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    Question Installing 3 car seats in a Toyota Sienna 2011

    Right now I have 2 front-facing car seats (Britax) for my 4 and 2 year one, and we have a new baby on the way.

    Ideally I wanted to put the two older ones in the 3rd row (on the left and right sides) and the new born on the 2nd row (passenger side) and remove the seat behind the driver - that way making it possible to actually get into the car and strap everyone in (not sure how else it can be done).

    Sadly I just took a look and the car only has one tether in the middle of the 3rd row (seriously ... come on ...)

    So what are my options?
    Is there a safe way to install them without a tether? Can I use the Britax connector strap and hook it onto the metal in the storage area behind the 3rd row? etc... How do people actually manage 3 car seats in the Toyota Sienna 2011?


    Any hints, ideas, or suggestions would be appreciated...
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    Re: Installing 3 car seats in a Toyota Sienna 2011

    Can you turn the 2 year old back to rear facing? No need for a tether anchor that way.

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    Question Re: Installing 3 car seats in a Toyota Sienna 2011

    Not an option ... we turned her because she was just to big rear facing and she loves the new front facing seat - I can't imagine taking that away from her.

    Is there no other option?

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    Put 4yo and baby in 3rd row and 2yo on the captains chair. Still allows you to climb in and buckle everyone in.

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    Re: Installing 3 car seats in a Toyota Sienna 2011

    That works too. How long ago did you turn her around? You might find that it's really the novelty that she loves, so if she doesn't really remember rear facing, she might love it now. My (large) 5 year old has been RF in one vehicle for the last 6 months or so (otherwise FF since he was 25 months) and LOVES it.

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    Re: Installing 3 car seats in a Toyota Sienna 2011

    nannykates: and where do I put the newborn?
    lgenne: my 2yo doesn't fit very well in RF, she is all bunched-up and complains she is "stuck" all the time

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    Re: Installing 3 car seats in a Toyota Sienna 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by nannykates View Post
    Put 4yo and baby in 3rd row and 2yo on the captains chair. Still allows you to climb in and buckle everyone in.

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