[Parentsgroup-list] Parentsgroup-list Digest, Vol 751, Issue 1

Mana Kia manakia at fas.harvard.edu
Sat Feb 12 16:12:23 EST 2011


I don't know if you have a soft structured carrier (like an Ergo) but I put
my 14 month old in a front carry in one of those and get in the cab and put
the seat belt around both of us. It feels safer to me that way not having
her bouncing around "loose" in the back of the cab. We also use our carrier
to wear her around on our backs when it's too much hassle to drag a stroller
with us, or it won't be useful at our destination.

Mana



On 2/12/11 12:13 PM, "parentsgroup-list-request at lists.hcs.harvard.edu"
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> From: Alison Denton Jones <adjones at fas.harvard.edu>
> Subject: Re: [Parentsgroup-list] Babies, travelling, and car seats
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> Hi Beth,
> 
> It is legal to have a baby in your arms in a cab. If you won't be
> traveling by cab that much, have enough adult hands to hold the toddler
> and manage everything else, and feel comfortable with it, you can just
> go without a car seat. On a trip last fall I held my daughter in my arms
> twice (to and from airport).
> 
> There are cab companies that provide car seats, but you generally end up
> paying more and obviously have to arrange the cab ahead of time. I
> haven't tried this.
> 
> DC also has a very good public transit system (it's where I grew up).
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> good luck,
> alison
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> On 2/11/2011 12:14 PM, parentsgroup-list-request at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
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>> Message: 1
>> Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 12:35:20 -0500
>> From: Beth Truesdale<truesdal at fas.harvard.edu>
>> Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] Babies, travelling, and car seats
>> To: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
>> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I'm going to be travelling to Washington, DC, with an 18-month-old.  At
>> some points I'll need to take a cab to get around.  Does anybody have
>> suggestions on how best to do this safely?  Are there some cab companies
>> that provide car seats?  I am not excited about the idea of checking our
>> own car seat on the flight and lugging it around town.
>> 
>> Thanks
>> Beth
>> 
>> 
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