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Car Seats for Children?

Prince George
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Car Seats for Children?

We are coming to Ohau next March and plan on renting a car for a few days. Do car rental companies loan/rent out car seats or is it best to bring ours from home? Does anyone know what the added charge to rent one is? Thanks.

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Most rental car companies rent them out. The price varies per company. Now as far as if it's best to use theirs or bring your own, it's really a matter of preference. Do you really want to lug a carseat with you when you travel? Does your child need one for the plane, in which case you'd have to bring it anyway? I know my wife refuses to use the ones from the rental car companies so we always bring out own. As she always states, do you really want to use a carseat that's been used by a million other kids and probably has never been cleaned? And how do you know it's an up to date carseat as far as safety standards?

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See my earlier answer on your other thread here:


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I have traveled many times with my kids and I have always brought our own as I find the cost of renting them so expensive PLUS I know where they have been, not in an accident etc.

I had someone suggest severall years ago to purchase them once we arrive at the destination but I did not want to wait at the airport while Hubby ran to Walmart or similar to pick them up and then return to the airport to pick us up.

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