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#1 Born Three

Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:39 PM

Hi all

We currently have two SnS Compaq forward facing seats and one SnS baby capsule across the back seat of our wagon. It certainly is very snugly fit!

Our baby is outgrowing the capsule so one of the SnS Compaq seats will be reversed and our 4.5 year old will go into a booster. I was hoping to get some recommendations on boosters that aren't too bulky.

My limited research suggests either a SnS Hi Liner or a Infa Secure Vario.

Do you have recommendations?
Are there boosters with a 5 point harness available - I assume with three seats that the seatbelt would be really hard to buckle?
Are anti submarine clips necessary?

Thank you

edited to add more questions

Edited by Born Three, 17 February 2013 - 10:06 PM.


#2 IsolaBella

Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:05 PM

The two you have listed I would consider. Also the Hipod Boston (rates well in CREP). TheNew SnS Encore 10 may be one to consider too as it has a narrow base at 42cm.

It is all about how the seats puzzle together in your car.

ETA extra option the New SnS Maxi is a narrow seat. You would most likely be able to use the inbuilt 5pt harness for another year or so. A 5pt harness is much easier then doing up seatbelt of booster seat with three across.


Edited by lsolaBella, 17 February 2013 - 10:07 PM.


#3 Born Three

Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:34 AM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 17/02/2013, 11:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The two you have listed I would consider. Also the Hipod Boston (rates well in CREP). TheNew SnS Encore 10 may be one to consider too as it has a narrow base at 42cm.

It is all about how the seats puzzle together in your car.

ETA extra option the New SnS Maxi is a narrow seat. You would most likely be able to use the inbuilt 5pt harness for another year or so. A 5pt harness is much easier then doing up seatbelt of booster seat with three across.


Thank you so much for your reply!

I'll look at the Hipod Boston too.

How do people manage with the seatbelt when there is another car seat in the way?!

#4 JG13

Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:42 AM

You have to pull the booster seat away from the seat belt clip, then push it back and pull it firmly.  You get used to it, but it's not ideal.

#5 Chillax

Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:44 AM

We have the infavario for our 6yo DD and its brilliant.
At the moment in our car we have the Infavario, SnS Compaq and a Hipod convertible booster for DS1 who is 3.5yo. All three fit across the back although its definitely cramped! However DD has no troubles getting her seatbelt on.
We have a Hyundai i30 cw (station wagon)
I find the main problem is that the only way we can get all three carseats to fit is by having the Compaq in the middle...which is a massive pain in the ass as DS2 is the one I constantly have to bend down to and lift in and out.
Hence the reason we are about to buy a bigger car wink.gif

#6 IsolaBella

Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:54 AM

I have three across. I find that the New Compaq sits higher which allows me to get my hand down to do up the seatbelt.

As I said it is all about puzzling and how the seats sit in your car.



#7 muggins_00

Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:03 PM

The Encore is quite wide in the wings but the narrow base and lack of arm rests makes doing up the seatbelt very easy




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