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    Combination Seat to fit in 3rd row 2010 DGC


    When I last posted here I was looking for help with fitting two convertible seats side by side in the 2nd row (bench) of my 2010 DGC... I thought that was hard on the head until we found out this week that we're expecting (again!) Sigh.

    Our current set up is as follows:
    2nd row bench: 3y/o FF in Britax Advocate CT outboard (seatbelt install, tethered), and 1y/o RF in Graco Contender (LATCH install).
    3rd row: 14y/o regular seat, 10 y/o backless booster, outboard driver.

    When baby arrives next spring, I would like to keep our 1y/o RF in the 2nd row and put baby in the 2nd row as well... moving our 3y/o to the 3rd row with her brothers. That being said, it looks like installing a FF seat back there is ridiculously difficult due to the slope, there only being 1 tether anchor in the centre & seat belt placement. I have a feeling fitting my 14 y/o, 10 y/o boostered & 3y/o in a combination seat will be a nightmare, if they'll all fit at all.

    So, I guess I'm looking for seat suggestions, configurations & help!

    I was considering a Britax Frontier CT or Harmony Defender (3y/o) center 3rd row seatbelt install (due to the off-set UAS taking up two seating positions!) and booster driver outboard (10 y/o), but I'm thinking that will leave very little room for my 14y/o to squeeze in back there. Figured handing down the Advocate or Contender to the new baby & getting my 3y/o a combination seat would be the best idea money wise since I won't have to buy her a booster down the road.

    Sorry that was so longwinded. Any help would be appreciated!
    Last edited by mamabee; 09-29-2016 at 10:14 AM. Reason: corrected booster

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    Re: Combination Seat to fit in 3rd row 2010 DGC

    When your 14yo and 10yo sit in the 3rd row in the belt - does the shoulder belt contact their chest and/or shoulder? The belt there is set quite far forward and doesn't make for a good fit on some adults. Let's address that first and based on that answer see what your options are going forward.
    Jen ~ Canadian CPST-IT with CPSAC

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