Uber Car Seat vs GrabFamily – Which one is better

Why the need for GrabFamily and Uber Car Seat

Did you know that it is against the law for a child below the height of 1.35m to travel in a private vehicle without an approved child seat


image credit – Grab

GrabFamily is an on-demand booking service for Grab users to book a private-hire car equipped with a booster seat

Uber Car Seat

image credit – Uber

Uber Car Seat is a new child-friendly booking service that allows rider to book a UberX car that is equipped with a child seat

Children Age 4 to 7

Height – 1.0m to 1.35m

Weighs between 15-36 kg

Children age at least 12 months old

Height – 78cm to 1.45m

Weighs between 10-25 kg

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data source – Grab
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date source – imminet.com and uber

How much does a GrabFamily and Uber Car Seat trip cost

GrabFamily Surcharge

 $2 more per seat

Uber Car Seat Surcharge

Rates will be the usual UberX fare plus a $5 surcharge

How to book GrabFamily

How to book Uber Car Seat


How to install the seat
– All GrabFamily and Uber Car Seat Drivers are trained to be proficient with the car seat operations

Are all drivers equipped with a car seat – No, only selected drivers who had been trained to operate the child seat will be equipped with a child seat

I have 2 children but driver only has 1 booster seat – Most Drivers are only equipped with 1 seat, you may consider taking Taxis who are exempted from the rule

The Uber / Grab Driver refused to take me when I am with my newborn baby – There are certain weight and height requirements for the booster seats to be safely used. A newborn baby is unlikely to meet the safety criteria and may cause injury if not adhered

Why is there no such requirement for Taxis – LTA considers taxis as public service vehicles and would not be reasonable for them to be equipped with child seat daily. However, private-hire cars are “pre-booked” and are not allowed to ply the streets for street-hail, therefore they have plenty of time to install a booster seat when rider requests it.

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Kim Jio
Commander-in-Chief @ Firstlane Swam to Sunny island to escape from the half-brother who ruled with an iron-fist and feed the family with needles or to dogs. Kim is my family name and Jio is my favorite fruit. Screwing around with Uber & Grab since 2014