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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:15 pm    Post subject: Currently have 2 in FF car seats. Expecting twins in Feb. Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

I'm a happy owner of a 2003 MPV. We currently have a 3 yr old and 18 mo old, both in forward facing car seats in the middle row. We are expecting twins in Feb 08. What do you suggest is the best/safest arrangement of car seats for the 4 children? We were thinking the 2 older kids in the back row, but how would you tether 2 car seats on the back row? Then the 2 newborns in the middle row.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

Thank you!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Currently have 2 in FF car seats. Expecting twins in Feb Reply with quote

You can't tether in the 3rd row except in the middle position, unfortunately.

For ease of getting the new twins in/out, (congrats btw!) I'd suggest putting them in the 2nd row and the older kids in the 3rd row, even w/o the tether.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:03 am    Post subject: Re: Currently have 2 in FF car seats. Expecting twins in Feb Reply with quote

subearu wrote:
You can't tether in the 3rd row except in the middle position, unfortunately.

For ease of getting the new twins in/out, (congrats btw!) I'd suggest putting them in the 2nd row and the older kids in the 3rd row, even w/o the tether.

-Brian


Agreed, using the rear facing, it would be a pain in the rear. Plus the older kids do have more muscle mass built up.

Congrats. Looks like ya'll been busy.... Laughing


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:40 am    Post subject: Re: Currently have 2 in FF car seats. Expecting twins in Feb Reply with quote

subearu wrote:
You can't tether in the 3rd row except in the middle position, unfortunately.

For ease of getting the new twins in/out, (congrats btw!) I'd suggest putting them in the 2nd row and the older kids in the 3rd row, even w/o the tether.

-Brian


I agree.

Question - what would be the downside of running two tethers to the one tether point in the rear well? I realize that the tether isn't in a straight line, but isn't it better than no tether and likely to have some advantage in the setting of a minor accident?

Also, I wonder if it would be possible to create new tether points in that thrid row.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Currently have 2 in FF car seats. Expecting twins in Feb Reply with quote

I've got 5 kids in our 2000 the three oldest 10 no car seat, 9 booster seat(soon to be no seat) & 6 booster seat in the back row. Younger 4 booster, and 22 month forward facing(no anchor) in the middle row. We had a rear facing seat in the back row for awhile, putting the baby in through the rear hatch was workable but once you switch to forward facing it is only workable once they can do up their own belts.l
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