The laws in the US are state specific; some states require 'federally approved', others require 'according to technical standards'. So it depends on where you are going.
You can check for each state for example under this link: https://saferide4kids.com/car-seat-laws-by-state/
Note that realistically nobody will stop you and investigate your child seat's ...
If you have money to spare, consider using a "town car service" (also sometimes called a "limousine service", though it will not necessarily use a "stretch" limousine). These are services who will dispatch a car & driver to meet you at the airport at a specified time. They are often used for corporate travel and for ...
In Australia and New Zealand, AS/NZS 1754 compliant child seats can generally be used without a tether on airplanes. See slide 19 in this presentation from the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority, which has an example compliance sticker with this note at the end:
The upper anchorage strap is not required to be used onboard aircraft.
All child ...
According to the Vancouver Police Department:
Q: I am a visitor to Vancouver. Does my infant / child have to be in a
child restraint or booster seat when travelling in a taxi?
A: The driver or operator of a taxi is exempt from the Child Seating
and Restraint regulations under Section 36.09(b) of the MVAR.
So you're allowed to take a taxi without using a ...
One would have to caveat the answer: Laws regarding child safety in Cabs may vary from state to state but here goes:
New York city officially exempts Cabs from requirement of Child Safety seats in Massachusetts you will need to restrain the child.
In Buses and commuter trains it is simply not possible to use a child safety seat at all as there is no ...
Pros of bringing your own seat:
no extra cost, permissions, waiting while they find the seats at the rental agency
you know how to work the seats
your kids are familiar with the seats
you can also use them on the airplane
Pros of renting a seat:
the car will be sure to have tethers
the seats are sure to fit the car and be right for the country you're in
I'll answer my own question:
Airport transfers by tour companies can be on either big coaches/buses (not equipped for baby carseat installation) or vans (that might have appropriate seatbelts although this can't be guaranteed)
The official tourist "yellow cabs" in Havana (operated using newer cars, typically Chinese/Korean ones) typically do have the proper ...
The main incompatibility is indeed that Australia requires the use of a top tether strap, so all child seats sold in Australia are built with this in mind, and all cars sold in Australia after the mid-1990s will have the attachment hooks for the tether strap. Also, Australian child seats use the adult seatbelt to attach the bottom of the seat to the car. ...
Generally speaking depending on the age of Children you are allowed to bring child safety seats on flights. See question asked here on the subject. So if you're allowed to carry and use the child seat on the flight just bring your own.
Car Rental companies will provide a child seat(s) for you irrespective of whether it's someone large as Hertz or someone ...
Perhaps a solution would be to have you (or your husband) rent the car, drive to the Mall of the Americas, as there are stores there that sell baby related products such as a car seat, then come back to the airport and pick you guys up.
The Mall is across the highway from Miami International Airport.
Or why not buy the car seat while you are in South ...
Consider British Airways as an example. Their website provides a list of car seats requirements and one of them is:
must be designed to be secured by means of a normal aircraft single lap strap ...
Therefore, it looks like you need to buy a car seat which meets the requirements or to check rules of your airline (if it is not British Airways).
I didn't realize that seat belt laws in Saudi Arabia are nothing close to what they are here. So why would they care about car-seats?
Here's what I ended up doing:
Mini-Bus: Our travel agent sent us a mini-bus (local school bus), which is somewhat safer (and slower) than a traditional taxi. This covered two trips (to Mecca, and to the airport)
Coach Bus: ...
Fortunately, the family-friendly website FamilesGoTravel.com has this:
Here is a list of Taxi companies who have told us they have car seats.
We recommend you call ahead to confirm they’ll have one available to
And their company for Boston:
Hope that helps!
There is a question exactly like yours on Trip Advisor. The gist of the answers is: Noone cares.
Taxis don't have car seats to offer and you're not required to have them to travel with kids, so your wife holding your 3 month old will be just fine.
Normally most countries(and states) exempt taxis from child safety seat requirements.
Discussion on the same ...
After searching a lot, I eventually found a very large duffel bag, from Outdoor Products, that was perfect for the job. Actually, the bag is so large that there was enough room for more things, such as clothes, toys and other stuff. Here's how it looks, with the car seat inside:
I have already made the trip and everything went fine. But I do recommend that ...
(fine, this particular trip is long finished.....)
Lets review the key points:
You are renting the car for 10 days, but only want a child seat for one day. Hertz doesn't do that.
You are renting the car at an airport.
Make two reservations:
At the airport for one day, with child seat, returning to a non-airport location.
At the same non-airport location, ...
No, there isn't. Taxis tend to be very regional and a few countries have even a nationwide service, never mind an international one.
Uber does have a "request car seat" option in a select few cities, but this is nowhere near global. (At time of writing, I believe it's limited to a few large US cities.)
Not all countries require (or even allow) the use of infant lap belts in aircraft. Sometimes, the crew is required to provide one and instruct you about its use. Other times, they are available if you ask but are not provided by default. And sometimes there are no infant lap belts available at all.
Almost exactly a year ago I was in Orlando doing exactly this. We never had any issue requesting cars with car seats anywhere in Orlando, to go anywhere in Orlando. We stayed in town, not at any Disney resorts.
Orlando basically survives on the tourism industry and there's enough demand there for Uber drivers to be available at most times.
We use foldable car seats for travel. I always take them on a trip in case a taxi doesn't have a child seat or booster. Due to the adjustable seatbelt strap, it is definitely safer than no child seat.
Price is not much more than getting a limousine, but you get to keep it.
According to the European Aviation Safety Agency, a FAQ on child car seats for flights states the following:
Regarding the use of a car seat as an acceptable child restraint
device, this is regulated under the Regulation on Air Operations,
through Annex IV (Part CAT), specifically CAT.IDE.A.205. The basis for
the provision on child restraint devices ...
It's not legally required, but obviously it's safer to use one if you can.
That said, we've found using baby carriers like Baby Bjorn to be a pretty good compromise. They're not as safe as a car seat, but much better than relying on your arms and much more convenient to carry around. They're also a lifesaver at airports when waiting around in immigration ...
I would suggest wrapping it in plastic. This will make it good to be checked lugagge. Plastic wrapping is good for weird shaped luggage and in your case it is a perfect fit for that. Also, it is cheap and available in almost every airport. Check this question about plastic-wrapping luggage for more details.
There are a lot of cab companies who provide infant / regular / booster seats as per you requirement. Boston ground transporation authority and boston police both have clear rules about the safety of child passengers and a child seat is mandatory.
Here are some site that provide child seats in Boston and family transport for upto 7 people.
Boston Airport ...
We have flown with carseats on Virgin America, United, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, and British Airways. We have NEVER had to pay for carseats and or strollers. I don't know any airline that will make you pay.
we have both flown with the seat in the hold and in the cabin. It was very helpful for our youngest (up to about 2.5) to sit in a seat, especially when he ...
The 'Child Safety' page has some information on this. Mostly it says that child safety restraint systems (CRS) get approved for traffic and/or airline use by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but that FAA does not control all of the approvals. And stresses to check that the CRS has the label:
This restraint is certified for use in motor ...
If you want him to sit in a booster seat you will have to bring one. But you can take the taxi without booster seat. In the Emirates (just as in many other countries) they do not really care about it. The same is true for rental cars. They only have group 1 seats (for up to 18 kilograms).
The top tether is there to make the seat more safe. That is, "in a car seat restrained only by the lap belt" is not as safe as "in a car seat restrained by both the lap belt and tether." That said, it's still safer than "not in a car seat, just using the seatbelt or held by a parent."
You can buy a seat that doesn't have a top tether, to be sure - but such ...