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Hi everyone,

Just getting in early as I'm due in May with baby number 3 and have been thinking about the car seat situation. The twins will be 2 years and 10 months when the baby is born and so still in car seats. I really don't want to have to go and buy another capsule/seat if I can help it. Can anyone help with some of these questions please?

What is a good age to go into a booster seat?
What kind of booster seat is best? ie:with the back or without?

I certainly don't want to jepardise(sp?) their safety but I'm not convinced that 3 solid car seats will fit in our car. We have a Holden Vectra hatchback and we're not in a position to replace it either.

Hope some of you can shed some light on this for me.


twinboys & a princess

We have three in the back too, One full car seat, one in a Mothers choice Booster, full backed, best if they fall asleep in the car-daughter aged 3 1/2 18kgs when she went into it.

Most booster seats are just as wide, there is not much room in between, but we are not buying a bus, we have a falcon forte, My older son sits in between the two. Just have to make sure the family does not extend any more!!!

Maybe you could buy a second hand one if your twins are not around the 18 kg mark?

In four months I will have a Safe&Sound full-backed booster seat (DS will be 3y8months and is already 17kgs), a S&S Maxi rider forwards facing seat (DD will be 18 months) and a S&S Sleep-and Recline in rearward facing position. I have a Magna Wagon which only just fits them in.

If your looking for a smaller seat I've heard the S&S Compact is the smallest. As for moving the twins to boosters, they have to be at least 14kgs (they recommend not until 17/18kgs) and for smaller children the full backed are better as they have a seatbealt guide which keeps the belt in the right position accross their shoulder. The seat only ones are more for older children I think.

Good Luck smile .

Hayley, NSW, Liam 07/02, Beth 09/04, Nate 03/06

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