We have an 8 passenger van, but both the middle seats in the second and third row only have a lap belt.
DS#1 is in a booster "on island" (in the radian when we leave the island)
DS#2 is in the radian
baby will be in an infant carrier
I am wondering is ds1 in the booster should be in the third row, since he can buckle and unbuckle himself, I would remove the middle row middle seat so he can in and out of the van without climbing, then ds2 and baby will be in the outside middle row seats.
My concern is getting the babies carried tightly installed with just the lap belt, I have tried a couple time and neither were to my satisfaction. But the outer seats have latch to use.
I just have this fear of ds1 being all the way in the third row...like if we were in an accident I couldnt get to him fast enough. Am I being silly?
Does anyone know if there is a way to get a base super tight with a lap belt? do they make any gadgets??
I know at some point someone will have to go to the back row, once baby is in a forward facing seat (age 2) there wont be enough shoulder belts up front for my older boys who will both be in boosters (they will be 7&8 )