4 kids - car seat set up

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Ben Nisim

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Hi to All,

We have 3 kids (5, 3, 2 ) and will have 4th one coming soon. Was trying to firgure out best way to set up car seats in Sienna 2022. Any suggestions? Easiet way to get in and out for the kids and for parents to place the kids and lock them up.

Thanks

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SafeDad

CPSDarren - Admin
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Hi to All,

We have 3 kids (5, 3, 2 ) and will have 4th one coming soon. Was trying to firgure out best way to set up car seats in Sienna 2022. Any suggestions? Easiet way to get in and out for the kids and for parents to place the kids and lock them up.

Thanks

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Hello and welcome!

Is your Sienna 7- or 8-passenger, please?

Will the 2 or 3 year olds be rear-facing?

Is the 5 year old in a forward-facing harness or booster?

If you happen to know what specific car seats you will be using, that may help us also, especially if you plan to fit 3-across if you have the 8-passenger model.
 
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Ben Nisim

Guest
Hello and welcome!

Is your Sienna 7- or 8-passenger, please?

Will the 2 or 3 year olds be rear-facing?

Is the 5 year old in a forward-facing harness or booster?

If you happen to know what specific car seats you will be using, that may help us also, especially if you plan to fit 3-across if you have the 8-passenger model.
Hi

Thank you for your response

We did not buy the car yet so we are still shopping (it can be either 7 or 8). Another option we have is Suburban (pricier and prob less family friendly)

soon to be 3 year old is forward facing
5 year old is forward facing harness

We can get new car seats if need to so that not an issue.

If we were to fit 3 across in 8 seater, would it be in second row or third? if in second then how would we access the 3rd row?

Thank you!
 

SafeDad

CPSDarren - Admin
Staff member
The Sienna will let you do many 3-across configurations in the second row with the 8-passenger bench. You may not need new car seats. Depending on your seats, you may need a single narrow model like a Graco True3FIt/SlimFit3LX (not the original SlimFit) if you put a car seat in the narrower middle seating position. That would let you put the oldest in the third row, since they need the least help buckling. The 2nd row middle seat is also stowable to allow easier access to the 3rd row if you aren't doing 3-across. Generally, 3-across is a lot harder in the 3rd row because it is narrower. It's more likely when the kids are older in boosters or seatbelts.

The captain's chairs 7-pass model will work too. Most likely, you have the youngest on either side in the second row and the two oldest on either side of the third row. 2021 and newer Siennas have top tether anchors for all spots. Here's my preview that may help-

 
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Ben Nisim

Guest
The Sienna will let you do many 3-across configurations in the second row with the 8-passenger bench. You may not need new car seats. Depending on your seats, you may need a single narrow model like a Graco True3FIt/SlimFit3LX (not the original SlimFit) if you put a car seat in the narrower middle seating position. That would let you put the oldest in the third row, since they need the least help buckling. The 2nd row middle seat is also stowable to allow easier access to the 3rd row if you aren't doing 3-across. Generally, 3-across is a lot harder in the 3rd row because it is narrower. It's more likely when the kids are older in boosters or seatbelts.

The captain's chairs 7-pass model will work too. Most likely, you have the youngest on either side in the second row and the two oldest on either side of the third row. 2021 and newer Siennas have top tether anchors for all spots. Here's my preview that may help-

Thank you!!!
 

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