As most of you will know the Babyzen Yoyo is a brilliant compact stroller which is easy to manoeuvre, fold and carry without stress or fuss. Add to that a perfectly fitting footmuff for winter and you’ve got a winning combination. With the stroller being more compact than most I really would recommend buying the official Babyzen Yoyo footmuff for it. I did try and use other footmuffs on this stroller however they were just too big and ended up trailing along the ground getting dirty. There’s no such trouble with the proper footmuff though and it fits on the stroller with ease. You basically feed the straps through the allotted slots in the fabric, clip them back together and you’re done. Easy as that.
The footmuff comes neatly packaged in a reusable drawstring bag which is perfect for bundling up and taking in the car or public transport. The Babyzen Yoyo can fold up with the footmuff still on it however it hangs out at the bottom slightly. I don't mind this though as it doesn't touch the wheels so no dirt and with putting in the boot of the car it's totally fine. The footmuff reminds me in some way of a cocoon with its rounded edges and even a dainty hood at the top for when your toddler falls asleep. It's fleece lined inside and great for keeping their heads warm.
One feature I really like is that the front of the footmuff can zip all the way off so if you're precious freaks out at having their feet covered stick them in an all in one and just take the front of the footmuff off. They'll still have a cosy bottom and back giving you peace of mind. If they're the opposite and love being snuggled in then there's a pull toggle at the front you can tighten to keep their hands in. I do this when Harlow's sleeping as she normal likes her hands free to point at stuff.
Even though there's different coloured fabrics for the stroller I can only seem to find the footmuff in the Nearly Black colour. Fine by me though as you're less likely to see spills and mess with this colour. Whilst we're in the subject of mess I had the dogs in the boot of the car (beside the stroller stupidly) and our smallest dog was sick on the footmuff!! Queue lots of sighing and groaning from me but after a quick whiz in the washing machine at 30oc it was good as new with no stains, thanks goodness. So it definitely washes well ladies and gents.
Since the Babyzen Yoyo isn't the biggest of strollers you'll have guessed that the footmuff isn't the biggest either. Do not let this put you off however as Harlow is 22 months old and we've been using our footmuff for the last month and it fits her perfectly as you'll see from the photos. It might not last past the age of 3 if your child is tall for their age but by then they'll be walking more and want a bit of independence from the stroller.
At the retail price of £89.95 these footmuffs aren't the cheapest on the market but they're certainly not the most expensive out there either. I've seen some doing the rounds for over a hundred squid so it gives you an idea of where this sits. These footmuffs really are lovely and definitely a fab investment and one which you won't regret. If you've got a Babyzen Yoyo stroller or a small compact buggy I'd highly recommend you purchase this footmuff as it's been a delight to have and use for us.
I was sent the Babyzen Yoyo footmuff in return for an honest review.