Can a baby travel without a car seat on Lyft?

My car is in the shop, but I still need to run errands and get to work. My boss already said that I could bring my child to work, but I need to take a Lyft to get there. Can a baby travel without a car seat if I’m taking a Lyft?

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Eric Schad · Answered on Jan 27, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It’s never fun for your car to be in the shop, but it’s great that Lyft is a decent alternative. If you want to take a Lyft, you’re responsible for bringing a car seat that meets the legal requirements laid out by your state. Since all 50 states have some sort of car seat law, you’re going to need one.
If you live in New York City, you’re lucky enough to be in the only Lyft market that has a car seat option. When you’re requesting a ride, select ‘Car Seat’, then choose your pickup and drop-off locations as you normally would. The ride costs $10 extra, but the driver will have a car seat that you can use.
In any other Lyft market, you need to bring the car seat with you. You’re then responsible for securely putting your child in the car seat.
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