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    3 accross, small car, expecting twins, limited budget

    What car seats would you suggest for a mama: expecting twins, will have 3 across in a small Kia, and limited budget, and will fit RFing well?

    I thought of the Combi, but its quite out of her price range!

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    CPST Instructor Carrie_R's Avatar
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    Re: 3 accross, small car, expecting twins, limited budget

    Which Kia, and what seat does she currently have to do three-across with (and/or, what age/size is the child?)

    More information can help us make a better recommendation.
    Down to just a spare Radian, folded in the hall closet for my Godbaby.

    Check out this thread for a Pilot overview!

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    CPS Technician cookie123's Avatar
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    Mpls MN

    Re: 3 accross, small car, expecting twins, limited budget

    Twins will probably be on the smaller side. It seems like Combi's bottom slots are SR22 heightish. How about the Comfy Carry Elite, or which ever model has the front adjuster?

    Okay I checked the database. Combi Shuttle 33 has 8.5 in bottom slots. I'd skip that. The Comfy Carry is 17 inches wide, so pretty narrow.

    OP what are the other child's age, height and weight? Also what seat is that child in and how does it fit now?
    PEG - Gramma to:
    Hannah - 16 - Seatbelt! Reya - 1.5 4Ever/BLVD/Peg
    Brett - 15 - Seatbelt Nolan - 2.5 - 4Ever/Fllo
    Matt- 11 - Seatbelt Baby Boy due 1/17/19 Pipa
    Griffin - 6 - Parkway SG

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    The safety 1st comfy carry elite would be my first choice. Or the evenflo embrace if it was front adjust.

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    Re: 3 accross, small car, expecting twins, limited budget

    Quote Originally Posted by cookie123 View Post
    Twins will probably be on the smaller side.
    I had to smile at this because I have two friends who have both had twins in the past month and they are all four about average. The first set were both just under 8 pounds (7 lb 12 oz. and 7 lb. 14 oz., I believe). The second set were both right at 7 pounds (6 lb. 14 oz. and 7 lb. 3 oz, I believe).

    I know twins are often smaller, but I just had to smile because my most recent experience with twins has been so "average."

    “Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me.” ~Carl Sandburg
    Learning to cope with the unexpected...

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