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    Default Bali & Car Seats

    We are going on a family holiday in 4 weeks to Bali with our 18month old.
    I'm really worried about going in taxi's without her being safely in a car seat. Our hotel is about a 15min walk into kuta so we will do lots of walking and are taking a stroller but we are planing on doing a trip to the Elephant Safari Park and some other places where it's not possible to walk. Also getting to and from the airport.
    How easy is it to get taxi that have car seats there?
    Has anyone been to Bali and had this problem?

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    People carry babies on motorbikes. I think your chance of getting a baby seat is slim. You should consider taking one on the plane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L1STBUB View Post
    We are going on a family holiday in 4 weeks to Bali with our 18month old.
    I'm really worried about going in taxi's without her being safely in a car seat. Our hotel is about a 15min walk into kuta so we will do lots of walking and are taking a stroller but we are planing on doing a trip to the Elephant Safari Park and some other places where it's not possible to walk. Also getting to and from the airport.
    How easy is it to get taxi that have car seats there?
    Has anyone been to Bali and had this problem?
    I took DS to Bali at that age and tbh I didn't see one car seat the whole time. And they have a lot of taxis. I ended up just holding him. I know its not great but I didn't have many other options, but I totally understand that your uncomfortable with that. Also just be aware that the footpaths are pretty narrow, crowded and often missing huge chunks of cement and really uneven. We took a stroller but mainly used a carrier for that reason.

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    Thanks For replying. I hadn't thought of taking one with me. Think that might be a bit of a pain carrying it everywhere.
    Would love to be able to carry dd in a carrier but she now hates them and is too heavy for me!
    Hmmm not sure what I'm going to do...
    Oh and babies on motorbikes?!!! Wow that is crazy, I suppose normal to them but that would freak me out!

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    I'd have a squiz on the net and see if you can hire one over there. With so many Westerners there it's probably possible. Then you can hire a driver rather than street taxis and they might install it for you. It's worth looking.

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    Hi
    I have just returned from Bali with our 17 mth old & and we ordered a car seat in our transport to & from the airport. It was great after holding her all flight to let her have her own seat in the car. Not sure how secure it was anchored but it kept her in safe.
    No reason you can't do the same when you organize transport to the safari park.
    I requested it through my travel agent.
    In taxis through the trip we just held onto her tightly on our laps.

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    Hey i just got back from bali with my two kids, 2 1/2 and 7 months old. Your hotel might now a driver who has a car seat but to be honest even if they have one it wont be anchored in properly as most of the cars dont have anchor points only the seat belt. We carried my 7 month old in the ergo in the taxi and my DS on our lap but you never really go fast at all. We did a day trip to Ubud which is up in the mountains and even on the main roads we probably only went about 60kms.
    Also with might not do as much walking as you anticipate, the stroller is really hard to get around with in Bali. If i were you i would take a carrier just in case. I ended carrying my 2 1/2 year old in the ergo as it was much easier then the stroller

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    we use the ergo a lot.
    there are carseat with private drivers/car available, but you will pay a premium price compared to the regular taxis.

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    We just returned from Bali with our 13 month old. I arranged a driver with a car seat before I left and we used him for all the long drives we did. The rest of the time we just held her on our lap. They really can't drive very fast due to all the traffic so we never felt unsafe. If you want the name and contact details for our driver, let me know and I'll pm you. He was highly recommended on trip advisor and had a DVD player in his car which our DD loved!
    As for the stroller - we took our baby jogger mini with us but found it quite hard to use at times. However I would have found it hard to use our ergo there as she would have gotten very hot in it. I found it easier to use the pram in kuta rather than ubud but still difficult. If you have a 3 wheeler I expect it would be easier but a 4 wheeler might be hard to maneuver with the dodgy footpaths. Hope you enjoy Bali - I loved it! and the Balinese love kids which made it an easy holiday.

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    We went on our first Bali trip in March and didn't bother with a carseat. DD1 (5) had a normal seat belt on and DD1 (17 mths) sat on either my or DH's lap (in the front seat-whoops! The things you do on holidays.....). Down side was once we got home DD2


 

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