Question The impossible to solve placement...

MamaChirpy

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Ok. I know there are no perfectly easy solutions to this but just for fun... WWYD?

(These are my kids and vehicle.)

AB-6.75 years, 47", 47 lbs

L-5.5 years, 44", 45 lbs

B-4 years, 38", 37 lbs

A-2 years, RF for another full year.

Baby on the way!!! (Due in July)

2011 Ford Expedition EL
Tether anchors in all 3 seats in middle row and one in third row, center.

I will not load through the hatch. I have too much stuff back there and it's a hazard to do so. [emoji4]
 
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lgenne

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I would booster the older 2 outboard 3rd row and put the 3 harnessed kids in the 2nd row. With an infant seat base installed with lower anchors outboard on whichever side you prefer to load from, you might be able to tumble the seat for 3rd row access.

What seats do you have right now?
 

MamaChirpy

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I would booster the older 2 outboard 3rd row and put the 3 harnessed kids in the 2nd row. With an infant seat base installed with lower anchors outboard on whichever side you prefer to load from, you might be able to tumble the seat for 3rd row access.

What seats do you have right now?

Right now installed I have:

Second row-
a Graco clone FF behind passenger (5.5 year old is currently harnessed in it. He is halfway booster trained and does great on short trips.)

RF Radian for 2 year old in the middle

Driver side seat folded flat to allow third row access

Third row-
Nothing on passenger side

Graco MyRide FF center for 4 year old

Harmony NBB for 6.75 year old

I also have two Parkway SGLs, a NEXT and a Graco Snugride 35 to use. I'm not opposed to buying new seats either... [emoji16]

I would prefer 6.75 year old to be in a high back booster because she is more comfortable and can sleep. She has very few problems staying in position. It's just my (and her) preference for a high back. I haven't found a combination of HBB and FF harnessed seat that works as well as this though because the HBB invariably ends up with side overhang.

I have very briefly tried a RFing seat on the third row but it was a major pain. However, my 2 year old may do better with loading back there in a few months...
 

MamaChirpy

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I bet your idea would work though. I could flip the seat far enough for the two oldest to get in the back.


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lgenne

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So the Radian can stay where it is, with the same kid in it, the clone can stay where it is, but put the younger kid (4 yo) in it, and put whatever boosters work well outboard in the 3rd row.

When the baby outgrows the infant seat, shuffle them on up: baby in the Radian, current 2 yo in the FF clone, current 4 yo in a booster 3rd row, and move the oldest to the driver side 2nd row in a backless so kids can still access the 3rd row. If she still wants something to rest her head on at that point, get a Cardiff headrest.
 

MamaChirpy

New member
So the Radian can stay where it is, with the same kid in it, the clone can stay where it is, but put the younger kid (4 yo) in it, and put whatever boosters work well outboard in the 3rd row.

When the baby outgrows the infant seat, shuffle them on up: baby in the Radian, current 2 yo in the FF clone, current 4 yo in a booster 3rd row, and move the oldest to the driver side 2nd row in a backless so kids can still access the 3rd row. If she still wants something to rest her head on at that point, get a Cardiff headrest.

Very, very nice plan. Thank you so much.
A Cardiff headrest hasn't occurred to me. Thanks a million! [emoji126][emoji126][emoji126]
 

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