13 May 2011

Amazon deal: 40% off Trunki ride-on kids' suitcases

Amazon: 40% off Melissa & Doug TrunkiThe Trunki appeared here as an airport entertainment hack a couple years ago (see: Trunki suitcase keeps toddlers entertained during flight delays). Adorable hard-sided suitcase designed to be ridden around, which kids do with regular wheeled luggage anyway.

Amazon has put a selection of Trunkis on sale at 40% off the regular price ($23.99; eligible for Amazon Prime and Super Saver shipping). Great way to keep little ones busy during travel wait time and get them accustomed to eventually handling their own luggage.

At Amazon: 40% off Melissa & Doug Trunki

Price good through 5/21/11.

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Thank you! I will need this for our trip overseas this summer!

Nevermind :( This doesn't have the best reviews. I like the idea, though.

Several PHers in comments and on Twitter and Facebook love Trunki. But, really, any hard roller bag would do OK. We use little carry-on bags from Brookstone. We love them.

I'm a big fan of our Trunki. Last time I was traveling I was by myself with two little kids. I had a sleeping kid on one arm and all our stuff was delegated to the other arm. It was wonderful to be able to load my daughter onto the Trunki and just lug that along. It also kept her from wandering off because she treated it like a cute animal. (She petted it, talked to it, etc...)

I just bought another today thanks to the Amazon deal. Thanks for the notification! Now both my kids can have their own.

First, I put the kids in front of the TV. Nothing else keeps them in one spot like the television.

Next, I turn on every room light. Once all the lights are on, I do a thorough room-by-room search for a stuff.

When a room is clear, I turn out the light and close the door.

Once all the lights are out and doors are closed, I know I've hit every space. Now, if something doesn't make it home with us, it wasn't for a lack of trying.

If your kids are old enough, I would add a step before the room-by-room inspection: have them pack their suitcases, or at least gather their stuff into a single corner. My motto: "always better when several brains work on a problem."

Do you have a system for packing up at the end of a vacation?

I'm a big fan of our Trunki. Last time I was traveling I was by myself with two little kids. I had a sleeping kid on one arm and all our stuff was delegated to the other arm. It was wonderful to be able to load my daughter onto the Trunki and just lug that along. It also kept her from wandering off because she treated it like a cute animal. (She petted it, talked to it, etc...)

You have a wonderful article, I was looking for a ride on luggage bag for my daughter she is a school going girl. I have bookmarked your site for any future use. Thanks.

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