Congratulations! I've installed a rear facing baby seat in the middle with on problems or concerns.kev1n wrote:Well its official, I'm a dad now. My son was born in December ( preemie ) so he has been in the hospital growing and getting ready to come home. Well finally the time has come and he is ready come home next week.
I started putting the car seat into the pathy, in the second row, in the center with the seat belt holding it in place. The concern I have is that it doesn't seem tightly secured with just the shoulder belt holding it in place. the side seats have the LATCH system which work great, but I don't like the idea of putting the seat on any of the sides becuase of I want to protect in case of side impact.
Anyone else have a seat in the middle ? does your seat fit nice and securely in there?
That's interesting to know. I did notice the manual says not to use the LATCH in the middle seat and I wondered why. Knowing this, I wish they would put the LATCH in the middle as well.Plngeek wrote:However, the 2 latch connections are designed to move together with it's partner... not so with the other side of the car. In the right (wrong) type of impact, it is possible for each side of the car to move independently which could literally rip the car seat in half.
Thank you! This has been a long overdue for us. Our daughter passed away last year shortly after birth and having my son now has really been one of the greatest feelings of my life in a year where things were really bad. I am truly blessed and I am so grateful. I always keep my daughter in my heart and I believe she is an angel watching over her brother now, who despite some complications came to this world ready and feisty as ever.AZ_Path wrote:Plngeek wrote:However, the 2 latch connections are designed to move together with it's partner... not so with the other side of the car. In the right (wrong) type of impact, it is possible for each side of the car to move independently which could literally rip the car seat in half.
Congrats on the baby! Being a Dad is lots of hard work and is one of the greatest investments you can make in your life. Try to enjoy the hard work along the way, he won't stay little for long.
we bought a graco snug and ride seat. the reviews seemed to be good and other friends reccemended it as well.skinny2 wrote:What kind of seat are you using? I don't go cheap when it comes to carseats and Britax seems to be the standard. You should be able to get it in there using the seatbelt and have it be very secure. The Britax seats have ratcheting lockdowns for the seatbelt and I've not met a vehicle I couldn't get a good fit.
I've seen other rumblings about NOT using the LATCH connectors from the outboard seats on a middle install. Agree that middle is the safest and best spot particularly if you need to sit in back with them. I wouldn't put a baby in an outboard seat in a car, but it should be reasonably safe in an SUV/Truck. The carseat itself provides a lot of protection from a side impact.