TORONTO, and VANCOUVER, Nov. 6 /CNW/ - If you're traveling with small
children and are wondering how to cope with Air Canada's new Stroller Policy,
Wee Travel Inc. Baby Equipment Rentals (Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria) will
rent you a device that lets you wheel your car seat (and child) through the
airport and right up to your airplane seat.
The new policy requires virtually all strollers (except umbrella style)
to be checked. The challenge is that umbrella strollers do not meet the needs
of all travelers, particularly those traveling with infants. So, if you've
checked your regular sized stroller, how do you get your baby through the
airport to the gate? Where do you put the baby if you have to use the
washroom, and what do you do with the child when you are retrieving your
luggage from the carousel?
The answer is the gogoKidz(TM) Travelmate.
The Travelmate is a car seat attachment that allows the seat and child to
be wheeled through the airport just as you'd wheel a suitcase. Not only does
it make it easy to get through the airport without a stroller, it also
overcomes the challenge of how to safely restrain a child on the airplane.
Wee Travel Inc. (weetravel.ca) is owned and operated by Vancouver's
Shana Cherry and her Toronto-based sister, Lesley Cherry. While the company
has been providing top-quality baby equipment rentals since 2005, the sisters
have long been searching for a product that makes it safer for small children
to fly and easier for parents to tote a car seat through the airport.
"Many parents want to bring a car seat on the plane, but the sheer
challenge of getting a car seat, child and luggage through the airport deters
many parents from doing so", says Shana. While the new Stroller Policy makes
flying with children even more complicated than before, the Travelmate makes
it easier and safer for children to fly.
The Travelmate weighs only 5 lbs and can remain attached to the car seat
for use on airplanes without interfering with the seat or the safety belt.
While occasional travelers may find the device too expensive to purchase, Wee
Travel rents it for $25/week. That's a small price to pay for safety and
For further information:
For further information: Vancouver, Shana Cherry, (604) 222-4722,
weetravel.ca, firstname.lastname@example.org; Toronto, Lesley Cherry, (416) 737-1622,