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#6 of 15 Re: Buick Enclave - three kids and strollers [budi]
Oct 11, 2007 (9:06 am)
I really appreaciate your input on this matter. I will definitely try out what you've suggested on our next trip to the dealership.
First of all, Congratulations on the new additions to your family ! Looking forward to your test result with the car seats. Maybe you can try what lwolf99 was suggesting and see if that works for you.
#7 of 15 Re: Buick Enclave - three kids and strollers [rookie22]
Oct 11, 2007 (4:59 pm)
Best of luck to you. If you have time, post back your thoughts after visiting the dealership. I am curious about your findings.
#8 of 15 Re: Buick Enclave - three kids and strollers [rookie22]
Oct 15, 2007 (5:50 pm)
Here is my experience so far with installing a Britax Boulevard and a Britax companion infant carrier. I'll break down my experience so far using the third row and captains chairs.
The infant carrier is very deep and it hangs off both the captain chairs and 3rd row seat, more so in the third row. I gave a short amount of time trying to use the center seatbelt to get the infant carrier base secured. I could not. Mind you I was doing this at night in limited light. Anyways, I'm going to see if a
pro can get it installed nice and tight. Getting the Boulevard installed in the third row is/more of a challenge than in the captains chairs only for the reason of anchoring the upper strap.
The only upper anchor in the third row is behind the center position. I am using that anchor for my toddler seat which is probably a no-no.
Captain chairs installs
It is a snap to use the LATCH system for the Boulevard. I did not try the belt or plan to.
For the infant carrier the only thing that works is using the LATCH method. What I found using the belt is that the stop button on the lower part of the belt gets in the way of the "lock off" mechanism (prevents belt from moving) of the infant carrier base. Bottom line is that I can not get the base super snug using the belt unless i remove that stop button. Like I said before the infant carrier base hangs off the seat but is very secure using the LATCH method. I would be curious to know if the other infant carrier bases are not as deep as the Britax companion. I might look into exchanging the Companion for a more compact one.
#9 of 15 I need advice
Oct 16, 2007 (7:12 pm)
I know this is the wrong forumn but the topic discussed relates to my problem. 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 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.
#10 of 15 Re: I need advice [nflguy]
Oct 16, 2007 (8:47 pm)
You may want to pose that question in the Child Car Seats That Fit discussion.
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#12 of 15 Re: Buick Enclave - three kids and strollers [rookie22]
Dec 30, 2007 (1:35 pm)
We got our Enclave the 15 of Dec. We have the seven seat configuration. We put the Grandson and Granddaughter in the second row captains seats and a six year old friend in a booster in the third row single seat with enough room for the stroller.
Hope this helps.
#14 of 15 Child seat anchors?
May 13, 2008 (1:21 pm)
Anyone know where they are? The book illustrates that there are floor anchors but we can't find them. We only have one behind the rear seat.
Feb 09, 2010 (9:06 pm)
Saw the posts about locations so I thought I'd post what I'm doing in case it helps anyone.
I have the captains chairs with no 2nd row console (pass through).
I have one child (2yrs) in Britax Marathon, forward facing, and one child (pre-schooler) in a full booster. We use the car seat in the capt. chair attached with the in-seat anchors and tethered under the headrest (it does not move) and over to the rear of the seat. We pull that seat forward so she can reach the cup holder and leave that seat alone. When using the 2nd row tethers be aware the cover will snap off easily when you pop the 3rd row down if the seat is pushed back so be careful with that. Also, the angles of the seat makes for interesting installation so get some pool noodles to fill the space/gaps (what our police dept uses).
My preschooler's booster stays in the other captains chair but we push it back all the way and use that side as entry for all of us. We hop in that side, me squatting in the middle to fix seat belts and then I pop out that door (take off the child lock!)
When toting Grandparents they either walk easily between to the 3rd row or we move the booster back and let one ride in the middle.
We haven't had too much problem toting strollers but if toting around 3 kids and 2 strollers, I would definitely do an install run through before purchase. You may need the full size Escalade with pass through or a van til they are a little older. My Joovy caboose (sit n stand style) fits perfectly behind the 3rd row, but little room for anything else by then.