So I am expecting twins at the end of Aug and have two sons who will be 4 and 2 when the babies are born. We bought a 2009 Pilot to fit 4 car seats. We currently have four car seats that I was planning to use but I now have another one that would be available for me to use. The seats I have are:
2 Britx Boulevards (currently using)
1 Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 (bucket)
1 Cosco Ventura (HBB with 5 pnt harness)
Here is what I could get (sorry all I have is a phone pic right now):
My plan was to put 4 y/o in the Cosco, 2 y/o will stay in his Britax, one baby in Peg, one baby in other Britax. 2 older sons will sit in the third row one will be LATCHed and one seat belted, both FF with tethers. (I'm not interested in a RF discussion, I know the safety aspects of RF, but this is the decision DH and I have made. 2 y/o will be RF until babies come then switch to FF.) Babies will be in 2nd row, one on driver's side and one in the middle. Middle will be seat belted in Britax and driver's side will be LATCHed with Peg. I can't do both LATCH in the second row and have access to the third row. I know I can get a super tight fit with the Britax with a seat belt.
But now am I wondering if 4 y/o would be better staying in a convertible (I would move him to the Evenflo), but I know nothing about Evenflo car seats and nothing about this one. He is (now) about 35-40 lbs and 40" with a very lean build-the kind where you can count his ribs. Obviously, if I decided to use this I would check the model, year made, accident history, recalls,LATCH, etc...but I think if I contact my friend about it to ask these questions she will want to know right away if I want it.
So my questions are:
What do you know about this Evenflo, if anything? I tried finding it on Amazon,but I think it is old enough that none of the current models look similar.
Which seat would be best for the 4 y/o?
What is the difference (for a four year old) between and high back booster with 5 pnt harness and FF convertible?
What do you think about my configuration? Any safety concerns or other ideas.
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