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3 Tips For Traveling With A Baby In An Airport Taxi

by Eli Lambert

Traveling with a baby can often be stressful because there are so many more things that you need to take into consideration. One of these things involves getting an airport taxi once your plane has landed. While this task may seem difficult, there are certain things that you can do to make the process go more smoothly. This article will discuss 3 tips for traveling with a baby in an airport taxi. 

Be Sure That Your Carseat Is A Carry-On Item

Since you are going to need to have your child ride in their carseat in the airport taxi, it is crucial that you have it with you. Sometimes luggage can get lost between flights, so loading your child's carseat as luggage can be a risk. Instead of doing this, you can simply have your carseat as a carry-on item. This ensures that the carseat is going to be with you at all times and gives you piece of mind that even if all of your luggage is delayed or temporarily lost, your child is going to be able to travel safely in their carseat. 

Ensure That There Is Enough Room For Your Carseat And Luggage Before Loading

Since loading and unloading all of your luggage and your baby's carseat can be quite the task, it is a good idea to ensure that all of this is going to fit inside the airport taxi before you begin loading. For example, if someone else is going to be riding in the taxi with you, you are going to want to make sure that the carseat will fit inside and that both your belongings and their belongings are going to be able to fit in the trunk. To play it safe, it is often best to choose to ride in an airport taxi van or shuttle because they have much more room in them, both in terms of seating and luggage space.

Call A Taxi In Advance To Reduce Wait Time

If you have a baby with you, then time is definitely of the essence. The shorter you have to wait with all of your luggage and your baby, the better off you are going to be. The best way to ensure that you won't have to wait very long for a taxi is to call and reserve one ahead of time. Before you ever head back home, you can call the airport taxi and tell them what flight you are going to be on and what time it is scheduled to land. From there they will be able to monitor your flight to see if it is early, on-time, or delayed. You can also call them when you are waiting for your luggage to ensure that you know exactly where they are going to pick you up from.