If it seems like your hands are always full, both literally and figuratively thanks to your kids, then you're going to love this genius gizmo.
Parents Josie Stockdill and Benjamin Newman from Melbourne, Australia, invented a suitcase that transforms into a stroller after they realized how difficult it is for parents to travel with a little one, according to . Now, they're raising funds to manufacture their "Born to Fly Baby" stroller via .
The two parents struggled to manage their baby stroller and luggage on their first trip with their daughter Olive, who was just two months old at the time. Aside from bulky strollers that you have to check in as oversized luggage, there was nothing else the family could use until Benjamin, a product designer, created this prototype.
The lightweight carry-on suitcase features a top compartment that stores the reclining stroller when it's not in use. It also comes with a portable changing mat, a laundry sorter, and a USB charging port.
With proper head support, four-wheel safety brakes, and a five-point harness, the invention is perfectly safe for newborns up to 4-year-olds. The chair also detaches and can be used as a resting place for your child.
"It got through security fine and the dimensions were appropriate for carry-on (when folded down)," Benjamin said. "An improvement that I had for this particular prototype was that it needed to be more easily folded down with one hand, as Josie could not pack it away quickly enough whilst holding the baby at the gate. So that has been improved upon."
Since launching their Kickstarter, the couple has fundraised $24,000 in just eight days. They still have eight months to reach their $37,797 goal, and they hope to get the product to customers by May 2017.