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Car Seat hire in Geneva???

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palacemonkey Wed 04-Nov-09 13:41:58

I'm going skiing in January and we are flying into Geneva. I will need a car seat for DS (18mo) but we will have use of a friend's car. Is it possible to hire just a car seat from car hire places... or is there somewhere else at the airport I can hire one? If not, does this mean I will have to take one on the plane?

Please help - I've not gone skiing with DS before and am panicking about what to take/do!

TIA smile

palacemonkey Wed 04-Nov-09 14:08:51

bump wink

Reesie Wed 04-Nov-09 15:29:21

I rented one from the car hire place last year but it cost 60 euros for ten days! I'm going with easyjet again this year to geneva so am taking dd2 car seat as an extra piece of lugage which costs £18 and I'll pop it through the fragile desk (where you pop i your ski's/bugy etc). Also - there was quite a shoddy selection at the car hire plce last year.

LIZS Wed 04-Nov-09 15:38:20

You could check if
Kids Stuff Rentals
iDarling GmbH
Im Gruet 1
8805 Richterswil/ZH
Tel: (043) 888-0021
is still going but they are based at the other end of Switzerland or some baby shops hire stuff out. However it would be cheaper and less hassle to take your own or transfer by train/bus, unless your friend can borrow one.

palacemonkey Wed 04-Nov-09 15:43:01

Thanks for replies

I think I'll see if I can hire one there - tbh we'll only be driving to the chalet and then back to the airport (hopefully they won't be too dodgy). We're very lucky that friends own a place by the slopes so don't need to travel. Hopefully it won't be too much as we're only there for a week.

All that being said, it can't be too hard to get an extra baggage allowance for it... gggrrrr... I'm so bad at decisions! blush

Niknak21 Wed 04-Nov-09 16:31:39

We did easyjet this year to Pisa and we were allowed 2 items of children's equipment per child. My friend had 2 so took both their car seats a travel cot and a double buggy. Worth checking if you can still do that.

MmeGuisingt Wed 04-Nov-09 16:36:51

Hi there,

I live in Geneva. I can ask around my friends and see if anyone has a spare car seat to lend you. I assume your DS is in the second stage one?

email me at mmelindt at me dot com

EldonAve Wed 04-Nov-09 16:37:14

If you are flying with a regular airline not a budget one they will carry it free of charge

CaurnieBred Mon 09-Nov-09 12:45:20

ANd hire car seats can be awful - we had one once from Grenoble airport and it was awful - I panicked the entire 5 days we were away. Next time we took our own (Easyjet - and the didn't charge us to take it).

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