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    Is it ok if I take the headrest off the seat?

    My newborn ds is riding in the second row driver's side captains chair in my 2003 Windstar. I have my 3 yo dd riding ff in a CarGo right behind him and she's always complaining that she can't see the baby, and she wants to watch him. I want her to stay in that spot, for a variety of reasons, so is it ok to remove the headrest on his seat so she can see him? Does it play a role in anyone's crash safety?

    She's top tethered, he's just installed with LATCH, no tether.

    Does this make me a Graco junkie? Everything in my car is a Graco except 14 mo dd's AOE! I really want to get the cooler carseats, but dh can't see spending the money if everyone's already set, LOL. Well, the only one I'd see switching is 4 yo dd's TurboBooster, but she's 52 lb and the size of most 6.5 yos, so even switching her out to a big seat wouldn't last long.
    Dana, mama to Amanda, Bethany, Christina and Daniel and newborn Elizabeth


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    Re: Is it ok if I take the headrest off the seat?

    Sure, go ahead and remove it.

    Sounds like your setup it fine and working well for you.
    ~Sonja~

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    Re: Is it ok if I take the headrest off the seat?

    What a sweet big sister! Yes, definitely, you can remove it. My '96 Windstar doesn't even have headrests in the back, on any seats.
    SAHM to my silly six: X (12, seatbelt), R (11, seatbelt), E (9, Evenflo Amp),
    Z (6, Frontier 85 in booster mode), G (4, FF TFP) and M (2, RF Pavilion)

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    Re: Is it ok if I take the headrest off the seat?

    yes just store it in a place you wont lose it, not in the car.
    “Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes...
    That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away AND you have their shoes.”

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    Re: Is it ok if I take the headrest off the seat?

    Yes, you can remove it, but don't lose it LOL!

    I would take it out of your van otherwise it could become flying debree in the event of an accident.
    Melissa
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    And a new baby on the way

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