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    carseat advice?

    Hi need some advice for carseats.

    I run a dayhome have six kids at the end of the day own an eight passenger 2003 chevy venture. Ages and such of children. One girl will be five in April weighs 42lbs either in harrensed evenflo generations or Radian(48lbs limit harrenessed) but goes in graco no back booster when all kids are in attendance. Six year old boy wieghs 38.5lbs sits in one of the harrenssed seats listed above or the built in when all six are in attendance. Six year old girl(not hundred percent on weight but borderline 40lbs either just under by 1 or 2lbs or just over by that(parents have her in booster all the time) sits either in Radian or booster. Five year old boy also not a hundred percent on weight but same as girl just under or above, Almost always placed in Evenflo generations. Just turning two,this week, year old girl 28.5lbs rearfaced in and evenflo(not sure on make the cheap one you can get at Walmart). infant in Safeseat 8months about 16lbs.

    Current seats and placements middle row behind passenger built in that harrness to 40lbs used rarely only when all six kids are there after school for short trips, except for two days a week when longer trips are a must. This seat is almost outgrown as you can see from above on weights Due to the back seat being inassecable except behind this seat would perfer looking into a booster so need recommandations on that and which child to put into the booster?? Middle of that row the Safeseat planning to use this as long as possible my baby is still only at the second harreness strap and is eight months, once its nicer will most likely leave in vehicle. Behind Driver seat Evenflo generations that will stay there.

    Back row behind passenger booster backless(would like to get one with a back must be narrow and would perfer not to spend over $100.00. Middle position radian(could someone explain the safestrap thing on the back to me I still have it on but with the weight of the children should I remove it??). Behind drivers seat rearfacing evenflo, I think this one only has a RRF limit of 30lbs or are there ones that RRF to 35lbs? So would like to switch was thinking Graco my Ride because for one thing it looks like it would fit there with its high boot print, but I think I read it has a head rest does that have to be on when rear facing there is some room but not sure how high the seat could be?

    I'm in Calgary so Canadian laws apply. Only one tether in the back bench for middle seat. Three tethers in the middle but the way the middle lap belt only is I find it hard to believe a forward facing seat could ever go there. The position behind the passenger would need to be installed with a seat belt if you put a carseat there and I don't know how the kids would get in the back with the seatbelt blocking the way?? Looking to purchase in a few months.


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