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Cosco Scenera NEXT Review: Why You Need this Car Seat for Air Travel

Car seats. Airplanes. Boy, is that combination a controversial and confusing topic. So much so that I had to write a three part series about it earlier this year. If you travel with young kids, I don’t have to tell you that dealing with airplanes and airports and car seats can be a total pain …

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A Quick Tip to Save on Rental Car Additional Driver Fees

I hate paying extra rental car fees.  Rental car companies are undoubtedly even worse than the airlines when it comes to extra fees.  For family travelers, you can easily be hit with fees for car seat rental, additional drivers, dropping at a different location, navigation systems, and even electronic toll passes.  And we haven’t even …

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Car Seats on Airplanes: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (Part 3: At Your Destination)

We’re at the end of the three part Trips With Tykes series covering car seat use on airplanes. Thanks for following along! Today’s topic covers everything related to car seats after your plane arrives at your destination, from rental cars to car seat alternatives to missing or damaged checked seats. Follow along with the full …

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Car Seats on Airplanes: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (Part 2: On the Plane)

Welcome back to Part 2 of the Trips With Tykes complete guide to car seats on airplanes. The goal of this guide is to answer every question you’ve ever had (and probably a few you’ve never had) about traveling on planes with kids and car seats. Part 2 covers car seat use while on the …

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Car Seats on Airplanes: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (Part 1: At the Airport)

If you’ve flown with a baby, toddler, or young child, chances are that you’ve thought way too much about car seats. Car seats are one of the biggest sources of confusion, misinformation, and frustration for parents flying with kids. There are all sorts of logistics involved to bringing (or not bringing) a car seat along …

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Tips for Car Rental with Kids: What Families Need to Consider

My travels often bring me to smaller cities without meaningful public transportation, so I often find myself in need of a car at my destination. When you are traveling with a little one (or two or three), car rentals may present whole new logistical and financial challenges. Here are some tips for what to consider …

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Bring vs. Rent: Carseats

My law school friend Lucy sent me a Facebook message today asking about a dilemma many parents traveling with children often face — do I bring my child’s carseat along as checked luggage or do I rent one along with my rental car?  (Note: If you are going on a trip to stay with family, consider whether …

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