There's no sugarcoating it: traveling with small children is overwhelming. For most parents, the days of packing a small bag and jet-setting across the country are a distant memory. Babies and small children need a lot of stuff, which means traveling families have to lug strollers, pack 'n plays, and big suitcases stuffed with everything from bottles to blankies.
Luckily, if you're using a car service, there's one important—and heavy—item that you can stop stressing about. Many NJ car services now offer car seats for babies, toddlers, and young children, and we've rounded up a dozen of them here. On your next vacation, lighten your load!
Want to call a Lyft or Uber? Not so fast. Uber only offers car seats for passengers in New York City, Philadelphia or Washington, D.C. Lyft charges an extra $10 per ride for a car seat, but this service is currently only available in NYC. To find more car service with car seat options in NYC, check out NYC Car Services with Car Seats for Babies & Kids.
A1 Limousine is the largest independently owned limousine company in New Jersey and among the top 10 in the nation, with offices that serve New Jersey and the tri-state area. Chauffeurs receive ongoing training for safe driving, customer service, first aid and CPR. In addition, their driving records are checked bi-annually, and drivers are regularly drug and alcohol tested. To ensure your children's safety, A1 offers car seats for babies and toddlers, and booster seats. Contact them toll free at 888-546-6888.
ABC Car and Limousine
If you're traveling from Hoboken or Jersey City, check out this family-friendly car service. ABC Car and Limousine offers top automobiles and professional drivers—the perfect choice when you are traveling to the airport or to a special event. Baby car seats are available upon request for an additional $5. For more information or to make a reservation, call 201-876-9999
Citifine Private Car & Limousine Service
Enjoy a luxurious and stress-free ride to the airport with Citifine Private Car & Limousine Service. Citifine offers a fleet of vehicles that are impeccably maintained and feature state-of-the-art technology. Drivers are carefully screened and receive special instruction in customer etiquette, as well as rigorous training to maintain high standards for safety. The VIP treatment doesn’t end there. Infant, toddler, and booster seats are available at no extra charge when you book a luxury town car or SUV. Book your reservation online or call 973-731-2800.
Empire Limousine has car seats available for infants and children of all ages. Leave the heavy, bulky car seats at home and just bring the kids. A driver will pick you up with clean and sanitized car seats already installed. Empire has every type of 5-point harness seat, as well as high-back and backless boosters. Simply request the car seat at the time of your reservation. Empire Limousine serves the entire tri-state area and beyond. Call 800-431-0313 for more information.
First Class Limo
First Class Limo wants you to travel without worry. Whether you have a newborn or a toddler, you can get the appropriate car seat for their age and weight—infant rear-facing car seats, convertible forward-facing car seats, and booster seats. Your family's safety is their top concern. First Class Limo offers a variety of car services and serves the entire tri-state area. For more information, call 888-466-7934.
Ground Jet knows how important safety is for anyone traveling with infants and small children. It offers rear-facing infant seats, convertible seats, forward-facing seats, and boosters. The website lists the size requirements for each of these seats. Ground Jet serves both New Jersey and New York. For more information, call 201-368-1000.
Montclair Limo Service
Montclair Limo Service, serving Montclair and surrounding towns, has a focus on safety and punctuality. Its drivers are rigorously screened and trained. You can request a rear-facing, forward-facing, or booster seat for your little one when you book your family's reservation online or by calling 973-752-2154.
My Limo’s extensive fleet can seat 3 to 56 passengers in everything from town cars and SUVs to coach buses. There’s a $15 charge for an infant, toddler or booster seat; the second seat is free. Call 800-624-6112 to book your reservation, then download the My Limo app on your phone to get an accurate ETA for your driver and check the progress of your car live on the map.
New Jersey Limousine Service
New Jersey Limousine Service offers baby car seats, infant car seats, and booster seats. Car seats are provided with any vehicle upon request. The chauffeurs with New Jersey Limousine Service have passed rigid security reviews and background checks, so you can rest assured that you and your children are in great hands. Their car services include airport and special-occasion transportation throughout the entire state. For more information, call 855-546-6737.
New Line Limousine
New Line Limousine offers a variety of vehicles for any situation and can pick up and drop off clients anywhere in the tri-state area. It also offers free baby and booster seats for traveling families. For more information, call 732-939-8786.
Ultimate Party Bus & Limo
Don't let the name fool you. Ultimate Party Bus & Limo is a great choice for your family's car service needs. With a focus on safety, its professional chauffeurs must comply with all government transportation standards, as well as pass a rigorous background screening, including fingerprinting and drug testing. Vehicles are cleaned and maintained daily to operate at peak efficiency. Child car seats are available upon request, and their fleet includes a variety of vehicles for all of your family's transportation needs. With service from Northern NJ to all major New Jersey and New York airports, call 201-820-3410 to book your ride.
When you need more space, give Vantastic a call. Instead of town cars and sedans, it only operates brand-new mini vans and passenger vans for ground transportation from Essex County to the airport. With car seats or booster seats already installed and ready to go, the larger vehicles give you plenty of room for all your family’s gear, including luggage and strollers, without having to cram it into a small trunk. In addition to Newark airport, Vantastic also provides service to the Bayonne port cruise ship terminal, so you can set sail to an amazing vacation.
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