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Is there a tall backed seat which is narrow and NOT a convertable?


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#1 Tarshy77

Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:20 AM

I have 3 children - DS 7, DS5 and DD just turned 3.  Till today both the boys have been in SNS Hi-Liners and DD in a Meridian.  DD has outgrown the Meridian height wise though so we brought out the Maxi Rider - Problem is there is No way we can fit in the Maxi rider with the 2 boosters. So we took DS 1 (7 1/2 years) out - but the highliner doesn't really fit in well next to the Maxi-rider at all and moves around a bit.

Is there a slim fit, high backed 8-16kg seat on the market (or similar) that we could put DD in? We have 4 good dedicated boosters, so really don't need a convertable - especially since these are generally so wide anyway.  I just measured DD - She is 100cm and 13kgs

We had the same situation when DD was  born trying to fit the 3 across - I can't believe not much has changed...

Oh if it makes any difference our car has isofix points - do we think about importing something instead??

Thanks for your help - I really haven't looked much into car seats in the last couple of years so need to know what's out there now.

Edited by Tarshy77, 09 December 2012 - 11:21 AM.


#2 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:17 PM

Isofix is illegal and would not solve anything..., it would actually make it harder.

The NEW MaxiRider T&A is meant to be slim.

I have my 5yo in a New SnS Compaq. My 117cm 7 yo still has room before his shoulders hit the too big marker. It is also good in that it sits high so I can do up the booster sets next to it.



#3 Chelara

Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

I bought the maxi cosi complete air earlier this year for my 3 yo. Could be what you're after as its a forward facing only restraint with a built in harness. It's fairly narrow, I believe slimmer than the sns premier that she was in.

#4 Tarshy77

Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:52 AM

Any more suggestions please? We have just spent an hour doing the jigsaw puzzle of all of our car seats to try and make a combination work in my husband's car for a trip away.  We have had to put DD back into the Meridian as there was NO WAY that the Maxi-Rider would fit.

Is there a list of the heights of the seats with inbuilt (5 or 6 point) harnesses anywhere?

DD is much lighter than the boys were at the same age (although still tall) so she should fit in the 5 point much longer than the boys were able to

#5 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:54 AM

As I said earlier the NEW maxi rider is a totally different new seat.

also the New Compaq is great between boosters and is a slim seat. You need to go to a baby store to try out these seats. Also what boosters are you using. Some are narrower then others.






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