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Car seat question! Nigel Thornberry 1 child; New Hampshire 6415 posts
28th Jan '13

Would an airport allow you to check a newly purchased car seat in it's original packaging?

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44067 posts
28th Jan '13

I dont see why not. But I have a horror story checking a carseat so I don't advise it :(

Nigel Thornberry 1 child; New Hampshire 6415 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting lolajessup:" I dont see why not. But I have a horror story checking a carseat so I don't advise it :("


What is the story? This would be a back up seat as I don't want to check DD's actual seat.

user banned SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 24574 posts
28th Jan '13

Yes. We checked a brand new Pack n Play [for free]. We weren't even travelling with a baby, I was obviously pregnant though.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44067 posts
28th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Nigel Thornberry:</b>" What is the story? This would be a back up seat as I don't want to check DD's actual seat. "</blockquote>



Well first of all nobody ever told me back then that they can be damaged by checking them. Second, they didn't send my seat on the same flight and I had no car seat for dd to leave the airport in. We had to borrow a freakin death trap from the airport to get to Walmart to buy a new seat. I was livid.

Nigel Thornberry 1 child; New Hampshire 6415 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Nigel Thornberry:</b>" What is the story? This would be a back ... [snip!] ... leave the airport in. We had to borrow a freakin death trap from the airport to get to Walmart to buy a new seat. I was livid."


I was told checking it in the packaging is safer. Our last resort is we might have it shipped to the store near the airport and have DH drive to pick it up than come back and get me and DD.

Amanduuuh Due March 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Texas 4263 posts
28th Jan '13

I checked DD's carseat at the gate. I watched them in the window throw it on the ground and throw her stroller on top. You know that show about the crazy people at the airport?- I should've been on it. Seriously. Sooooo angry and I refused to use that carseat anymore. We got a check for 1/2 the price of a new carseat and spoke with some head hancho.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44067 posts
28th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Nigel Thornberry:</b>" I was told checking it in the packaging is safer. Our last resort is we might have it shipped to the store near the airport and have DH drive to pick it up than come back and get me and DD. "</blockquote>
Yeah I'd assume it's better in the package. How will u get it back? Just repack it?

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
28th Jan '13

I wouldn't check a car seat. Checking a car seat is basically considering it crashed.
You should purchase LO a seat.

Nigel Thornberry 1 child; New Hampshire 6415 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Nigel Thornberry:</b>" I was told checking it in the packaging ... [snip!] ... and get me and DD. "</blockquote> Yeah I'd assume it's better in the package. How will u get it back? Just repack it?"


We wouldn't, we would just use it while we were there.

Nigel Thornberry 1 child; New Hampshire 6415 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting L☮J:" I wouldn't check a car seat. Checking a car seat is basically considering it crashed. You should purchase LO a seat."


Even in its original packaging?

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Nigel Thornberry:" Even in it's original packaging? "

Just youtube videos of how airline loaders treat luggage.
A box would definitely cut down on some impact, but most car seats don't come with any other sort of reinforcement in the box, just the seat, wrapped in plastic, in the box.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lzmJr1a-BHU

Nigel Thornberry 1 child; New Hampshire 6415 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting L☮J:" Just youtube videos of how airline loaders treat luggage. A box would definitely cut down on some impact, ... [snip!] ... box, just the seat, wrapped in plastic, in the box. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lzmJr1a-BHU"


How do we know they're safe when they're being shipped to the store than?

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44067 posts
28th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Nigel Thornberry:</b>" We wouldn't, we would just use it while we were there. "</blockquote>



Oh shoot then I'd just site to store it to the destination.

Nigel Thornberry 1 child; New Hampshire 6415 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Nigel Thornberry:</b>" We wouldn't, we would just use it while ... [snip!] ... we would just use it while we were there. "</blockquote> Oh shoot then I'd just site to store it to the destination."


Yeah, it would just be annoying to have DH drive to the store pick it up and drive back for us, especially since this is only the second time in my life I've ever flown so being alone at an airport with DD would be kind of nerve wracking.