Here are some of the things that you should consider before you choose your kids' travel luggage.Size and Weight
Take size into account, kids are smaller than adults so you need to go for kids' hand luggage and cases that have more compact dimensions to make it comfortable and easy to use for them. The best thing is that the average carry-on case is usually perfect for both younger and older children. However, there are some that are designed exclusively for kids that are usually slightly smaller than the standard.
Most kid's carry on should have enough space for keeping some toys, clothes, and other essentials needed for kid's travel. Furthermore, your kids' carry-on should also be lighter when it comes to its weight. You should note that no matter how cute and kid-friendly some boxes may look, at first sight, they may be too heavy for some kids. This is why you should be on the lookout for a kids' travel backpack that is not more than 7.5 pounds in weight.Material and Durability
The materials normally used for kids' luggage are either wipeable vinyl or soft, water-resistant materials or tough and durable ABS or polycarbonate hard shell components which are easier to clean.
You will find traditional soft-sided cases and backpacks in varieties of cute designs and bold designs with cuddly characters. Cute as it may be, it will not be as durable as a hard side luggage for kids but will be and usually lighter even when it is full which makes them easier for children to pull or carry.
On the other hand, hard-sided backpacks and suitcases are a super cute addition to full-size adult cases. They are more durable and it takes time before it wears. Saying that, it is usually heavier as well and you will need to consider the strength and the size of your kids before buying one. There are both pros and cons for soft-side or hard-side, a decision your family will need to weigh up.Wheels
Most kids love and are happy just to drag and pull their suitcases over anything in their way. This is why most kid-sized suitcases come with spinner wheels or in-line skate-style wheels. However, the kids rolling luggage may be noisier than the wheels found on high-end, full-size cases. But you will also appreciate the plastic coverings in case your child takes the rolling suitcase over your own feet.Compartments and Organization
Most travel luggage for toddlers don't usually have lots of compartments and pockets for you to easily separate items. However, you will find some suitcases with zippered dividers which makes it easy for parents to keep dirty and clean clothing from each other. You will also find some suitcases with mesh pockets where you can keep books, toys, and other essentials.
Furthermore, most kid's backpacks and carry bags have a front pocket where you can keep toys and snacks. They also have mesh pockets on the side for keeping cups and drink bottles.Kid-Friendly
Kids are known to be visual buyers and will prefer anything that is bright, colorful, and covered in their favorite characters. You will find lots of kid's spinner luggage and scooter luggage designed with colorful characters like Mickey Mouse, etc., to help appeal to younger children. You will also find varieties of sport, hobbies, and animal-themed cases and bags suitable for all ages.
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