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Old Jan 3rd, 2018, 10:30 AM   1
KAH1990
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What car do you have/can you get 3 car seats in your car


We have a Nissan quasqai and we are really struggling to find 3 car seats to fit. I will need one baby car seat, and 2 forward facing car seats for my 2 and 4 year old. I have found a narrow high back booster for my 4 year old, but would really prefer to keep him in a harness car seat. We did think about a new car, but that would mean having 2 lease cars, and we are desperately wanting to move so need to save really. I've also looked into the car seat that is made for your car (can't think of the brand name) it's basically one long car seat with 3 seats, but costed up at £2000 😮

Is it doable to get 3 car seats safely across the back of my car??



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Old Jan 3rd, 2018, 11:04 AM   2
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There are cars that you can get 3 seats across the back but as you said will rely on you getting a new car. Personally I would go for the slimmer seat for your 4year old, not sure how long you have got till baby is born but I don't think it's worth getting a new car when in not too long you will be getting a booster for your 4 year old anyway? We have the mothercare Palma and it's pretty slim and safe and fits with a lap belt. Alternatively you could put the baby in the front seat if you do really want to keep them both in their car seats they have now but personally I think a booster would be safer x



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2018, 11:22 AM   3
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Yes the Palma is the high back booster I've seen for my 4 year old, it's the slimmest one out there. Baby isn't due until June and he will be turning 5 in the October so I he will be fine in the booster. I think the only thing we can do is go somewhere like Halfords/mothercare and test out what fits where. But at the minute with the two car seats we have at the minute there is zero chance of getting a third in there.. I never thought this would be am issue when trying for baby #3 😂



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Old Jan 3rd, 2018, 13:08 PM   4
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Ah this is exactly the problem we had last year after i had my ds (our 3rd baby) we had a big Vauxhall antara a 4x4. We did struggle to find seats if im honest so we ended up financing a ford S Max which i didn't want to do as we had just taken out a loan for building work to our house! But in the end it was best decision for us. My three sit in the second row which has three isofix points and then i have two more seats in 3rd row so very spacious. Keep looking for seats though i could of probably viewed more I'm just impatient lol. Good luck x



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2018, 13:17 PM   5
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Yep there aren't many cars that can fit a full 3 car seats in the back! And usually middle seat won't have isofix either... really depends how much you would benefit from a new car I guess. We nearly went for the Nissan qashquai but in the end I didn't think the boot space was enough so we went for the Peugeot 3006 which I love. Still not space for 3 car seats in the back but can squeeze a person in between 2 car seats if needed! X



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2018, 13:57 PM   6
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I would look into getting thinner car seats, I've also heard that depending on the order you put the seats it can make the fit better in smaller cars. Like I've heard baby bucket seat in the middle is actually best. I personally went out and bought a ford Edge when I got pregnant with our third but I needed a new car anyways and we wanted to upgrade the SUV I previously had.

I know a lot of people look for thinner car seats and they fit together better I can't remember the name but I went to target and walked down the baby aisle looking at car seats. I found a SUPER narrow one available with a harness that turned into a booster when the kid was ready. That's what we plan on getting, I looked it up online and found amazing reviews on it. The only downside to it was that its almost a $400 car seat and we need at least one for my car and one for my husbands car! Ideally we need a third for the babysitter!



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2018, 15:34 PM   7
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There’s something called a multimac (https://multimac.co.uk/home) it’s like 3 seats in one, can go from birth to 12yrs apparently. I don’t have one so can’t comment on how good it is and probably costs an arm and a leg but surely it can’t cost more than a whole new car???

EDIT: scrap that it’s over £1000!!!



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Old Jan 3rd, 2018, 23:07 PM   8
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If you have Diono car seats wherever you live they are designed to fit 3 across in compact vehicles. They are a bit of an investment but they also have some of the best safety ratings as well.



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2018, 13:42 PM   9
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The diono radian I believe is a 3 across car seat. And I think the chicco key fit is the infant seat that works best for 3 across? For 3 dionos (you can still use the diono rear facing for a newborn, 5 lbs+ I think) would run you probably around $1200. Cheaper than buying a new car!!



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2018, 15:21 PM   10
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I gave up and got myself what I call fondly my 'mom bus' which is a seven seater Vauxhall Zafira

I'm glad i did now as we are having a surprise fourth lol



 
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