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Carseat placement?

Posted by on Oct. 11, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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I keep my 14 month old in the middle seat in the backseat atm.  When I have my ds in January - where should I place the carseats?  I assume I should put the newborn in the middle since he is more fragile?  But then the toddler would mess with him, try to feed him snacks etc while I am driving and I dont feel comfy with that idea either.  Anyone know the protocol in US??  What is the safest?  I dont have the money to upgrade vehicles or anything, so I just have a small backseat of a ford escort to work with. 

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Mommy2Phenley
by on Oct. 11, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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Is the 14 month old rear facing or forward facing? I highly recommend rf and if he is, then yes, newborn in the middle if possible. If it's not, then they can each go outboard. Rf is so much safer they will be very protected outboard. If your 14 month old is ff and you will not move him rf, then he should stay in the middle and baby outboard. We want the least protected child in the most protected position. So baby being rf is very safe outboard. FF child in the middle.
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krusesbaby
by Silver Member on Oct. 11, 2013 at 12:10 PM

 just make sure you dont give the older child any food or drink in the vehicle and have them both rf and youngest in the middle.

Luvmy2babies22
by Gold Member on Oct. 11, 2013 at 3:25 PM

 when i had 2 they went on the sides because i didn't want my son messing with the baby.  when i have this one, my son will go in the 3rd row and the newborn and my almost 5 year old will go on the sides.

caligirl7613
by on Oct. 11, 2013 at 3:25 PM
this is absolutely correct

Quoting Mommy2Phenley:

Is the 14 month old rear facing or forward facing? I highly recommend rf and if he is, then yes, newborn in the middle if possible. If it's not, then they can each go outboard. Rf is so much safer they will be very protected outboard. If your 14 month old is ff and you will not move him rf, then he should stay in the middle and baby outboard. We want the least protected child in the most protected position. So baby being rf is very safe outboard. FF child in the middle.
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kmqw229
by Ruby Member on Oct. 13, 2013 at 5:18 PM
If they are both rf, the older one can't really give the younger one anything
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iamnameless
by Silver Member on Oct. 13, 2013 at 6:15 PM
I would put them on the outside.
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