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Car seat using lap belt only...

(11 Posts)
0Nix0 Sat 28-Oct-17 19:48:16

we are going on a ski holiday soon and there will be a 1.5 hour coach transfer. ST will be 20 months old. For the transfer apparently normally smalls sit on their parents lap but I'm not overly happy with that idea. We can take a car seat for free on the flights but it needs to be fitted using just a lap belt - does anyone know of any?
We have isize car seats in our cars so it would go in the loft so ideally not very expensive!

Ilikesweetpeas Sat 28-Oct-17 19:49:51

I don't know of any such car seat but you may not have seat on a coach for a child that young. They may expect him to sit on your knee.

dertyyuoih2 Sat 28-Oct-17 19:52:51

We’ve just held LO when doing transfers as more often than not they aren’t allocated a seat and there aren’t enough. I’d just hold LO as realistically a car seat held with a lap belt probably wouldn’t do much in a crash. Probably the same as you holding LO

NapQueen Sat 28-Oct-17 19:53:38

Could you cost up a private transfer via car and take your own carseat onboard?

zebrapig Sat 28-Oct-17 20:03:58

You need an airline approved car seat to use on the plane - it's worth checking that the airline you're flying with will accept them. I think some will only allow them in certain seats. We have this car seat http://www.britax.co.uk/car-seats/eclipse/ which is airline approved but we've never taken it on a plane. Also worth bearing in mind that you won't have a seat for a 20 month old on either the plane or the coach as you won't be paying for a ticket for them.

0Nix0 Sat 28-Oct-17 21:37:42

It's the coach try to the ski resort I am thinking about it for. The company has said that can do it and that he could have a seat for that transfer.

Uptheduffy Sat 11-Nov-17 09:18:21

I had a Britax eclipse fitted with lap belt in a van for ages - it is now in a car and both felt just as secure. It needs to be one that specifies you can use la belt only,

Joel89 Tue 14-Nov-17 11:10:19

Britax Prince - cheap, quick and easy to install/remove.

www.buggybaby.co.uk/britax-prince-group-1-car-seat-p1454

Joel89 Tue 14-Nov-17 11:11:00

Sorry - not lap belt only!

TeaPleaseBob Wed 15-Nov-17 22:20:45

We have a Britax eclipse, have used it in few flights ( with Ryanair) and it’s a great holiday car seat. I believe if you pay for a seat for your child you can sit an under 2 in car seat on board. My daughter was 2/3 when we used ours so had to pay for separate seat anyway.
Can be fitted in car/ coach with just lap belt too so should be ok for transfers.

Debby08 Fri 17-Nov-17 08:28:47

Britax prince is a good one. Never had problems using it and it's easy to install.

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