2 rear facing, 2 forward facing, what van?, also, website listing models w/ tether anchors??

diaperjoys

New member
We just discovered that our 99 Pontiac Montana has terrible crash ratings, so we want to replace it with a safer minivan. We want to remain debt free if we can, so we'll be looking for a pre-owned vehicle. Maybe a 98 Toyota Sienna? Or an older Honda Odyssey? Does anyone have vehicle suggestions that would work well with this many car seats??????????

So, if the new van has captain's seats in the second row, can we still fit past the rear facing children in order to help the children in the third row to buckle up? Or do we have to go for a bench where the second row is two seats smushed together?

So, two forward facing, two rear facing, the older two can get their straps over their shoulders and do the chest clip, but still need help with the actual buckle.

Here's the stats,

#1, 4yo, 42", 34 lbs. forward facing in Evenflo Triumph V
#2, 3yo, 38", 32 lbs. forward facing in Britax Roundabout
#3, 18mo, 24 lbs., rear facing in Marathon
newborn will be rear facing in a brand new Snugride.

I think these seats will fit the kiddos for awhile???? There is at least an inch of growing room before their shoulders are even with the last harness slot.
 
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keri1292

Well-known member
We have a 99 Windstar and love it. Most even have tethers on the front seats. 7 tethers, a car seat lovers dream come true!

We've had our RFing sons in the middle with the head rests removed so that they can see their sister and we can buckle her up. I'm leggy so I can keep my feet planted on the groung, lean thru the slider over the back of the captains chair and buckle dd if needed. Dh has to kneel at the slider and lean over, but it's still a simple two second thing.

I can't imagine crawling back there or keeping my kids squished together on a 2nd row bench. They'd be whacking each other and making me nuts. :rolleyes: We need personal space in the car.

I can also tell you that the MA and Regent installs in the 3rd row. Plenty of room for two Regents if you go with HWH down the road. :thumbsup:
 

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