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How to pack a car seat to be checked in?

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SalagadooLamagicaboo Thu 11-Apr-13 20:03:47

We are flying with eithad next week, and we need to take dd's car seat with us.

How do you pack it without the original box?


difficultpickle Thu 11-Apr-13 20:05:17

You can buy bags to put it in. We got one from Kiddicare. Or you can just hand it in as it is.

EverybodysSootyEyed Thu 11-Apr-13 20:11:21

we have used a few methods

1) A big box and shoved in loads of blankets & ds' booster seat etc
2) Used the clingfilm wrap service at the airport
3) Bin bags and tape (make sure you take binbags and tape in your luggage for the return!)

the last was fine - meant the seat didn't get dirty - also strapped a pack of nappies into the seat and bulked it out with a blanket and armbands/other swimming stuff etc

preggersbycheggers Thu 11-Apr-13 20:15:14

We bought a bag from kiddicare too. Be warned though they don't last. But for £15 it will probably do a couple more trips.

yetanotherworry Thu 11-Apr-13 20:44:50

I've used black bin bags and some staff will film wrap it for you (when it separates into 2 pieces as you try to check it in).

SalagadooLamagicaboo Fri 12-Apr-13 08:02:33

Thank you for the good advices,

We will leave the car seat with our relatives, so we only need to pack it once,

I think I will use the bin bags and tape method, and strap a pack of nappy in (I didn't think of this, very clever)

whatsleep Sun 28-Apr-13 19:15:04

I read on one of the airline advice links that its best to wrap it in see through bags as the baggage handlers are more likely to handle it with care if they see its a car seat.

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