As we’re planning the trip into the city I realized I had no idea how to do it with a little one in tow. In other words, how do you get around the city in a cab with a kid? I’ve been to New York City on multiple occasions and never have I seen a car seat in the back of a cab when I’m putting my luggage in the trunk. So I started my research and found there are a few options:
- Wing it. Just hold your child in your lap. (Cabs are not required by law to have car seats.)
- Hire a car service and ask them to provide a car seat. Diamond Car and Limo (212-254-9400) and Grand Transportation (212-956-6600) were recommended. I also came across Kid Car New York, which specializes in driving families around.
- Take your own car seat and install it in the cab. You can get an adapter or special Sit ‘n’ Stroll to turn your car seat into a stroller if you’re going to be doing multiple cabs and walking around the city. More than likely you’ll need a stroller anyway but I’m not sure I want to buy yet another thing…
- Take the subway or the bus. The rules regarding strollers on mass transit is the “hold and fold” policy: Hold your child on your lap and fold the stroller before you take it on board.
I haven’t decided what route we’re going to take, my husband is in the “let’s wing it mode” right now. I’d love to hear what you’ve done before, what’s worked and what hasn’t.