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    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?

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    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.

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    I bought buckle extenders

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    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.

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    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.

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    My 5yo is in a slimline safety 1st custodian plus. She still uses the harness,because of the issue of the seat belt buckle.

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    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.

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    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?

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    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.

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    Seat belt extenders is what we used when we had 3 carseats across the back and one was a booster.

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