We get it — parenting in New York City is no cakewalk. Between the schlepping, the five-story walk-ups, and chaotic city streets, getting around with your child isn’t easy. But that’s all about to change…

Starting today, Uber is making your life easier with the launch of uberFAMILY, the on-demand car seat option for parents on the go. With the touch of a button and a $10 surcharge, you can now easily and safely buckle up your child.

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  1. Open your Uber app
  2. Request ‘CAR SEAT’
  3. Ride with your child safely buckled up in a car seat


For the launch of uberFAMILY, Uber teamed up with The Car Seat Lady’s Dr. Alisa Baer, who trained our highest-rated uberX partner drivers on how to safely secure the IMMI Go car seats. When you request uberFAMILY, expect not only a car seat, but a professional driver who has been certified by The Car Seat Lady.

PRICING: Rates for uberFAMILY will be the same as uberX, plus a $10 surcharge.

RELIABILITY: During this launch period we will be working to increase our supply of uberFAMILY partner drivers. Currently, you can find the best reliability in our core service area, which includes Manhattan (below 110th Street) and some parts of Brooklyn.

VEHICLE OPTIONS: uberFAMILY is available for uberX in NYC. If your traveling in Philly or DC, you’ll find even more options for your Uber family.

CHILD ELIGIBILITY: uberFAMILY provides one forward-facing car seat for a child who is at least (a) 12 months old AND (b) 22 lbs. AND (c) 31 inches. A child is too big at 48 lbs. or 52 inches.


BEFORE YOU RIDE: Please visit our Parent FAQ Page to find important information about the IMMI Go car seat and uberFAMILY.

A special thank-you to Care.com, who helped kick off uberFAMILY with a surcharge-free weekend in celebration of Mother’s Day. Care.com is the world’s largest destination for finding and managing family care. Just as Uber connects you with the best drivers on the road, Care.com connects parents with the highest quality care for their loved ones. Both innovative companies share the same mission of leveraging technology for safety and convenience.

For all of your other care needs, from childcare to housekeeping and everything in between, don’t forget to go to Care.com, where Uber users can receive 20% off with promo code Uber20.


We hope you enjoy the beautiful weekend. Happy Mother’s Day!