We've all seen children in the airports with their tiny backpacks, barely able to carry a snack. If you're looking for luggage for kids that is more practical, consider the Trunki by the toy maker Melissa and Doug.
Trunki luggage is a lightweight carry-on size suitcase that doubles as a ride-on toy. The durable case has wheels and a tow strap, allowing you to pull the case and your child through the airport. It also serves as a seat when the gates get crowded, plus it is the perfect height for play during long layovers or flight delays.
The Trunki retails for $39.99 and is available in a variety of colors from the standard pink, blue, red, purple, orange and green, along with tye-die creations. Trunki accessories include stickers to personalize your bag, and Melissa and Doug also offer a 'saddlebag' which doubles as a seat cushion and the 'tote' duffel bag in matching colors if you want more storage options.
A well-made product with ample storage compared to other children's travel luggage, the Trunki will certainly make traveling with children easier and may even get looks as you pull your child from gate-to-gate.