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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-23-2017, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Little late, but my wife gave birth to our first born. Clara was born at 7:16pm on the 13th Now we will see how the patriot handles those gigantic car seat things they make these days.
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Well, congratulations! And, your life will change in ways you can't begin to image! Hand in there!


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Anybody have any tips on the optimal car seat arrangement?

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Congratulations!

Welcome to the world, little Clara!

If you're a good girl, maybe daddy will give you his Patriot when you're old enough. (ColoradoMan, that will be sooner than you think!)
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AIC was the Patriot carseat pro, I think he had three in the back if the middle one was rear-facing. But then his fourth kid was born, and he needs a Flex or Freestyle at minimum to cart his entire family around. I can't help but recommend a 9-seat Suburban for that purpose, haha. Or a Commander....

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I am sure MrMischief can tell me all about the quality of the jeep commanders. Really wish jeep would make an affordable 7 passenger off roader.
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That's great, big congrats to you both!

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Beautiful! Congrats
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Congrats on the addition to your family--beautiful addition. Too long ago for me to remember about the car seats and sure they are far different than 35 years ago.

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Congrats!

Around here, if you are unsure of car seat installation, you can drop by any fire hall and they will check if you have it properly installed.
They will teach you how to install if not properly done.

Colorado might have a similar program.

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congrattles!!

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congrats
just about any seat fits fine,
i had the britax seat rear facing for as long as son could tolerate it, about 4 years
then had it forward facing for about 1 year
when he out grew britax seat because of height i used unknown name brand car seat that was given to me(think its some eddie bower edition something) which he now uses at 6 yrs old


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congrats
just about any seat fits fine,
i had the britax seat rear facing for as long as son could tolerate it, about 4 years
then had it forward facing for about 1 year
when he out grew britax seat because of height i used unknown name brand car seat that was given to me(think its some eddie bower edition something) which he now uses at 6 yrs old


I am guessing its best to put the rear facing seat in the center? I wasn't able to easily fit it behind the passenger seat.
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I had 3 kids in the back of my patriot for over a year (before we got pregnant with #4, and had to go up in seating count).



Smallest forward facing kid behind the driver, largest forward facing kid behind the passenger, rear facing in the middle. Only way to go. We also went to babies r us, and they allowed us to measure the seats with a tape measure, and then took the ones we were interested in out the car, and fit them and make sure they actually fit



Congrats by the way!



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Oh, as a parent pro tip, Get seat covers, fold some towels, put them down, put the seat covers over the towels, that way if something is spilled, it goes into the seat covers/towels, and not the seats. I've had kids puke back there, and the seats still looked brand new.

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