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The tot-toting Ride On Carry On chair takes a load off traveling parents


February 4, 2010

The Ride On Carry On takes some of the pain out of traveling with kids

The Ride On Carry On takes some of the pain out of traveling with kids

Traveling with children is never an easy task. Balancing a kid on one hip while dragging around your carry-on luggage can be a tiring backbreaking chore. Sure, you could opt for a trunki if your kids are tired, but what if your kids are tired AND hungry? The Ride On Carry On addresses this problem by attaching to a rolling suitcase to form a chair where your pride and joy can not only be safely carried as you traverse the seemingly endless miles of airport, it also provides a place to sit and play while enduring the long waits that have become standard for airline passengers.

Developed by a flight attendant and mother of two, the Ride On Carry On fits to the back of a rolling suitcase and comfortably seats a child up to five years or 40 pounds (18kg). The padded headrest that protects the tot’s head from constantly banging into the suitcase as it is wheeled along also folds down to become a handy tray-table for eating or playing. When it is not in use the chair folds flat against the suitcase for easy storage in a plane’s overhead compartment.

The Ride On Carry On can be installed or removed in seconds and is designed to fit all 18-22-inch carry-on luggage. The chair slips over the luggage’s handle and the chair is adjustable so that it sits flat on the floor. Fasten the buckle strap and you’re ready to go. Best of all it looks like fun, so it shouldn’t be hard to get the kids to agree to sit down.

The Ride On Carry On is available now for US$39.95, or for US$69.95 for two.

Via Red Ferret

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