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#31 of 37 Old 01-09-2010, 07:37 PM
 
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Well the car seat is in his bedroom closet for now until he decides to grace us with his presence. I think we'll have him on the passenger side because DD is on the driver's side. She says she wants his seat to be next to hers, which would be in the middle, but I'm not sure if we'll put it there or not. It will be easier to get in & out if it's on the passenger side but safer if it's in the middle.

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I am putting the baby seat behind the driver seat of my Quest, to make it easier to get him in and out. That means I need to move the 1yo to the other side, which reminds me that I badly need to WASH her car seat, right now, today, while I am thinking of it and going nowhere! That's right, the very preggo lady is the one who ends up climbing into the van and moving the car seats around.....

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I am putting the baby seat behind the driver seat of my Quest, to make it easier to get him in and out. That means I need to move the 1yo to the other side, which reminds me that I badly need to WASH her car seat, right now, today, while I am thinking of it and going nowhere! That's right, the very preggo lady is the one who ends up climbing into the van and moving the car seats around.....
Yep, I took all the carseat covers off, washed them, cleaned the straps. Cleaned the car under the carseats (pleasant!) and generally got everything good as new. Won't be doing that again for another year.
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I'm changing my mind on carseat placement in our Montana after test driving it for a few days with how theyr'e currently set up. With the two carseats in the middle row on the sides with the centre seat removed, dd can't really squeeze her way to the way back. So we'll leave it as is until baby arrives and then we'll put back the centre seat in the middle row but remove the seat directly behind the passenger and to allow easy access to the way back. DS's car seat will go in the way back on the passenger side with two spare seats beside him and baby will go in the middle row, centre seat with an empty seat behind drivers seat. This way dd can choose to sit where she wants, either beside baby or ds. And it'll be nice because if one of the LOs are crying (or both baby and toddler) then someone is able to sit beside them.

The only thing I don't like is that ds is so far away in the van and I can't pass things to him, etc.

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Well, my 18 month old is behind the driver side b/c if he can see me while we are driving he just screams at me so get him out of his seat. So, the baby will go behind the passenger seat. It's easier for me to reach back and give a paci or toy this way too. The older girls will be in the back.

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Well, my 18 month old is behind the driver side b/c if he can see me while we are driving he just screams at me so get him out of his seat. So, the baby will go behind the passenger seat. It's easier for me to reach back and give a paci or toy this way too. The older girls will be in the back.
Oh my gosh, that just reminds me of how much my older one HATED being in the car...I do not look forward to that. My much-loved and much-missed MIL passed away 2 yrs ago after a 10 year fight with cancer, but I must say it will be a relief not to have to drive 3 hours each way with a screaming kid to visit her in one day all the time like we had to when my older son was a little one.
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Speaking of detailing the car ... I somehow managed to get my dd to clean out the fridge today. I wonder if I can get her to clean out the Suburban and the carseats? Hmmm. I'm gonna have to work on that one.
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