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Elite Car Seat Travel Bag {J.L. Childress} + Giveaway

J.L. ChildressWe moved out West when my daughter was only two months old to be closer to my family (along with the heat and sunshine), who had all made the same move years earlier. While we moved closer to my immediate family, this meant that we moved away from all our other friends and family. Needless to say, we travel a lot. This also means that we’ve traveled with every type of car sear and car seat carrier you could ever imagine. To say that I have some horror stories is an understatement. This latest trip to Hawaii last month was an interesting one though. Our party consisted of my 5 year old daughter, my husband with a bad back and me 7 months pregnant at the time. That all being said, we needed something easy, durable and that has multiple purposes. J.L. Childress’ Elite Car Seat Travel bag was an absolute life saver!

To run down the ease of it, I’ll tell you a little about our trip. We had to drive two hours to another airport, which means we decided to go the night before and get a hotel. Our flight was at 5 am the next morning, so we had the hotel shuttle us to the airport. If you’ve ever taken a shuttle or cab, you know that they require you to use a car seat for young kids (as they should). So this means I needed a travel bag that could hold the car seat to roll it down to the shuttle. Then I needed to be able to quickly take the seat out, install it and then pack it back up again quickly to check baggage. This is where I fell in love with J.L. Childress’ Elite Travel bag. My old travel item had to be screwed into the back of the car seat (would take about 5 – 7 minutes and then once the wheels were on, I’d have to try and finagle it into a car seat travel bag that had zero padding and took two of us to jam it into it. The Elite Travel bag  is made with a heavy duty fabric and is completely padded all the way around. This means that your car seat is safe while the airline is tossing it around. The last bag I traveled with lost a wheel on the rack I had to screw into the back of the seat and the bag tore completely along the bottom almost causing the seat to fall out of it. This was on the way to my destination, so we had to finish the whole trip and travel home like this! We purchased a lot of tape before we went to the airport with that bag. On the Elite Travel Bag, the wheels are actually built into the bag itself (and are reinforced) and it has an adjustable, padded handle to help you maneuver the seat. This made rolling it a complete breeze.

I can’t even explain to you how amazing the Elite Car Seat Travel Bag is. We were able to get my daughter’s car seat in the bag in under 30 seconds and the same to take it out. That’s right THIRTY SECONDS.  This made our super early morning traveling a breeze. There’s a handy strap on the inside of the bag that wraps around the seat to keep it in place. ALSO the other extra bonus is the Packing Pod that they include. You can see this in the photo below. This pod straps into the harness of the seat allowing you to pack lots of extra items in your car seat bag versus your luggage. We all know how expensive it is to check bags, but car seats go free. We were able to pack a huge tote for the beach that had more than 30 sand toys for my daughter in it. There’s no way we would’ve been able to bring that without this travel bag!

This item has definitely made my Top 5 ultimate Must-Have items. Plus this fits all the larger car seats and boosters as well! Head over to J.L. Childress and learn more about this Travel Bag or any of their other items. Make sure to Like J.L. Childress on Facebook so that you’re in the know about specials, new products and news!

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One lucky winner will a J.L. Childress Elite Car Seat Bag of their very own!

JL ChildressTo enter, head over to J.L. Childress and find something else on their site that you absolutely adore. Come back here and leave a comment below letting us know your other favorite item is and you’re entered!

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Contest ends May11, 2012 at Midnight PST.

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