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Old 09-17-2008, 11:20 PM   #1
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Those of you with car seats.

Yep it's about time for kido #2 to arrive, and he needs a place to ride too.

I've looked at the other car seat threads on the forum from past post but didn't find just what I'm curious about.

I have a had a toddler seat in my heep for 2yrs for my girl now but have not had a "baby" seat in it yet. My question is about using a child seat with the "base" <-- pretty sure that's what it's called. Is it better to use the base with the seat or just secure the seat without the base? Safety is always first with my kids.

(The base is an additional item that is not required to use a child seat. It is mounted in the vehicle and then the seat latches/locks into the base.)

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Old 09-18-2008, 12:12 AM   #2
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I always used the base. You leave the base secured to the seat so you don't have to worry about whether you got it tight every time or not. Obviously, you still check it but it's easier. The base held very well and made putting the baby in and taking her out of the jeep a lot easier.

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my seat didnt come with the base it stays in the jeep all the time of coarce the wife doesnt ride in the jeep much so the seat stays in the front all the time (air bag is off and I pulled the fuses)
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i always used the base. You leave the base secured to the seat so you don't have to worry about whether you got it tight every time or not. Obviously, you still check it but it's easier. The base held very well and made putting the baby in and taking her out of the jeep a lot easier.
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Thanks all for your response.
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Definitely use the base, As Amy said, it's much easier and much more secure.
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Yeah I plan on anchoring it to the floor pan loops.
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OK so, Amy did you use the seat belt with the little metal belt holder on the seat belt to secure the base, OR did you use the clips that are attached to the base? If you used the clips where did you attach them? I can only attach one side to a floor loop but nowhere to attach the other.
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I used the seat belt. What little metal belt holder on the seat belt? I'm not sure what you mean. But then, I'm a little loopy tonight... BTW I had a YJ when my kids were young enough for a baby car seat, don't know if that makes a difference.
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The base has a metal deal that holds the seat belt straps together.
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I don't think ours had that. They've changed a lot of safety requirements in the last 11 years, since ours was new.
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When Mariah (my daughter for those that don't know) was tiny I had eye-bolts in the floor and used ratchet cargo straps to secure the base. It worked great on the trail too.

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The base has a metal deal that holds the seat belt straps together.
We used that in the car but not in the jeep.

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