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Narrow booster seats

I am looking for a narrow car booster seat, but can't find one which is narrow enough in the local shops! I tried looking up the info online, but realise that I might not get them delivered here in CH.

Has anyone bought such car booster seats here in CH? Are there shops like Halfords or the like in Switzerland?

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Re: Narrow booster seats

The only one I could find is this: https://www.galaxus.ch/en/s10/produc...FYMaGwod-DkFaA

But I'm not really sure it does much...
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Old 23.03.2017, 14:23
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Re: Narrow booster seats

There isn't really such a thing as Halfords, but Jumbo and Coop Bau&Hobby have that sort of thing.
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Old 23.03.2017, 14:57
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Re: Narrow booster seats

Back in the days I was looking for narrow seats in order to fit 3 child seats in the back of my Nissan Qashqai.

The search was not a successful one.

I swapped my Nissan Qashqai for a Touran back then. VW touran has 3 separate seats in the back. I now drive VW Sharan with also 3 separate seats on the back.

I will surprised if you find narrow seats, or if you find you will probably compromise kids safety. (what I was told)
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Old 23.03.2017, 16:20
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The sales of simple booster seats, a fat hard cushion, are being made illegal in Europe due to insufficient protection for the child's back.

The approved seats are attached to a stiff upright back piece.

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Not true.

They're still legal, and can be sold, if used for children over 4'1'' and weighing over 22Kg.

Additionally, the law only applies to new seats being sold (they will ask you your child's weight etc) so if you already have a simple booster seat, you can still use it for a smaller child.
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Old 23.03.2017, 16:23
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Re: Narrow booster seats

Fortunately, we are not in the UK (nor the EU).

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The only one I could find is this: https://www.galaxus.ch/en/s10/produc...FYMaGwod-DkFaA

But I'm not really sure it does much...
Get one of these if your child meets the requirements stated in my previous post. They seem to be the only ones that fit in the middle seat of most cars if you a 'full' child seat on both of the outside seats.
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Fortunately, we are not in the UK (nor the EU).

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We're not but following the EU regs means it's legal when travelling to any of those countries.
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Old 23.03.2017, 17:49
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Re: Narrow booster seats

It's not for everyday use, but for the few times when I give a lift to the young neighbours! The kids are all over 6 and over 22 kgs, so the one suggested by Lausannebrit might just work.

Thanks for the links; they are really useful!
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Old 23.03.2017, 18:41
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the law only applies to new seats being sold (they will ask you your child's weight etc) so if you already have a simple booster seat, you can still use it for a smaller child.
Unless you go to Italy, where as of 1 January 2017 child seats are required for children under 1m50, regardless of age or weight (booster seats are allowed only if over 1m25)!

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Re: Narrow booster seats

For 'emergencies' I bought an inflatable booster - Bubble Bum - available co-op bau/hobby or migro equivalent as I recall

fitting the mother in law between 2 child seats was such a chore that we invested in a Sharan - one of the few with 3 full size seats across. (Also can be ordered with built in pop-up child seats as can the Volvo XC60 and likely other -this kind of thing might be a thought for you)

Its also got a huge boot, so the bonus is I can fit the mother in law in as well as 3 child seats in the middle.
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For 'emergencies' I bought an inflatable booster - Bubble Bum - available co-op bau/hobby or migro equivalent as I recall

fitting the mother in law between 2 child seats was such a chore that we invested in a Sharan - one of the few with 3 full size seats across. (Also can be ordered with built in pop-up child seats as can the Volvo XC60 and likely other -this kind of thing might be a thought for you)

Its also got a huge boot, so the bonus is I can fit the mother in law in as well as 3 child seats in the middle.
Yes, I have seen them at Migros Do-it. They have them on sale from time to time. This link has the regular price.

http://www.doitgarden.ch/de/fahrzeug...p.621451700000
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Re: Narrow booster seats

Another option that is being promoted in the latest Migros Magazine - "Grab-and-Go Booster seat". It is ECE group II-III

It is being sold on-line via Galaxus (belongs to Migros).

This system does not boost the child but rather brings the seat belt down to them. They show on the web page (second main photo that cycles) that you can easily put three of them together in a back seat that is not too large. So, you might be able to use one of these with two regular seats if you already have them.

Regular price is CHF 79 but Migros has a coupon code (MIFOLD20) that reduces the price to CHF 59. Code valid until April 24th or available stock.

Link FR: https://www.galaxus.ch/fr/page/mifol...it-format-4061

Link DE: https://www.galaxus.ch/de/page/mifol...nstformat-4061
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Another option that is being promoted in the latest Migros Magazine - "Grab-and-Go Booster seat". It is ECE group II-III

It is being sold on-line via Galaxus (belongs to Migros).

This system does not boost the child but rather brings the seat belt down to them. They show on the web page (second main photo that cycles) that you can easily put three of them together in a back seat that is not too large. So, you might be able to use one of these with two regular seats if you already have them.

Regular price is CHF 79 but Migros has a coupon code (MIFOLD20) that reduces the price to CHF 59. Code valid until April 24th or available stock.

Link FR: https://www.galaxus.ch/fr/page/mifol...it-format-4061

Link DE: https://www.galaxus.ch/de/page/mifol...nstformat-4061
I had a look at this Mifold when it was coming out. At that time, they were still working on getting their agency approvals, need to check again online if they have it now.

Do you know if any store stock it so I can try in person? My use will be mainly when we take a flight and need a car on the other end.
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Old 13.04.2017, 14:16
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This system does not boost the child but rather brings the seat belt down to them. They show on the web page (second main photo that cycles) that you can easily put three of them together in a back seat that is not too large. So, you might be able to use one of these with two regular seats if you already have them.
The Bubblebum also does this -it has a strap that clips onto the shoulder/chest seatbelt strap to pull it down to the child's shoulder height.

The two advantages I can see for the Bubblebum over the Mifold is that firstly, it's more comfortable (softer) on long journeys and secondly it sits the child higher so they can see out of the window better.
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Re: Narrow booster seats

Bubble bum it is!

I borrowed a Bubble Bum and a Trunki booster seat for testing purposes, and the Bubble bum was narrow enough for our middle seat. Ordered one online, and my eldest one finds it comfy and practical. It's definitely good for short trips, and for big kids (my eldest is over 125cm); but I don't think it's a good seat for smaller kids.

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