Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Give Away: Go Go Babyz Infant Cruizer

I am visiting my sister for Thanksgiving. And since I am going for over a week and a half I am flying there and back without my husband.

Here is My Thanksgiving Travel Checklist:
Suitcases
Pack N Play- My toddler still needs the "cage-ness" of a crib to sleep in.
Car seat- I have to have one of these once I get to where I am going. Renting one is almost the cost of buying one!
Stroller- I hate to bring it just for getting through the airport, but since I am pregnant and can't carry my 34 pound toddler in the Ergo like I used to I gotta have a stroller.
Diaper bag- Stuffed to the gills with diapers, snacks galore and some new toys and (crossing my fingers) a Video IPOD with Disney's Cars ready to play.

I don't know about you but that sounds like a heavy, heavy load. And considering the extra baggage costs these days I am not excited about all the gear I need to travel with. Suitcases can become Suitcase. I figured out that I can borrow a Pack n Play from one of my sister's friend. And there is no getting around the car seat and diaper bag. BUT with Go Go Babyz Go Go Kidz Travelmate I can cross the stroller off the list!

With Go Go Babyz Kidz Travelmate I can turn my carseat into a mode of transportation for my child! Jack will be rollin from the taxi to the airplane in the comfort of his carseat while I curbside check my one suitcase, swing my diaper bag over one shoulder, wheel through security and the terminal, and gate check the car seat with Travelmate wheels before we board. Its genius I tell you.

There is no need to remove the Travelmate for use in the car, or the plane for that matter. ** Correction: The Infant Cruizer and Travelmate should be removed before installing the car seat into a car as it has not been tested in car safety tests.** If you have a seat for your child (lucky you!) you can wheel the Travelmate and car seat right onto the plane and buckle it into your child's airplane seat. While the Travelmate is narrow enough to roll down the aisle, your car seat is probably be too wide so you will have to take your child out and have an attendant carry the carseat to your airplane seat.

If you don't have a seat for your child- that's me this upcoming trip- you can gate check the carseat so its ready and waiting when you get off the plane. Go Go Babyz makes a travel cover that I would suggest if you have one of those cutsie $$ covers. Or you can do like my travel expert sister and bring along two heavy duty hefty bags. She slips one over the car seat and ties at the bottom and pulls another over the seat from the bottom and ties at the top.

Once you arrive at your destination, you simply strap your child in their car seat, wheel them to the rental or relative's car and lift the car seat into the car. Since Jack is pretty hefty and the Britax is a fatty car seat I may need some help- or remove him from his seat first. But once you have the wheels on they can stay on.

When we rent a car we can't carry the carseat, Jack, and our luggage through the city to the rental place, so John has to come back to the apartment to pick us and our stuff up. And even then, I have to use a cart to get Jack's carseat downstairs and out to the car on the street. With the Travelmate I can easily wheel Jack in his carseat to the car or rental location.

Lifting babies in and out of cars reminds me of how convenient this product is for city dwellers and any of you who are planning to visit a big city. Usually, we just hop in and hold on to our kids for dear life while the taxi careens around town. For days when you are in and out of a cab the Travelmate makes the carseat more transportable. I wouldn't use it if I had a lot of walking though since its just not made for the city streets.

While the Travelmate may not be a substitute for a stroller out and about in the city, the Infant Cruizer with its 12 all-terrain wheels is. Visit a big city and bring your carseat with Infant Cruizer and you will be set. Take it in and out of taxis or your rental car and wheel your child around your tourist spot. Its nice to be on vacation with less gear and knowing your child is safe when you are in the car.

Go Go Kidz Travelmate
The Travelmate and Cruizer are both easy to get on and off the carseat should you need to. I have to say that at first it took me a while to figure out the directions and how to put the thing on. But once I did get it put together the instructions seemed really simple in hindsight. The unit can be attached and removed very easily.
The Travelmate is steerable with one hand- like they advertise. But, it is hard to push over bumps (like greater than 1 1/2 inches). So, rather than pushing it in front of you, just swing it around behind you and pull over the bump. The handlebar is adjustable to different lengths and pushes up and down easily with the touch of a button- just like a rolling suitcase.

The Travelmate is made for toddler car seats and is compatible with most car seats. Check out the list here.

Infant Cruizer
What I love about the Infant Cruizer is that its a product you can use from birth on. It is made for infant AND toddler car seats (with an adapter). The Infant Cruizer also has much larger all terrain wheels that make it great for use out and about and make going over bumps easier and smoother. While it makes the whole unit bulkier than the Travelmate, when you compare it to a car seat compatible stroller the carseat with Infant Cruizer is much lighter than a car seat compatible stroller, more compact. Best of all, unlike any stroller, the Infant Cruizer can be used with a toddler seat when you use the adapter. I would also want to wipe off the wheels before I put the carseat with Cruizer into the car.You can use the Infant Cruizer with the following infant car seats:
  • Graco Snugride
  • Graco Safe Seat (Step 1)
  • Peg Perego Primo Viaggio
  • Britax Companion
  • Combi Centre DX & Shuttle
Who wants a Go Go Babyz Infant Cruizer for their holiday travel? One lucky Citrus will win an Infant Cruizer from Go Go Babyz to make their travel easier and lighter! Just leave a comment and tell us how much you need the Infant Cruizer by Midnight on Tuesday, November 18! Winner will be selected randomly. Thanks Go Go Babyz!

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87 comments:

Matt and Doreen said...

Oh man, I want this one bad! I have one crazy toddler that I would LOVE to strap him in this for our holiday travels. I'm hoping he would think it was "cool". This is awesome!

ricka said...

this would be great for us. seems like we're always struggling in airplanes and airports.

Tim, Laurel, and Olivia said...

I think I might NEED that. Definitely.

aprilmay said...

Oh! I really want this.. if I don't win I think it will be on my Christmas list. My 10 month old has already been on 8 flights to visit my family and we are going back again next month... this is SO SMART!

Sarah said...

Love it!

Dawnell said...

All family on both sides are out of state and my son is the first grandchild on one side. Needless to say we travel, A LOT. Please save me from lugging around a car seat with dragging a diaper bag and attempting to corral an 18 month old.

Aubrey said...

I definitely need this for holiday travel - please!

Ms. Mini said...

We've tirelessly traveled across the country with our almost 2 year old twice. It was a disaster - but ready to go again! At least this would help in the airport!

Julie said...

Brilliant! I get the pleasure of flying alone with the 2 kids for Christmas--this would be awesome!

Kristie said...

This would be great. It would for sure make traveling for the holidays and our vacations easier. I hope I win!!

Felicia & Brandon said...

Oh wow. Traveling just got so much easier!

Lise said...

This would be such a great item to have. Not just for the airport but anytime we are traveling and need the function of a stroller but don't have room to bring one. Would be great to use for the toddler or the baby to be.

bradyandamy said...

So great for holiday travel. I want it! :)

luke & sammy said...

I need this! My husband is in law school and I am always traveling home alone with my toddler, this would be great!

cpullum said...

This would be a true blessing!!!

Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Shanna said...

This is a brilliant idea. I've seen them in airports before and always been impressed! I definitely need it for our new arrival coming soon!

Natalie said...

I've been wanting one of these for months. Seriously. I'm never lucky enough to win. But, what the hay?

Melissa said...

Wow, this sounds amazing!! We do so much travelling, all through the year, that this would make my life much much simpler!!

sara said...

i have some BIG news that we haven't made public yet... but we NEED one of these come Christmas time!!!

mimi said...

i want it for my friend!

Rachel Ann said...

Wow.. that is awesome!! I have two kids and that would make our holiday traveling so much easier.. especially when I have to do it myself.

Scott and Megan said...

I need it I need it!! We live in an apartment and carrying the baby + groceries + diaper bag + mail to the elevator from the parking garage leaves bruises on my arms. (seriously, from the carseat handle) I was hoping someone would invent something like this!

Jenna said...

I do not need this, but I would love to give it to a friend of mine. They would really benefit from having this. Thanks for the giveaway!

ThreadBeaur said...

Wow! That would be great for traveling. Not just this holiday season, but all year. Airports are not kid friendly, and this would be a wonderful way to navigate through security and through long lines, without having to worry. Stress free travel for sure.

Molly said...

I haven't tried to travel since giving birth. This would make me feel more confident about getting to my destination in one piece!
momabr at yahoo dot com

nadia said...

I really need one of those for our trip with 2 kids under 4 this winter. It would be a HUGE help getting through the airport with all our gears and stuff and 2 very active kids. I'm crossing my fingers and toes on this one... Thanks for the chance to win this, especially as everyone's struggling to get by this Holiday season with a tighter budget.

nadia said...

I apologize for this....please discard my extra entry. I forgot to put my email info in the previous comment.
It's
treflea4 at gmail dot com

Heather said...

I totally need this. I dread flying for so many reasons, and this would make the airport part of the trip so much easier!

Jayme said...

i would love to give this to one of my friends who NEEDS this really bad. this would be a great surprise gift and she would appreciate it dearly as it would make her holiday travels way lees stressful! great giveaway!

jayme[dot]bouwens@yahoo[dot]com

PS said...

Am I insane, I'm taking me 3 year old to New York with me this next time for the parade. (Just happened to work that way!) While my husband and daughter stay home! I need all the extra hands I can get, and this would be great for the car seat because we are renting a car and driving to Connecticut to eat at my brothers after the parade! Writing all that, I feel totally insane. Maybe I should cancel.

Bettina said...

We could really use this for our travels!

bewell75 at gmail dot com

Reiza said...

We're about to have baby #4 in a few months and we would LOVE this for traveling. Traveling when our twins were babies was very difficult. We had all that extra stuff to take. This would have been perfect. I'd love to have this for the newbie. It would be a life-saver.

Heather R said...

I am also traveling over the holidays. This would be so handy and take up less space!

angela said...

I need this for our trip to Hawaii in 3 weeks! Thanks for the contest.

Stephanie said...

We made several treks this past summer and could have really used this then. Make several trips across the pond so this would be very useful (with the toddler adapter). Wonder if it fits a Britax Diplomat toddler seat?
tvollowitz at aol dot com

Roberta F. said...

this is great we have a baby on the way and have a Britax Marathon from our son whos now 3, - I see that the Marathon fits !!

I got so excited I just mis spelt everything and did my own spell check!

rhubbert(at)socal.rr.com

cathyhall said...

I need it for now, we don't have a baby , but we do have a wandering toddler. It's just great!

Norris Family said...

We would be so blessed if we were to win this, we have a new born (6 weeks old) and don't have a sroller/ travel system. So we carry the babs in the car seat and even though he's 8.9 lbs, your arms soon start to ache! we also put him in a shopping cart for safety but then theres no room for the goods!!!

thanks you and good luck to all who have entered. and thanks Citrus for the chance you have given us all to win.

davidjnorris at ntlworld.com

Sara said...

This is awesome!! I would love to have this for our travels but who wouldn't? We just had a son two months ago and we also have a 2 year old so traveling is something that we are dreading at this point. We are going on a trip to L.A. next month and oh how I would love to win this for our trip. Thank you so much for entering me!!
Sara
marriedroses@yahoo.com

Natalie said...

Oh my gosh! I just had flashbacks to traveling last March as I ran through the airport with my two kids, a stroller and a car seat. We were a wreck and almost missed our flight. I've been too scared to fly since...but one of these would sure make things easier!

scblog at hotmail dot com

Amber said...

My DH would be a MUCH happier man if we had this when we visited my parents last summer! He was about to drop from exhaustion by the time we got to our gate...seriously! Would LOVE to win this!

danandmarsh said...

Well I really don't need one but my friend is expecting her first child and desperately needs this and I would love to win it for her, she would be in awhhh if I did!

Deborah said...

My sister-in-law is expecting baby number 2...this is a MUST!!!

Deborah
dbstout{at}juno{dot}com

Aura said...

OMG this product is amazing. My sister in law just called me crying that she can't stand not having a car and having to shlep her son with a stroller and car seat everywhere. This would be an amazing gift for her!

gjgille said...

Great car seat! I love its flexibility!

Parental Units said...

We have one for our toddler and I get stopped and asked about it all the time. Recently, I was wondering how I would be able to convince BabyDaddy that another one would work for the infant as well. Whether we win or not, I'll show him this post! What a wonderful upgrade to an already terrific product!

Holly said...

I so need this. I have two boys and maneuvering the airport is not always easy. This would help.

royaldixie said...

I really need this because I will be traveling a lot with my 8 month old. It would be so handy to have a way to travel with my great Britax carseat all while utilizing it throughout the airport!! YEAH!!

THANKS
newmommyin08 AT yahoo DOT com

socialwork4kids said...

The only time that I have traveled with my daughter was when she was about 4 months old. She slept most of the time and was always in her ring sling, close to me. She is now 17 months and we are going to be traveling over the holidays. The thought of taking this curious little one in the airport is frightening as she is super fast and loves to run off and explore. This would be the perfect solution to keep her safe and in one spot and we make it from one destination to the other! m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

Dan, Heidi, & Maddy said...

It would be great to have an infant cruiser. Bulk is my main deterrent in traveling, especially when I am by myself.

michelle said...

We currently live in the U.S., but all of our family is in Canada. Anytime we travel home with the kids, we have to fly. This product would be a life-saver when we have to go through the airport with our three kids.

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

Keyomi said...

i need it really bad. my brother in law is leaving to visit his sick parents and leaving his kid with us for 2months. Me and my hubby are going away for vacation during that time and it woud help immensely if we had this for my bro-in-laws baby. oh pls pick me!

Preppy Mama said...

Oh do I need this! We are going to visit family in Florida and Disney next fall and I have a three year old and new baby will be here by early summer. With two little ones I am in desperate need, probably need two! I think this will make our first family trip a better one!

moushka said...

Wow this is an amazing solution to the car seat traveling dilemma. AWESOME!

Angelina Lucas said...

I simply love this giveaway. I am very much in need of this cruizer especially to use during travel. Lokks so cute, comfortable, elegant and portable.


angelinajose@gmail.com

mrs.mommyy said...

perfect for traveling- so nice mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

piece of me said...

This would be so handy to have!
livlifelov at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I need this for a trip in a couple of weeks! We will be traveling with a 2-1/2 year old and a 7-month old!

angelack2 at hotmail dot com

Kelsey said...

My mom will be expecting in February and I would love to win this for her! They'll be traveling two states away for my wedding this summer, and this would be great for them.

Thanks for the opportunity to win this great giveaway =]

kmg1128 @live.com

nanja said...

My neice has the Graco Snugride and this would fit perfect with it and help her so much with traveling. Would make a usually chaotic event at the airport go smoooth!

Amy J. said...

Need it!? What adult would pass up such a great idea! Every family with a young child should have one of these! I would love it for my 12 month old little boy!

Michele said...

My Daughter and her husband would flip to have it for their return flight home after the holidays! They don't have anything as practical as this. Thanks for the chance!

Alice H said...

I just had my first baby and have so much to learn - this would be a great help. I've never heard of it before, thanks for your review! alicedemske at hotmail.com

suburban prep said...

My sister is due any day with baby # 3. The two older children are two boys 3 and 2 and they are handfuls. My sister is also a nurse and is building a house so she is rather busy. This would make getting the three children in and out of the car easier or even me (I am the on call aunt).

Natasha said...

Wow! This would be so infinitely useful for us, I didn't even know such things existed! We live an hour, by plane, from Little Man's grandma and grandpa...driving is through the mountains, so we fly when possible. He's the first grandbaby, so we visit often. And it just happens to fit our carseat, yay! Anything that lightens the travel load is extremely welcome! Please enter me if I'm eligible (I'm from Canada), thank you!
natasha_sacopaso[at]hotmail[dot]com

CE said...

We would love to use this when visiting the in-laws next month. thanks!

Anonymous said...

I've been trying to figure out a way to travel solo with my two daughter (3 and 1). Having to lug the overstuffed diaper backpack, at least one car seat plus push a stroller with lil' sister and keep my hands on big sister just seemed impossible. With this I could totally manage since I wouldn't have to lug the car seat. And anyone who's lugged a car seat knows how awkward and pesky they are!!
thanks!
chefskate at aol dot com

Apple said...

I just need it, that's for sure. We have a three month old baby.

applez_55@yahoo.com

bocktalk said...

We always try to arrange to have rental cars with carseats in them, but I feel so much safer with ours. This would make it possible!
marcyp06@hotmail.com

Naomi said...

I like the Travelmate but it's pretty cool that the Cruizer can be used on toddler seats, too...

Opera Mommy said...

I would love this! I travel by myself a lot with two children so this would be great!

bunnyrh(at)hotmail(dot)com

bk said...

i will be traveling (alone!) with my infant all of january and i could really use this!

Elizabeth said...

sweet - i'd definitely buy one

BV08 said...

We have been dragging my 2 month son all over the country and this would be sooo helpful for the future trips..yes they don't stop for a while! With my husbands bad back and my arthritis this would be indispensable.
Bhav
freecyclebv at gmail.com

Monkey's Mom said...

I travel alone with my 3 year old and 9 month old frequently, as my family lives in Texas and I'm in IL. I can only dream of how much easier this would be with an infant cruizer!!

Meghan said...

Would love to have this for all the airport traveling we do. Would make the stroller unnecessary and would lessen the amount of things we have to check!!!

sydneysmommy0 said...

It is not yet midnight my time i hope this qualifys. Well I have a big trip coming up my wedding!!! We are flying to Mexico with little girl, I have traveled alone with her and all her luggage. I wish I knew about these then. But it would be perfect now considering its all her gear and my wedding dress, My fiances tux, daughters dress etc... This would be a life saver. THANKS APRIL
april_epperson(at)yahoo.com

Brooke said...

I need this badly!!!! With 3 kids, we are ALWAYS on the go!

Cher said...

I have always wanted something so convenient for the airport. Now that we ave a running toddler and an infant it would save some time and issues while traveling!
Fingers are crossed for a great win!

xenia said...

Are you kidding? This would be fantastic! With Baby #2 due in a few weeks and a crazy 2-year-old to chase after, I would love to have this for so many uses!

Thanks!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

EllyBean said...

I could really use one of these! It's not the easiest things to get around places with a little one in tow! I could use one of these when I visit my family in Georgia! ( I'm currently in Oregon...)

A Family Completed... said...

This would be ideal since my son stilluses his graco snugride in DH car and DH hates carring the heavey carseat but REFUSES to have a bulky stroller! thanks for the entry!
tonyamcrain [at] aol [dot] com

Sara G said...

Now that we will soon be outnumbered this would be great to put the new baby in. THanks!

Rockin' Mama said...

We often travel to visit the inlaws so this would make life so much easier!!!

jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

Homemaker Barbi (Danelle Ice) said...

This is a great giveaway! I'd love to win this because it is WAY too hard to lug all that luggage, plus a baby who is too heavy to carry through the airport (but still too young to walk on his own)! What a great product.

Homemaker Barbi (Danelle Ice)
(barbi at homemakerbarbi dot com)

Mary said...

Gosh I really need this!

Marilyn said...

Great giveaway.!! What a fantastic design.. I am totally in love with those car seats.