When contemplating which post to recycle during our Archive week, my personal life collided with my bloglife. I have raved over and over about the GoGo Kidz Travelmate. Since I originally wrote this post, I’ve taken many more flights with my twins using the Travelmates. I took a plane trip by myself with the kids! I’ve lent our GoGo Kidz to an untold numbers of friends for traveling and everyone raves about this product. If you’re planning a plane trip with twins, this would be the #1 product I would recommend.
Last week, one of my friends borrowed a Travelmate to travel cross-country alone with her son. One of the wheels came off it at the airport! She contacted GoGo Babyz, which happens to be located in the same city where she is staying. GoGo Babyz asked her to come in, where they upgraded the axle and replaced both wheels for free. With such great customer service, I decided to recycle this post.
My favorite product for traveling with young twins is the GoGo Kidz Travelmate. This attachment straps onto a car seat essentially turning the car seat into a wheelie bag. Instead of lugging a double stroller, two car seats, and two kids through the airport, you can wheel each kid. Prepare to be stopped when you travel with these because people want to know what they are and where you bought it.
Using Travelmates made our trip logistics easier. At the curb, my husband Jon put the Travelmates on the car seats while I entertained the kids in the car. I wheeled the kids into the terminal while Jon parked the car. We each wheeled one child through security. We quickly strapped the kids in before moving away from security.
As for getting on and off the plane, there is no easy way to do this with young twins. If you do not buy seats for your kids, you can gate-check the car seat/Travelmate combo. We bought seats for our boys so it was a little more complicated.
We took the Travelmate off the car seat before getting on the plane. We put each child in a car seat and carried the car seat with a child in it. We asked the flight attendants to stow the Travelmates for us as soon as we got on board. Upon arrival, we carried the boys into the terminal in the car seats before attaching the Travelmate.
(Side note: now that we have two cars, we keep one set of car seats with Travelmates attached in the trunk. And now that my boys don’t ride in their car seats on the plane, we planeside check the Travelmates.)
Without Travelmates, I found the idea of air travel with twin toddlers daunting. With Travelmates, I can’t say air travel with toddlers is easy, but it is certainly much, much easier and means one less thing to worry over. And if you ever need to RUN from one terminal to another terminal at O’Hare Airport because you have only 10 minutes to make a connection and they are not holding the plane for you, you will want to kiss your Travelmates. Trust me on this one.
Read all about the GoGo Kidz Travelmate at their website www.GoGoBabyz.com.