Babyzen is the revolutionary brand that has released three dream pushchair products onto the market since 2010.
First up was this pushchair – the Zen, which is suitable from birth when combined with the Yoga carrycot or a compatible car seat; then the YoYo stroller – a super-compact travel-loving parent’s dream stroller; and thirdly, the Yoga all-in-one carrycot, which transforms the Zen pushchair into a newborn stroller. When the Zen was launched, it immediately won the Innovation Award at Kind & Jugend 2010, and it is easy to see why…
Boasting all the features that we have come to expect of leading pushchairs, including three forward-facing seat positions, exceptional suspension, an amazing fold mechanism and the option of being used from birth to 20kg, this chair is also a first in so many ways…
This is the only full-size stroller that folds down to fit into the trunk of a small car (such as a Mini or Fiat 500) without having to take off any part – whether that be the wheels or the seat. And it does so in five seconds flat!
Furthermore, one of our favourite features is that the Zen has a solar-powered LED light at the front of the chair that flashes a warning to drivers and cyclists that can be operated from the handlebars. The handlebars can also be extended to three different positions for parents – or nannies – who may vary in height.
The seat pads are thick and reversible, plus they are machine washable so you can easily clean up your pushchair after a hard day’s outing, and interchangeable, so you can change the look of your chair with the seasonal style.
Designed by the remarkable baby product designer Jean-Michel Chaudeurge (whose previous iconic designs include the Beaba BabyCook and the 1st Meal Spoon) the Zen was also designed to be assembled only with screws (like a bicycle) making it easy to disassemble for easy recycling.
If all of that weren’t enough in a pushchair, in 2011 Jean-Michel designed the Yoga Carrycot – a parent-facing carrycot that has a lie-flat option as well as two additional recline positions for gentle, safe sitting up positions for your baby as he or she becomes increasingly interested in the world around them – and transforming the Zen pushchair into a ‘from birth’ option. There are also two adjustable positions for the feet. When removed from the Zen pushchair, the Yoga Carrycot also transforms into a safety certified Moses basket, a rocker with A-frame legs, or a bouncer; it also folds down almost flat for storage and transportation.
All in all, the BabyZen products add up to a highly effective and efficient ‘getting around from birth’ pushchair collection that will see you through those first three years – and more – in superb comfort and style!
Designer Details BabyZen is the brand established by notable baby product designer Jean-Michel Chaudeurge (who was previously a considerable design force at Beaba, being the designer behind the BabyCook products, as well as the Steril Box and 1st Meal Spoon) and his son Julien. They launched the award-winning BabyZen pushchair in 2010 and the BabyZen team was joined in 2011 by Gilles Henry, the designer of the BabyZen YoYo.