Question F250 extended cab



I am looking to buy a car seat for my first soon-to-arrive baby. I drive a 1999 F250 extended cab truck. The back seat is VERY narrow! With the front seat in normal possition there is about 20" clearance in the back. I have read such mixed info on putting infants in convertibles, but it doesn't sound like infant seats will fit.

Any suggestions?


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Any seat you get for a newborn (and there are some convertibles that fit newborns well) is going to need to be at 45 degrees reclined to keep their airways open. That will make it more difficult to fit something back there. I know the True Fit has a removable headrest that makes it fit in small spaces until the baby is 22lbs or reaches a line placed on the seat (my 29" 6 month old still has a bit to go before he reaches the line, w/o the infant insert). Hopefully some of the other ladies will chime in with some more ideas for you. The True Fit does fit average size newborns well though.

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