Melissa And Doug’s Trunki–{A REVIEW}!

by Kathy Sykes on February 6, 2013 · 2 comments

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Everyone knows that I am a lover of everything Melissa and Doug. This Christmas, my son got a Trunki from the Melissa and Doug collection.

A Trunki is a child’s rolling piece of luggage. The luggage is suitable for children ages 3+ years but I have some suggestions for those older kids. My son is 5, weighs 45 pounds, and has long legs so the Trunki is a little small for him to ride on (but he does anyway). Pulling my son on the Trunki may not be the best option.

But, the Trunki is still suitable for him. Why? Now that he is a bigger boy, he can pull his own luggage in the airport. Now isn’t that a great option for parents. We no longer have to tug along our luggage, as well as, the children’s luggage. This piece of rolling luggage encourages independence and responsibility for your child.

The Trunki is made of a hard plastic material so I wouldn’t recommend putting electronics or other items that could get “banged up” in it. But it would be perfect for a few extra clothes, a blanket, stuffed animals, small carry-on toys, and snacks. I wouldn’t make it too heavy with “stuff” because you want your child to also be able to pick it up for security scanning.

If your child is ages 3-4, about 25-35 lbs, and have short legs, this is a perfect option for those tired kids who want to be carried in the airport. Just place them on their Trunki and pull them along. I think this option would be more difficult for the parent traveling alone with her kid because you would have to pull your child “behind” you and you know we always want to keep a close eye on our kids in a crowded airport. But if there is a mom and dad together, you can have the parent in the front pull the kids in between.

Lastly, the Trunki is suitable as a carry-on piece of luggage and fits in the overhead compartment. It would be difficult to put under the seat because of the hard material (there is no “give”).

The Trunki’s are just plain cute and very versatile for boys and girls between the ages of 3-5 years old.

**Disclosure..I was not compensated for this post and am a blogger for MelissaandDoug.com**

 

 

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Jordan Holt February 6, 2013 at 8:45 am

I love this blog, and I am glad that Southern Blog Society exists so that I could find it. The title is so catchy, and I am loving reading all the info. rich content. And now, I have the desire to be much more organized.

Thanks!
Jordan Holt

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Kathy Sykes February 8, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Welcome Jordan and YAY for the Southern Blog Society. We are sisters now!

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