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#130 of 139 Re: Which child seat? [davidhoffman19]
Oct 05, 2007 (8:14 am)
That article is a decent start. But what many people fail to consider besides age and weight of the child in the seat is also their length. And above all, the instructions that come with the seat should be taken as law, next to your car owner's manual. I worked for two years helping people find a seat that was good for them. There is no seat that is perfect for everyone. People are different, children are different, and cars are different. It takes a little bit of time to try a bunch out then make the decision.
#131 of 139 Tahoe 2007 2nd row captains chairs- safe for infant?
Oct 16, 2007 (9:50 pm)
We are expecting our first child in Feb. We have decided to get a 2007 Tahoe but all the ones we have looked at have captains chairs in the 2nd row and a two peice fold down bench in the 3rd row.
Is it safe to place the carseat/Infant in a second row captains chair? Also, is it safe to put the carseat in the 3rd row?
The Tahoe comes with side airbags for all rows if that makes a difference.
#132 of 139 Re: Tahoe 2007 2nd row captains chairs- safe for infant? [nflguy]
Oct 17, 2007 (5:06 am)
What is the concern over putting the seats in the 2nd row captains chair? We have a Sienna with captains chair and that is where we have our 2 younger kids in their car seats. Our 7 year old sits in his booster seat in the 3rd row. The only concern with 3rd row is during a rear-end collision, if distance b/w the rear hatch/glass to the 3rd row seat is too close.
#133 of 139 Re: Tahoe 2007 2nd row captains chairs- safe for infant? [nflguy]
Oct 17, 2007 (5:52 am)
There should be no problem with the captains seats in the Tahoe. So unless the car or carseat manuals specifically say not to do it, then it's okay. I've never seen one that has. The only other thing you might want to look into further if you are going to use the 3rd row is, I know at some point there were seat manufacturers who were picky about where you put a seat on a bench that splits depending on where the split is.
#135 of 139 Re: Which child seat? [ccostable]
Oct 23, 2007 (12:09 pm)
Wow, I never knew that choosing a car seat was such an extensive process. This is good information to be aware of-- thanks!
#136 of 139 Re: Which child seat? [snapcracklepop]
Oct 25, 2007 (11:47 am)
Yeah, picking a seat can take a little bit of time but you only really do it a few times and it is well worth the effort. I used to see people who really didn't care about a child seat or be bothered to put any kind of effort into it. Which was sad because it would be the kids that suffer and when you talk to people who lost children in accidents due to seat issues, it's pretty hard.
#137 of 139 Detail Car Seat Info 2007
Oct 28, 2007 (4:05 pm)
I found this exhaustive spreadsheet that provide detail car seat info for all 2007 car seat models from all manufacturers.
#138 of 139 Re: Detail Car Seat Info 2007 [davidhoffman19]
Oct 30, 2007 (11:02 am)
Your link looks interesting but I can't get to that page/excel sheet. Can you post it again? Thanks.
#139 of 139 The NHTSA now rates child car seats on ease of use
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 03, 2008 (6:36 pm)
"The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Wednesday introduced a new five-star government rating system that grades child safety seats on how easy they are to properly install."
Federal Government Kicks Off Child Car Seat Rating System (Inside Line)