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Old 10-04-2012, 07:50 PM   #16
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Depending on the size of the 4 year old, sitting in a regular car seat on a plane could be pretty uncomfortable. Not much leg room and he would have trouble not kicking the seat in front of him.
While I agree the seat kicking can be an issue, I find that for every other possible scenario the car seat is a better option. It is very difficulty for a child to sit comfortably in a seat that is two times too wide and at least twice as deep as it should be to fit them. The car seat fits the child, which means they are more comfortable...which means better able to enjoy the flight
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While I agree the seat kicking can be an issue, I find that for every other possible scenario the car seat is a better option. It is very difficulty for a child to sit comfortably in a seat that is two times too wide and at least twice as deep as it should be to fit them. The car seat fits the child, which means they are more comfortable...which means better able to enjoy the flight
I have to disagree with this... My DD4 is quite comfortable in an airplane seat without her car seat. She would be quite annoyed if we put her in a car seat on the plane. But, every child is different and you know best how yours will handle it.

We have had good experiences (so far, knock on wood) gate checking our car seats without any extra padded bags to contain them.

Hope you figure out a solution that works for you!
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I have to disagree with this... My DD4 is quite comfortable in an airplane seat without her car seat. She would be quite annoyed if we put her in a car seat on the plane. But, every child is different and you know best how yours will handle it.

We have had good experiences (so far, knock on wood) gate checking our car seats without any extra padded bags to contain them.

Hope you figure out a solution that works for you!
I agree DD was 2 1/2 when we first went to Disney and has been 3x since and we never brought her car seat. She loved sitting like a big girl looking out the window and has always remained seated, ( unless to use the potty, lol)
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There are studies that show there is no difference in safety between a high back and backless booster. So if you are worried, bring a backless and throw it in the overhead or put it under the seat in front of you.
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