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Confused about car seat regulations? Read our reviews of baby car seats, toddler car seats and booster seats to find out which ones are worth investing in.

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welshsoph · 04/09/2019 10:03

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Ponchie · 04/09/2019 10:12

Why don't you take the stroller and the car seat?

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MyCatDrinksFlatWhites · 04/09/2019 10:13

Personally, I think it is safer to have them in the car seat, at the expense of a lie-flat nap, than the alternative. The risk of a car accident, and the potential consequences, is probably higher than the risk of not being flat for naps at that age. If you have the car seat option, I would definitely use it.

Do you have a rug or anything you could take to lie baby on for a nap during the day, or is that not practical in view of where you're going?

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Cuppa12345 · 04/09/2019 10:14

At 6 months it'll be fine for him to nap in the car seat as long as you are taking him out when he is awake.

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Caspianberg · 04/09/2019 10:17

I would also take the car seat and attach to pram if thats what you mean.

At 6 months its fine for them to have the odd longer nap in car seat if needed, the alternative if travelling without a car seat which is far less safe . Surely he can also nap on your lap, or on a blanket on sofa/ floor also as an option

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welshsoph · 04/09/2019 11:07

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Ponchie · 04/09/2019 12:15

Unless you'll be spending the day walking around I don't see why you can't store the car seat in a corner out of the way? As you say there will be plenty of laps to sleep on...

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soulrunner · 04/09/2019 12:18

I find it a bit odd that the govt advice is that children under 3 can travel in the back of a taxi without a seatbelt!

I think it's about practicalities because if you rely on taxis and are going somewhere where you're walking round, you'd need to carry the car seat round with you, potentially for hours.

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Jamhandprints · 04/09/2019 12:22

Yes he would sit on your lap but not under the seatbelt. You strap yourself in, then hold him. I've done this for short journeys for the same reason as you, DD is not comfortable going for walks etc in the car seat so I'd rather be able to use the buggy.

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welshsoph · 04/09/2019 12:46

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jomaIone · 04/09/2019 12:58

How long a journey is it?

At 6 months, is your baby really going to lie in his pram all day anyway? Especially at a family event where he is going to be centre of attention! I would take the car seat and the travel system to attach it for walking to and from but otherwise I bet the baby will be out and passed around all day so no need.

Also I would stop worrying about car seats at this age. My baby was going for 4 hours car journeys and sleeping a lot of that time with breaks from an early age and as long as you are keeping an eye on them then there isn't too much to worry about IMO.

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welshsoph · 04/09/2019 14:56

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Cuppa12345 · 04/09/2019 15:02

Times like these were the reason I was pleased I bothered with a travel system as it was the only time it was worth transferring the car seat to the frame. I could never keep my baby awake getting the car seat off the isofix base so never used it otherwise. I tell myself it wasn't a waste of money for the times I used it like you 😂

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Expressedways · 04/09/2019 15:11

I’d just use the car seat travel system style so you have it for the taxi journey and for naps. He’ll be out of the seat when he’s awake (everyone will want cuddles!) so it’s not like he’ll be spending the whole time in it and at 6 months you don’t need to worry so much about lie flat. Seems like a lot of hassle to take a car seat, and a stroller and personally I wouldn’t be happy about a taxi ride without a car seat unless it really couldn’t be avoided.

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