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Old 11-03-2010, 08:11 PM   #1
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Van question

I have a friend on fb that is getting flamed from people about moving her daughter to the back of her van.

She has a 4 yr old, a 5 yr old, a 2yr old & is due next month with her 4th.

Is the back seat really that much less safe? She is a bigger person and was having trouble getting the toddler in.

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Old 11-03-2010, 08:27 PM   #2
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Re: Van question

I have a mini van and I put my 4 and 5 year old in the 3rd row, and my 1 yr old behind me (the driver). My 2nd row is just 2 captain chairs... and I cant put one there and the other in the back, for them to fight about who sits where... It was just easier for both the older girls to be in the 3rd row. I dont think its unsafe... They are still in there harnessed car seats and thats all that matters. There is no air bags back there
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:54 PM   #3
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Um, they are crazy. The backseat is fine.
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:57 PM   #4
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Re: Van question

What would you think the best set up would be? I know that none of the car seats really look all to great & months ago I told her that a couple of them were expired. At this point there is nothing I can do.

The boys are in HBBs and the toddler is in a forward scerena =(
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Re: Van question

Are we talking about a mini van, or something like an add-on quad row for a suburban?? If we're talking about a minivan or standard 3rd row on an SUV, and the kids are in age-appropriate and up to date car seats, then I don't see any problem with it!
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:04 PM   #6
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yep, just a mini van
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sounds fine to me.
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If the boys can buckle theirselves, I'd put them in the third row. Then she can just peek back to make sure they have the seat belts routed right. Personally, I'd still have them harnessed, especially the 4 year old. But other than suggesting it, there's really nothing you can do. Just assure her that the third row of her minivan is perfectly safe for any of her kiddos.
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Re: Van question

3rd row is perfectly fine. After all, someone HAS to go back there if you have more than 2 kids That 3rd row isn't back there for decoration
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If the boys can buckle theirselves, I'd put them in the third row. Then she can just peek back to make sure they have the seat belts routed right. Personally, I'd still have them harnessed, especially the 4 year old. But other than suggesting it, there's really nothing you can do. Just assure her that the third row of her minivan is perfectly safe for any of her kiddos.
I know, I was especially telling her that when he was THREE in the booster & her boys are super hyper..there is no way they sit still all the time...I don't get ppl jumping on her for this when there are worse things she is doing (I don't even think she tethers even though it is illegal here..I have driven her & the toddler..she knows I install the carseat how I want in my car & have offered to help her but she isn't willing to spend any money on keeping her kids safe)
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