Car seat travel bag - necessary or not?

(5 Posts)
gizmosmama Sat 16-Aug-14 15:51:32

I'm flying (domestic) with LO next week and taking the car seat (Maxi-cosi Pebble). I'm concerned about it getting thrown about in the hold. Is it worth getting a travel bag for it? I've found a Diono one for £18 but it's just a thick bag, not padded or anything. Can anyone who has been there, done that reassure or recommend please?

BumpAndGrind Sat 16-Aug-14 15:57:29

Surely they secure the stuff in the hold?

I've always wondered this.

gizmosmama Sun 17-Aug-14 09:42:42

BumpAndGrind I would have thought so but you see the way they throw the suitcases sometimes!

Has anyone had a car seat come out damaged? Or has anyone flown loads with theirs and never had a scratch?

ContinentalKat Sun 17-Aug-14 09:47:33

We have flown a million times with car seats and never had them in a bag. They do get bashed about a bit, but unless you buy a hardcover a bag will not prevent any damage. Our have always come out fine.

pashmina696 Mon 25-Aug-14 22:00:42

We always get them security wrapped at the airport - this seems to keep them relatively undamaged, clean and dry

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