Safety girl and the taxi cab dilemma

Filed under: Places To Go, Health & Safety: Babies, Baby Essentials

With all the preparations being made to sell our house, I have had precious little time to plan for our upcoming trip to New York City. It was nearly midnight last night when I finally sat down and gave some thought to what we should pack for a week away from home. To help me do this, I took a little trip in my head. I imagined where we would be each day and what we would be doing. Right off the bat, I ran into a problem.

Most of our getting around town will be via foot, subway or train. But the ride to and from the airport will be in a cab. Assuming that cabs don't come equipped with child booster seats, how do I buckle Ellie up safely? I am a stickler for doing things as safely as possible and don't see any reason why this should be an exception. I don't feel comfortable driving the few blocks to our neighborhood park without securing her in her booster seat. Am I supposed to let her ride in the back of a cab in New York City without it?

My solution is to pack the seat in my carry-on luggage so it is readily available when we arrive at our destination. Of course, this will take up a lot of valuable space in my bag, but it is all I can come up with. If you have a better idea, I would sincerely love to hear it.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.