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Old 01-27-2013, 08:14 AM   #1
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how should I set this up?

we bought a Highlander with the extra third row seat,but its hard to access and very tight back there. I have three kids:
new baby is in a chicco keyfit car seat

I have to figure out how to arrange the other kids.

8 year old

4 1/2 year old
These are the seats I have.
Graco no back booster seat
graco high back booster seat
Britax marathon
Sunshine kids high back booster.

I would like for the kids to stay in the sunshine kids for the 8 year old and the britax for the 4 year old, But I cannot fit the three of those across the back seat and If I have the britax and the chicco in the backseat, my daughter has to climb over the seat to get to her seat in the third row.

Right now I have the baby on one side, the 8 year old in the middle with no seat and the 4 year old in the graco high back booster.
Can you think of a better arrangement?

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Old 02-04-2013, 09:45 PM   #2
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Re: how should I set this up?

I could really use some help with this. I don't like my daughter being in no car seat. She just turned 8. I am not sure how much she weighs or how tall she is, so I will find these out. For what its worth the set belt does look like it fits properly.
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Re: how should I set this up?

Where does your 2nd row split (60/40?).

Can you put the infant on one side, the 4.5 year old next to the infant (center), and then allow the 8yo access to the 3rd row?

We had two RF Britax seats (and before that, one Britax Marathon & Chicco Key Fit) beside each other on the 60-part of the 2nd row in my Honda Pilot, which left us access to the 3rd row via the 40-part of the 2nd row split (or another car seat could go there to make 3-accross).

Is there a problem with your 8yo climbing over? When we had both Britax seats in those positions, the 3rd row access got tighter because the 40-split seat couldn't slide forward as much (it could lean a little, but no sliding) and I climbed back there often.

Or here may be another option: Put the two big kids in the 3rd row, both outboard in their FF seats. Put baby on the small portion of your 2nd row split. Then you will have the wide part of the 2nd row sliding up for roomy access to the 3rd row, where you can help 4yo buckle in.
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Re: how should I set this up?

I don't think we could move the split seat up to access the back row if I had the infant seat in the middle and the britax on the other side.
I did try putting the two booster seats in the 3rd row for the kids and it was tight, they couldn't easily get to the belts.
Maybe I should try one booster and the britax in the 3rd row and have my older daughter buckle in the younger.
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Re: how should I set this up?

Where are your ff anchor points?
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I just realized that I already tried the britax in the 3rd row. It doesn't fit, the car seat hangs over the bench too much. The back of the bench doesn't angle at all.
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