Airplane travel with a toddler can be a challenge, but with the Go-Go Kidz TravelMate, navigating the airport becomes a piece of cake. The TravelMate is a car seat attachment that allows it to be wheeled with ease through the airport, with your child safely belted in. So, rather than carrying your child on one arm and a bulky car seat on the other, you can breeze through the airport with less hassle. It is designed for use with most convertible or toddler car seats, for babies and children up to 50 pounds.
How It Works
The Go-Go Kidz TravelMate quickly and easily attaches to most convertible or toddler car seats. It has 5-inch wheels and a telescopic handle for easily wheeling your child in his or her car seat. Since the FAA strongly recommends that children under 40 pounds use a car seat for air travel, the TravelMate saves you the hassle of hauling your car seat — and your active toddler, plus all your gear — through the airport. The TravelMate’s wheels detach easily for passing through airport security X-ray machines. The handle features four-position adjustability, ranging from 28 inches to 50-1/2 inches for maximum versatility. And at only five pounds, the TravelMate won’t bog you down if you’re trying to travel light. In fact, it makes a compact package: it folds flat for easy storage, measuring just 28 x 17 x 5 inches (H x L x W) when closed and 50-1/2 x 17 x 5 inches (H x L x W) when open.
Safe and Secure
You can rest assured that your child will be safe and comfortable while you whiz through the airport with your TravelMate. Its wide, rubber wheels provide a stable, smooth ride, and it is designed for compatibility with most widely available car seat models.
The Go-Go Kidz TravelMate has received many awards, including the 2006 JPMA Innovation Award; the iParenting Media Award for Greatest Products of 2006; the Best Product of the Year for 2006 from Fit Pregnancy; and the Preemie Cool Stuff Award.
- Go-Go Kidz TravelMate Compatibility
The Go-Go Kidz TravelMate is compatible with most widely available car seats, including:
- Britax (Advantage, Boulevard Decathlon, Diplomat, Freeway (UK Version), Marathon, Regent, Roundabout, and Wizard)
- Cosco (Alpha Elite Apex Booster, Alpha Lux Convertible, Alpha Omega, Alpha Omega Elite, Alpha Sport Vantage Booster, High Back Booster, and Summit High Back).
- Eddie Bauer (Deluxe 3 in 1 Convertible, High Back Booster, and Summit Booster)
- Evenflo (Big Kid Booster Car Seat, Chase LX, Generations Booster, Harness Booster seat, Titan Deluxe , Titan V, Tribute VLX, Tribute 5 Delux, Triumph, Triumph Advanced LX, Triumph Advanced DLX, and Vanguard)
- Fisher-Price SafeVoyage
- Graco (ComfortSport, Nautilus 3-in-1, Platinum Cargo Booster, Toddler SafeSeat (step 2), and Treasured CarGo)
- Maxi Cosi Priori
- Recaro Como Convertible
- Safety 1st (3-Phase and Enspira)
- Sunshine Kids (Radian 65 and Radian 80)
Note: the TravelMate is not compatible with the following seats: Britax Parkway Booster; Combi Koluk High back booster; Cosco Scenera; Graco Turbo Booster; Safety 1st Intera; and Recaro.
User Ratings and Reviews
1 Star Broken twice in 4 trips
We have had the problem of ours breaking repeatedly. Once the wheels came off (yes, probably from somewhat rough handling) and the replacement piece cost us $20 from the company. Recently – with ginger-handling – a bolt came off while on our trip. While it is replaceable, it is so frustrating. Needs to be sturdier.
5 Stars great for airport
we have the Britax Marathon car set and it works great with it. makes traveling through the airport much easier.
5 Stars Frequet Traveler
I’m a flight attendant and I, obviously, travel a lot. To keep this short and sweet I’ll just say this saved my life! Traveling alone, 5 months pregnant, with 2 bags and a 1 1/2 year old was so ridiculously simple when I put his car seat on this that I thought I was dreaming. My son sat in the car seat while I pushed him in front of me and pulled the bags behind me. It navigates amazingly. Turns sharp and the wheels don’t get caught. It is very sturdy if you tighten the strap enough.
The only down side (which is totally worth it considering all the trouble I’d have to go through without it) is you have to take it off the car seat for it to fit through the security screening conveyor belt. At least with my car seat. It was too big to fit through the opening attached.
Other than that it was amazing! BUT IT!!
5 Stars Great Item. Awesome
This item saves a lot of time and energy traveling through the airport with a toddler. It is also incredibly easy to attach.
5 Stars The BEST travel device for traveling with a child (especially with no help)
I’ve used my GoGoBabyz now for about 7 airline trips. I could probably sell these directly to the people who always ask me about it as I’m cruising through the airport with my little boy who is now 3. I own two backpack carriers, a bjorn, another backpack toddler carrier, child “monkey leash”, etc.
THIS is the BEST product for traveling with a small child or baby. I can literally pull a bag and push this with my child in it at the same time, with one hand. I’ve rolled as many as 3 suitcases along with the GoGoBabyz.
Best thing that works for me when I travel solo with my son…. I bought a second car seat (Craigslist). The night before each of my trips I attach the GoGoBabyz to the extra carseat and put it in the car. That way I don’t have to worry about geting his regular carseat out along with all of my other luggage when I get to the airport.
I roll my son in the carseat throughout the airport and check the carseat at the gate. Then pick it up when we land. You can also easily pull off the GoGoBabyz if you want to take the carseat onto the plane.
This device is the BEST thing to travel with when you have a small child, especially if traveling without your spouse or help. An excellent baby shower gift too!!