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    booster + caravan suggestions, please

    Hello!

    My oldest is 7; 47", 46 pounds. She rides in a hb monterey in the 2nd row of the caravan. I'd like her in the 3rd row but the belt twists/ bunches in the belt guide. It doesn't seem very safe annd it's difficult for her to get it properly tightened each time - fortunately it fits nicely in the 2nd row.

    My question: would the bunching be improved by a different seat? If so, any suggestions? I seriously live 500+ km from a store that sells carseats (and that's just Walmart) so I can't try them out.

    Thanks for any help!

    Erica

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    Re: booster + caravan suggestions, please

    What year is your caravan?

    Hopefully someone here with a caravan has used a variety of booster seats in the back row, and can give you some advice.
    Katy

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    Re: booster + caravan suggestions, please

    we have the same issue in my grand caravan, on the rear passenger side, and the montery that i just got has actually improved it, i was really bad with the turbo booster, i can't move his seating position so i just make sure i fix it or make sure its ok before he buckles every time....
    Susan CPST, Busy Homeschooling Mom to
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    Re: booster + caravan suggestions, please

    Thank you very much for the replies! Though I'm disappointed to learn that the monterey is the improvement! I was hoping that something else would work better, and specifically hoping that the turbo booster would work, as I can get it 'locally' this weekend.

    Susanx4 - you specifically mentioned the passenger side, 3rd row. That made me realize that I'd never tried the driver's side. Did you find that it made a difference at all?

    It's a 2006 Caravan, btw.

    Erica

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    Re: booster + caravan suggestions, please

    drivers side is much better, i have only used that spot with a turbo and not had a problem. passenger side i also have a hard time with my dd2 backless, it wont stay on her shoulder in that location.. i think its just a bad spot!
    Susan CPST, Busy Homeschooling Mom to
    Elizabeth-15, Hailey-12, Sammy-10, Caroline-6


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