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Flying with kids, how paranoid do I need to be about safety?

We're flying with two small kids in a month. The younger is barely under two, and we planned on taking her as a lap child because the tickets are $$$, and it'd be nice if the four of us could sit together in a three seat row. And we're driving on the other end, so we had planned to check both kids car seats. The internet is making me feel like this plan is tantamount to letting them play with bottlerockets, matches and switchblades in a highway medium, and that I am an unfit mother who doesn't love her children for even considering it. [more inside]
posted by pennypiper on May 2, 2016 - 27 answers

My family's growing. Which large SUV should we buy?

We have two big dogs and will be adding a second carseat in the next couple weeks. Our crossover is already not cutting it space-wise. What large SUV should we get? [more inside]
posted by ugly on Sep 13, 2015 - 25 answers

used cars for tall people with tall children

Mr. Architeuthis and I are shopping for a gently used car, preferably a wagon. We are 5'10" and 6'2". We have 2 kids and will be using a car seat for at least another 2-3 years, and our kids are both 95th percentile for height. What can we buy that will leave more than 1 inch of clearance between seat and infant knee? Parameters: preferably under 15K US, must have AWD. [more inside]
posted by The Elusive Architeuthis on May 11, 2015 - 16 answers

What's a car for a tall dad, with two carseats and two dogs?

I'm the dad of a growing family - a two-year-old, a baby about to be born, and a wife. And two small dogs. We need a family car, and are looking for something that will accommodate: * Dogs in the back (a wagon or hatchback) * Two rear-facing carseats. * A tall (6'3") man in a front seat. [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Oct 2, 2013 - 34 answers

3rd row car seat options?

3rd row seating/car seats in a mid-sized SUV/Wagon? [more inside]
posted by iamabot on Jul 18, 2012 - 11 answers

I can remember lying down in the back of station wagons and pickup trucks, but what did we do in the VW?

How did kids under 2 travel in cars before car seats were the norm, particularly on long trips? My mom recalls tots in the lap and something called a 'car bed' (got any pictures?). Would little ones get lap-belted in to prevent them from falling off the seat on corner-turns?
posted by xo on Jun 23, 2010 - 56 answers

What's the best truck for my baby seat?

Tell me about your good experiences with a pickup truck and a LATCH car seat. [more inside]
posted by willpie on May 21, 2010 - 5 answers

Getting nervous about fitting a baby into our little car!

Rear-facing carseats in a 2009 Pontiac G3 Wave sedan? [more inside]
posted by sunshinesky on Dec 27, 2009 - 7 answers

Instant clown car.

Please help me fit three little ones into my car. I need recommendations for some skinny car seats. [more inside]
posted by wg on Aug 11, 2009 - 11 answers

Can you put a baby on a Ducati?

Are there age restrictions for passengers on motorcycles in California? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Mar 31, 2008 - 7 answers

How best to safely travel around Hawaii with a baby?

My wife and I are taking our first vacation in years, but we have a 1.5 year old now. We're headed to Hawaii next month and I'm wondering what travel in cabs and buses is like with a baby. Are there small carseats we could travel with or should we suck it up and get a rental car ourselves (and risk the rampant break-ins I constantly hear about)? [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Nov 24, 2006 - 12 answers

Cramming the kids in the car

What cars can fit three car seats in the back seat? [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on Oct 24, 2006 - 12 answers

Babies and Cars

We already have a baby, and now we're having another. Two-part question: we need advice on upgrading to a "family vehicle" (what kind of car to buy that suits our needs); and we need to know how to safely transport two babies at once (i.e. two carseats in the backseat logistics). More inside. [more inside]
posted by Melinika on Sep 16, 2004 - 27 answers

Neck Pain

Ergonomics question: Why are seats (airplane, bus, car) all so uncomfortable on my neckular area?

(inside there is oh so much more!) [more inside]
posted by Sinner on Apr 11, 2004 - 11 answers

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