As mentioned in our article 'How should children travel in shared cars?', many car sharing companies offer the option to request a child restraint system. However, only a few offer these cars seats. So we might find it difficult to find a car with a CRS.
Furthermore, we need to consider that in most cases these companies offer evolving car seats. These seats are designed for all ages and are not the most suitable car seats for very young children. We recommend each child uses the CRS appropriate for his/her needs, height and weight. It is therefore preferable to have your own child restraint system. This way, we know it is the right CRS for our child, we know it has not been involved in any incident and that it is in perfect condition. We are aware it can be a difficult task as we would have to carry to seat to the car. It is however the safest option.
Of course, when faced with the choice of whether or not to travel with a child seat, we remind you that its use is compulsory and that it will always be safer to travel with a child restraint system than without one.