As a special preview of the LA Baby Show, coming up on the weekend of November 5-6, we have interviewed or profiled many of the Show’s vendors and participants. You can read all about them on this Show blog, but of course the real fun is experiencing the Baby Show in person.
Tickets to the Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual, and can be purchased here.
BabyZen is an award-winning strollers company that for years has been producing products of high quality that made parents’ lives easier. Now, BabyZen is introducing YOYO+, the world’s most mobile and innovative stroller. Forget those moments on tricky subway stairs and looking for places to park the bulky stroller. With YOYO+, you can fold your stroller and store it like an umbrella and even take it on the plane!
We caught up with BabyZen team to learn more about what’s new with them and what parents can expect from them at the New York Baby Show!
For someone unfamiliar with BabyZen, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
Giving parents back the mobility they had prior to having children. The YOYO+ is the world’s most innovative and mobile stroller.
What are the most popular and newest products from BabyZen?
Already famous worldwide for its easy, instant-folding, and compact overhead cabin luggage size, the new BabyZen YOYO+ has now evolved into a complete travel system to be used from birth. “The only stroller you will ever need.” The new reinforced frame is much stronger and now certified to 40 lbs., and a new suspension added to all four wheels has made for a much smoother ride. For convenience, a new storage pouch has been added to the back of the canopy and every parent will love the new XXL basket underneath the stroller, which is 60 percent larger than the original YOYO basket! Comfort and protection is taken to the next level with a padded seat for 6+ month old children, a new carry strap and now extendable canopies with UPF 50+ sun protection for 0-6 month-old and six-plus month-old children. Updated rain-covers, included in both 0-6 months and 6+ months options, now completely protect the stroller from the elements.
What sets BabyZen apart from other baby stroller brands on the market?
The YOYO+ can be used with the 0-6 months newborn nests, a lie-flat stylish rear-facing bassinet style stroller, thereby making it available for use from birth. The new car seat adapters means that baby can now be switched from the car to the YOYO+ with one click, making those shorter trips around town that much easier. As baby grows, the frame remains the same. From six months on, parents simply change to their 6+ fabrics and their stroller is ready to accompany baby through to early childhood. The original YOYO stroller has picked up a host of awards, including the JPMA innovation award at the recent ABC convention in Las Vegas. Never a brand to rest on its laurels, BabyZen is constantly revisiting design and making innovative improvements.
What’s the background of the company? When did it start? How has it evolved over time?
BabyZen was founded by a group of five French individuals who were thinking, “why should we continue carrying children in strollers that are bulky, unpractical, and so poor-looking?” So here was our challenge: start from a blank sheet and imagine the next generation of strollers. The ZEN full-size stroller with all-in-one carrycot and the YOYO lightweight stroller are both born from this ambition.
What can parents and families expect to see from BabyZen at the LA Baby Show?
The tradition that parents expect from Baby Zen and innovative improved technology. The existing features that made the YOYO so loved by parents on the move have all been retained. The YOYO remains extremely compact when folded (52 x 44 x 18 cm) and still fits in the smallest spaces and in the overhead compartment of airplanes. Of course, remaining the same is the iconic folding, unfolding and pushing with just one hand ease. It is almost featherweight at just 13-13.5 lbs., depending on the version. All fabrics are easily removed and are entirely washable. All the features that originally made it great and some great new upgrades… YOYO+ is now, more than ever, the urban stroller for parents on the move!
For more information, check out babyzen.com!