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Old Feb 18th, 2017, 02:41 AM   1
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Travelling with three children?!


I'm not sure where best to write this post but I'm getting stressed thinking about fitting my three children into the car. I'm in the UK and I have a 4 year old and I'm expecting twins. We have a Peugeot 3008 (company car so can't be changed - yet) and a Vauxhall Insignia estate (owned car, could change if really necessary). I don't know where to start when thinking about car seats and fitting everyone in. Are there car seats that will fit in the back? Will I have to put my 4 year old in the front and me sit in the back (when oh drives). Will I need certain type car seats that are slimmer?!

I have no idea...any advice or experiences would be appreciated!!


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Old Feb 18th, 2017, 07:43 AM   2
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We don't have twins so my answer may not be relevant but we had a 3 year old, 15 month old and a newborn and just about squeezed them across the back seat of my Astra although ds1 was on a backless booster which some people may not agree with. We then had a couple of hire cars which were actually bigger than my Astra but we couldn't fit 3 car seats across the back of those. Eventually we brought an s-max which easily fits the three of them in. I think it's very much a case of experimenting with car seats and seeing if you can find the seats you can fit in or deciding on the seats you want and buying a car to fit those

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Old Feb 23rd, 2017, 14:00 PM   3
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My twins are my older children, so just on booster cushions. So one in the front, one in the back, youngest rearward facing in his seat, me in the middle. I could see it being a major pain to get you in and out of the middle seat in the back. We have a 63 plate Honda Civic, and although it is physically wide enough to fit 3 seats, we cannot put them all in as there is a slight hump in the middle seat. Plus, twins would fight like hell sat right next to each other. You need to find a car where the seat is flat all the way across and not too humped over the wheel arches either. MIL cannot put our seat in her car at all and had to go get an isofix because of the cushioning at the edges of the seat! This one has to sit further over too so no way of getting 3 seats in.

We are looking at getting a CR-V in a few years.

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Old Feb 26th, 2017, 21:24 PM   4
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I'm not sure whether you've figured it out yet, but I found this website extremely helpful (us-based).

I have a 3 year old and 3 month old twins. The three year old is behind the driver and the twins are in infant bucket-style seats next to her. We just use mirrors to check on the babies because in my state I don't think it's legal to put my 3yo in the front if there's a suitable seat available in the backseat?

One thing we did was move my oldest to a harnessed booster that had removable cup holders. She only has one popped in as the other one would have bumped into her sister's infant seat.

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