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Child Seat in 2nd Row Middle?

Has anyone with an 8 passenger tried putting a child seat in the 2nd row middle position? It has latch capabilities, so I have no doubt that a car seat would fit there. But I'm thinking that it would probably overlap the two seats next to it, thereby preventing them from moving forward to allow access to the 3rd row. Can anyone confirm?

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I played with this at the dealership, but basically you'll need to install the seat slightly to one side so that the other side can clear it. Of course, this will all depend on how wide your car seats are.
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That's what I was afraid of. I have a Britax Boulevard carseat, which is fairly large. Not sure how easy it would be to have it positioned a little to one side without blocking the latch anchors. I was also hoping to keep both outboard 2nd row seats available for the older kids to sit in, which may not be comfortable with the Britax in the middle.

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Yeah, I doubt it will work for the Boulevard. We are planning on putting my daughter's booster seat in the middle, which only overlapped by about an inch on both sides, so it was easy to shift to one side slightly.
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Thanks for the insight. It sounds like I'll likely have to wait until we move to a booster seat to really be able to use that middle seat.

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Has anyone with an 8 passenger tried putting a child seat in the 2nd row middle position? It has latch capabilities, so I have no doubt that a car seat would fit there. But I'm thinking that it would probably overlap the two seats next to it, thereby preventing them from moving forward to allow access to the 3rd row. Can anyone confirm?
We have three across on the 2nd row, two outboard are the Recaro pro rides and the middle is the britax b safe infant seat with the click in base. The base works well there in the middle, tried the Recaro in the middle and like others have said it will interfere with the tilt up seats. As it is, I need to offset the outboard seats towards the doors so the infant seat will click in. I would gladly give up the Sto and go for seats like the odyssey that shift outboard to give more space between the seats, but you can't win em all and my boys will be outgrowing the seats sooner or later. Definitely like the 8 passenger set up though. We've already had a handful of trips that maxed out the seating capacity. I figure I can always remove the middle of I want the pass through. And I'm not a sunroof fan, so no loss there.
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Hello all,
I reached this forum as I was searching for the second row middle seat capability.
In my tour of dealers I asked the question and both dealers I dealt with told me the following: "Chrysler does not recommend putting a car seat in the second row middle seat. Being a removable seat it will not be safe". However I see the anchors on the back and all the necessary features so it got me thinking.

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Chrysler does not recommend putting a car seat in the second row middle seat. Being a removable seat it will not be safe
This is another example of a salesperson just making stuff up. If Chrysler didn't think it was safe for that seat to hold a child seat, there would be warnings all over it and they certainly wouldn't have gone through the trouble of adding LATCH to it, which has no purpose other than to do that very thing.

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This is another example of a salesperson just making stuff up. If Chrysler didn't think it was safe for that seat to hold a child seat, there would be warnings all over it and they certainly wouldn't have gone through the trouble of adding LATCH to it, which has no purpose other than to do that very thing.
Thank you generaltso! It makes a lot of sense and that's why I'm looking this up. Weird too that 2 different sales people at different dealers had the same story.
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Thank you generaltso! It makes a lot of sense and that's why I'm looking this up. Weird too that 2 different sales people at different dealers had the same story.
Yeah, if the seat wasn't designed for a seat, they wouldn't risk putting the latch connectors in there.
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