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    Default Car seats and how to fit them all in?!

    Hi, we have a 6 year old a 2 year old and one on the way. I have absolutely no idea what to do about car seat arrangements. At the moment our 6 year old is in a safety first booster and my 2 year old is in a mothers choice royal car seat. At the moment there is no way I can fit a third car seat in. We have a Mitsubishi 380 sedan. I was hoping to hire a capsule from the Ambulance but even that won't fit in t the moment.
    What do those of you with 3 car seats recommend? What worked well for you? Brands?
    Are there any brands that work well for 3 car seats? Can I still hire a capsule and get away with only 2 new seats for the older two until baby is older?
    Configurations?
    Should I put the oldest on the drivers passenger, the two year old in the middle and the baby on the passenger side? Or should the oldest be in the middle, toddler on the drivers side and baby on passenger?
    Thanks so much!

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    When is the 6 year old's birthday? After 7, they don't need one.

    I have 3 in the back of an outback. One is in a booster seat with the seat belt only.

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    Try nrma website. They list most cars and show if they fitted in 3 seats and which ones and photos etc

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    She's 7 in Oct next year and buns is due may. So, if she doesn't need a seat, should I just put her in a H harness in the car? When she sits in the car without her booster with the normal lap and sash on the seatbelt is quite high up on her neck, so would a H harness prevent this?

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    Oh thanks mummy12!

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    I have a list with 5 combos of 3 across. Most use a maxi cosi for the harnessed seat and a safe n sound hi liner for the booster. You should be able to combine these with a capsule. PM me if you want more info.

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    Just like amyd said we use/used the maxi cosi complete air, safe and sound hi liner booster and then had the maxi cosi capsule. I could also fit 3 FF maxi cosi's across my seats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    When is the 6 year old's birthday? After 7, they don't need one.

    I have 3 in the back of an outback. One is in a booster seat with the seat belt only.
    I thought it was 8. Ds1 is hanging for May next year when he reaches that.

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    Isn't the no booster now height not age? I thought it was once they hit 145cm (vicroads website) generally between age 8 and 10, but height based not age any more.

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    A child from 7 doesn't have to use a booster but a lot of them are still too small to safely use just an adult seatbelt at that age. Google the 5 step test for seatbelts before letting them out of the booster.

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