We're going on holiday and catching a really early flight out. Which means that we have to get to the airport at 4.30 am, and we have to leave the house at 3.30
We've decided to take a taxi to the airport as it's too early for the tubes, and too early for any of our friends / family to give us a lift. And it's going to be too complicated to stay in a hotel the night before due to DP's working arrangements at the moment.
But here lies the problem - we're taking DD (16 months) - now, I know you don't need a baby car seat in a licensed taxi but I'm not sure I feel comfortable taking DD on my lap for such a long journey. We've got our own car seat, but what would we do with it once we're at the airport? I really can't see any other way round it. Please wise MNers - what would you do?
We did exactly what Little Wonder suggests - taxi driver took our car seat back to their office and they brought it to pick us up on our return.
Alternatively, certain seats can be taken on the plane if they meet some regulation and can affix with a lap belt. We took our Britax on flights with us until DD outgrew it and then used it whilst on holiday as well.
TooBusy. No airline that we have ever used would need you to take a car seat for 2/3 year olds. IME these are only required for under 2s where they have their own seat rather than being on an adults lap.