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Drag Your Infant Along With The Tote-a-Tot

Drag Your Infant Along With The Tote-a-Tot

By Luke Anderson

I don’t have any children of my own, so perhaps I’m not the best person to judge a product like this, however, I couldn’t resist. This Tote-a-Tot is a device that turns your child’s car seat into a piece of roll along luggage.

There’s just something about dragging an infant behind you that just seems irresponsible. Instead of keeping the child in a stroller in front of you, just drag it along as if it were a bag full of clothes. Seriously, look at that picture, the lady looks as though she could care less about that bundle she’s pulling behind her. What if someone wanted to snatch your baby? While I like to think that wouldn’t happen to most people, it does make it much easier for someone to get close to your child without you seeing.

If you’re interested in something like this and don’t mind people pointing at you and speaking in hushed tones, you can get one for $30.

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  • As a parent I can assure that

    1) it doesn’t happen.

    2) carseats have their own set of internal restraints, so if someone were to tug on the child the whole seat would come too.

    The main thing for people with kids is convenience (and courtesy for those who care about such things). If the rig folds into something more compact that can be stowed, it’s a lot more convenient (and courteous) than the check-at-the-gate Mercedes-Benz-size stroller.

  • ‘What if someone wanted to snatch your baby?” – That was also my first thought when I saw that picture. I don’t recommend this product.

  • Sarah

    I find it so strange that Luke finds himself an expert on family travel when he freely admits he has no kids of his own! Hmmm…anyway, I just used the TOTEaTOT and was so impressed that I decided to google it to see what others have to say about it.

    That’s how I came across Luke’s crazy article! His worry about child snatching is ludacris. You’re in an airport for goodness sake! There is more security there than practically anywhere! To snatch my child, they have to take the car seat and the suitcase with them! It would be a challenge for a child snatcher! All we had were approving smiles and nods and well wishes from other family travelers and onlookers.

    It easily allowed us to bring our car seat on the plane with us. We really wanted our own car seat on the plane and on vacation with us. It was a great solution for us. So much so that even getting off the plane, my daughter fell asleep as we were landing, and we didn’t even have to wake her up. We just attached her car seat to the carry-on right in the aisle, and wheeled her off the plane and she kept on sleeping! We were in awe! Try that with any other ‘device’! I dare you, Luke! Oh that’s right, you don’t have any children.

    Anyway, the TOTEaTOT completely lived up to its claims. It was great for us and I’d recommend it. Thanks for reading!

  • Kara

    I find it hilarious that Luke is writing an article about family travel when he freely admits that he has no children of his own!

    I just returned from vacation. I used the TOTEaTOT and was so impressed it with that I decided to google it to see what other people are saying about it. That’s when I came across Luke Anderson’s TOTEaTOT hysteria!

    I practically laughed aloud when I read his baby-snatching fears! The child is strapped into the car seat which is strapped to the suitcase. The child snatcher would have a hard time making a quick get-away pulling the child with the car seat and the suitcase! Not only that, but child-snatchers? Really?!?! The airport, these days, has got to be one of the safest places with all the security. All we had were approving smiles, nods, and well wishes from other families and travelers.

    It was the first time that I got to my seat on the plane not completely exhausted and drenched with sweat from head-to-toe. It was easy, easy, easy. Lugging a large, heavy car seat over my shoulder through the airport? Not so easy. Having your child on the plane for a long flight without their car seat? Not so easy. Using the TOTEaTOT to transport my daughter, her car seat, my carry-on suitcase, through the airport? Very easy.

    If Luke has any questions, I’d be happy to clue him on the TOTEaTOT and traveling with little ones!! Thanks!

  • Becca

    Have you ever seen a mother pulling her child in a wagon? It is the same thing but at least the children are strapped into their carseat- one of the safest places for a child to be! I am sure that not a single person is going to point and wispering while we are lugging a carseat from the State to Germany next month.

  • Becca

    Have you ever seen a mother pulling her child in a wagon? It is the same thing but at least the children are strapped into their carseat- one of the safest places for a child to be! I am sure that not a single person is going to point and wispering while we are lugging a carseat from the State to Germany next month.

  • mom

    So in order for someone to “steal” your baby they would have to rip your carry on, car seat attached, and baby out of your hands (est. total weight 50-70 lbs). What other suggestion do you have for a family traveling with a toddler who needs a car seat? If you check the car seat you don't have it on the plane. There is no way to carry the car seat in one hand pusha a stoller with the other. I don't know about you (oh yeah you don't have kids) but my sons car seat is nearly 30 lbs, he's 35 lbs and I'm 4 months pg.

  • mom

    So in order for someone to “steal” your baby they would have to rip your carry on, car seat attached, and baby out of your hands (est. total weight 50-70 lbs). What other suggestion do you have for a family traveling with a toddler who needs a car seat? If you check the car seat you don't have it on the plane. There is no way to carry the car seat in one hand pusha a stoller with the other. I don't know about you (oh yeah you don't have kids) but my sons car seat is nearly 30 lbs, he's 35 lbs and I'm 4 months pg.