Who would you put where and in what?

Mom2FiveGirls

Active member
Kids stats:

DD1-10.5, 58 inches, 86 lbs, does not 5 step in this vehicle
DD2-9.5, 52.5 inches, 58 lbs
DD3-7.5, 49.5 inches, 46 lbs
DD4-6, 45 inches, 48 lbs
DD5-4.5, 41 inches, 37 lbs

Vehicle: 2000 Ford Excursion. 2nd row has 2 head rests (outboard), 3rd row has none. Center seat in both 2nd and 3rd rows has lap belt only. If at all possible I'd like to have the passenger side outboard seat empty so I can fold it down so its easier to get to the 3rd row, but this isn't required or anything.

Seats:

MA70 (DD4 fits FFing, DD5 fits RFing or FFing)
Nautilus
Maestro
2 HBTBs
Parkway SG
Parkway SGL
Harmony Literider
2 Cosco backless boosters

I know I'm totally over thinking this and I'm driving myself crazy, so what would you do? :)
 
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lynsgirl

New member
Kids stats:

DD1-10.5, 58 inches, 86 lbs, does not 5 step in this vehicle
DD2-9.5, 52.5 inches, 58 lbs
DD3-7.5, 49.5 inches, 46 lbs
DD4-6, 45 inches, 48 lbs
DD5-4.5, 41 inches, 37 lbs

Vehicle: 2000 Ford Excursion. 2nd row has 2 head rests (outboard), 3rd row has none. Center seat in both 2nd and 3rd rows has lap belt only. If at all possible I'd like to have the passenger side outboard seat empty so I can fold it down so its easier to get to the 3rd row, but this isn't required or anything.

Seats:

MA70 (DD4 fits FFing, DD5 fits RFing or FFing)
Nautilus
Maestro
2 HBTBs
Parkway SG
Parkway SGL
Harmony Literider
2 Cosco backless boosters

I know I'm totally over thinking this and I'm driving myself crazy, so what would you do? :)

2nd row: DD1 in Harmony or Cosco backless, OB; DD4 in Maestro or Nautilus, center
3rd row: DD3 in one of the PWs or HBTBs, OB; DD5 FF in MA70, center; DD2 in other PW or HBTB, OB

This leaves you one OB 2nd row seat open for tumbling. OTOH, you *could* conceivably put a backless booster in that 2nd row OB seat and still tumble it fairly easily. If that was the case, I'd do the following instead:

2nd row:
DD2 in PW or HBTB, OB; DD5 RF in MA70, center; DD1 in Harmony or Cosco backless, OB
3rd row:
DD3 in PW or HBTB, OB; DD4 in Maestro or Nautilus, OB

I'm not sure how the Maestro compares to the Nautilus in terms of how wide it is, which is why I'm leaving both of them out of a 3-across in the back row. Either would probably work in the 2nd row just fine, but if I was doing a 3-across in the 2nd row, I'd turn your DD5 RF (she has RA, correct?).
 

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