Uber Car Seat provides one forward-facing car seat for a child who is at least: (a) 12 months old AND (b) 22 lbs. AND (c) 31 inches. A child is too big at 48 lbs. or 52 inches. For further information, see our blog posts below.
When you open the Uber app, select UberX and then the "Car Seat" option. Vehicles arrive with one forward-facing car seats and two booster seats. Your child must be at least 12 months old, weigh 22 pounds, and be 31 inches tall to ride safely in the forward-facing seat.
TERMS OF SERVICE: As of May 1, 2014, Uber Car Seat enables Uber drivers to provide access to child car seats in their vehicles. If you (the parent, guardian or caregiver) choose to use Uber Car Seat, you are solely responsible for examining the car seat for proper installation and for properly securing the child in the car seat’s harness straps.
When Uber first rolled out the program in 2014, participating Uber Car Seat drivers all used the IMMI Go car seat. Dr. Dr. Alisa Baer, M.D., author of child vehicle safety blog The Car Seat Lady instructed drivers in how to properly install and use the car seats.
Uber drivers are not allowed to drive children that are required to be in a car seat, without one. It is the customer’s responsibility to provide the car seat as drivers do not carry any with them. The driver will not mind and will be happy that you brought a car seat to transport your son.
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Uber says they can provide forward-facing car seats for children who are at least 12 months old, weighing at least 22 pounds, and are 31 inches tall. Any child weighing more than 48 pounds or 52 inches is too big for one of Uber's car seats.
Uber Car Seat also only works for families with one child of car seat age. There are no cars available with two or more seats. Florida law only requires that children be in car seat or boosters up until age 5 so it is a more lenient state than many.
Luckily, Uber offers UberFamily (also called Uber Car Seat) in a few cities. This service includes a single car seat for an additional charge (usually $10). Right now, the program is in New York City, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Orlando.