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Old 07-27-2009, 10:48 PM
 
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Ok. Don't laugh. I have lived in a big city but only in Asia and not with my child. So, I am wondering, how do you get a toddler (19 months) around a city? You can't put their car seat in a taxi, so can they legally ride without one? Or do mothers just take the bus or subway only?

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Old 07-27-2009, 10:55 PM
 
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Although taxis are exempt from restraint requirements for children, if you bring a car/booster seat with you, the taxi must allow you to install it. Also, there are kid-friendly car services that are equipped with car seats installed in them. Kid Car NY offers cars that are specifically outfitted for children and parents/caretakers.

Many families also use the subway, trains, buses, and walking to get around with a toddler in a stroller, though it's best to use a smaller stroller unless you're on the streets of Park Slope where the Slopie Mommy set rules the streets with iron wheels.
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:33 AM
 
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Have you tried one of those strollers that turns into a car seat? It's called a Sit N Stroll. It means you don't have to carry lots of extra equipment! You can use it in a taxi; the seat belt fits through the front of it so the whole car seat is strapped in. Hope that helps!
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:30 AM
 
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I have seen mothers with strollers in the subways and buses. But if you use the subway during the rush hours, I suggest folding-up the stroller otherwise you might not be able to get on the trains (as it is simply impractical to get on the train with a child in a stroller during rush hour).
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:35 AM
 
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Thanks guys! Your comments have been really helpful :-)
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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Ok. Don't laugh. I have lived in a big city but only in Asia and not with my child. So, I am wondering, how do you get a toddler (19 months) around a city? You can't put their car seat in a taxi, so can they legally ride without one? Or do mothers just take the bus or subway only?

Thanks!
What about one of those pouches that straps over ur shoulders and back and hold the baby against ur chest?
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:29 AM
 
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I have definitely seen mothers struggle up and down subway steps with strollers. I don't know how they do it. Strong women.
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