Originally Posted by Bibbie
Is there anyone who has tried fitting the baby seat in the back of the 145 JTD? Of course, there is no ISOFIX, but there must be a seat that fits in the old way...
You haven't said what type of seat you're trying to fit in. Is it a proper baby seat (i.e. the rear facing ones) or a child seat (the forward facing ones)?
Babies under 9 (and under 9kgs) months old must only
be put in a rear facing seat because their necks aren't strong enough to survive forward facing whip-lash in the event of a head-on crash. You will have problems getting one of these seats in the back of a 145 because the seat belt isn't long enough to go around the back of the baby seat (and no, seatbelt extensions will be of no use). Because of this, we have to put our rear facing baby seat on the front passenger seat where the belt is plenty long enough. The only caveat to this though is that you will have to remove the passenger airbag if you have one (like I did) because if the airbog goes off it will crush the baby seat.
If you are talking about a baby over 9 months (and over 9kgs) and a forward facing seat then the other members replies offer some good advice. Any seat that can be strapped in using a 3-point seatbelt (look at the specifications of the seat) should fit fine as the belt doesn't have to stretch as far as it does with the rear facing seats.
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