What’s your car seat travel dilemma: Road trip? Taxi, shuttle, or rental car? Using car seats in other countries? We’ve been there, we’ve done that, and we’ll help you do it with confidence.
Jump to these topics for car seat travel advice and road trip tips:
Tips for Using Car Seats on Airplanes
FAA Approval & Fit – Will your car seat be allowed on the airplane?
Advice for Using Car Seats in Taxis, Shuttles, and Other Countries
Using car seats in taxis or shuttles – “Do I have to use a car seat in a taxi?” Car seats and taxis – and “the law”
Paris Airport Shuttles – My recommended Paris airport shuttle with car seats and boosters
New York City taxis – New York City taxi services with car seats and boosters
Costa Rica car seat and safety booster laws – Traveler beware: Car seat laws are stricter in Costa Rica than in the United States
Australia car and booster seat laws – Important tips for using child safety seats (car seats) and boosters during travel in Australia
Tips & Advice for Family Road Trips
Road trip diaper changes – Tips for changing diapers on road trips with baby
Road trip with baby – Three easy ways to help keep baby happy in the back seat
Road trip packing – Ten Things You Should Pack for a Road Trip with Kids (Family Travel 411)
Carsickness 2 – Ten things you’ll be glad you have in the car just in case…
Before-You-Go Checklist – Road trip emergency checklist, with essential items all parents should have in the car
Fall and winter family road trips – Three favorite family pit stops for road trips in crummy weather
Green travel tips – Five easy ways to “green” your next family road trip
Family road trip sanity savers – Five ways my Take-Along Travels with Baby will help on our next family road trip (and might help yours too!)
Planning pit stops for your family road trip – Think outside the car seat – Every stop with a toddler doesn’t have to be Disneyland
Tales from the road – How a penguin saved my sanity on a 1730-mile road trip with 2 toddlers
For recommendations of family-friendly pit stops for your road trip, see our Destinations page.
Helpful Products and Gear for Road Trips with Babies and Children
Pack This! The Knee-Guard for long car trips with kids
Travel vest feature review – Review of the RideSafer travel vest
Compatible stroller for Paris? Ask Shelly: Which car seat compatible stroller is best for travel to Paris with a baby?
Three kids across the back seat? – How to fit three car seats or boosters across the back seat of your small rental car
Best car seats for travel – The top recommended car seats for travel
Car seat accessories – Recommended car seat accessories to help ease travel with your tot
Find more help for planning your family road trip in Part 4 of Travels with Baby, and get tips to help keep everyone happy on the road in Take-Along Travels with Baby.