If you’re getting around the island in a vehicle – be it a taxi or a private car – or you’re travelling abroad, perhaps the most important factor to consider is the safety of your baby. But where do you get the right baby travel tips?
Raising awareness of the issue is exactly what specialty travel safety store Taxi Baby is passionate about. Founded by Elise Mawson, an Australian certified child passenger safety technician, engineer and mum, it currently works with key community partners such as KK Women and Children’s Hospital, New Mothers’ Support Group and the Automobile Association of Singapore to empower families with the knowledge they need to make the best child safety choices.
Taxi Baby provides expert advice and safe, convenient products to help families put the fun back in travelling. Services include professionally certified car seat installations and selection, travel safety workshops, private consultations and helper training. You can learn more at the company’s monthly travel safety workshops, held across the island in collaboration with BumpWise, where you can enjoy a cuppa, meet other new mums and get tips on travelling safely and easily with your little one – including how to install and dismantle infant and toddler car seats.
Helping them learn
Taxi Baby holds classes for helpers to get them confident in installing children’s car seats in a taxi, how to handle different vehicle configurations, and how to respond in emergency situations. Classes are conducted in Bukit Timah by an Australian-certified child passenger safety specialist. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Our product picks
Cosco Scenera NEXT:
The perfect “next stage” seat after your child has outgrown their Maxi Cosi, this lightweight toddler car seat can be fitted easily into any Singapore taxi (including Uber or GrabCar) or on a plane, and keeps your child rear-facing and safer. Compatible with most major stroller brands.
CoziGo (formerly Fly Babee):
A multi-purpose sleep and sun cover for strollers and prams that also covers airline bassinets to help your baby sleep when flying.
A revolutionary child restraint and alternative to a conventional booster seat, the RideSafer is easy to use and suitable for children aged three and over. It’s certified to US crash test standards and, at just 700g, is the perfect safeguard for taxis and school buses. The optional tether strap significantly reduces forward and side movement of your child’s head during an accident, lessening the risk of injury.
Perfect for Singapore’s weather, this clever hands-free umbrella clamps onto the side of your stroller, with adjustable height and angle protecting you from the rain and sun without any clumsy fumbling around!
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