If you’ve taken a trip recently, you may have noticed more children in airports, hotels, and at tourist sites perhaps generally considered adult attractions. According to last year’s survey by the Family Travel Association, this trend is expected to continue and even increase in coming years. Busy parents want to enjoy quality time together, expose their children to new places and cultures, and help them learn to value travel experiences.
The market for children’s luggage has also grown along with the demand for more options, so selecting the best kids’ luggage can be a challenge. At the end of the day, parents want their children to learn, and having them pack their own bags builds responsibility and planning skills. With baggage fees and carry-on limits, it also helps to have another piece of luggage, even if it’s just a small one for toys and snacks.
The best luggage for kids is sturdy, functional, and age-appropriate in size, weight, and design. We considered choices for various age groups from toddlers to preteens in our search for the best kids’ luggage.