I am traveling alone with DS. He is 20 months old 29lbs, 35-36inches (size of average 27 month old boy).
There are no nonstop flights to Tallahassee from Chicago.
We are on 2 90 minute flights with a 90 minute layover.
I bought him his own seat for all flights.
We do not need a car seat when we get there. My sister will pick us up and has a Marathon (her son is turning 1) that will be ready for DS.
The only reason to consider bringing one is for inflight.
Should I bring our Marathon for the flights or just have DS in the seat with lap belt?
I think he will kick the seat in front if we have him forward facing (he kicks the front pass seat in my MDX all the time).
I am 27 weeks pregnant and DH is not able to come so no help lugging the Marathon (I have considered the backpack attachment from OSAhead).
Plus with the layovers I would have to install 4 times! Not to mention trying to take him to the bathroom with it.
I cannot find much info about my situation except that FAA recommends the seat until 40 lbs.
Does anyone have any experience like this or thoughts or ideas???