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To just want a bloody car seat?!

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CheekyChappy710 Sun 24-Mar-19 20:48:44

Seriously my MIL keeps buying us car seats but then having to return them ad they're totally unsuitable. Our DC is just age 2 and we need a narrow car seat forward facing to fit in the front of our VW T4 transporter van (drivers seat then 2 narrow joined together passenger seats - no other seats) please help us?! She is so sweet to buy us seats but shes tried 3 so far totally off her own back and they are either for much older kids or babies! Thank you!!

GeorgieTheGorgeousGoat Sun 24-Mar-19 20:51:27

You need to take your van along to a store and try some.

Climbingahoneytree Sun 24-Mar-19 20:52:44

So buy your own? This comes across really ungrateful

moreismore Sun 24-Mar-19 20:54:11

Have a look at the fb site car seat advice uk

CheekyChappy710 Sun 24-Mar-19 20:54:14

We are buying our own? She was buying them and we were giving her the money, she just thought she was doing us a favour as shes retired with more free time.
Been to halfords and mothercare very unhelpful and nothing suitable "try online" the response.

minisoksmakehardwork Sun 24-Mar-19 20:54:22

Are they the same size as the middle seats in many cars? If so you'll be hard pushed to find a seat which fits properly. this recommends seats which are 43cm wide or thereabouts.

GeorgieTheGorgeousGoat Sun 24-Mar-19 20:54:46

Also what is your child currently sitting in?

CheekyChappy710 Sun 24-Mar-19 20:55:00

@moreismore looked on there, cant post anything to ask as they block posting for weeks on end apparently and when I searched there was nothing about T4s only T5s

CheekyChappy710 Sun 24-Mar-19 20:56:05

Max size for the car seat about 45cm wide. Yes similar to a middle car seat. Shes currently in a maxi cosi 2 way pearl but its isofix and wide and the van doesn't have isofix.

hammeringinmyhead Sun 24-Mar-19 20:56:08

Any good?

Houseonahill Sun 24-Mar-19 20:57:15 they are all narrow.

Anotherdayanotherdollar Sun 24-Mar-19 20:57:50

Sorry, I can't make out from the description, is it a bench seat? Or two individual seats for passengers?

funnystory Sun 24-Mar-19 20:58:03

Do you have an In Car Safety Centre near you? I found them really helpful and they come out and try seats in your car. When I looked in mothercare I asked for some advice and the lady didn't have a clue, just read me what information was written on the displays hmm

Highway Sun 24-Mar-19 21:00:14

At 2 your child should still be rear facing

CheekyChappy710 Sun 24-Mar-19 21:00:47

Thanks the only one that isn't isofix is the dinio radian 5 which I understand is only for cars with a top tether? I could be wrong. Thanks for all the advice so far.

Espoleta Sun 24-Mar-19 21:01:21

I feel your pain as a t2 owner. We’ve got the britax romer at the back as we don’t have a telescopic belt.
There is a group called vw camper chicks who are super helpful. I tried the car seat advice group and they were really unhelpful and super judgmental.

CheekyChappy710 Sun 24-Mar-19 21:01:45

@highway she does rear face in our cars but there is no seat that can rear face in a t4. There is so far no seat that i can find that even fits forward facing let alone rear facing. But thanks for that!

frankiefirstyear Sun 24-Mar-19 21:01:45

I used a Joie Every Stage in my T5 but tbh it was a bit of a squeeze. The joy is that you can fear face for a long time this giving arm room to the shared seat user. I put the seat in the middle of the three also as this seemed to help when shutting the door the other shared seat user could close the door, then sit if that makes sense.

CheekyChappy710 Sun 24-Mar-19 21:02:47

@Espoleta what britax model do you have please? Also no idea what a telescopic belt is lol

SharkSave Sun 24-Mar-19 21:04:28

We got a joie every stage rear facing in ours. Would obviously work forward facing too. We fitted it on the seat closest to the door and I could squeeze in the middle.

CheekyChappy710 Sun 24-Mar-19 21:04:37

I think the every stage is too wide? But maybe t5 seats are wider? Didn't think we could rear face in the t4 but glad to be proven wrong. Shes very tall (as tall as 3 friends 4 year olds) so would rather forward face soon anyway.

Espoleta Sun 24-Mar-19 21:05:20

The eclipse.
Dimensions are Dimensions: 57 x 45 x 64 cm
for the seatbelt is it a proper normal one?

CheekyChappy710 Sun 24-Mar-19 21:08:16

Yes proper 3 point seat belt. Thanks I'll Google that one

SharkSave Sun 24-Mar-19 21:10:09

The in car safety centre are brilliant, if you aren't close enough to visit them they will advise over the phone. I suggest trying them, they'll talk you through your options

CheekyChappy710 Sun 24-Mar-19 21:16:35

Thanks Shark I'll Google them

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