Vicki
Nov 22 San Diego, CA Babies

Has anyone ever had a situation where your car has broken down when you have your baby in the car, you needed a tow and he no one else to come get you? How did you get the baby home in the car seat?

  • Sara
    Nov 22

    So most car seats you can strap in without a base so you can just detach them from the base and strap in using a seatbelt in an Uber to get home. We use our car seat without the base all the time when traveling and it’s perfectly safe. You could also ask AAA or whoever is towing your car for a ride home. Sometimes they will do it.

  • Natalie
    Nov 23

    If I were absolutely stranded I would put the car seat in the front of the tow truck. This is obviously not ideal, but neither is being stranded with baby.

  • Joe
    Nov 23

    Call an Uber and strap in the car seat?

  • Teddy
    Nov 24

    Not yet but I think about it EVERY TIME I get in the car with my toddler and baby- I never said anything cause I thought it was some irrational neurosis, ha! I have thought of the same options as others- asking tow truck driver or taking Lyft with or without the car seat. I also live somewhere there is fairly decent/reliable public transportation. It would certainly not be a fun adventure though. Especially considering how much STUFF I usually have with me that I need (like the baby carrier and diaper bag and such.)