Our children are not old enough (or large enough?) to ride in a vehicle without a car seat or booster seat. As a reminder to us (as if we wouldn’t realize it otherwise) there are laws requiring us to place our children on some sort of booster seats while we are traveling in cars here in the UK. So, we made the decision to bring two booster seats with us, rather than renting booster chairs from the car rental companies or purchasing seats from a store here in Scotland. And because of that wonderful decision, we have had two annoyingly awkward booster seats with us everywhere we go. At this point, we only have one more rental car (in Lerwick on the Shetland Islands this next weekend) and opportunity to use them To be fair, they’re not the worst things in the world until they’re smacking up against your ankles as you walk down the crowded city streets, already heavy laden with suitcases, bags, and luggage.
Is there a better way to do this? Anybody have any world changing idea that would give other traveling families a better option? It’s not a problem when you have a car the whole time during your trip. What we’re doing on this adventure is staying in the city and the country, traveling by car, foot, ferry, trains, and airplane. If I don’t get a good answer, I may just toss the car seats in the road the next time we’re trying to cross them like overloaded packmules.