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    RV and car seats

    I have two toddlers, one is almost 3 and the other is a few months over 1. They are both in the large convertible car seats and now face forward in our cars(in the back seat of course). We recently bought a '88 Chevy Bounder motorhome. There are only 3 bucket seats one of which is the driver's and the other is the front passenger seat. How do we safely fit two car seats in correctly?

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    Re: RV and car seats

    You don't, unfortunately. You can't put carseats in RVs. The only place you can put a carseat is a forward facing traditionally seatbelted non-airbagged seat (the front passenger). You can use anything else.


    Someone will have to follow in the car with the children.

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    Re: RV and car seats

    Quote Originally Posted by Mom of 2 View Post
    I have two toddlers, one is almost 3 and the other is a few months over 1. They are both in the large convertible car seats and now face forward in our cars(in the back seat of course). We recently bought a '88 Chevy Bounder motorhome. There are only 3 bucket seats one of which is the driver's and the other is the front passenger seat. How do we safely fit two car seats in correctly?
    Also - your 1 year old and possibly your 2 year old (depending on his/her size) should still be rear-facing for maximum safety. The American Academy of Pediatrics as well as Child Passenger Safety Technicians recommend rear-facing to the limits of the seat (30-35 pounds). The neckbones in small children are not solid and can allow the spinal cord to stretch too far to the point of breaking in crashes if they are forward-facing.

    Take a look at these sites for more information:
    http://www.cpsafety.com/articles/StayRearFacing.aspx
    http://www.carseatsite.com/rear-face_article.htm

    Hope that helps and good luck finding a solution to your travel issues.
    Renee
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