There’s nothing worse than being stuck in a New York City subway, during the summer months. It’s so hot and sticky, that you feel like taking another shower before you even reach your destination. And while the kids are use to it, they cannot even bear it.
If I have the choice, I’d rather walk, but there are plenty of times when it’s just too far, and we need to get there quickly. When it comes to cabs, Jason and I both love using Lyft! Lyft is a car service that matches drivers with passengers who request rides through their smartphone app, and passengers pay automatically through the app. It’s seriously the best thing that’s ever been created, especially for us city folk! Jason uses the service constantly for airport runs and when on the road for shoots, and I take it for work events in and out of the city. Simply clicking a button on my phone makes those days of hailing a yellow cab in the rain a distant memory.
As a mother of three, I am super excited Lyft has recently introduced carseats to their service! By selecting the car seat option in my Lyft app, I can travel around NYC with my kids safely buckled. This comes as a relief to many city moms, because we have all been guilty of taking kids in cabs without proper seat belts for their size. It’s an additional fare of $10 for this service, but can we really put a price on our childrens’ safety?
Lyft has engaged third-party child passenger safety (CPS) technicians that have been certified under the National Child Passenger Safety Training Program. These CPS technicians have tested each Lyft driver in their Car Seat program, to assure that the driver knows how to properly install the car seat in the driver’s vehicle, and that it is in proper working condition. For me, this is pretty major, since there have been plenty of times I’ve requested car seats from other car services, and they literally hand me the car seat to install upon arrival! The children must be 31 – 52 inches and weigh 22 – 48 pounds, and the available seats are not suitable for children under 12 months old.
The kids and I were super excited to try out this new service, so we grabbed a Lyft and headed over to Chelsea Piers, for a birthday party. What a breeze! Our driver Louie was the nicest driver ever. I even asked him questions about the installation and he assured me that this was probably the 1000th car seat he installed! He made sure Gemma was safe and secure before we headed out! Congrats Lyft, we are loving the new feature!