Help me figure out the safest setup?

hsjwmom

New member
I am driving 45-50 minutes each way on unfamiliar, winding, country roads tomorrow. It's also supposed to rain. I am driving a Prius, not sure of the year. I'll have all 3 of my girls with me.

The only seats I have with me are two Harmony backless and an Avenue. A three across with those seats in that car does not work. Neither does using the Avenue, a booster, and an unboostered kid (both older girls need booty space :eek: ) So, my options are to either let my 9yo and 11yo ride without their boosters on either side of the rfing Avenue or to put the Avenue outboard and the 9yo in a booster outboard and stick the 11yo in the front with the seat pushed all the way back. Either boostered or not.

I need to double check the outboard belt fit on the girls, but I KNOW the middle is a horrible fit. The lap belt was super high across dd's stomach and the shoulder belt cut into her neck. Outboard was definitely better, but I'm not sure how much better.

I know the situation is not ideal, but it is what it is. I just want the girls to be as safe as possible within the confines of what I have to work with.
 
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Carrie_R

Ambassador - CPS Technician
How old is the child in the Avenue, and would things puzzle better if it were FF?

Assuming not ('cause I know it's a long shot,) and assuming they don't both 5-step outboard, the 11yo goes up front, with booster.
 

hsjwmom

New member
She'll be 4 in February. I don't think it would make a difference putting the Avenue forward facing...it is so crowded, the girls boosters tip toward the center. It is nearly impossible to buckle them and every time we try, they end up unbuckling the Avenue. If at all possible, don't want to turn her for this ride. She has never rode ffing.

I'm really hoping both girls 5 step but it's good to know that the 11 yo should be boostered if she has to ride up front.
 

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