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Car seat in Europe - what do you do?

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FlossieSG Sat 14-Jan-17 18:45:40

Hi,

I have a 6 yo and a 4yo and up and usually hire car seats when hiring a car. Usually very expensive!!

This year I am thinking about taking booster seats in our hand luggage and am looking at the boostapak (sic?).

My husband doesn't think these are safe or allowed. From what I understand, booster seats are fine.

My question is - if you travel abroad with kids (similar age), what do you do? Boostapak, standard cheap booster seat, take a big car seat or hire one?

Many thanks

Booboostwo Sat 14-Jan-17 19:37:49

I take proper high back booster seats with me as I want my own decent seats that fit the kids. I wouldn't use a booster seat without a back as they are not safe and they are being phased out.

TammySwansonxx Sat 14-Jan-17 20:26:29

I use inflatable "bubble bums"

CocktailQueen Sat 14-Jan-17 20:28:42

Bubble bum! But check your DC are old enough for it.

GerdaLovesLili Sat 14-Jan-17 20:30:41

we have a bubble bum. They were selling them in our local Home Bargains for cheap too :-)

FlossieSG Sat 14-Jan-17 21:36:17

Thanks all. Booboostwo, exactly my concerns which is why we normally hire. I just wondered whether we were being overly cautious when booster seats would do. Will look at bubblebum although I hate blowing up balloons!

welshweasel Sat 14-Jan-17 21:37:46

Take own seat. Every airline we've flown with has allowed this free of charge.

Artandco Sat 14-Jan-17 21:38:21

We take full high back booster from home. Just check into hold luggage at airport for free

CardinalSin Sat 14-Jan-17 21:42:24

We used a Boostapak, our DS liked it because he could carry his own bit of luggage.

I'm not sure I would have used it if we were doing a lot of motorway driving but I wouldn't be afraid to use it again.

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