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How to get baby home from hospital?

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    chrissy2 is offline Registered User
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    How to get baby home from hospital?

    Hi all Im pregnant, and I was wondering to get the baby home from the hospital by Taxi, do you have to buy a babyseat and put it in the taxi? Or can you carry the baby? Im not sure what the laws are here for this. Thanks all.

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    As far as I know, there are no laws that are enforced that say the baby has to be in a carseat. However, I really think it is a good idea. I would ask the hospital if they have a "loaner" baby car seat that you can use.

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    for me, wrap bb in blanket and carry home!
    make sure you fasten the seat belt though.

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    I was planning on just carrying the baby, or using a Baby Bjorn.

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    We used a Baby Bjorn when our son was tiny. But we also took public transport to get to our house so it was a bit different. It's always a bit scary feeling getting in a cab with the baby in HK, I think. (But, we still do it)

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    there's some good info in this annerley newsletter about safe travel in cars with babies...it's near the bottom. hope it helps.

    http://fluidhk.net/eflyers/annerley/20081014/

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    My kids were born in the States, but no hospital will let you leave without a buckled in child (or special bed). I usually use the car or buses and try to avoid taxis with my kids (my oldest is 4 and can use the regular belt, not ideal but doable). Because I know if something happens there is no way that you can physically hold your child ... I don't think I would ever forgive myself. Especially a vulnerable new born should get all the protection he or she needs and deserves.

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    Thank you everyone..........Can you tell me where in Hong Kong can I get the Baby Bjorn carriers?

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