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Car seat on plane

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LouiseTrees · 08/05/2022 11:21

Hey all. I have a 2 and a half year old girl and we are going on holiday to Europe from the UK (5 hour flight) on Ryanair flights. She has her own seat. My husband doesn’t really want to lug about a car seat and we’re also having bother finding one that fits the 42.5cm Ryanair seats and is marked safe to fly anyway. What have you all done if you have been on a flight with a child at this age?

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bumblefeline · 08/05/2022 12:22

This was years ago but when we faced the same dilemma I brought a Britax Eclipse after doing research as it was one of the narrowest. It fit fine on Easyjet seat.

www.britax-romer.co.uk/car-seats/toddler/eclipse/1070.html This one is certified for plane use.

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Beetlewings · 08/05/2022 12:30

Mine always just sat in the seat. I mean most of the time they were on my lap or standing in the leg space but I never needed a special seat for the plane and if I hired a car the hire places included carseats as a option

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rainbowzebra05 · 08/05/2022 13:31

We use an eclipse too. Safer than risking a hire seat or or being damaged in the hold too if you're hiring a car at the other end. Flights are miles easier with them strapped in!

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KangarooKenny · 08/05/2022 13:34

I didn’t use one so that they could stand up and lie down.

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Janek · 08/05/2022 13:35

You definitely don't need a car seat on the plane - it is only a lap belt, it will fit your dd as well as it fits you.

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