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  1. #1

    Expecting triplets...need a minivan

    Hi all,
    We have a two yr old rf in a britax marathon clicktight and are expecting triplets this winter. We have my sons maxi cosi mico 30 that we can use, but will need 2 more infant seats, and a minivan to go with it.

    What do you suggest, both for the car seats and the van? We could turn our 2yr old ff as he is big enough, but I'd like to keep him rf if possible.

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    Carseat Crazy
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Hartford County, CT

    Re: Expecting triplets...need a minivan

    Since you will have lots of forward facers in a few years, I would make sure you have at least 4 good top tether positions. We usually steer people away from Caravan/Town and Country because the third row is really difficult for many kinds of seats. I also value removable head restraints. It makes compatibility much easier.

    As for seats for the triplets, this is a good place to start:

    It was last updated 2 years ago, but should still be pretty accurate.
    Former CPST
    Mom of V, born 6/2014, FF in a Pioneer and a SureRide
    G dog, rescued 6/2016, in a belted soft carrier

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    CPS Fanatic
    Join Date
    Dec 2012

    Re: Expecting triplets...need a minivan

    What kind of budget are you thinking for the minivan? Unless you really need 4 wheel drive or something, Iíd suggest a 2011 or later Honda Odyssey. It has 6 tether anchors (except for the lowest trim model, which only has 5 rear seats) so when you get to that forward facing stage, you can put kids wherever itís most convenient, rather than having to work with the exact locations of the exactly 4 tether anchors youíre likely to end up with in just about any other minivan. And for the booster stage, if you want to latch boosters in so they arenít a projectile risk for other people in the car if they arenít buckled in, there are 4 spots that are really usable that way, and a 5th thatís technically usable with the right booster.

  5. #4
    Moderator - CPS Technician
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    upstate NY

    Re: Expecting triplets...need a minivan

    Yes, if budget is not really a big issue then the 2011 or newer Odyssey is your best bet. If that is more than you wanted to spend, an 8-passenger Sedona is do-able for much less, but you will be sacrificing a bit on car seat-friendliness.
    Cutie #1 (13 years) 5-stepping
    Cutie #2 (10 years) riding in a Safety 1st Incognito

    Cutie #3 (7 years) riding in a Chicco KidFit
    Cutie #4 (6 years) riding in a Frontier
    Cutie #5 (3 years) riding in a Nuna Rava

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