Vacations are a great opportunity to reconnect with your family. Trouble is getting out the door and to your designated vacation spot with kids in tow can be a huge hassle. Let's see, there's the portable playard (aka pack-n-play), the car seat, the travel stroller, thediaper bag, toys, cloths...the list goes on and on and on.
Weary parents can free up some hands and lighten the load a bit thanks to the Gogo Kids Travelmate. This handy little device attaches to the back of most car seats, effectively turning the car seat into a stroller that can be wheeled (with baby snugly strpped inside) through the airport with ease. Yes, I've seen and tested the Sit & Stroll (a car seat that also has wheels). Unfortunately, I don't think these items are great car seats and for $200 who needs another large piece of baby gear! For $80 the Gogo allows you to convert the car seat you already know and love into a wheeled transportation device.
The best feature: the sturdy, 5" wheels. They gave a smooth ride. I also like the telescoping handle. On the down side, I found the directions a bit confusing. It took me 20 minutes to assemble and attach the Gogo base to my Eddie Bauer car seat. Once it was attached I was please with the overall performance.
That being said, this will not take the place of a stroller while you are on vacation. If you don't need a stroller or if you're going to a family resort where strollers are available, leave the stroller at home and use the Gogo.