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

Andrea Heberlein heberlein at wjh.harvard.edu
Sat Feb 12 21:14:43 EST 2011


Hiya
I've done the same as Mana, but with one exception: I was warned (by a  
nice cabbie, and since then by others) to put the seatbelt around me  
but *not* the baby (i.e., seatbelt between self and baby).  If there's  
an accident, horrible thought, you don't want the baby between the non- 
give of the seatbelt and the relative non-give of your body.

Safe travels!

Andrea (postdoc and mom of 2)


On Feb 12, 2011, at 4:12 PM, Mana Kia wrote:

> 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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>> Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:12:23 -0500
>> 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).
>>
>> good luck,
>> alison
>>
>> On 2/11/2011 12:14 PM, parentsgroup-list- 
>> request at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
>> wrote:
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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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