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Babyzen Yoyo: The ‘Take Me Everywhere’ Stroller 

Ever since we came to the US my baby and I have done a fair bit of travelling and moving around; and for the most part the Doona Car seat is still the best thing for us to use – but my baby girl has now started to grow out of it so we needed a new stroller. 

Since summers in NY are very hot, I needed a light stroller that can help us cope with the heat, be easy to carry on the subway or city busses and that I can easily take on a plane back to the UK.

Enter the BabyZen YoYo

Chilling in the park | BabyZen YoYo in a park in NJ
Summer stroll by the river in Hoboken, NJ
BabyZen YoYo @ Rockerfeller Plaza
Babyzen YoYo in Bryant Park, Manhattan
Baby napping in the recline position
Babyzen YoYo after a mini-jog
Babyzen YoYo loaded with shopping bags

The most compact stroller I have ever come across, that is super light and very easy to fold and unfold with one hand and a baby in your arms (for real, no kidding)!

Also nicknamed the ‘Brooklyn Mom’s Stroller’ the YoYo has travelled with me and my daughter everywhere – in, out & astound the city, the mall, the car, the plane (where I could store it in the overhead compartment), the park, and the list could go on. 

The best part about it – my daughter loves it, whether she lounges super relaxed in it or naps in it by the pool, as she did on a recent trip to Nashville [picture above], it’s safe to say this stroller is very she comfortable– she even allows me to get my clothes shopping done – hassle free! And as a bonus – it also comes with a small shopping storage basket, making it all even easier to manage alone.

The material from which this stroller is built, is very light but of great quality, and you can easily customise it with your favourite colours and accessories, which you can easily find on Amazon, as well as the top retailers. 

The suspension makes it an easy ride on most surfaces, & it’s swivel wheels at the front make it super easy to manoeuvre in tight spaces! 

NOTE: however if you need an all-terrain you can go for the BabyZen Zen instead! Which is more expensive but more robust on uneven surfaces. The YoYo is perfect -though – for the city-dweller & globetrotter who loves comfort, style and ease of use and won’t break the bank as it retails for $400.

In a nutshell: 

*Great compact stroller – folds as small as a carry-on case

*Can be taken on board of most airlines 

*Can be used from 6m+

*Newborn and Car seat adapted are available at extra cost 

*Super lightweight (7kgs) 

*Can be folded with one hand 

*High quality material 

*High enough for tal parents 

*Lots of colours & accesories available 

*Best used in the city and not all-terrains 


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Doona Car Seat:The Best Investment I ever made!

Picking up from my initial review of the strollers I looked at and eventually bough, I had to dedicate a single post to the amazing Doona, the only car seat that opens up into a stroller…and yes, it’s just as good as they say it is! After all, it was designed by a parent…

No more dragging your car seat around, or filling your booth with the portable wheels. Doona has been designed for easy and simple living, by SimpleParenting.

Costing just another $100 or so more than any other top of the range car-seat, you might think of the Doona that it’s expensive, but think of what you have to pay for a full travel system, and all of a sudden the cost is not so bad. And I promise you, it is worth every single penny!

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Since I bought the Doona, not only did my baby girl sit much more comfortably in it due to the high quality newborn insert which allowed her to lie flat (made of bamboo fabric) but I have never left my house without it – and I still don’t as she is 7 months old, the Doona remains our absolute favourite. I have not used another stroller since, and I kind of wish I had never bought a stroller in the first place…

Highly versatile, this car seat is not only safe and easy to use as a car seat (it comes with an isofix base if you wish) but it fits in any car, can be used on any train seats, buses and even airplanes (it is certified to do so). Which is why we’ve so far used it for all our daily chores, trips abroad and even in the cinema! It fits in virtually any seat, and the fold of the wheels is so easily done with one hand – that anyone can manage it with a baby in their arms.

I have to admit though, my husband was at first reluctant that one object could meet two purposes successfully and his main argument was that it will not be a comfortable stroller, or good enough car seat. Well, to my absolute delight, he admitted he was wrong (and I tell this does not happen often at all!!!).

The wheels on it are just as good as the ones on the Stokke – but considering that you should not keep a baby in any car seat for longer than two hours without a break, they are more than what you would need.

And before you ask if it’s not too small for tall people? – not it is not. I am 5.9 and I use it without an issue. It could be taller, I wouldn’t mind if it was – but the current height works just as well.

Here is a picture of my daughter sleeping comfortably in her Doona, in a train seat on our way to London, using public transport was a breeze with this stroller.

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I could keep on writing and writing on how amazing this product is, but there is no point. Quality speaks for itself. Just get one. You’ll thank me later!