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Getting to the Airport
For New Yorkers: The anti-private-vehicle dwellers of New York City are accustomed to the subway, train and livery routes to JFK, La Guardia and Newark Airports; however, the game changes when dragging a mini-me along.
Convenient Solution: We used Uber (or Uber XL, depending on the volume of luggage) to and from surrounding airports. The Cybex Gold Anton 2 Infant Carseat and the Evenflo Tribute LX Convertible Car Seat are our city recommendations for 0-2 years and 2 and up, respectively. Read our full reviews on STWFU. Uber Car Seat also provides a forward-facing, child-seating option for older toddlers.
Budget-Friendly Option: The NYC subway system remains the least expensive way to get to the airport, but if you can — make some room in your travel budget for a livery service to the airport. It’s not a money-saver, but sometimes your time and your peace of mine are worth more than dollars and cents.
For non-NYC residents: Relish your private vehicle ownership. While the lighter infant car seats are relatively easy to bring on trips when baby is under 2 years, what are your recommendations for convertible car seats that you lug to your destinations? We welcome your solutions in the comment section below.