Hi. I'm Jennifer Durbin, and I'm here to talk to you about what gear you can gate check, so you don't have to lug it onto the plane.
When you're traveling with your little one there's all sorts of stuff you're going to need at your destination, and even in the airport. So for instance, you'll need your stroller through the airport so you're not carrying the little one, but you don't need your stroller on the plane, so make sure you gate check it.
You want to make sure that you've got a gate check bag handy. These are fantastic because you can stick your stroller, your carseat, your booster seat, anything in them, so they're not rolling around in the bottom of the dirty plane getting just filthy, because you'll be putting your baby back in that once you get off the plane.
Gate checking is perfect for anything you don't need while you're on the plane. You can simply pick it up on the jetway when you get off the plane, drag it into the airport, reassemble your stroller, put your car seat together, and go.
So do a little planning, grab a gate check bag, and even think about renting some of the larger pieces of gear you need at your destination so you're not lugging them around.