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Best travel system for older baby

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Cuppaqueen Sat 28-Oct-17 16:18:05

Our 90th centile DS will soon outgrow his newborn to 13kg car seat which clicks onto our stroller frame. We live in a busy city and use taxis all the time so this arrangement has been a godsend (we're overseas so no black cabs). I'm basically wondering if there is a good travel system including car seat for older babies over 13kg?

Our current stroller is a cheap one, very lightweight and one-handed fold/unfold - basically a YoYo lookalike. We have an older model Bugaboo Cameleon as well which is very comfy and great for local walks etc. However it is a bit of a tank, awkward to fold away and put up, so we never use it in taxis. We also fly a lot and have only used the YoYo clone for that - we can take it to the gate and usually get it back at the aircraft door.

Happy to invest in a good system that would last us a while (and possibly next baby). Any recommendations? Or if you can't get a bigger car seat on a buggy, how do you manage if you're a frequent traveller/ taxi user?

SandLand Sat 28-Oct-17 16:35:42

Most kids that age go free range in cars and taxis here shock.
I have seen toddler travel car seats. They basically are 5 point harnesses in canvas, secured in the car with the seatbelt behind the child (have a Google and see if any come up in your area - i think these come from the Far East mainly).

Over 15kg, we use a Trunki boosterpac for my kids, but yours sounds far to young for that atm.

There is also a travel trolley that you can strap a toddler carseat too to enable it to go through the airport. Something like this. If you had an airline approved seat, that might work for the flights.

boredofmyoldname Sat 28-Oct-17 17:57:11

Group 1 seats (9-18kg seats) are the least portable unfortunately and I don't know of any which you can click on to a stroller frame.

We don't have black cabs here either so for safety and practicalities sake I just didn't use taxis unless absolutely necessary, if I was going to a friend's or something I would take our car seat. If that wasn't possible I held my daughter on my lap but this happened maybe twice in emergencies as it didn't feel safe in the slightest!

There isn't really an easy solution I'm afraid.

beckythomas Fri 10-Nov-17 22:25:35

Did you try Toysurus? Several push chairs and prams are out there > www.toysrus.co.uk/babiesrus/browse/travel-pushchairs/travel-systems-pushchairs/_/N-103077

I am sure you will find one for your baby.

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