We have a baby and no car and so far (14.5 months) have found it to be quite manageable.
But! Ivy is going to outgrow her infant carseat in the next few months or so, which means we need to buy a "convertible" car seat. I can't find anything anywhere on the whole wide internet discussing the relative merits of convertible car seats for people who don't own a car.
Does anybody have any suggestions? In addition to the standard safety features, we are looking for something light and easy to install (without a base, obviously).
― about a dozen duck supporters (carl agatha), Tuesday, 27 January 2015 16:48 (seven years ago) link
We're in exactly the same situation but all I know is rear-facing is a zillion times safer in the event of a crash.
― Madchen, Tuesday, 27 January 2015 17:44 (seven years ago) link
There's this thing called the immi go that they use in Ubers. It's light and collapsible. Don't know about the safety rating.
― walid foster dulles (man alive), Tuesday, 27 January 2015 18:56 (seven years ago) link
Oh wow the Immi Go would be perfect but it's only front facing. I wonder if we can just keep Ivy out of cars between outgrowing her infant seat and turning two...
― about a dozen duck supporters (carl agatha), Tuesday, 27 January 2015 19:04 (seven years ago) link
I might be wrong but I think there just isn't any way to keep them rear facing past a certain age/size. We had to turn k around pretty early because she was so tall.
― walid foster dulles (man alive), Tuesday, 27 January 2015 19:23 (seven years ago) link
The recommendation is a rear facing seat until they are 24 months, but there are height/weight limits for rear facing seats. Ivy's short and slim so she probably won't outgrow the seat before she turns two.
― about a dozen duck supporters (carl agatha), Tuesday, 27 January 2015 19:44 (seven years ago) link