Thailand has published the Road Traffic Act, Car Seat (Child’s car seat) when traveling, or finding ways to protect children in the car. For children under 6 years old or under 135 cm in height, it becomes effective on September 5th, 2022.
If you plan to travel by car with your children, it doesn’t matter if you’re renting a private or public car or van. Check out the options and inquire about additional car seat services.
We didn’t use a car seat in Thailand in the past because the father drove and the mother carried the child the entire journey; women rarely drive.
Most women can now drive a car. However, she rarely uses the car seat because she has never traveled alone with a child. The majority of them will be accompanied by a third party, such as a family member or friend. Unless the children are old enough to travel together.
The car seat is still a car surplus. Most of them are small cars, and the enforcement is unfamiliar.
As a result, the price is quite high when compared to family income, as it is still an over-needed product. And children grow up very fast. Its use is not worth it.
Anyway, for safety reasons, everyone is struggling with unpreparedness and increasing costs in a country with great public transport such as Thailand.
What we should do
I have a car seat for a small child that is rarely used because no one needs it and the child may be a specific size for his or her age. Please let me know if it is suitable for your child.
Chiang Mai has a secondhand baby shop and is also available for rent. You can visit their blog below.
They are not our sponsors in the list above. Simply to make every ride safer and give us peace of mind while we had a good option.
Car with driver
It would be ideal if you already had a car seat and could bring it with you, as it could be sold or donated once you’ve completed your journey.