+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    4,113
    Thanks
    2,901
    Thanked
    3,329
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Seat belt buckle with 3 car seats

    I have 3 car seats across the back (Volvo XC60 so very tight). DD1 has pretty much outgrown her evolve and I'm looking at going to a booster seat. How do those with 3 car seats in the back have them reach the buckle?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    41
    Thanks
    55
    Thanked
    23
    Reviews
    0
    I have an xc90 (not sure if they are wider). And will have 3 across shortly. I have my eldest in a maxi guard so he can stay harnessed so I don't have to worry about the buckle issue as he will be the middle.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to sproutx3 For This Useful Post:

    Wise Enough  (23-08-2016)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    891
    Thanks
    125
    Thanked
    256
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I bought buckle extenders

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Shebes For This Useful Post:

    Wise Enough  (23-08-2016)

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    4,113
    Thanks
    2,901
    Thanked
    3,329
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    My daughter is about to turn 5 but is very large (over 35kg) and tall. I have a couple of cms left in the evolve straps but she can loosen it herself and often does even though she knows she's not meant too. So I think she would now be safer in a big girls seat belt.

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    4,113
    Thanks
    2,901
    Thanked
    3,329
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Shebes View Post
    I bought buckle extenders
    I'm thinking about it. I've heard they aren't safe as they distribute the weight differently in a crash. But that is still safer than no car seat at all... Or a seat belt not done up correctly.

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    1,375
    Thanks
    774
    Thanked
    1,772
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    My 5yo is in a slimline safety 1st custodian plus. She still uses the harness,because of the issue of the seat belt buckle.

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to cheeeeesecake For This Useful Post:

    Wise Enough  (23-08-2016)

  10. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,014
    Thanks
    33
    Thanked
    51
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Our solution was a 7 seater car ;-)

    Sometimes we do need to put all 3 in the middle row though and it just means we have to help with the belts as they can't reach themselves. Basically pull the seat out a bit towards the car door, buckle up and then push the seat back in and make sure the slack in the belt is taken up.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Cat13 For This Useful Post:

    Wise Enough  (23-08-2016)

  12. #8
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Gippsland
    Posts
    14,657
    Thanks
    1,208
    Thanked
    3,836
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post
    My daughter is about to turn 5 but is very large (over 35kg) and tall. I have a couple of cms left in the evolve straps but she can loosen it herself and often does even though she knows she's not meant too. So I think she would now be safer in a big girls seat belt.
    My DD turns 5 in October and is tall (112cm), 95th percentile for height, but only weighs about 22kg (90th percentile according to the WHO chart)...I've already put her in a booster, as her shoulders are above the markers in her old convertible seat. I would've thought that your DD should be well and truly in the adult seatbelt at over 35kgs?

  13. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    4,113
    Thanks
    2,901
    Thanked
    3,329
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    My DD turns 5 in October and is tall (112cm), 95th percentile for height, but only weighs about 22kg (90th percentile according to the WHO chart)...I've already put her in a booster, as her shoulders are above the markers in her old convertible seat. I would've thought that your DD should be well and truly in the adult seatbelt at over 35kgs?
    A few months ago she was 123cm. I was lucky they bought out the type G car seats just as she reached the limits on the old ones. She is miles above the highest lines on both height and weight charts, always has been.

    I can't afford a new 7 seater car, though I would love one. I will try and pull the car seat out a bit as suggested. Thank you.

  14. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Newcastle, NSW
    Posts
    6,649
    Thanks
    99
    Thanked
    862
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Seat belt extenders is what we used when we had 3 carseats across the back and one was a booster.

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to RmumR For This Useful Post:

    Wise Enough  (23-08-2016)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 44
    Last Post: 03-08-2016, 16:31
  2. Best car for 4 kids in car seats??
    By boys boys boys in forum Parents with large families
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 10-01-2016, 22:31
  3. What to do with old child car seats?
    By CMF in forum General Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 10-01-2016, 22:23

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Pebblebee
Parents spend hours looking for things they need NOW. The keys, the remote, darling daughter's treasured teddy. Stop wasting precious time looking & start finding with Bub Hub reviewed Pebblebee Smart Tag. Simply attach a Pebblebee and find it fast.
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
Billington Street
For stationery as unique as you are! ♥ Handmade, custom designed stationery for all of life's celebrations
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!