3 across in a 2014 Nissan Versa

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We had already had the car a few months when I found out I was pregnant with #3. I really don't want to have to trade it in, I simply cant afford to right now. (I always seem to end up with a higher payment every time I trade my car in lol)

Can someone please help point me toward some suggestions on how I can make this work?

I Have a 2.5 year old - about 30lbs..i cant remember his height atm but he is on the taller side for his age

I also have a 4 year old around 40lbs also on the average to taller side for his age group.

I am willing to buy 3 new car seats to make this work - I really don't expect anything I already have to work. I'd like to avoid the safety vest for the 4 year old, but if that is the only way to do it, then i'll suck it up.

Is there any way to make it work with a baby carrier of any type? I know anything by Graco is out - they are just huge. Which is what we have always used. I do prefer to have the baby carrier as i'll be doing preschool pick up and drop off while toting her from day 1 while trying to keep the 2.5 year old under control. Right now he is in that fun stage of dropping to the floor and refusing to move when it's time to leave because he wants to stay with his brother. And although I am Hoping he is out of this little stage by the time the baby is here, I know better than to count on that :p It would just be easier to deal with if the baby was in a carrier, but everything 'm seeing for older Versa models suggests it's going to be a convertible or nothing at all. :(

I've checked the 3 across thread and found nothing and any other mentions of Versas are all for the 2010 models and also don't give a definite "This will work!" set up. Although, I have seen Radians suggested. However since the threads are 4 years old i'm wondering if there are more up-to-date models that will work better.

Please help! I'm a little overwhelmed and feel like I keep hitting a wall when trying to research this.
 
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kam1011

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We had a Versa as a rental car for a little over a month. I think it was a 2013. We had three across, but my kids are a little older, so I think I had:
radian-my ride-amp(booster).

Anyway, the Radian is still one of the best seats for three across. You will probably need at least one of those to make it work (when you see the price tag and the fact that the 4yo doesn't need it for many more years, remember that you can pass it down to the baby later :) )

My DH's car is an Aveo, which has a 48" backseat. When my kids were small, we had a radian center and a Combi Shuttle infant seat on the passenger side. We had a Coccoro for my 1yo on the other side, which is a great option if you don't want the bucket seat.

One of the smallest infant seats right now is the Cybex Aton.

If I were you, I would order from a place with a good return policy and try them out.
 
We had already had the car a few months when I found out I was pregnant with #3. I really don't want to have to trade it in, I simply cant afford to right now. (I always seem to end up with a higher payment every time I trade my car in lol)

Can someone please help point me toward some suggestions on how I can make this work?

I Have a 2.5 year old - about 30lbs..i cant remember his height atm but he is on the taller side for his age

I also have a 4 year old around 40lbs also on the average to taller side for his age group.

I am willing to buy 3 new car seats to make this work - I really don't expect anything I already have to work. I'd like to avoid the safety vest for the 4 year old, but if that is the only way to do it, then i'll suck it up.

Is there any way to make it work with a baby carrier of any type? I know anything by Graco is out - they are just huge. Which is what we have always used. I do prefer to have the baby carrier as i'll be doing preschool pick up and drop off while toting her from day 1 while trying to keep the 2.5 year old under control. Right now he is in that fun stage of dropping to the floor and refusing to move when it's time to leave because he wants to stay with his brother. And although I am Hoping he is out of this little stage by the time the baby is here, I know better than to count on that :p It would just be easier to deal with if the baby was in a carrier, but everything 'm seeing for older Versa models suggests it's going to be a convertible or nothing at all. :(

I've checked the 3 across thread and found nothing and any other mentions of Versas are all for the 2010 models and also don't give a definite "This will work!" set up. Although, I have seen Radians suggested. However since the threads are 4 years old i'm wondering if there are more up-to-date models that will work better.

Please help! I'm a little overwhelmed and feel like I keep hitting a wall when trying to research this.
Hi! We have the same problem! Wondering if you ended up making it work?!
 

SafeDad

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Hi! We have the same problem! Wondering if you ended up making it work?!

I apologize, but the poster was an unregistered guest from almost 10 years ago, so I doubt they will see this reply. I have no specific information to help, but sub-compacts are very difficult and sometimes impossible for 3-across car seats in back.

Newer seats like the Graco SlimFit3 LX and True3Fit are narrower than other models and may help, but for smaller cars you may need 3 of these prices seats to have a chance. You may need to visit a local technician in person to get an assessment with your current car seats. If you are buying new ones, be sure to get a free returns policy because it can be a trial and error process.
 

Gregoire72

New member
I apologize, but the poster was an unregistered guest from almost 10 years ago, so I doubt they will see this reply. I have no specific information to help, but sub-compacts are very difficult and sometimes impossible for 3-across car seats in back.

Newer seats like the Graco SlimFit3 LX and True3Fit are narrower than other models and may help, but for smaller cars you may need 3 of these prices seats to have a chance. You may need to visit a local technician in person to get an assessment with your current car seats. If you are buying new ones, be sure to get a free returns policy because it can be a trial and error process.
Thank you very much. Any idea how I can find a technician in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada?
 

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