- In This Feature
- So Many Questions, So Little Time
- Is it OK to buy a used breast pump?
- What’s the best sleeping arrangement for my newborn?
- Can I use an heirloom crib?
- Do imported car seats sold in the US meet federal safety standards?
- Can I use my baby’s play yard as a crib when we travel?
- How soon can we travel with our newborn?
- If walkers aren't safe, why are they in stores?
- Can my baby play with toys for slightly older children?
- Can I hold my baby on my lap in taxi cabs?
- What makes one stroller worth $100 and another $750?
- What kind of baby thermometer should I buy?
- My baby just started walking. Is it time for shoes?
- Is it OK to use a hand-me-down car seat?
Can I hold my baby on my lap in taxi cabs?
Any time a child rides in a car, she needs to be restrained in a car seat or at the very least, a seat belt, says NHTSA's Sinclair. Even an adult seat belt on a baby is better than nothing, he says. Avoid holding your baby in your lap or strapping her in with you in your seat belt. "Your child could be crushed in an accident," says Sinclair.
In lieu of lugging around a standard, convertible car seat, consider buying a portable car seat for taxis and travel.