Save Up To 20% Off Select 2018 UppaBaby Strollers From PishPosh Baby! Plus: Our Current Airport Strategy With 3 Kids

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Save Up To 20% Off Select 2018 UppaBaby Strollers From PishPosh Baby

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It’s not much of a secret that I’m a huge UppaBaby fan.

We started off with a Bugaboo Frog that we got free thanks to AMEX. After all, that’s what all the cool kids seemed to have.

Except it was hard to push, especially in the snow or on bad sidewalks. And it had a tiny, hard to reach basket.
Then we saw someone else with an UppaBaby Vista. It pushed like a dream and had a basket large enough for an entire grocery trip. We were sold.

We’ve flown to Fort Lauderdale twice and to Israel with our kids last year.

We had Maya in the top-rated Chicco Keyfit infant carseat attached to an UppaBaby Vista. We gate checked the stroller and brought the carseat on the plane. It made getting our carry-ons through the airport and getting around our destination a breeze.

Plus, as the frame detaches from the seat or carseat, it falls under the 20 pound weight limit that airlines like American now rigidly enforce. People with double strollers learn that lesson the hard way.

Before Maya was born in December, we would check the stroller in the UppaBaby travel bag, which means that UppaBaby will repair any damage caused by the airlines!

We’ve grown out of needing the RumbleSeat and Ride-Along board, but those were very useful in the past as well.

Rafi and Talia currently use convertible carseats, but their main ones are too big and heavy, so they have travel convertible carseats as well. After seeing how checked luggage gets damaged we decided to have them gate check their carseats. We use a Costco Scenra lightweight convertible carseat for Talia, an Evenflo Maestro for Rafi. That means having to lug it through the airport, but having 2 GoGo Babyz Travelmates for them the carseats makes that really simple with the added benefit that if the kids get tired or if there’s a tight connection we can strap the kids into their seats and push them to the next gate. Those carseats and travelmates were lifesavers when we were running around JFK like headless chickens on our London fiasco. I can’t even imagine how it would have worked if the kids had to walk the 10 miles we covered in JFK and LGA during those 24 hours. Plus they were even able to sleep in them while we camped out in JFK overnight…

Of course we could also rent carseats, though that can be expensive and it also means trusting the car rental agency to throw them away if they have been in accident. I wouldn’t trust a car rental agency with a scratch on the car, let alone with my kids lives!

Traveling with kids isn’t easy, but that’s what works for us.

What’s your airport strategy?

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Steve

Bought this to carry my car seat in the airport. Worked great!!!Traveling Toddler Car Seat Travel Accessory https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000JHN3AS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_dqlACbRH7D9E3

Ben

Hey dan, great post. Seen your post about airport strategy in the past and went ahead and got the Costco seneca based on your review(it’s great). We have a 3yr old and 18 month. The toddler got the Seneca which we strapped into the plane and for the baby we brought our chiccho key fit 30 which we gate checked.(we swapped the baby into the car seat in the plane and had our toddler squeeze between us in the row which worked great and I can see all other families with babies envious of our seating technique, as the baby was forced to sit nicely, even though we didn’t purchase a seat for him. And the flight attendants didn’t seem to care that we swapped them.) We didn’t have the gogo babyz travelmates. So we had the vista with rumble seat and the kids were in the stroller seats while I had to carry both car seats through the airport causing lots of sweat plus having to lug around the carry ons( not all fit in the basket). So, my question for you is, how do you push all the strollers , car seat carriers and carry on luggage through the airport ? Between my wife and I with only 2 sets of hands I find it hard to imagine airporting with 2, let alone with 3 kids.

Yanki

I got the vista back in 2011. Definitely holds up for many years. But price is now more than double! Its quite remarkable how they keep on jacking their minimum threshold?! Its quite a jump from $400’s to $900’s!

AV

Is there a thread on ddf where people discuss their airport strategy with kids?

sam

Is it difficult to push a stroller, carry on’s, and two GoGo Babyz Travelmates all the way to the gate?

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