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    Carseat Crazy mrs_teeee67's Avatar
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    I'm getting a GRANDbaby!! Time for seat advice

    Daughter drives a 2004 Ford Escape. Are there any particular situations we should know about with any particular seat(s)? Something that doesn't work well.

    Not a lot of worry about back to front space, as daughter and son in law are both rather short, so they don't need to put the front seats back very far
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    Re: I'm getting a GRANDbaby!! Time for seat advice

    No advice, but congrats!!
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    Re: I'm getting a GRANDbaby!! Time for seat advice

    I dont have any real advice except that if the backseats are in any way the same as the Explorers, you are going to need rolled towels to get a decent install, had to do that for mine every time. Congrats!!

    Edit: Just wanted to clarify that I get great installs in my Explorer, but I have to use a towel to get the proper angle (it was especially so with the Graco infant bucket) because of the sloped seats. In case the Escapes are the same I just wanted to mention that!
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    Carmen, Mommy to Emma 03/2009 47lbs FF in FR85.

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    Re: I'm getting a GRANDbaby!! Time for seat advice

    Thanks I am TOTALLY 'over the MOON'

    Oh joy, I hope they don't have to have a rotten install time. At least she knows I'll 'kill her' if she doesn't do it right lol

    Her friend told her there was a cute seat/stroller combo at the thrift store,, (and it IS a cute pattern) She told her friend, are you CRAZY? Mom would KILL me

    By the time they got this car, my chick had already moved to the Monterey and never even THOUGHT to install my old Radian in it
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    Re: I'm getting a GRANDbaby!! Time for seat advice

    Congrats! The Escape is very car seat friendly!
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    Congrats!
    I had a 2006 Escape and never had any install issues in it.

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    Re: I'm getting a GRANDbaby!! Time for seat advice

    Congratulations!

    Have fun, being Grandma is great.

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    Re: I'm getting a GRANDbaby!! Time for seat advice

    Congrats. Grandparenthood is fun! All the fun and none of the chores. And you get to play car seat.
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    Re: I'm getting a GRANDbaby!! Time for seat advice

    congratulations!!!! we just had a new baby in the family on Wednesday!! Nothing like it!

    Sounds like this little one will be safely buckled in as long as Grandma is on guard!
    A five stepper and a booster rider

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    Re: I'm getting a GRANDbaby!! Time for seat advice

    In our 2002 most convertibles do need noddles or towels. It is very tight with a three across I know not and issue right now but just letting You know.
    I think from looks of our unless in center a radian with it's crazy recline may not fit for a newborn.

    I am just saying since our scenera barely fit but I fit.
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    Re: I'm getting a GRANDbaby!! Time for seat advice

    I know nothing about the Escape, but congrats.
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    Yay! Congrats!!

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    Re: I'm getting a GRANDbaby!! Time for seat advice

    Congratulations!! I hope they let you help instruct them on the seats!



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    Re: I'm getting a GRANDbaby!! Time for seat advice

    Fallon is VERY open to listening, we've discussed tons of stuff and she's instructed others and notices misuse and such *proud mama*
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    Re: I'm getting a GRANDbaby!! Time for seat advice

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