Best for Traveling with Tots
Strollers and car seats and toys, oh my! Bleisure travel is on the rise, and some parents bring children along for the ride if babysitting is available at the meeting destination. While kids are precious cargo, schlepping them and all their accessories through an airport poses a challenge.
“Momtrepreneurs” and “dadtrepreneurs” who have experienced this first-hand have invented some clever work-arounds you may think are gifts from heaven. When kids tire of walking, they sometimes beg to hitch a ride on a parent’s suitcase. But the average suitcase may not be durable enough to withstand the additional weight.
The SitAlong Seat (formerly the Ride On Carry On) was designed by New York City-based Darryl Lenz, a mother of two and flight attendant. It’s a seat attachment for a carry-on suitcase that converts it to a stroller. Shark Tank star, real estate mogul and author Barbara Corcoran invested in this product on the show’s second season. “It folds nicely on your carry-on to go through security and fits neatly in the overhead compartment,” she says.