As a family who loves to travel we enjoy taking the kids along with us. We see the world as a wonderful teaching tool and feel kids can learn so much from other cities, countries and cultures. However when kids are added to the picture it can more than double the traveling load. In years past my husband would juggle most of the luggage while carrying our childs car seat on his head (upside down). I would drag a stroller, our child and diaper bag along with any other personal belongings through the airport and we’d look like one big mess.
With our upcoming summer travel plans in mind I began the hunt to locate something that would help us lighten the load. I came across gogo Kidz Travelmate which allows you to easily mount your childs car seat to a wheeled attachment so instead of carrying the car seat and child, you can wheel them right along with your luggage. This was exactly what we needed!
No more chasing after your little ones in a busy airport either! Check out all the benefits of the gogo Kidz Travelmate:
- New ratcheting, quick-release strap
- Easy to attach and remove in just seconds
- Lightweight: weighs only 5 lbs
- Compact: 5” deep, 17” wide, 28” high
- Attaches to most car seats
- For babies and children up to 50 lbs.
- Keeps one hand free
- Lays flat in the trunk or backseat of the car
- Wide wheels provide stability
- With 5 inch, rubber wheels, the gogo Kidz Travelmate provides a smooth ride
- Telescopic handle extends from a compact 28″ to 50.5″ for easy handling
The gogo Kidz Travelmate is compatible with a variety of car seat brands.
Weighing in at just 5 lbs this safe and convenient attachment is the perfect companion for traveling with kids. Because the FAA strongly recommends children under 40 lbs. be seated in a child car seat on an airplane, parents have had to haul their car seats through the airport, straining their backs, arms and patience. The gogo Kidz Travelmate significantly lightens the load of parents on the go with toddlers and all their gear. If you plan on renting a car, the Travelmate can also save you money from renting a car seat every time you travel.
The gogo Kidz Travelmate arrives in a few pieces and takes a matter of minutes to put together. Once you get to the airport, simply attach the car seat and securely strap it for safety, buckle your child in the car seat and you’re ready to go in a matter of a few seconds.
I appreciate the multiple handle heights so it can be comfortable for a person of any height to wheel the Travelmate. I also love how smooth the wheels rolls. They’re just like roller blade wheels, but thicker. The gogo Kidz Travelmate was really easy and convenient to use during our multi-state vacation this summer.
One benefit I would love to see added to the Travelmate would be a wheel lock. When the car seat is attached to the Travelmate it will rest in place, however when the car seat is not attached and you want to lean it up against the wall or car while loading the car seat or luggage in, the Travelmate falls to the ground. We did this a few times and were concerned the handle would break or the attachment would damage, but thankfully it’s made of quality material.
Gogo Kidz Travelmate retails for $89.99. However at the time of this review I found it for $79.99 on amazon.com. It’s also available in store at Bed, Bath & Beyond and Toys r Us. Here’s a great video demonstration on how to attach the Travelmate to a car seat. It was very easy to use and I highly recommend it for any family traveling with children and their gear.
Disclosure: All opinions are my own and may differ from yours. I received gogo Babyz Travelmate for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.
Shannon Milholland says
What a fun way to ride through the airport or really anywhere. Thanks for sharing!
Jennifer H says
Thanx Shannon 🙂
Amber Edwards says
Oh I SO could have used this years ago when my boys were little and we did a lot of flying for moving with the military. oh goodness, we were those crazy people carrying car seats, chasing kids and still trying to figure out how to our luggage from point a to point b. This definitely would have been a HUGE help!! I’m keeping it bookmarked for the next kid we get. 🙂
April Decheine says
Oh that is totally sweet! That would be so great in the airport! Great review.
Jennifer H says
Wow, I really could have used something like this when I was traveling with my girls a few years ago. We moved across country so my husband drove the car and the girls and I flew by ourselves. We felt that was better than trying to take them (at such a young age) across country over the course of a week. I was so nervous about handling them both with all the gear for flight. This wheeled thing would have been very handy to have. 🙂
This is nice because it can be used for the kids and luggage. We need one like this.
Leigh @oneandoneequalstwinfun.com says
Very cool item! Next year we have to buy seats for our kids instead of having lap babies – so this might come in handy then.
Jennifer H says
Yes, this would be perfect for you Leigh! 🙂