ARTICLE by Charlotte Gelstharp

BABYZEN YOYO Bassinet VS Joolz Aer Carrycot

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Compact strollers are becoming increasingly popular and regularly making it to the top of parents wish-lists. The compact stroller market is pretty jam packed with so many options from brands trying to get in on the action that it can feel a little overwhelming and confusing to know which one to go for.

Thanks to their convenience, compact size and lightweight design, it is no wonder parents are starting to use compact strollers as their everyday pushchair rather than just for travel. Plus, with a new wave of brilliant from birth solutions, compact strollers are becoming the ultimate pushchair of choice for parents from day one with their newborns.

We wanted to help take some of the confusion out of shopping for your new compact stroller by comparing two of the newest from birth solutions for compact strollers that hit the market recently. We are going to take a closer look and compare the BABYZEN YOYO Bassinet vs the Joolz Aer Carrycot.

BABYZEN YOYO Bassinet vs the Joolz Aer Carrycot

Why the BABYZEN YOYO Bassinet vs the Joolz Aer Carrycot?

Well in a nutshell, we believe these are two of the best newborn options in the compact stroller market at the moment. The Joolz Aer and the BABYZEN YOYO2 are 2 of our top selling compact strollers, and they both bought out brand new newborn attachments for their pushchairs very recently, so we just had to take a closer look.

On the surface, both the Babyzen YOYO Bassinet and the Joolz Aer carrycot, are very similar and are both designed to do the same thing. They are both designed to offer your newborn a safe and cosy space with a lie flat feature whilst being parent facing, to allow parents to use a compact stroller safely and easily from day one. But when you look a little closer, there are some key differences. So let’s get going… 




Carrycot weight on it’s own = 3kg.
Together, with the YOYO2 frame and the bassinet = 8.1kg


Carrycot – Newborn to 6 months
Seat – 6months to 22kg


Before we look at the brilliant newborn solution, the brand new YOYO Bassinet, let’s take a quick look at the YOYO2.

There is no doubt that the BABYZEN YOYO2 is the leader of the pack, it’s the original compact stroller and has a legion of fans and celebrities that love it. It is regularly topping the best seller lists and often people’s top choice, understandably so! It wins in the style stakes hands down with so many stylish colours and styles to choose from you can truly express your own personal style through your YOYO.

BABYZEN YOYO Bassinet vs the Joolz Aer Carrycot

There is also a huge array of BABYZEN accessories to help parents be on the move carefree and with as much ease as possible. They really have thought of it all; storage bags, sun parasols, add on leg rests, and footboards for tired little legs. As well, as cosy footmuffs, handy cup holders and essential insect shields.

The Babyzen YOYO2 can also be transformed into a travel system thanks to the ability of being able to pop on your car seat too. You will need to buy the car seat adapters separately which will cost you £59.95. The compatible car seats are;

  • Maxi Cosi Pebble,
  • Maxi Cosi Pebble+,
  • BeSafe iZi Go and
  • Cybex Aton 4 & Q.
  • Cybex Cloud Q

The YOYO2 is a super compact and lightweight stroller that folds and unfolds in a moment, can be worn over the shoulder thanks to the handy strap and tucks in anywhere. It is the leader in the market and offers so much convenience and ease of use for parents on the move.

BABYZEN YOYO Bassinet vs the Joolz Aer Carrycot

YOYO Bassinet

So let’s move on to their brand new bassinet. It is important to note at this point that the bassinet is 1 of 2 newborn solutions in the BABYZEN range which allows you to use your YOYO from birth, the other being the YOYO newborn pack. Take a look here to compare the BABYZEN Newborn pack VS the BABYZEN Bassinet.

The BABYZEN bassinet is the ultimate in comfort for your newborn by creating a real cosy cocoon round your newborn. It has a breathable super comfy 4.5cm thick mattress which is supported by it’s semi-rigid shell. The semi-hard shell and handy carry straps, allow you to simply unclip the bassinet from the stroller, carry the bassinet by hand and set it on the floor without disturbing your little one.

BABYZEN YOYO Bassinet vs the Joolz Aer Carrycot

BABYZEN YOYO Bassinet vs the Joolz Aer Carrycot

The bassinet it super lightweight, coming in at only 3kg and it is easy to store due to it’s ultra compact design which disassembles into two half shells for optimal storage. You do however have to remove the bassinet from the frame in order to fold the pushchair, then fold the bassinet separately. But, we do also want to point out that the BABYZEN newborn pack (mentioned above) does fold whilst still attached to the frame.

BABYZEN YOYO Bassinet vs the Joolz Aer Carrycot

The Babyzen YOYO2 is known to be one of the pricier compact strollers on the market, with the whole newborn (bundle, frame, bassinet and seat pack) coming in at £634. 

Demo video


Joolz Aer 



Carrycot weight on it’s own = 3.6kg.
Together, with the Aer frame and the carrycot = 8kg


Carrycot – Newborn to 6 months
Seat – 6 months to 22kg

Moving on to the Joolz Aer. This one is the slightly newer kid on the block, but not one to be underestimated. It’s a truly small but mighty pushchair which has gained lots of attention since it’s launch. It comes with a slightly smaller price tag than the BABYZEN YOYO, but this does not mean Joolz have cut any corners.

BABYZEN YOYO Bassinet vs the Joolz Aer Carrycot

The Joolz Aer is the slightly more understated competition to the BABYZEN YOYO, offering nowhere near as many colour variations. But the understated colours are all crowd-pleasing and neutral shades, however we have been given some inside gossip that some new colours may be on their way soon. The Joolz Aer also doesn’t have anywhere near as many accessories than BABYZEN’s offering, so if you like to accessorise and have handy add on’s, then perhaps the YOYO is more for you.

The Joolz Aer is a super compact and lightweight stroller that has an impressively easy one hand fold and unfold, you can also pop it on your shoulder thanks to the handy flexible strap.

BABYZEN YOYO Bassinet vs the Joolz Aer Carrycot

Similarly to BABYZEN, you can use the Joolz Aer with your car seat too. Their car seat adapters come in at the slightly cheaper price point of £39.95 and you do have a few more car seats compatibility options than the YOYO;

  • Nuna Pipa
  • Nuna Pipa RX
  • Nuna Pipa Lite
  • Nuna Pipa Lite R
  • Nuna Pipa Lite LX
  • Maxi Cosi Pebble
  • Maxi Cosi Pebble Plus
  • Maxi Cosi Pebble Pro
  • Maxi Cosi Coral
  • Cybex Cloud Q (plus)
  • Cybex Cloud Q plus
  • Cybex Cloud Z
  • Cybex Aton Q i-size
  • Cybex Aton 3
  • Cybex Aton 4
  • Cybex Aton 5
  • Joolz iZi Go
  • Joolz iZi Go Modular by BeSafe
  • Joolz iZi Go Modular X1 by BeSafe
  • Besafe iZi Go Modular
  • Besafe iZi Go X1

Aer Carrycot

But let’s look at the brand-new carry cot. As we said before, upon a quick glance the YOYO bassinet and the Aer carrycot looks really similar it’s hard to tell them apart. But we spotted a few differences that might be important to note.

Joolz have also put a big emphasis on comfort for your newborn with their large, comfortable and cosy carrycot that is ventilated and breathable for optimum comfort. The XL expandable sun hood has SPF50 protection and ventilation panels to keep your little one cool.  

BABYZEN YOYO Bassinet vs the Joolz Aer Carrycot

BABYZEN YOYO Bassinet vs the Joolz Aer Carrycot

But the best part of all? The innovative Joolz Aer carrycot has a clever collapsible design which allows you to fold your Joolz Aer whilst the carrycot is still attached in a clever all-on-one one handed fold. Simply fold it all up, throw it over your shoulder, then unfold just as fast and you’re all ready to go. This really is the ultimate convenience and ease for parents on the move.

BABYZEN YOYO Bassinet vs the Joolz Aer Carrycot

You can also detach the Aer carrycot from the frame and carry it by it’s bumper bar to not disturb your little one and easily set it on the floor if needed on it’s little feet to stop it from getting dirty. The carrycot is super lightweight, coming in at 3.6kg with a total weight of 8kg when attached to the frame. 

Demo video


The Verdict



Joolz Aer Carrycot

Price of newborn solution



Full bundle price



Weight of newborn solution



Weight on frame



Dimensions of newborn solution Unfolded measurements: W78 x H44 x D46cm  Unfolded measurements: L86 x W42 x H65cm

Weight capacity

Newborn to 6months (follow on seat option goes upto 22kg)

Newborn to 6months (follow on seat option goes upto 22kg)


2 piece fold

All-in-one fold

Car seat compatible Yes Yes

If you’re looking for a compact, comfortable and convenient from birth solution for a compact stroller, we know you won’t be disappointed with either options. They are both stand out 10/10 newborn choices.

There are so many similarities between the two that makes it a pretty tricky decision. Their size, appearance and key features are all pretty similar. They are both parent facing with XL expandable SPF50 protected sun hoods that both offer ventilation panels. Plus both cot options can be unclipped and carried safely separately from the frame and set down thanks to semi-hard bottoms to avoid disturbing your snoozing baby. They can also be separately collapsed and folded down flat for easy storage.

BABYZEN YOYO Bassinet vs the Joolz Aer Carrycot

But the Joolz Aer pips the BABYZEN YOYO to the post in the price stakes by coming in slightly cheaper. So for those looking for more value for money, then the Joolz Aer could be the one for you.

But let’s be honest, the BABYZEN takes the crown for style. The rainbow of colours to choose from could be a big draw for those style conscious parents. BABYZEN are also the ultimate accessory heroes. The list of optional extras is extensive and this is something the Joolz Aer can’t quite match. 

The most obvious difference that, in our opinion, could be the biggest deciding factor for parents is the fact that with the Joolz Aer you can fold the frame and carrycot all in one which is super convenient and handy when on the move. On this front, the BABYZEN bassinet does slightly miss the mark by having to be folded as 2 separate pieces.

BABYZEN YOYO Bassinet vs the Joolz Aer Carrycot

We always recommend to our customers to really sit and think about how you see yourself using your baby products, especially pushchairs, as well as thinking about exactly what is important to you, your lifestyle and budgets, before making that final purchasing decision.

We honestly recommend both and know you won’t be disappointed with either from birth compact stroller solutions. Ultimately everyone has different priorities and wish lists when purchasing products, so pick the one that you can see working best for you and your family. 


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