Spotlight on uberFAMILY: Car Seats on Demand from Uber

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If you’re a parent who travels with your children, you already know the irritation of high fees when renting a vehicle with car seats and the anxiety of adult-sized lap belts in taxis – or even none at all. You’ll be happy to know, then, that ride service Uber has just launched uberFAMILY, a special on-demand car seat option for parents who want to travel with their tykes in tow. With the Uber smartphone app and a $10 surcharge, you can now have peace of mind that you’ll be able to safely buckle up your kids in state-of-the-art IMMI Go car seats.

In case you don’t already have the Uber app on your smartphone, you can currently get $10 in Uber credits for signing up (and we’ll get $10 when you take your first ride, so thanks in advance!).

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Once you have your Uber app, here’s how to access the uberFAMILY option:

  1. OPEN your Uber app and tap the person icon in the top left corner of the screen
  2. SELECT ‘Promotions’ and apply promo code ‘FAMILY’ to unlock the new uberFAMILY feature
  3. REQUEST uberFAMILY
  4. RIDE with your child safely buckled up in a car seat

For the launch of uberFAMILY, Uber teamed up with The Car Seat Lady’s Dr. Alisa Baer, who trained Uber’s drivers how to use the IMMI Go car seats. When you request uberFAMILY, expect not only a car seat, but a professional driver who has been certified by The Car Seat Lady.

If you have further questions about this service, be sure to visit Uber’s Parent FAQ page – and have happy, safe travels! 

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