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    CourtneyM
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    3 across in Dodge Journey or 3rd Row seat usage?

    Hello. I am needing help fitting 3 kiddos into my 2017 Dodoge Journey. I have a 3 year old who is 28.7lbs and 36in currently rear facing in a Graco My Size 65 and a 7 year old who is 44.4lbs and 46.5in in a Graco Nautilus highback booster with a seat belt. My 7 year old has a pretty long torso so just last month we switched to the seatbelt after her complianing of the harness digging into her shoulders. Right now they both ride in the 2nd row of my Journey just fine but 2 days a week I pick my 5 year old neice up from school and now that it is getting colder I can no longer walk with the kids and need to figure out how to get them all in my car. My neice is shorter but heavier than my 7 year old but I do not know her exact measurements. Her mom has her in a high back booster with a seat belt (not my first choice since she cannot even buckle the seat belt) but it's what she is used to. I am okay putting her in a harnessed seat but I cannot afford to spend a lot on new seats. We currently have 2 of each of my children's seats and I hoped to just use my daughters extra Nautilus for my neice but there is no way all 3 fit in my 2nd row. Is anyone aware of a combo that does fit 3 seats in the 2nd row? If not is the Nautilus allowed to be in the 3rd row without a tether if it's just as a high back with seat belt and not being harnessed? Any recommendations are appreciated. I would prefer to keep my 3 year old rear facing if there is a possible solution that allows it, as he is well under the 40lb weight limit and still within the height limit as well. Thanks so much!!

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    Re: 3 across in Dodge Journey or 3rd Row seat usage?

    The Nautilus in booster mode without the harness does not need to be tethered. You could use that for your niece in the 3rd row.

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