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Advice needed on which three car seats will fit in my Nissan Note

I currently have a 2 year old and a 4 year old in car seats in my 2014 Nissan Note. I am just over 11 weeks pregnant with our third and am going to have to somehow get a third car seat in there. We may be able to squeeze an extra in if we pull the others right to the edge, but I have no clue where to start. The two seats we have so far are belted in, but I would like an isofix for the new baby as I feel it will be easier getting bubba in/out when I have all three to get in by myself and the boys to get strapped in. I've tried looking online and it's a minefield out there, hardly any of them give dimensions or the help needed to know if three will fit in your car at all. Does anyone have any advice? My boys are currently 2 years and just over 14kg and my 4 years and around 18kg (I believe - I need to weigh my 4 year old again as haven't done it for a while). Happy to get the boys new seats too if I need to, and if I have to change my car then I can as this current one is on finance, so I can just change it to a larger model, but I love this car and so would like to keep it if absolutely possible.

Recommendations and any personal experience please?

You can't really 'squeeze' three child seats in, and it's not really safe to be pushing the two existing seats to the side away from where they naturally should sit according to your car's seats. It's fine to have three child seats in the back, and they can touch as long as they are not wedged in and affecting the way they all fit. Each individual child seat should fit as it would if it were the only one in the car, if you see what I mean.

You need to weigh the 4 year old, because if he's in a Group 1 seat using the 5-point harness it sounds like he's possibly gone over the 18kgs weight limit for the harness. The best seat for him would be a slim high backed booster like the Britax Adventure or Discovery.

You don't necessarily need an ISOFIX base for the infant carrier for the new baby. The bases that fit with the seatbelt are cheaper and just as safe.

You'll just have to see what fits, and if you can't get a combination of 3 seats that works then you'll need to change your car!

Thanks, I wouldn't squeeze them in if they clearly didn't fit, I just mean does anyone have any advice on three in a row that will fit. My son is already in a high backed booster, no way would he fit in a stage one seat anymore. I'm looking for suggestions in new slimline high back boosters (which both my boys are currently in) that I can buy and a slimline 0-1 seat for the new baby when it arrives. Anyone know what the slimmest seats in the market are? xx

Also, i only want an isofix (or similar) to make it easier on me getting the kids in and out of the car. When I'm on mat leave my hubby will be at work and I will be alone with all three kids. I'm already going to have to clip each of the boys in and i don't want to add to that with the baby too, so it will be much easier if i can just pop the car seat with baby straight on the base and know it's in safe. I just dont have a clue where to start with which ones go with which seat and which seat is best to fit in my car, so I'm asking for recommendations if anyone has any. xx

I'm 26 weeks pregnant have a 2 year old and 4 year old and had the same car. had to trade it in and get another. couldn't fit 3 seats in the back and didn't want put my 4 year old in the front. got a ford c max now which has 3 proper back seats

Thanks hun, I liked the look of the cmax. Did you get the normal one or the grand cmax? Is it a good car to drive? xx

The Nissan garage recommended the Nissan Pulsar as a step up in size if needed so may look at that too xx

Thanks, I wouldn't squeeze them in if they clearly didn't fit, I just mean does anyone have any advice on three in a row that will fit. My son is already in a high backed booster, no way would he fit in a stage one seat anymore. I'm looking for suggestions in new slimline high back boosters (which both my boys are currently in) that I can buy and a slimline 0-1 seat for the new baby when it arrives. Anyone know what the slimmest seats in the market are? xx

It's really not safe at all to have a two year old on a high backed booster, it makes no difference how big or heavy they are. Please read this carefully https://www.facebookmedia/set/. 1907625&type=3

You need to get him a seat with a 5-point harness, unfortunately there are currently only 3 available in the UK

The Britax Two Way Elite is a fairly slim seat, and the cheapest option.

Also, I've just noticed you said your 2 year old is just over 14kgs - it's illegal to use a high backed booster until he weighs a minimum of 15kgs anyway.

The harness on any Group 1 seat goes up to 18kgs, so that's what he should be using. The ones I linked to in my post above have harnesses that go up to 25kgs, and therefore the harness goes up higher than the ones on a Group 1 seat to accommodate an older/taller child.

This is the car seat my son has. it says high backed booster in the description, but clearly says he is big enough for it. It also has a five point harness. It doesn't have to be one of the top brands to be safe, or cost the earth, they all have to meet the same safety regulations. I know car seat laws are changing, and rear facing will be at least until 15 months, so I will need a car seat that can rear face for that long for the new baby, but what I have right now is fine for my boys and safe. I am, however, happy to replace them if I need to so that I can fit three together.

That seat is fine for him, as long as you are using the harness for him. It's a Group 1-2-3 seat, not a high backed booster. High backed boosters don't have the 5-point harness, that's why I was worried!

Yes, all the car seats on sale have to meet the same safety standards, but these standards are very basic. The big brands like Britax, Maxi Cosi and Joie have their own in-house testing facilities and their seats go well beyond the minimum standard required. Unfortunately that's why they cost a bit more.

Hi Samantha,
What did you decide in the end? I am very much interested as I am facing the exact same problem. Nissan Note plus 5, 3 yo and another one on the way. I am seriously considering Nissan pulsar as I don't want to go much up in size and I couldn't picture 3 kids seats in note.