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Child Booster Seats

Three in a row

The challenge of fitting three boosters in the back of one car!

Recaro Start and Graco Turbo Booster | Bodyguard and Komfort Kruiser | Britax Starriser Comfy | Britax Parkway | Compass B500 | Cosco Protek | Recaro Young Sport | Recaro Young Style | Recaro Start: Old vs New | More Recaro Start Pictures | More Boosters | Low Back Boosters | RideSafer Travel Vest | Three in a row | Harnessed seats

I have a '97 Volvo GLT stationwagon and need to fit three boosters in the back for carpooling. I tried all my boosters in various combinations, but none would work until I found a now discontinued Fisher Price Safe Embrace booster on ebay. The Fisher Price booster works because there are no armrests that interfere with the other two boosters and it is a relatively narrow seat with mimimal side wings. It is a tight squeeze and buckling in the Fisher Price isn't easy, but it can be done.

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Success! The Recaro Start, Fisher Price Safe Embrace booster and a Britax Bodyguard



Here is the Starriser Comfy between the Recaro Start (with body cushion) and the Britax Bodyguard. The Starriser Comfy is a narrow seat and fits easily, but the armrests don't make for easy buckling.

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Recaro, Starriser Comfy and Bodyguard

The key to getting three seats to fit is to have seats that "mesh" together. Even though the Britax Wizard is a large convertible, it sits high on a small base which makes it easier to fit and buckle two relatively wide boosters either side.

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Another option with a harnessed seat: the Graco TurboBooster, Britax Wizard and Britax Bodyguard.

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Our newest seats: the Britax Parkway, the Britax Boulevard and a Pretty Paisley Bodyguard

The following pictures show how two boosters work with a rear facing covertible seat, the Britax Wizard. Interestingly, because of the configuration of the seat belts in the Volvo, I can only fit the wider/bulkier booster on the outboard driver's side. The Starriser Comfy, a very narrow compact booster fits easily in the outboard passenger position but neither The Recaro nor the Bodyguard are acceptable in that position.

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Starriser Comfy, RF Wizard and Bodyguard

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Starriser Comfy, RF Wizard and Recaro Start


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