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    Re highchairs - Ikea $30. They're great.

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    I've seen some YouTube videos on how to fit baby capsule without the base. Also, I think the base needs to be professionally fitted, which means you can technically never use one without owning your own car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSY View Post
    I've seen some YouTube videos on how to fit baby capsule without the base. Also, I think the base needs to be professionally fitted, which means you can technically never use one without owning your own car?
    You can't use a capsule without the base - it's dangerous and illegal. I doubt taxi driver will let you do that in their car as they would loose their licence. The base does not need to be professionally fitted.
    Also the capsule will only last until baby is maybe 4-8 months old (depending on how fast she/he grows. A 0-4 convertible car seat might be a better option if budget is a factor as it should last until baby is about 4 years old.

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    Babyno1onboard is correct. You absolutely can not use a capsule in Australia without a base. I believe there are some overseas models that can be fitted workout a base (this may be what you saw on YouTube) but they are illegal in Australia.

    Also there are absolutely no rules about having to have car seats professionally fitted. Seats must be properly fitted but as long as you are using the manual and following manufacture recommendations then ANYONE can fit it to the car.

    I suggest doing some research and finding a taxi who has a capsule or car seat. Where I live I know of 2. The hospital I work in uses them to send people with new babies home in. Call all the taxi companies and ask them. Also there are some transport companies that specializes in transport with car seats. I try to find some links.....

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    Oh that's the information I need. If there are taxis that have them fitted already, I'm happy to book one ahead of time. If you find any links please send them my way

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    Default Prams for non-drivers and high chairs

    Join your local kids classifieds page on Facebook and ask for taxi recommendations. Eg on my local one there is a mum who is an uber driver- she does loads of airport runs for families but needs to be privately booked as uber doesn't have that functionality. Ladies running errands is another one in Sydney. I'm sure there are lots of parents in your local area who have faced the same issue! You just need to be able to plan ahead a little
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    For anyone in a similar situation searching and coming across this thread, there's no family taxi services in Brisbane yet but I joined a few rideshare facebook pages and am in direct contact with a few drivers that carry child seats (but not infant seats). I have found a daycare that picks up kids and has a capsule, but will probably have to hire one for the taxi home from hospital.

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    Alternatively take the bus or train home.. Just drive the pram into bus and you are away!

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