I have written before about using a double pushchair for LP and Little Man – even though they are five and three. There are days out and adventures that they can’t manage and get tired easily so we just aren’t in the position to ditch the pushchair just yet.
So when we heard about YippieYo it looked like a logical next step for us. The YippieYo Crossbuggy is a pull along vehicle for children that looks like a cross between a pushchair seat and a trailer.
We were sent a YippieYo Crossbuggy to review and I loved it immediately. The times we use a pushchair are purely the big days out and the YippieYo Crossbuggy looked perfect for that. Although it arrives with the wheels seperate these were quick to put in place and we had a working YippieYo Crossbuggy in just a few minutes.
The YippieYo Crossbuggy has so many colour options and styles and we chose silver, black and navy as a gender neutral option and the children couldn’t wait to climb in and investigate the YippieYo Crossbuggy for themselves. It has such a nice padded seat with a high back rest, perfect for a comfortable ride. The sides are padded and the five point harness is a good size and really easy to adjust. From the very start I was confident that the children would be both safe and comfortable in their new wheels.
The YippieYo Crossbuggy seat is a really good size, easily accommodating LP and Little Man but with room to use it for a good few years to come. The wheels are big and sturdy, perfect for both on and off road – so great for a day out in the countryside, a festival or even a day at a tourist attraction. YippieYo is great for any situation.
Both Hubby and I found the YippieYo Crossbuggy really nice to pull along but a little strange to get used to – after years of pushing pushchairs in front of us. It also took a lot of people by surprise – saying excuse me and then them not seeing the YippieYo and almost getting run over by it! But aside from that – which we can’t change – it was a great pushchair alternative for LP and Little Man, and made them feel a lot more grown up too.
The YippieYo handle has a bike style handbrake on it which was great if we were moving fast although we tended to just slow down to a stop which worked fine too. The back of the YippieYo Crossbuggy has a storage section with room to store a bag, shopping or a picnic all secured with a bungee cord. It would have been nice if this storage space was slightly deeper to accommodate a little bit more but we’ve happily used it for our change bag and cool bag. It’s nice that there is space to store things as it leaves us handsfree to pull the YippieYo along and enjoy the ride.
We’ve loved using the YippieYo and really don’t have any criticisms of it. It’s quite big but the handle folds across it to make it more compact and the back rest folds down too. It fits easily into our Zafira boot but probably wouldn’t fit in the boot of a smaller car although you can take the wheels off too. It’s also quite heavy to put in and out of the car but not any heaver than a double travel system pushchair and it’s worth the weight for how great it is on a day out.
But, the main point is what Little Man and LP think of the YippieYo. To be honest, they love it. They climb in and out happily – more so than pushchairs – and they love the new perspective that sitting in the YippieYo gives them. It’s comfortable, it’s fun and they couldn’t be happier. YippieYo indeed!
Disclosure: We were sent the above product for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.