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    Default QLD taxi's with toddlers

    We are going on holiday in august, to the gold coast and brisbane for a week.
    DD will be 13 months and have decided not to hire a car up there, because it just costs way too much.
    So i was looking into how can get around in taxi's with a baby and even called a couple of companies up there to inquire about supplying car seats and they said its considered public transport so you can just travel with the baby on your lap!

    I am totally shocked and horrified by this! Its still a car and anything could happen, no matter how short the trip!
    They did say we could supply our own car seat, but the less we can take up there the better.

    Does anyone know of a car service or something similar in QLD that does supply car seats when hired?

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    Taxis and car services are the exception to the rule in most states so goodluck!! I was on holiday in the gold coast last year and my 2 almost 3 yo thought she was fab cause she got to sit in the back with mummy and wear a seat belt. When we got home she couldn't wait to get back into her seat.

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    I am so surprised by this! There is so much stuff about the importance of car seats and having them fitted correctly and then it all goes out the window with taxis?!
    Does no one else find this shocking?

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    Im a Queenslander.... Yep.. No car seats. Can supply your own but installing it is "on the meter".

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    It's madness.

    In NSW babies under 12 months have to be in a seat and those over 12 months can legally sit in a passenger seat so long as they have a seatbelt on.

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    Another qlder and we use taxis abit as I don't have a car and there isn't baby seats

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    Not to mention the ten dollar fee if you book a taxi with a seat fitted. And you mostly fit it yourself anyway I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superbax View Post
    Not to mention the ten dollar fee if you book a taxi with a seat fitted. And you mostly fit it yourself anyway I believe.

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    I rang 3 companies and they all said they don't have carseats. I would happily pay the fee for the taxi to turn up with a seat fitted!

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    No companies I ever dealt with had car seats on offer. You could bring your own, but that was never a possibility for me. I used taxis because I needed to go somewhere... and if I had to go somewhere and lug a carseat AND a baby, then I might as well stay at home.

    Are you able to just use public transport? It's pretty decent at the GC.

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    I called black and white cabs in bris a few years ago and they supplied car seats, but you have to give an hours notice.

    I can't see how old your child is, but could you maybe bring one of the small booster seats with you that you can then put under a pram or carry or put into a locker. To me a taxi is still a car and I wouldn't let my kids go without seats. If anything the way they drive the risk is surely greater than in your car!

    Or as pp said, public transport would be best. There are lots of tourist buses to the parks etc too.


 

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