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Ever since we were transferred out of state 6 years ago, we travel a lot back to Florida to visit our families. Those visits have become more frequent since we had kids, and it seems we always have something we are headed back for. Kennedy isn't even 8 months yet and she's already been on 6 flights!
A lot of time my husband can't join us for the entire time we head there, so I am usually flying solo with both girls (and our chihuahua!). It isn't pretty, but Haley is a good helper and I have figured out how to just go with the flow. Kennedy is actually at that age where you have to entertain her the entire flight and feed her snacks for 2 hours, but she is usually pretty good too!
Since we have flown so many times, I consider myself an "expert" at traveling with kids. I have a fully stocked diaper bag, and Haley has a little backpack she takes with coloring books and her DVD player. The personal DVD player usually gets a little heavy for her to carry, so she usually hands over her back pack for me to carry shortly after arriving at the airport. That means I have our dog in a backpack on my back, as well as carrying a diaper bag and Haley's small bag. Once I gate-check the stroller, I add Kennedy to my arms, and let's just say I breathe a huge sigh of relief when we make it to our seats.
When I received the email about the new Lassig diaper bags, I loved the look and style of them, but since Kennedy is almost 18 months, I'm not really in the market for a diaper bag at this time. I asked if I could review the Lassig Trolley Suitcase since I figured with all of our travel, it would come in handy. I didn't notice the dimensions of the Trolley before I got them, but when they arrived, I fell in love with the size of this suitcase for kids! It is smaller than your traditional "business" carry-on, which makes it PERFECT for children.
We knew we would be house-hunting at the beginning of June, and I knew it would be great for Haley to put all of her plane activities in. It is also so lightweight, so it is easy for her to carry. In fact, it is light enough for Kennedy to wheel around. The day they arrived (I received the Trolley in 2 colors) the girls had a blast pretending they were at the "airport". It was so cute to watch Haley tell her little sister where they were going (usually Richmond, VA because that's where my husband travels to often) and walk through their pretend airport pulling their beloved suit cases.
What is nice about this company is that they design all of their products with adults and children in mind. They have durable products that are also functional, and eco-friendly too! I love all of the versatile bags they have available in a variety of cute styles! They are made with materials that are free of PVC, nickel, AZO dyes, cadmium and phthalates. I browsed the Lassig website and saw several bags I would love to have!
The Trolley I received came with a drawstring bag for laundry or shoes that coordinates with our bag. I LOVE that it came with a laundry bag since those plastic hotel bags are never big enough for all of our dirty laundry! It was a really convenient size/weight, and I actually grabbed it as I was walking out the door to Sea World one weekend to put all of our splash pad items in. It was perfect to have on the back of the stroller too!
When it was finally time to use her suit case "for real", Haley felt so important walking through the airport! She didn't want anyone to help her wheel it. I had intentions on snapping a few pics of her walking with it, but as I was schlepping 2 kids through 2 airports and 6 hours of traveling, it just didn't happen. I was able to snap a few as we were getting ready to leave though.
I had her stand next to both of them so that you could see how tall they are and that they are perfect for children to use on an airplane. I also think this would be ideal for a weekend getaway! It has a convenient side pouch that we used for a bottle of water on the flight.
I can't count how many people in the airport commented on what a cute suitcase that Haley had! She had no problem showing it off for everyone too! It was nice to be able to put several coloring books, crayons, her DVD player, 15 DVD's, and my large DLSR camera. It was nice to have those heavier items go in her bag that she could roll instead of on my shoulder in the diaper bag. Here are the features and specifications of the Lassig Trolley Suitcase:
- Large main compartment with securing strap, separated shoe and laundry bag and exterior zip pocket
- Includes handle with two-stage height adjustable
- Measurements: 12 x 19 x 8
- Material: 100% Polyester
You can order the Lassig Trolley Suitcase directly from Lassig for $82.00 and they have several designs available, all of them adorable! You will also find other great travel products for kids.
While you are on their website, be sure to browse a few other awesome products that they sell. One product that I love is the Tender Brief Bag, which is so fashionable, no one would be able to tell that you are carrying a diaper bag! It also has so many compartments and pouches, perfect for organizing all of your must-haves.
I also love their Cooler Backpack. It is perfect to pack a nice lunch for school-aged children. Haley would love to have her lunch bag as her back pack!
Which of the fabulous Lassig bags is your favorite?
~*~Lassig Trolley Suitcase~*~