if your child seat is ok to be fitted with a lapbelt only then i would do that, and have the booster seat on one side so that the child had a proper seatbelt. but if you HAVE to have the booster in the middle to fit them in then i might be inclined to put that in the front, with the seat as far back as humanly possible and the adult in the middle
I was hoping one would be safer than the other . It's going to take about an hour to get to where we want to be - up the M25. My friend doesn't drive.
I've no idea if any of the seats are ok to be fitted with a lap belt only. They are all Maxi Cosi seats. I have two toddler sized maxi-cosi's and the baby maxi cosi. I'm pretty sure the baby seat can't be used with a lap belt.
i think if you can fit it so that the booster seat is on one side (at the back) and the 2 child seats are next to each other you;'ll be ok surely? but you'd need to check that the child seat (not an infant carrier one) is ok to be fitted with the lap belt
Did you sort it? For future reference, the Britax First Class can be fitted with a lap belt. hth? Also, after seeing the damage an air bag did to my DH's arm after an accident when DS was 4 weeks old (urgh, horrid) there is no way I would want to put a child near one. I know they stop other things etc but they can cause quite a bit of damage themselves. Dh's arm was a mess, can't imagine what it would do to baby skin
Thanks maxybrown. My friend says she's happy for her DS to be on a booster with just lap belt but I'm not sure I like the sound of that (still on my conscience if anything happens) I'm just going to leave baby behind with DP. That way both boys get a safe and comfy seat
lap belts can do real damage to the spin and kidneys hence why they are not in new cars. the Maxi Cosi Priori that I had with DD could be used with a lap belt, but i am going back 3 or 4 years. I was advised by car safety person at local council that it is safe for older children on boosters (i have all high back ones though) to sit in front seat with air bag as long as seat is pushed all the way back.
Thanks everyone! modmum, it's not an emergency. I can leave baby at home with DP. Just a shame really as wanted to bring him along too. I'll talk to my friend. She's very laid back about it all. I just get worried as we'll be on the M25 for most of the journey.
If my friend insists then I'll suggest putting her DS in the front with seat right back.