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Do we need ISO fix carseats for twins?

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londonlottie Sun 25-Oct-09 11:40:14

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BertieBotts Sun 25-Oct-09 11:51:13

I think you are right about leaving the carseats in the car. So I have a few thoughts on this.

- If you do decide you want the carseat bases to clip them into the car you can get bases which fix with the seatbelts rather than ISOfix if you want.

- I have a pushchair which does not accommodate a carseat and have found it absolutely fine - if DS is sleeping I put him into the pushchair as quickly/smoothly as I can and he soon drops off again once I start pushing him.

- Also I have a carseat which is non-isofix and it's really not hard or time consuming to strap it in with the seatbelt. However if I leave it in the car and take DS in and out a few times it does loosen the seatbelt so if you are leaving it in the car a fixed one might be better, or you will be having to adjust it all the time.

- Have you thought about convertible seats which go from newborn to about age 4? They are designed to stay in the car and are much bigger than a standard newborn seat, but they will save you money in the long run as they cost about the same as the 9 month-4 years seats. These would be fixed in place as well so you wouldn't have the seatbelt loosening issue. I would definitely say this is something to look into if you will only be using one car and plan to leave the seats in the car at all times.

However I know in Switzerland they use rearfacing seats for a lot longer than they do here so the convertible seats might not exist (here they are designed to go rear facing until 13kg and then turn around) - someone on here might know though.

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