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Car seats in the middle?

Posted by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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My mil saw someone with there kids carseat in the middle, ff. Is this safe? She wants to do it but idk. Ive NEVER seen that.

No effing carseat drama ppl.
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alexsmomaubrys2
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 12:44 PM

The middle of the backseat is the safest place to put a carseat.

Now, depending on the age of the child, it depends on the Forward Facing issue.

I personally feel the should be rear facing as long as possible.

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PhoenixsMommy10
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 12:45 PM

My son's dr always tells us that the middle of the backseat is suppose to be the safest. But we've had to move my son to the side b/c the seat belt in the middle won't stay tight and the carseat would always wiggle.

fenderkw
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 12:45 PM

DS is in the middle of the backseat. We have 2 older kids and this was really just a way to make everyone as comfortable as possible, although later I read that this is the safest place. :)

CheyennesMommy2
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 12:45 PM
But my question was, is it safe forward facing in the middle?

Quoting alexsmomaubrys2:

The middle of the backseat is the safest place to put a carseat.

Now, depending on the age of the child, it depends on the Forward Facing issue.

I personally feel the should be rear facing as long as possible.

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cmack40487
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Yes, and it's preferable for a FF child to be in the middle.  The more protected child (RF) would be better off outboard with the FF child in the middle.

sgt.youngs.wife
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 12:46 PM

 i've been told that regardless of the facing position, the middle is the safest place =)

pellen
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 12:48 PM

DD is in a booster ff and she is in the middle. Its the safest.


alexsmomaubrys2
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 12:48 PM

Yes. The safest place for you child to be is in the middle.

Quoting CheyennesMommy2:

But my question was, is it safe forward facing in the middle?

Quoting alexsmomaubrys2:

The middle of the backseat is the safest place to put a carseat.

Now, depending on the age of the child, it depends on the Forward Facing issue.

I personally feel the should be rear facing as long as possible.


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Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? 


"Oppression of spirit is not on the public school curriculum. Rather, it's a noxious by-product produced while stewing schooling in a pot w/ unions, administrators, multi-billion dollar budgets, state education departments, and school boards, then letting politicians control the heat." Linda Dobson


"When you want to teach children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly, providing privacy and solitude for them, and making them readers and thinkers of significant thoughts from the beginning. That's *if* you want to teach them to think." ~ Bertrand Russell


swaney06
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 12:48 PM

when we had 1 we always used the middle but we also have latches to keep the seat in place..

FlamingIguana
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 12:49 PM

I have no idea! I didn't know all this car seat drama existed before I joined CM!

Good luck on finding a suitable answer though.

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