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Babyzen YoYo v’s Bugaboo Bee Plus

This set of photos was inspired by reading several people comparing the Bugaboo Bee to the Babyzen YoYo.
At first we felt there is no comparison between these two pushchairs, but having put the two pushchairs side by side, there are a lot of similarities.
The biggest and most important differences are:

  •  The Bugaboo Bee seat unit can both forward and parent face. The Babyzen YoYo pictured can only forward face. However the new Babyzen YoYo 0+ can have a newborn baby parent facing, laid flat in a baby nest, until they reach the age of 6 months.
  • The Bugaboo Bee seat is suitable from birth; the YoYo seat is suitable from 6 months. The YoYo 0+ fabric will allow a newborn to be carried from birth.
  • The fold – there is no doubt that the Babyzen YoYo fold is much smaller.
  • The Bugaboo Bee has a bigger basket.
  • The Bugaboo Bee handlebar is adjustable. It is at maximum height in these photos. The YoYo handle is fixed but high.
  • The Bugaboo Bee seat can extend as a child grows - both the seat back and the seat base.
  • The Bugaboo Bee has harness pads.
  • The Babyzen YoYo is a one handed fold. The Bee is a 2 handed fold, but it will fold with the seat facing in either direction.
  • The Babyzen YoYo is considerably lighter than the Bugaboo Bee.
  • The Babyzen YoYo is much narrower and shorter than the Bugaboo Bee.
  • The Babyzen YoYo is a one handed fold and can be flicked open one handed if done sharply enough!
  • The Babyzen YoYo has a carrying strap and can easily be carried on a shoulder.

Both of these pushchairs have different coloured hoods and liners.
There is also a price difference – the Bee is much more expensive than the YoYo.

We still feel really that these two pushchairs are in a different class. The Bugaboo has a better finish, more luxurious and more refined detailing. However the beauty of the YoYo is in its simplicity – its simple to use with no messing around.  The Bee is certainly more complex in design and features, and has a lot of stages to get the pushchair open and closed.

For further information, reviews and more detailed photosets of both of these pushchairs, please look under the relevant entries in the “Single Pushchairs” section.

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