(Closed) Car Seat Question

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Where did you position the baby carseat?
    In the center -- why? : (24 votes)
    62 %
    On one of the ends (left/right) -- why? : (15 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    While it’s easier to get the baby in and out on one of the sides, placing the carseat in the center puts it as far away as possible from the windows and doors for in case there’s an accident.  Plus, you can touch your baby in some carseats if they are seated in the middle.

    Post # 5
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    5475 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’ve always heard that the middle is the safest place, so we will be putting the car seat in the center as well.  (unless there is new information on the topic?)

    Post # 6
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    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I read the middle is the safest, so… definitely will be putting it in the middle!  (More protection from side-impact.)

    Post # 8
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    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    With dd we put her carseat in the middle. Wanted it as far from the windows/doors as possible. 

    Post # 9
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    You are supposed to put it in the middle for being the safest, for us we have it on the side due to we have bucket seats in our SUV for the second roll seating

    Post # 10
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    7519 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Hope you all only ever want to have one child!  What happens when you have more than one car seat/kid?  For a while I had a car seat on one side and a booster on the other.  Now that my oldest has outgrown her booster she sits on the left and the baby is still rear-facing on the right

    Post # 11
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    755 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    The middle is the safest, but some cars it doesn’t work. I took my Subaru Outback to a Fire Station to get professionally installed and it had to go on the right side, due to a bump/ridge in the middle which made it insecure. I would get someone who specializes in car seat installation to do it for you and show you how. There is a lot to it and most people do it wrong. It’s one of my personal pet peeves. And scary.

    Post # 12
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    2268 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @LuluH:  “The middle is the safest, but some cars it doesn’t work. I took my Subaru Outback to a Fire Station to get professionally installed and it had to go on the right side, due to a bump/ridge in the middle which made it insecure. I would get someone who specializes in car seat installation to do it for you and show you how. There is a lot to it and most people do it wrong. It’s one of my personal pet peeves. And scary.

    100% agree.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @LuluH:  I also agree. Too many people hear that the middle is safest, which it is, but don’t bother to find out if it’s actually safest for their car. We initially had our seat installed in the middle before baby came, but when we brought the car to a car seat clinic, we were told that behind the passenger seat was the safest in our car, as it is for many cars.

    Post # 14
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    1760 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Honestly we’re still a few months away from getting our seat installed, but it will probably go behind the passenger seat. Both of our cars have the weird hump in the middle, and we like the ease of the side plus being able to reach him to comfort while driving too. 

    Post # 15
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    4354 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @eeniebeans:  I found a guide that said where to put each seat with mutiple children for highest safety for all of them but I can’t seem to find it now. The info is out there though!

    Also don’t forget to check your vehicle’s manual, they will tell you based on that car design where the safest point for installation is.

    Post # 16
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    192 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We put ours behind the front passenger seat. Our 2012 Rav doesn’t have Latch in the center. Chose the passenger side because we’re both tall and have to have the seat all the way back to drive, whereas we can be a tiny bit scrunched to ride in passenger seat. The carseat is too big to allow front seat to be pushed back all the way.

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