Why I love my Babyzen Yoyo+ and Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix

Since my first review and comparison between the Babyzen Yoyo+ and GB Pockit, I’ve been happily using the Babyzen Yoyo+ for about two years now. It is by far the best stroller I’ve used – lightweight, aircraft cabin approved and compact enough to fit into any car.

But now, my firstborn had since ‘self-graduate’ from the stroller and she’s fond of just walking and running around on her own when we go out. This is where a child harness comes in handy. Sure, if you’re using a child harness you will get funny stares from people around often accompanied with whispers such as “look look, so cute lar” or “yier like dog like that”.

But whatever it is, a child harness is to prevent the toddler from straying too far and most importantly, from being snatched away. I have been using the Trunki ToddlePak reins and I’m extremely happy with it – my toddler is always excited to wear it. Another popular type is the wrist link type which I am not particularly fond of as the constant tugging isn’t very good for the toddler’s wrist and shoulder.

Back to the Babyzen Yoyo+. So, now that my firstborn is no longer using the stroller and I now have a new infant in my family, the Yoyo+ has another great use – the stroller chassis can be used to attach a Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix using special adapters.

As the Yoyo+ is ultra lightweight and compact, the entire combination (Yoyo+ chassis, CabrioFix and adapters) only weighs about 6kg.

I find that this is possibly the best city stroller and infant car seat combination – Even better than the Quinny Zapp and Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix combination I reckon!

Here’s an example of how the combination works:
1. Detach Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix from Yoyo+ with a single push of the buttons on each side

2. Fit CabrioFix into the car with infant inside – secure the Cabriofix in place

3. Fold the Yoyo+ and either put it inside the trunk or just on the floor of the car

Car seat and city stroller combinations have come a long way since. Now, there are 2-in-1 equipments combining both car seat and stroller without the need of detaching them – the Doona Car Seat Stroller. However, this clever and very beautifully designed buggy can only be used up to a limited age which makes it uneconomical.

About Dayze

Mom of two. Enjoys testing out baby products and then review them.

15 thoughts on “Why I love my Babyzen Yoyo+ and Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix

  1. Hi, great blog you have here. Have you tried installing your maxicosi cabriofix to yoyo when the seat is on? I have a yoyo 6+ and wondering if I can just plug the carseat without removing the seat. That way I can just bring 1 stroller for my children (22 month and 2 month) and they can take turn using it. Thanks

    1. Hi Yvonne,
      Yes I’ve done it before and it’s possible. Just recline the backrest as far back as possible 🙂

  2. Hello,

    Once you’ve removed the seat on the Yoyo to install the car seat, does the Yoyo seat take up much room? Do you just pack it up and carry it around? I already have the car seat but will he doing a lot of traveling soon so keen to purchase the Yoyo & adapter.

    1. Hi, do you mean the Yoyo canopy seat? If I were to use the car seat with the Yoyo, I would just leave the canopy seat at home. But actually the canopy does not take much space if you prefer to bring it along.

  3. Just wanted to make sure what special adaptors you have for the babyzen yoyo? Online the babyzen website, it says that the adaptors only work with Maxi-Cosi pebble, pebble plus and Mico AP; but not the cabriofix. I have the cabriofix car seat but am hesitant to buy the adaptors sold for the yoyo. A confirmation would be great since many retailers don’t have the answer to this question in Hong Kong.

    1. Hi, there’s only 1 adaptor that’s being sold by Yoyo. If you have the Cabriofix like mine, the adaptors will definitely work.

  4. Hi thanks for sharing your experience. I noticed you are not using the Familyfix or Easyfix base for the cosy in the car.

    Do you know, if the adapters from the Yoyo may prevent the Cabriofix to be use with one of these ?

    That’s really the only question I have left before purchasing both Yoyo and Cabriofix.

  5. HI !
    Thank you for this article. I plan to purchase the same combination of Cabriofix + Yoyo. However, I’m concern by the fact that the adapters may prevent the cosy to fit correctly into the car isofix base.
    I noticed you were not using the base. Do you know if the cosy remains compliant with its base when the Yoyo adapters are present ?

  6. Hi, just wondering if you would recommend yoyo + as a primary stroller in KL or would you recommend getting another bigger stroller as primary. I love that it is small and compact but since it is categorised as ‘travel stroller’ I’m abit hesitant to purchase.

    Thanks so much for the review. Truly appreciate it!

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