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Zafira and 3 carseats across back?

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PreggoEggo · 09/12/2011 11:46

I know there are threads on this (somewhere out there), but I'm exhausted looking for them!
I have a 3,5yr old (who's tiny), a 20 month old, and expecting baby 3 in Jan. We tried fitting three seats across the middle bench and couldn't do it- currently have a maxi cosi RF, a BeSafe which we have made FF, and a Britax prince. I want to get rid of the BeSafe as it's so bulky and it doesnt fit in the seat properly FF, so was looking at buying a high-back booster for my eldest (with a 5 point harness), and then putting my 20mnth old in the britax, and new baby in maxi cosi.
Anyone with a zafira managed something of this sort??

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brachy · 09/12/2011 17:42

I've had a rear facing Two Way Elite, a FF Elite and a Britax First Class (FF) across the back of our Zafira. I have managed to get an Evolva in instead of the First Class but that was a squeeze, but it worked!

PreggoEggo · 10/12/2011 07:39

Thanks brachy, i havent seen the britax elite and and first class but did see the evolva in halfords yest, it looks so wide. Im so stumped as to how that fits but some of the slimmer looking ones dont work.

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Nanny01 · 13/12/2011 12:43 saw this and yes expensive but not compared to replacing a car. Wish we knew this as we could have kept our old car

notfarmingatthemo · 14/12/2011 08:27

Try a putting them in in a different order and see if that helps. The britax prince is very narrow.
How much does your 3.5 year old weigh because the harness in the high back only go upto 18kg. The britax elite does go upto 25kg in harness but then it not a high back and they are not that easy to get hold of to try in your car. You could try one of the ones that uses a impact thing like a kiddy or jane do them two. They are often very narrow. It does depend as which bit you need it to be narrow

EsmeWeatherwax · 22/01/2012 20:24

Watch yourself with the Kiddy seats, I got one and it made it completely impossible to get three in the back of the Zafira, it has very wide shoulder padding on it, although it's narrow through the bottom. Because it fastens with a seatbelt its more difficult to fit every day too. TBH I got rid of my Zafira for a Ford Galaxy after much jiggling with three seats across the back, it just wasn't practical, and would have resulted in skinned knuckles every day. Was the straw that broke the camel's back mind you, I hated the car!

justforinfo · 23/01/2012 17:54

hmmm, 2 way elite ERF for 20 month old, M/C cabrio RF for num 3 and the Britax Prince for 3.5 y/o should work.

However you might be able to get away with the evolva in the middle seat, and a TWE Rf behind the driver and m/c behind the passenger?

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