One of the critical reasons of choosing a 2011 Honda Odyssey. Latches across all seats (see attached picture below)
And what about a video?This is exactly why I am looking at getting a 2011 Odyssey. Thanks for the picture. I will have newborn twins and a toddler under 2 years old.
The one in the middle is the most difficult to buckle, but for that same reason we decided to set it like that, the youngest (Britax Marathon, rear facing) and young-er (Britax Marathon, front facing) go outboards, and the oldest (Britax Frontier) goes in the middle. The oldest already climbs and helps buckling himself up, we just need to double check on him. We can seat them all inside the garage in a couple of minutes and without having to climb-up.is it hard to buckle them? just curious. I have two naughty kids.. the little boy dont even want to seat in his carseat-- want to be cuddled in the third row.. And of course wants to stand up to have a clear view from the miniscule third row window.
I have two year old twins in each outboard seat of our 2012 Odyssey TE, and plan to place our upcoming newborn in the second row center seat. But I just tried installing the graco snug ride car seat base in the middle seat, and it seems to fit funny. Specifically, even after tightening the latches at tight as humanly possible the front part of the car seat base (the side closest to the front of the car) does not sit flat on the car seat, but rather sits slightly in the air. Somehow this doesn't seem safe. Any explanation/tips/fixes?
Thanks Bigboat! I'm glad to hear other people have found workarounds!I had a similar problem so I bought and cut a couple of swimming noodles to level the base as the bottom seat has a slight angle. Just putting them underneath. I've seen other options like a folded towel or similar. Also, try to have the back seat the least reclined possible, that helps keeping the base in place. I've seen that the newer bases come with a couple of base legs or extenders, possibly because of that same issue
I found this if it helps:
For the middle seat try turning the headrest backwards instead and pass the tether straps through it.BigBoat- when you installed the Britax frontiers did you remove the headrests? I am trying to install a frontier in center seat of second row of our new '13 ody and I had to remove the cars headrest to do so. However, then I felt like the tether straps kept sliding off the shoulders of the seat back. Any suggestions??
Yes, although is not easy, we basically need to tilt the entire seat as the pic below. You need to use the seat release as if you were to remove it. We do that with guests a couple of times a year. Other option is loading the crew through the liftgate, but is not fun for the grandparents.Reviving this thread...
Bigboat, with three carseats across, were you able to get into the 3rd row? Is a child? I have 4 kids in carseats, and will have 5 come january. I currently have a 2005 T&C that we are at capacity on. I'm trying to avoid going to a fullsize van. I'm considering a 4th gen odyssey.
As a car seat tech we don't recommend turning the headrests around unless they actually lock into place backwards. They will come lose in a crash. Even when locked in properly they can come lose... Which is pretty dangerous given they have metal posts.For the middle seat try turning the headrest backwards instead and pass the tether straps through it.
The Odyssey 2nd row middle seat headrest locks forward or backwardsAs a car seat tech we don't recommend turning the headrests around unless they actually lock into place backwards. They will come lose in a crash. Even when locked in properly they can come lose... Which is pretty dangerous given they have metal posts.
The britax marathons and frontier don't need the headrests anyway. You can just store them in the trunk or in your garage.