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    elizabethsmom
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    Moving With Infant

    My daughter is 10months old and still nursing but will be moving (900 miles) in a van next week. How can I safely take her with me? Is it safe to drive in a moving truck? SUggestions?

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    Admin - CPST Instructor wendytthomas's Avatar
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    It's not ideal, if you can travel in a car with her then it's better. But if you have no other option I'd put her in the middle of the moving van (make sure you get a bench seat) and you outboard. That gives her the protection of being in the middle, and I think most moving vans have a lapbelt only in the middle so you wouldn't want to sit there anyway.

    Just take frequent stops to nurse her and to get out and stretch. I hope the move goes well for you!

    Wendy
    wendy, cpst-i mom to
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    in my husband's 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser, my 2017 Volvo XC90, and big sister's 2016 Honda Civic
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    Car-Seat.Org Zealot skaterbabs's Avatar
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    Some moving vans do not permit children to ride in the truck, so be aware of that.
    Rebekah Branch, CPST from May 2005 until June 2011
    Mom to CJ (7/96, seatbelt), Gregory (4/98, seatbelt), & Joyjoy (10/03, misc. booster seats)
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    Carseat Crazy chaoticoctopus's Avatar
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    We just moved over 1000 miles with six kidlets; two are in harnessed restraints (1 FF and 1 RF). We had a rental truck, and although it wasn't necessary for me or the kids to drive, or ride in, that truck, we asked about carseats/child passengers anyway because some of our older kiddos wanted to switch out riding w/ their father in it. They told us basically, only if the child is old enough to sit in the adult seatbelt. I don't know how official this was, but it was the answer we got...

    Good luck with your move!!!

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    CPS Fanatic Lea_Ontario's Avatar
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    We've moved 3 times since Boo was born in 2002 - and each time we've been told that child restraints are NOT ALLOWED in the trucks.
    Mama to :
    Boo (2002), apramo backless booster
    Bug (2004), Parkway SGL
    Bear (2006), Parkway SGL

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    Hi, This has nothing to do with the truck and a car seat but I hope you get lots of help unpacking and putting things away. We moved last summer when Karley was 4 days old. She was breech and delivered naturally with complications. I spent one day in the hospital. (Stupid me, they asked me to stay longer.) I couldn't wait go get home to the other kids. Then we packed and moved three days later. It was awful. I don't know what I was thinking. I would never to it that way again. Let everyone help you and take it easy.
    Mom to four ages 25, 23, 18 & 11. Busia to my new grandson.

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