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Small Booster seats where to buy ??

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Found 23rd Feb 2009
Hi all
I have 2 children who are in booster seats and a baby on the way the boosters my kids have now are quite wide and i wont get a baby seat in the back with them so im looking for 2 small or thin booster seats decent quality ones tho i know tesco do some small ones but they not very cumfi, if anyone has seen them anywhere or knows where i can try id be very greatfull thanks


can anyone find the website what tells you the age limits of boosters ive searched and kee finding american ones my eldest is 9 not sure if he will still need one when baby comes

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They had some reduced in my local Halfords yesterday, not sure if it's national. Think they were about 7 quid. Otherwise, I got one from Tescos for about 8 quid a few months ago.

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were they skinny ones i know alot of places sell them but they have the big sides that come out and i wont get 3 in a row !! grrrrrrr trust me to have 2+bump heehee

britonsarah;4467589

were they skinny ones i know alot of places sell them but they have the … were they skinny ones i know alot of places sell them but they have the big sides that come out and i wont get 3 in a row !! grrrrrrr trust me to have 2+bump heehee



Good question, I'm not sure but possibly it did have the sticky out bits! There is a link here with an extra 10% off if you order today from Halfords if you can find anything useful:

halfords.com/web…7C1

Dont concern yourself .Let the eldest sit in the seat normally.They might not be big enough but if you cant get 3 seats in the car you cant get 3 seats in.I have 4 kids (Zafira GRRRRRRRRR!) and i use a car seat for baby booster for 4 year old and the other 2 sit in the seats normally.They have to grow up one day 8 and 9

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Lee001ds;4468057

Dont concern yourself .Let the eldest sit in the seat normally.They might … Dont concern yourself .Let the eldest sit in the seat normally.They might not be big enough but if you cant get 3 seats in the car you cant get 3 seats in.I have 4 kids (Zafira GRRRRRRRRR!) and i use a car seat for baby booster for 4 year old and the other 2 sit in the seats normally.They have to grow up one day 8 and 9




would i not get points and fine ect hubby thinks the eldest is about 120cm and the law says 125cm, ?? not sure if this is right
when hubbys at work and im on own i can put 1 in front its just when we all out together we have a vectra so the back seat isnt tiny but like u say if u cant fit in 3 u cant fit in 3, you dont think of these things when you want a baby do you heehee :oops:

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Trickyjabs;4467845

Good question, I'm not sure but possibly it did have the sticky out bits! … Good question, I'm not sure but possibly it did have the sticky out bits! There is a link here with an extra 10% off if you order today from Halfords if you can find anything useful:http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchCmd?storeId=10001&langId=-1&catalogId=10151&state=c0%3De%253A0%252F%252F-_35%252F%252F%253Ain%252F%252F920199%252C922062%252C919977%252C132376%252C922054%252C297960%252C297952%252C298141%252C298109%252C802256%252C920108%252C132426%252C768929%252C141328%252C236851%252C333203%252C297911%252C141336%252C141344%252C132418%252C297994%252C921908%252C297796%252C540765%252C335547%252C297978%252C141351%252C920140%252C143449%252C920165%252C920157%252C940551%252C144942%252C560003%252C559997%252C925255%252C922088%252C132467%252C940452%252C940445%252C143159%252C143183%252C305441%252C930107%252C297747%252C919993%252C917195%252C562751%252C562769%252C297945%252C919985%252C132384%252C920082%252C298166%252C920132%252C930131%252C132459%252C920116%252C920124%252C920116%252C920124%252C920173%252C141229%252C298125%26c1%3Dt%253A1%252F%252F%253Assl%252F%252F-_3k%252F%252F%253ABaby%2B%2526%2BChild%253AChildren%2527s%2BCar%2BSeats%26q%3D30%26a0%3Diphrase%2Bbundle%2Btaxonomy%252F%252Fv%253A0%26i%3Dsitemap%2Bid%26qt%3D1235420154%26qid%3Dqom1WMLkXBqNQ%26vid%3Dvat2P0gykLDy7%26ioe%3DUTF-8%26qtid%3Dng0IIkF0Hatit%26s1%3Dsitemap%2Bid%252F%252F1%26v0%3DBuzz%2BBabyC%26rid%3DrKNVspNZgZPzO%26s0%3DPrice%252F%252F1%26t%3D0%26m0%3Diphrase%2Bbundle%2Bid%26mcmode%3Dtest&categoryId=-1&action=sort&rows=30&sortby=Price%7C%7C1




thanks alot ill take a look now rep added to all who have helped

Check this with your local police station but our local police said you dont have to have a car seat in the middle back of the car if you have 2 other car seats in and there is no room for a third!

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mumofthree;4468516

Check this with your local police station but our local police said you … Check this with your local police station but our local police said you dont have to have a car seat in the middle back of the car if you have 2 other car seats in and there is no room for a third!



ohhh thanks v much for that ill look into it tomorow, much appreciated :-D

i'll probably get shot down for this but does nobody actually care about the safety of their children??

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hflower;4469796

i'll probably get shot down for this but does nobody actually care about … i'll probably get shot down for this but does nobody actually care about the safety of their children??




why you say that ? what makes you think no one cares ?

We've got exactly the same problem. How old are your kids?

britonsarah;4476950

why you say that ? what makes you think no one cares ?



Its just seems that several people are trying to get out of using carseat when the only reasons that the law was changed is because evidence shows our children have more chance of surviving car crashes when they are using the correctly fitted car/booster seats.

Why would an older childs safety be less important than a young baby?

When you go out as a family could one of the adults not sit in the middle at the back if three seats will not fit?

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Bess;4477343

We've got exactly the same problem. How old are your kids?



my son is almost 9 hes 120cm so hes 5cm off what the law says is safe baby not due till june he might of sprouted by then ha other one is 7 so she will need one for a while still,

You do sound very sensible about your childrens safety. I wish everyone was, im prob venting on here because of a lady who lives at the end of my road who regulary drives her 6 years old son to school without him even wearing a seatbelt let alone having a carseat for him. He is in my daughters class and i just dont know what to do about it as if anything happened to him i would feel awful for not having done anything. If you know what i mean.

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hflower;4478936

You do sound very sensible about your childrens safety. I wish everyone … You do sound very sensible about your childrens safety. I wish everyone was, im prob venting on here because of a lady who lives at the end of my road who regulary drives her 6 years old son to school without him even wearing a seatbelt let alone having a carseat for him. He is in my daughters class and i just dont know what to do about it as if anything happened to him i would feel awful for not having done anything. If you know what i mean.




is there no where you can report that too its terrible no seatbelt i dred to think what would happen i wouldnt even go out myself with no belt on let alone a 6yo poor little thing

mumofthree;4468516

Check this with your local police station but our local police said you … Check this with your local police station but our local police said you dont have to have a car seat in the middle back of the car if you have 2 other car seats in and there is no room for a third!



Here's your confirmation that you don't need a 3rd seat by law....but it's whether your willing to take the risk :

dft.gov.uk/thi…pdf

Page 2 - Summary of the Law

This one is 36cm wide which is less than most toysrus.co.uk/Bab…848)

I have a Graco Junior highback booster, Mothercare basic booster and a Britax Freeway baby seat in the back of my Rover 25 which I'm pretty sure is narrower than a Vectra. What I found when looking is that you can get 3 across the back even if the widths add up to more than the total width available because the design of the 3 different seats means that the arms of the Mothercare booster overlap (underneath) the seats either side. It's a bit fiddly to get the two seat belts fastened on the boosters each time but it all works.
It's worth experimenting with different seats and their positions in relation to each other.

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andythebrave;4484456

This one is 36cm wide which is less than most … This one is 36cm wide which is less than most http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Babies-R-Us/Travel-and-Pushchairs/Car-Seats-and-Boosters/Booster-Seats/Graco-HiLife-Booster-Seat-in-Blueberry(0033848)I have a Graco Junior highback booster, Mothercare basic booster and a Britax Freeway baby seat in the back of my Rover 25 which I'm pretty sure is narrower than a Vectra. What I found when looking is that you can get 3 across the back even if the widths add up to more than the total width available because the design of the 3 different seats means that the arms of the Mothercare booster overlap (underneath) the seats either side. It's a bit fiddly to get the two seat belts fastened on the boosters each time but it all works.It's worth experimenting with different seats and their positions in relation to each other.




thats great thanks i think ill try them out ive got the babys car seat already but didnt think to try the 3 of them in just thought they wont fit my middle one has a highback booster but im sure shes ready for the booster on its own now so might even fit if i just change hers ill have a bit mess about see how i get on thanks again

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Mecoconuts;4484298

Here's your confirmation that you don't need a 3rd seat by law....but … Here's your confirmation that you don't need a 3rd seat by law....but it's whether your willing to take the risk :http://www.dft.gov.uk/think_media/241015/241057/childcarseats01.pdfPage 2 - Summary of the Law



thanks for that i didnt realise when in a taxi you didnt need a booster and its 135cm not 125cm like i thought so hes 15cm off the law height so think i best make sure i get the 3rd booster in just need to do as another poster said and try find a way to fit them in
thanks again rep added to all who have helped

Had the same problem!! Ended up buying a Zafira lol:w00t:

Have you tried looking on e bay.
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