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3 car seats in the back of a 2016 VW Golf?

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Esmaiaydan · 05/01/2019 22:42

Hello everyone

I’m in need of some help I regards to whether we can fit three car seats in the back of our golf. We currently have a 4 year old who is in a high back booster, a 2 year old in a britax romer seat and I’m 16 weeks pregnant with our third. My question is can we fit 3 seats in the back? I have the silver cross simplicity seat with the isofix base from my second but unsure to whether it will fit.

Thanks everyone Smile

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MapMyMum · 05/01/2019 22:46

Best thing to do is try them but I doubt they will tbh and if they do it will be a tight squeeze! Are they not bringing in rearfacing laws soon? If so theyre a lot bulkier than forward facing and definitly wont fit

Redtartanshoes · 05/01/2019 22:48

Hi doubt it very much. They are roomy but not enough for 3 seats I wouldn’t have thought. Plus fastening would be a nightmare

teaandbiscuitsforme · 06/01/2019 08:35

I'm pretty sure you won't in a Golf. You need a car which has 3 proper seats if you've got a combination with at least 2 proper harnessed seats. There's a very slim chance if you swapped all seats to the narrowest versions (eg. The Silver Cross is a huge infant carrier) but even then I highly doubt it.

If you don't want to or can't buy a new car, the safest option is to put either your two year old or your newborn rear facing in the front seat with the airbag turned off (preferably disabled). It's a perfectly safe option - really common in Sweden where car safety is far better than in the U.K.! I doubt you'd be able to get an adult comfortably in the back seat as well but it's a good option if the car is likely to just be used for one driver and the 3 kids.

The Facebook group 'car seat advice uk' is the best place to look for car seat advice. If you search for cars with 3 car seats you'll get lots of posts asking the same question.

Bamchic · 19/01/2019 17:24

For infant carriers: Joie juva, MC Pebble or mothercare Ziba

Bamchic · 19/01/2019 17:26

FOR 2 year old, Diono Radian, Joie I anchor

Bamchic · 19/01/2019 17:28

For 4 yo mothercare palma it’s 35 cm so the smallest hbb I could find
The others are 41 cms for 0+ or 43 cms max for 2 yo so you should fit them

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