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Has anyone taken there infant to the Eastern Caribbean? On tours do children need a car seat?
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That's a good question and an interresting one because I am a certified car seat instructor (in the states that is). My first GUESS would be that unlike the US most island or 3rd world countries do not have car seat laws. However, the more important question is how safe do you want your child to be?! Of course that leads to seat belt requirements and will the van or car you are in have adaquate seat belts to use on your car seat even if you can take it along on the ship (which is another question itself). I would try going to the State Department web site and seeing if that has been addressed and if not Im sure you can ask the question by e-mail or phone. Keep me posted as to what you find out.
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Most tour buses and even taxis won't have child seats, and in fact won't even have seat belts.

I haven't taken really young ones on a cruise, but if I was going to, this would be real concern for me.
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I agree with Kuki!

You can take your own carseat on the ship, but most taxi's that do have seatbelts, have them "stuffed" down under the seats and won't pull them out for you! I like to wear a seatbelt, but just pray a lot when in a port .

I've never seen a seatbelt on a bus. The van's usually have seatbelts, but you'll need to ask them to fish them out for you.
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I agree with Kuki!

You can take your own carseat on the ship, but most taxi's that do have seatbelts, have them "stuffed" down under the seats and won't pull them out for you! I like to wear a seatbelt, but just pray a lot when in a port .

I've never seen a seatbelt on a bus. The van's usually have seatbelts, but you'll need to ask them to fish them out for you.
and think about it...busses here don't have seat belts.
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