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Babyzen Yoyo2 vs. Bugaboo Ant: An Honest Comparison


So you’ve probably heard of the brand new Bugaboo Ant that has been released. Small, compact, fits on 52 airline overhead compartments - sounds like the bee’s knees, right? And what makes it better than other travel strollers, especially one of the most popular - the Babyzen Yoyo2. Here’s a chart showing a brief comparison of the Babyzen Yoyo2 vs. the Bugaboo Ant. 


Babyzen Yoyo2

Bugaboo Ant

Newborn Ready

Yes with Car Seat or From Birth Kit

Yes with Cocoon or Car Seat

Adjustable Handle

No

Yes

Fold

2 Steps

6 Steps

Aircraft Certified

Yes

Yes

Weight

14.5 lbs

15.8 lbs

Weight for Child

Up to 48.5 lbs

Up to 50 lbs

Peek-A-Boo Window

Yes

Only in Grey Melange

Parent Facing Option

No

Yes

Price

$743.95

$659-734


If you look at the chart and numbers, it seems about an equal give and take between the pros and cons of the Babyzen Yoyo and the Bugaboo Ant. However, we’re going to go a bit deeper into the nitty gritty of these strollers so you can make the most informed decision when purchasing your travel stroller!

Ant Pros

Of course, we’ll be starting with the Bugaboo Ant. It’s new, it’s shiny, so it’s what we’ll talk about first. If you’re a long-time user and lover of Bugaboo, the Ant might be the perfect travel stroller for you. Yes, it does have its faults but it also has a lot of bonuses. There’s a no-rethread harness which makes life just a little bit easier.

You can adjust the handlebar height which is practically unheard of with travel strollers. Plus, it has great suspension and that super smooth Bugaboo ride and steering. For such a small stroller, there is a fair-sized basket that can at least hold some things for you (but definitely not your whole diaper bag). As well if you’re willing to pay, the blue melange comes with a peek-a-boo window so you can check up on your kids while strolling along and travelling. 

Any Cons With the Bugaboo Ant?


Of course, we’ll be starting with the Bugaboo Ant. It’s new, it’s shiny, so it’s what we’ll talk about first. The biggest selling feature of the Ant is it’s super compact fold. However, they fail to mention that to get that fold takes six steps. Six steps you’ll have to do every time you want to use it. So it can be a bit of a pain in that sense, though it isn’t meant to be a full-time stroller, rather just for travelling. As well once it’s folded, you kind of have to just roll it like a trolley. Technically, there is a little grab bar to pick it up, but it’s really awkward and it would have been nice if they’d added a strap to put it over your shoulder. Finally, let’s talk about the seat height, shall we? It’s definitely not a stroller to buy before your baby is born. Yes, it can hold up to 50 lbs, but that’d have to be a very short 50 lbs baby. See, the numbers show the Ant has a seat height up to 22 inches, higher than the YoYo, but that’s with head support. The Yoyo might seem shorter, but it’s actually taller because after the head support there’s still a substantial amount of space before their head hits the canopy. With the Ant, once your child is at 22 inches - that’s it. There’s absolutely no more room to grow, which isn’t going to be great if you have a taller child. 



Babyzen Yoyo2 Comparison


The Babyzen Yoyo2 is a great option to compare when researching which travel stroller to purchase. It has an easy two-step fold, which is just super nice to have, especially when you’re travelling and constantly on the go. As well, to unfold it, you literally just flick it out and that’s a great bonus to have. Besides ease of use, the steering on this little guy is just incredible. It has a little peek-a-boo window, as well as a fair-sized basket underneath that you’ll have easy access to. It’s an extremely compact, easy-to-use stroller that is not only great for travel, but everyday use as well. 


Yoyo2 Cons


With the Yoyo2 sounding so amazing, what could possibly be wrong with it? Well, there’s a few cons. The first might be that you can’t adjust the handlebar height. This means that if you’re super tall or very short, it might be a difficult stroller to maneuver for you. It has very small wheels, which means going on rough terrain, snow, or sand might be a bit of a challenge.They have however, updated the suspension from the old Babyzen Yoyo to give your stroller a smoother ride. As your child grows, you will have to manually rethread the harness, but that’s not a huge issue as it’s very simple to do and most strollers (travel or not) are like that anyways. Other than that, there’s really not that much to complain about with the Babyzen Yoyo2 stroller. 


Which One Should I Buy?


Well, that decision is going to be totally up to you! Both are certified to fit in the overhead compartment on airplanes, so that’s not a huge issue to deal with when making your decision. If you really love Bugaboo and have had great experiences with the brand before - the Bugaboo Ant might be the best for you. If you’re constantly on the go and don’t have time for that six-step fold every time you’re using your stroller, the Babyzen YOYO2 is a great option! And if you’re still confused about which stroller to get and want to see them in person, come visit us in store and we’ll be more than happy to give you a demo and answer all your questions!