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    I don't have a car, I either catch a bus/train or Dd's dad will drive me where I need to go.

    If there was an emergency I would either call an ambulance or get a taxi. I also have a few friends that could help me get somewhere if needed but that is pretty rare.

    Public transport doesn't bother me though, I am lucky to be in an area where it is easily accessible to me and can get me to the city, shopping centres and Dd's doctor with in 10-20 mins.

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    I only just got a car after 3 years without. Dp often works interstate so there would be 5 days at a time I had no car. Ds2 has had 2 hospital trips when I have had No car. First time my mum helped, second time my sister. My sister lives 40 mins away. I would have called an ambulance if it was urgent. When it's time for the GP I just walk (15 mins away).

    If poss definitely get a cab charge. Dp bought me a $100 card I keep with me at all times. But even with two hospital trips and multiple GP trips for ds2 I've still never used it. It just gives me reassurance.

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    Do taxis have car seat anchor points? If so, could you just keep your own car seat at home for DS, pop it in the taxi to take DS to the emergency room, for example, leave it in the hospital foyer & take it in the taxi home?

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    Most days I don't have one and it has never been an issue.
    I can walk or use PT but I also live in Melbourne inner suburbs... I guess it's dependant on your location.

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    I don't drive (epilepsy). I catch public transport, I book hospital apps around DH when he works or when my parents can take us.

    If it's an emergency I call an ambulance (just make sure you have cover). I've never had an emergency yet. The one time I had an emergency my friend out of my DIG on here took me while I was pregnant! ❤️

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    We only have one car and that often leaves the other parent home with the kids with no car. In an emergency i would call an ambulance. If it's urgent but nit emergency i would call my husband to come home or vice versa. I have called friends a few times as well and they are always happy to help, and i return the favour for them.

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    I don't drive and in over 5 years I haven't had an emergency where I couldn't wait to take DS1 or DS2 to the DR. If it was an emergency I would call an ambulance or ask someone to drive us. We have enough people around that would definitely take us. Plus the hospital is only a 15 min walk from my house or I could catch a bus and take 5 mins.

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    I've just used taxis. In SA taxis don't have to have car seats and it's legal to sit with your child on your lap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    I've just used taxis. In SA taxis don't have to have car seats and it's legal to sit with your child on your lap.
    That's what I thought. I'm in SA, and when we went away for Christmas last year, the taxi company we rang said it was fine for us to take DD in the taxi with me wearing her in her carrier.

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    Its legal in Qld too to not have him in a child restraint in a taxi. Id never do it though unless it was life or death. Taxis arent exempt from crashes, so its a stupid & dangerous law in my opinion


 

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