 x 20.5 inches
  • Unfolded dimensions: 33.9 x 17.3 x 41.7 inches