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Finding a baby seat useable in an airplane

Japan With Kids - Forums: Traveling to/from and in Japan: Finding a baby seat useable in an airplane
By Steve Nguyen on Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 5:12 pm:

Hello,

My wife and I just had our first child four days ago, and I'm trying to find a car seat here in Japan that is also useable in airplanes.

I've tried calling Combi and Aprica, two seemingly very high-end brands, and both have said that their seats can't be used in airplanes.

Amazon.com doesn't ship anything larger than books or DVDs internationally, and Amazon.co.jp doesn't carry anything buy Combi child seats.

If anyone has any information on where I could find a good seat that works in airplanes, I, my wife, and my dear daughter would be very grateful! Thanks!


By Von Nguyen on Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 6:02 pm:

Hello Steve,

Did you try BabiesRUS? They have got
several locations here in Tokyo or close
by. You could check them out at http://
www.toysrus.co.jp/b/index.html

Another option is buy from the U.S. and
have use Expat Express as forwarding
address. You can check them out at http:/
/www.expatexpress.com/

Good luck!

V. Nguyen


By Cathy Edwards on Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 8:08 pm:

Steve
I brought an airline approved seat from Toys R Us.
It was Cosco brand and a combined child seat with internal harness and then can be used as a full booster with the seat belt across the child. It is not suitable for newborns but children from about 9 months old. It was very cheap as well, only Y10,000.
I only use it when travelling as I prefer my Australian one for everyday as it has the anchor strap that attaches to the back of the car seat and therefore more secure.
When my son was a baby we used our baby capsule on the plane without any problems, part of a Graco travel system, also bought at Toys R Us.


By Suzanne on Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 9:55 pm:

Steve,

We've always used Britax car seats for our
kids on both planes and in cars. If you
can't find them here, you will be able to
ship one to you from expat express -
www.expatexpress.com

It won't be cheap - Britax seats are higher
end (US $270), but they are also the top
rated car seats. Even if you don't chose
that seat, check out expat - I've shipped a
number of things through them and
they're shipping is much cheaper than if
you have it sent directly from a company
in the US.

Suzanne


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