Van Trim? 2-3-4 kids? Ages? Car seats? Booster seats? None? There is an entire section for this, but here are a couple of threads.Those with more than one kid, what arrangement do you use?
Since there are 6 sets of latches, there are many possible configurations so you may want to tell us your concerns so we can be more specific. We have two kids, 3.5 and 1.5. They are in the captain seats, despite the fact that the middle seat is the safest seat in the car, b/c it is easier to strap them in by both parents at the same time in this arrangement. On road trips, we may do something different depending on whether we need to carry additional passengers and have easy "access" to the kids by one of the parents. Some car seats are bigger than others in a way that does not necessary increase safety and comfort but these large car seats will make it difficult to put three in a row. There are videos on line that detail this for Odyssey so do a search.Those with more than one kid, what arrangement do you use?
Thanks! And thanks for the recommendation. We will probably end up putting the infant seat on the driver side of the middle row and move the front facing convertible to the middle.Tony, congrats on the one on the way! Keep in mind that with the infant car seat in the middle seat, you (and your wife) will have to lift the infant carseat over a convertible seat and stretch to place the infant car seat in the base. Depending on your arm reach and strength, it could get tough and down right difficult especially as your infant gets older/heavier. When we had 3 in the back of our SUV, we had the infant car seat behind the driverside, forward facing for our oldest in the middle and rear facing convertible on the passenger side. The typical routine was open the drivers side door to let in the oldest who would walk to the middle seat and pull herself up to be seated. Then we would put the infant carseat in the base, then close the drivers door and walk around to passenger side with middle child and place in rear facing convertible. As the oldest got older, she was able to pull herself up and buckle her straps so it was only the infant and middle child that needed assistance.