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2 adult passengers + 1 infant + 1 newborn - how to legally seat?

Morning !

Will have a full car this summer. (Passat, saloon)

2 adult passengers (not including driver), 1 infant (12kg, 3yrs old), 1 newborn (< 1 yr).
Is this OK:
Back, side seat, Infant car seat (12kg, 3 yrs old) [I know the airbag issue]
Back, middle seat, newborn car seat (<1 yr old)
Back, side seat, adult

http://rsa.ie/Documents/Campaigns/Child%20Car%20Seat/french_leaflet.pdf

If this is ok legally, is there any website to confirm it? I've only found sites that isolate seating to 1 child.

thanks !
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Re: 2 adult passengers + 1 infant + 1 newborn - how to legally seat?

You gave a link for an irish web site....................

Surely this is a question about driving in France??

Here is a live link to french regs.... and don't forget your yellow vests in the car..... not just a protest movement, but a requirement.



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Re: 2 adult passengers + 1 infant + 1 newborn - how to legally seat?

I looked at the site just out of interest. It opens to an error message but one can click on "page d'accueil" and then the box with the child regs.

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Re: 2 adult passengers + 1 infant + 1 newborn - how to legally seat?

I have redone it, and hopefully it is working now.

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Re: 2 adult passengers + 1 infant + 1 newborn - how to legally seat?

see https://www.securange.fr/reglemenation-ece-et-i-size for a fuller explanation

Can you fit the two child seats next to each other?
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Re: 2 adult passengers + 1 infant + 1 newborn - how to legally seat?

Hi there,

Thank you.
I've googled quickly for child seats next to each other. It seems it's possible to fit 3 child seats in the back for a passat B8. So, all good.

The main question wasn't the type of seat for each age, but instead, can they be put side by side in the back row of seats. They can.

Thanks for the age-seat-specifics links. All handy. Just need make sure width of the chosen seats is in the narrow category to ensure snug fitting in the back

thanks !
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Re: 2 adult passengers + 1 infant + 1 newborn - how to legally seat?

The irish website outlines the regulations for france, in french.

Vests. got it. thanks again
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