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What's the easiest way to get your child's car seat to the gate of your next flight? Roll it or wear it through the airport with these clever car seat carriers, or keep it protected with the help of a great car seat travel bag. A few clever products here will even help you do both! Here's what we recommend...

 

 

Brica Roll 'n Go Car Seat Transporter

Why Shelly recommends it:

Wheels turn in when not in use to store at only 2 1/2" thick--sliding in with ease alongside your carry-on bags in the overhead bin or in your under-seat storage space. Like the GoGo Kidz Travelmate (below), the Brica Roll 'n Go turns forward-facing car seats into airport strollers, with inline skate wheels for easy maneuvering. A sturdy, aluminum telescoping handle makes this model feel all the more secure, with a combined child + car seat capacity of 60 lbs. The Brica Roll 'n Go itself weighs 5 lbs. Works with most major brand toddler car seats.

Find it online at: Amazon.com

 

GoGo Kidz Universal Travelmate - Now with quick-release wheels

Why Shelly recommends it:

Roll your car seat--and even your child strapped into it--through the airport with ease (and possibly right down the aisle of some large aircraft). The new Universal Travelmate is compatible with MANY different toddler and big kid car seats, including many we would never in our right minds recommend you try and fit in an airplane seat (see recommended travel car seats here). Some popular car seat models include Britax Roundabout and Marathon, Combi Cocorro, Cosco Scenera, Evenflo Titan, Graco Comfortsport, and Sunshine Kids Radian car seats. You can see the complete list of car seats that are compatible with the Travelmate with quick-release wheels here. Adjust the telescoping handle from 28" when folded up to 50.5" when pushing, and keep your cart attached during your flight (but not during trips in the car). Wide-set 5" rollerblade wheels provide stability, while the entire cart accommodates the max. weight allowed for your car seat. It weighs a mere 5 lbs. and folds up flat to 5" x 17" x 28". Weighs 5 lbs.

Tip: Remember the "Quick Release" is the newest model of Travelmate from GoGo Babyz. Earlier models may only be compatible with Britax seats or a shorter list of car seats, so shop wisely.

Find it online at:   Amazon.com    Right Start

 

The Traveling Toddler

Car Seat Travel Strap

Why Shelly recommends it:

The price is right! It's so simple, it's so affordable, it's so smart. We were delighted to discover this great new product that secures your child's convertible or toddler car seat right to your rolling suitcase using the LATCH and tether straps--with your child secured in her seat! So long as your suitcase handle locks in place, you can push your child right up to the gate (and if not, you can roll her behind you). We found it works well with both medium-size suitcases down to our smallest rolling carry-on bag--though with small carry-on suitcases, you will be happiest with those that have a higher handle height (some tend to be on the shorter side). It's been tested and proven to work with major brand car seats including Graco, Eddie Bauer, Cosco, Evenflo, and Britax (and probably any toddler car seat that has LATCH and tether straps). It's rated to support up to 900 lbs., so your car seat + child should be no problem. When not in use, you can fit it in your pocket--now that's traveling light.

Find it online at:  Amazon.com

 

Brica Car Seat Carry &

Roll Tote

Why Shelly recommends it:

Get three in one: 1) Wear it on your back as you wheel other luggage to check in. 2) Roll it through the airport to your gate either for gate-checking or use on the aircraft. 3) Turn this carry case inside out and it becomes a fitted protector for your child's car seat, keeping it up to 40% cooler and preventing the sun from fading its cover. You may also be able to "piggy back" this carrying case onto your large rolling suitcase by attaching the carrying handle with a luggage strap. 19" x 19" x 37"H.

Find it online at:   Amazon.com   

 

Wheel Easy Car Seat Travel Bag

Why Shelly recommends it:

A new improved ergonomic design for One Step Ahead's exclusive car seat travel bag. Heavy car seats and high-back boosters glide on these oversized wheels, while rugged 600 denier poly with a coated lining keeps your car seat clean and dry. Pull by the handle or attach to your rolling suitcase piggy-back style (love it!). Plenty of room inside for large car seats and the bigger boosters, plus a jacket and other items you may want to access on arrival. Entire front panel unzips for easy loading. 19"W x 29"H x 20"D.

Find it online at:   Amazon.com

 

J.L. Childress Ultimate Car Seat and Booster Carrier Case

Why Shelly recommends it:

Two birds with one bag: This padded car seat/booster seat carrying case not only protects your car seat when checked, but it's is also made to be worn as a backpack--leaving your hands free to roll suitcases, push a stroller, or present boarding passes and I.D. It's also useful when you aren't sure if your lap child will get an extra seat on the flight--just wear it to your gate and check it at the jetway if you must. Fits most major car and booster seats, including Peg Perego, Cosco, Evenflo, Century, Baby Trend, and all Britax car seats except for the Husky and Regent (confirm dimensions of all "extra-large" car seats). 33" x 18" x 19".

Find it online at:    Amazon.com   

 

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