Product Type: Trunki Suitcase
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A little case for little people!
Trunki Ride-On Suitcase
Member Name: taramorg23
Trunki Ride-On Suitcase
Advantages: A fun way to carry toys and clothes!
Disadvantages: Choice of colours for accessories are limited.
In September I went on a week long caravan holiday to Cornwall. I wanted something for my 18 month old daughter to put her clothes and some toys in separate from my suitcase. I had already bought one of these for my nephew a few years ago so I decided to get my daughter one to make the trip fun.
There are several different designs available ranging from the original blue and pink to a bumble bee and dinosaur. Initially I wanted a Great Britain limited edition for the Olympics but decided it was a bit faddy so we settled on a Trunki called 'Harley' which is a ladybird design.
I got my Trunki from Amazon for £29.99 they also sell them in Argos, Boots, Toys r us and on several online sites.
The Trunki is designed for ages 36 months to 6 years. I personaly couldn't see any reason why a younger child couldn't use this. My daughter has no problems using it. The Trunki measures 46 x 20 x 31cm. It is made of a very sturdy plastic. As we chose the ladybird design ours is bright red with black spots. It has the Trunki logo in black on the side and at the front there are antenna and eyes. The Trunki also has two handles at the top to allow you to pick up the case and a strap which also includes an identity tag. Finally the best part of the Trunki is that it has four wheels. The Trunki is designed to be ridden on by your child. The case is slightly narrowed in the middle and has grooves designed to accomodate your childs legs so it is also easy for them push themselves along. Your child can also be pulled along on the case by uncliping the strap that you can use to carry it on your shoulder.
The case itself is secured by two large plastic clips which are on metal hinges. There is also a plastic key which you can use to lock the clasps shut. My daughter can't open the case and hasn't attempted to do so yet. Inside the case there is a rubber seal around the edges. This not only ensures a secure seal when it is shut but also prevents little fingers getting trapped. Inside the case is a luggage strap which is described as a teddy seatbelt in the instructions and there is also a small pocket attached by poopers to the bottom. The case could be used for toys or clothes or perhaps both. We went away for a week and inside the case I managed to fit eight outfits which I secured using the strap then in the other side of the case we fitted my daughters toy lapptop, some colouring books and pens, a dvd case full of dvd's and finally a few toys. The case shut with ease and I was suprised how much fitted in considering how small it looked.
As we were travelling by car I put the case in the boot. It took up hardly any room. Onve we arrived at our destination my daughter finally got to have a go of the case. I hadn't shown her before we left. She promptly sat on the case and started wheeling herself around the caravan. There are two black horns at the top which your child can use to hold on. It was a godsend on the holiday as when we were in the caravan it gave her an extra something to play with. Luckily we had lovely weather so we spent most of our time outdoors.
From a parents point of view the case is easy to carry. The strap is adjustable so I carried it on my shoulder. The plastic that it is made from is very sturdy so I feel confident it will survive several bashes by my little girl. The case also came with a Trunki passport and details of games you can download online. I haven't got around to this yet.
There are also several accessories available to go with your Trunki. There are sticker sheets to customise your Trunki, there are also inserts to carry certain toys separately, a wash bag and a cup holder. The only downside to some of the accessories is that they come in blue or pink which doesn't really go with our Trunki.
Finally the Trunki is the right size for hand luggage on an aeroplane which will work out great for us as we are off to Euro Disney on the new year.
Overall we love our Trunki. I like that my daughter has her own place to keep her clothes and toys when we travel. It is also perfect for overnight stays at nanny's and finally it doubles up as a fun ride on toy.
For the money the Trunki represents good value as it will last us a number of years I would definately recommend this product!
Summary: Fun and practical storage!
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