So I have a 3 and half year old and a baby on the way. At the mo, DD is on the passengers side. Do I swap her over to behind the drivers side and put baby on the passengers side???
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02-03-2012 16:08 #1
Car seats - new baby and 3 yr old - which side?
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It's up to you but I found that easier. That way I could put my 21 month old in the car (just got her to crawl under the car seat) and she could get in her car seat + I could see she was in the car. Baby took longer to strap in so made sense to do that from the kerb side, rather than out on the road.
02-03-2012 16:22 #3
I'm in the same situation and I hadn't even thought of this! Good idea, I completely forgot about if I had the newborn behind the drivers seat I would be strapping it in from the road.
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02-03-2012 16:47 #4
Yes, that's what we've done. We bought DS a new carseat and put it behind the drivers seat already...bub doesn't arrive for another 4 weeks yet, but we thought we would get him used to it.
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02-03-2012 16:55 #5
Great - glad I was on the right tracks - my DP looked at me daft when I told him what I was going to do
02-03-2012 17:04 #6
I did the opposite. Id rather put the moving kid in on the kerb side rather than try to walk him near traffic to out him in.
Baby is behind the driver and bigger one behind passenger
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02-03-2012 17:10 #7
02-03-2012 17:21 #8
Yep, that's what we're doing too. No way do I want to be standing on the road side strapping baby in!
DS (2y 5m) likes to get in his seat by himself now anyway, so figure he can climb through and do that while I strap baby in and then I just have to tighten his straps.
02-03-2012 18:06 #9
Yeah I have my 3yr old on the drivers side then the 7month old on the passanger side.
Find it easier when we get out the car to get her out first then get bubs out. As well as put bubs in first then put the 3yr old in THEN I can get in and go haha. That way the toddler is always by myside from the time we get in the car to when we get out the car.
02-03-2012 18:09 #10
I have baby on drivers side as I have a tiny garage and that's the only way I can put her in - toddler can climb through the front seat and then I buckle her in when I'm out of the garage.
I like it this way as I am able to pass things to the toddler but also, with a good stretch can reach behind and pat baby on her head when she's crying.
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