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The best carry-on luggage for families traveling with kids

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  • Traveling with kids isn't easy - especially when you're lugging around a lot of heavy suitcases and bags.
  • Having the right luggage can make it much easier to travel with kids, so we've rounded up the best carry-on bags for family travel.
  • We like the Genius Pack G4 Carry On Spinner for its great interior organization, carry-on friendly size, and easy-to-maneuver spinner wheels.

Traveling with children is not for the faint of heart - especially if flying is part of your itinerary. You have no choice but to think of every single thing your kids might possibly require, then pack it where you can actually find it.

You also need space for snacks, entertainment devices, and materials to change your child's bottom mid-air. And of course, you'll need several extra outfits on hand and within reach during the trip - you know, just in case your kid vomits unexpectedly or spills chocolate milk at the worst possible time.

While family travel can seem overwhelming, experienced parents know that the success of a trip depends on how well you prepare. If you plan for every possible scenario under the sun and pack accordingly, chances are you'll be okay. If you rush to the airport without so much as an extra pack of baby wipes or a tablet loaded with "Caillou," on the other hand, your hatred for yourself will only be surpassed by that of your seatmates.

Making your journey even more perilous is the fact you need all your supplies and tools well within reach. After all, all the baby gear in the world won't help you if you pack it in your checked bag and send it under the plane.

The best thing you can do as a parent traveling with kids is start your trip with the right carry-on bag.

Here is the best carry-on luggage for family travel:

Read on in the slides below to check out our top picks.

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