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Questions tagged [child-safety-seats]

Questions about child safety seats, commonly known as child restraint systems, infant car seats, or simply as car seats, are special, usually portable, seats specially designed to protect small children in vehicular incidents. Car seats are required by law in many jurisdictions for children below a certain size or age.

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Traveling to India (Delhi) from USA (Houston) with < 1 year old and car seat

We're planning to travel to India to visit family in a couple of weeks (still haven't booked the airfare) and I haven't been able to get good information about what to expect with using a car seat on ...
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Uber Car Seat/Family Orlando

We will be travelling to the Orlando area with our 3 year old soon and are trying to figure out local transportation. Uber seems to have services called Uber Family and Uber Car Seat, and they are ...
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Baby seat-belt wasn't provided on takeoff - worth complaining? [closed]

On AirFrance flight form Paris to Montreal yesterday the AirFrance crew forgot to provide the baby seat belt before takeoff. Moreover, no cabin check was performed in our segment before takeoff so we ...
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Can I use an Australian child car seat in the US?

I have an Australian child seat, and I would like to know if it's legal to use in the US. From what I can tell, there is a US standard for child restraints, but I can't seem to find whether it is ...
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Why seat belts, and not five-point harnesses? [closed]

For car travel, it is mandatory in many countries that small children be strapped in carseats with a multi-point harness system. However, I have not seen such a system for adults in a normal (ie non-...
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How do you seat a baby securely on a coach transfer?

We'll be getting a coach transfer from Lanzarote airport to Playa Blanca. Should we take our baby car seat for the transfer journey? We haven't booked an airplane seat for the baby so does that mean ...
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Is there a portable version of child car seats that is small enough to carry in a bag?

Assuming one wants to travel with their child in a car but doesn't want to lug around a full-sized child seat or rely on taxi/rental companies having one, is there a portable solution that is small ...
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Using child car seats in Cuba?

A family is planning to travel to Cuba with an infant. They will arrive in Varadero airport, and will be staying in an all-inclusive resort about a 40 minute drive from Havana. They would like to be ...
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How can I get from Miami airport to the hotel if I don't have a car seat for my baby?

I am flying to Miami from South America this month with my family (my wife and my baby of 5 months) and made a reservation of a Minivan (Hertz). My intention is to buy a child seat (USD 150) on Amazon ...
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Should I purchase Baby Carseat for 6 months baby? [closed]

I show many parents using baby carseat when they traveling with their child. But if baby is too small then is it good to use baby car seat? A six month old baby not able to seat properly so how could ...
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Booster seats in taxis

Do I need to bring my own Booster seat for 6 year old child (120cm) when going by taxi in Dubai or will it be easy to find cars that have them?
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Global taxi service with child seats

Is there some global taxi service or other solution that enables requesting cars with child seats when traveling in a new country? Preferably through a mobile application like Uber. Using taxi in a ...
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Do infant seats in the EU have a “suitable for aircraft” label on them?

Do infant/toddler car seats (not boosters) in the EU market have a "suitable for aircraft use" testing/labeling process, akin to that for AU/NZS or FMVSS/CMVSS seats? It is alright if such testing/...
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How can one use a child car seat that requires a top tether in an airplane?

Some car seats require their top tether to be attached in order to meet the safety standard they were built under (recent AU/NZ seats are an example of this). It is also true that it is safer to ...
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Is a child bike seat allowed in flight? [closed]

Hello I am flying with my one year old baby. Is it allowed to check in a child bike seat (back seat) for free ?
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Bringing carseat on flight

I'm going to be flying with my 2 and 3 year old children (and my wife) on a Lufthansa flight from US to Germany, and we'll need carseats when we arrive. We'd like to bring our carseats with us, but ...
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Is there an FAA-rated airplane safety harness?

Which safety harness is FAA rated? I have looked at a few, but am unclear which ones are FAA rated and what the rating is.
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International children car seat standards for multiple regions

I've been looking into car seats suitable for international travel. In the EU modern car seats have to meet ECE R44/04 and for New Zealand/Australia AS/NZS 1754.2010 I emailed a few manufacturers ...
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Canadian car seat when traveling to the US

If I live in Canada and have an infant car seat approved in Canada, can I legally use that car seat when traveling in the US? I will be traveling by plane and getting a rental car at my US ...
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Car Seats in Saudi Arabia

I'm leaving in a couple of days for Saudi Arabia. I will have at least three vehicle trips: Airport (Jeddah) to Mecca Mecca to Medinah Medinah to Airport I'm travelling with two kids (five and three)...
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Cab company in Boston with child car seats?

Is there a taxi/car service company in Boston which can provide a child car seat, if we request one in advance? We realize that the T is usually very convenient and that's what we'll mostly be using, ...
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Taking a taxi in Argentina with a newborn: is the toddlers seat necessary?

I'll be traveling to Argentina with my wife and with our little girl (3 months old). When taking a taxi, is it necessary to use my toddlers seat (and then we'll have to take it with us) or can my ...
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How to transport baby/toddler car seat with Transavia?

I'll be traveling with 11 month baby on lap. According to Transavia guidlines, this means that I can take following: 1 piece of hold luggage with a max. weight of 10 kg, such as a suitcase, buggy ...
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Car rental with baby seats: is it better to carry seats or rent seats?

It's a bit of a general question, but to narrow things down, what is the cheapest strategy for renting cars if you have two little children: carry baby seats with yourself or rent car with two ...
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Public transportation considerations for children in North Eastern USA

My wife and I will be going to Fairfield, CT in April with our 2 kids (2yo and 9mo), we might be going to NYC for a day or two. My question comes with public transportation and the kids, I know if ...
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What kind of bag can I use to travel with a baby car seat?

I need to carry a baby car seat on an international air trip. The car seat's dimensions are 28.5 x 17.5 x 30.9 inches and it looks like this: I'm having trouble finding an appropriate bag for ...
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US to Asia via Europe with infants

We are planning to go on a trans-atlantic flight (> 10 hrs) with an infant. To help defray costs, we're considering just getting a "lap" ticket for our (would-be) 1 year old. Are there airlines ...
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Can I carry on/check in a child's car seat for free for a flight?

I am not flying with my child. Instead, I will meet my child at the destination of my flight. I have a small backpack and one carry-on bag, which is free for most airlines. Can I carry on additionally ...
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Travel with a baby from Eindhoven to Maasbree in the Netherlands

We are flying from London into Eindhoven in the Netherlands and then traveling to Maasbree (about 40 minutes by car) for the weekend. A friend has arranged for a taxi but we'll have a baby with us and ...