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    Fitting three in a Subaru Forester

    Hello. I have a 2010 Subaru Forester, and will soon have a tall 7 year old, a 4 year old, and a newborn. I know Foresters are about the worst for this, but we thought our family was complete when we bought it. My big kids are currently still in harness carseats (The First Years Truefit. We also have a Graco Nautilus and a Bubble Bum).

    Is there any combination of high-back boosters and carseats that will safely accommodate all of the kids without buying a new car? I am happy to buy new car seats, just would rather not buy a new car.

    Thank you!

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    CPS Technician creideamh's Avatar
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    Re: Fitting three in a Subaru Forester

    Is this your primary car? If it isn't, I would put the 7 y/o in the center in the Bubblebum (assuming proper fit with the FUN (sarcasm) seatbelt in that position), the newborn in a thin infant seat (Keyfit, Shuttle 33, Aton, etc), and the 4 y/o in a thin FF seat (Maestro, SecureKid, perhaps the new Harmony seat, or a Radian that could be passed down once he/she outgrows it.)
    If it is your primary car and you want the 7 y/o in a HBB, I don't have any suggestions. Just to throw it out there, if you can get a harnessed seat in the center, make sure you get that seatbelt switched out as there was a recall.
    Good luck!! Hopefully others will chime in!
    Kate // CPST, SK Senior Checker, & Mom to M (12/2010)

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    Re: Fitting three in a Subaru Forester

    Thanks for your reply! The Forester is unfortunately our family car, and we have an older Elantra for driving to work. I did get the recalled seatbelt issue on the Forester corrected.

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