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Old 05-04-2012, 12:11 PM   #1
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Im Gonna Be A DAD. . Car seat questions

So i have a 11' 2dr sport s. . anyone out there with a 2dr rocking a car seat . . any recommendation on installing on driver side or passenger side rear. . my only fear so far is collision and lack of airbags in the rear . . trying to convince my wife it is safe to ride with the baby !!
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So i have a 11' 2dr sport s. . anyone out there with a 2dr rocking a car seat . . any recommendation on installing on driver side or passenger side rear. . my only fear so far is collision and lack of airbags in the rear . . trying to convince my wife it is safe to ride with the baby !!
I'm rocking a car sear in my 2010, installed on passenger side

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Old 05-04-2012, 12:30 PM   #3
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deff on the passenger side. its a shame they cheaped out on the driver seat
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I always heard that you should TURN OFF the air bags when a Baby Seat is installed ?
Am I wrong ????
I would install the seat behind the Passenger side. That way if the wife is driving she can reach back and check on the baby if needed.
I think the seat has to face to the REAR as a safety thing...
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I always heard that you should TURN OFF the air bags when a Baby Seat is installed ?
Am I wrong ????
I would install the seat behind the Passenger side. That way if the wife is driving she can reach back and check on the baby if needed.
I think the seat has to face to the REAR as a safety thing...
Thats the way we did it... 2 kids, 5 grandkids.... "BH"

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You only need to turn off the airbags if the baby seat is in the front seat in a pickup truck. On any other vehicle, baby seat goes in the back. Safest place is in the middle, but on some car (like my old Volvo) some car seats will hit the center console.

I would install it behind the passenger seat, easier to get it in and out. And yes, for new borns is rear facing. Some car seats are really.hard to install. Don't be afraid to pit all your weight on it to push it down so you can get everything nice and tight. Of you need help,you can usually go to the fire department or police station and they can help (and even provide you with a free seat in some places)

One more thing, for the new born: get a seat with a detachable base that stays permanently mounted. That way you don't need to install the seat all the time and more importantly, you don't wake up the baby when you get him out of the car. Good luck and congratulations
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hey, congrats on the kid!
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Congrats! Like the_Grouch said, safest place is always in the middle back seat and Fire departments are always glad to help crank that puppy down tight if you need help.
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Whatever you do DO NOT do what I did and convince yourself "Jeep probably isn't safe enough for my new kid, I'll just go trade it in for a Honda". Did that 6 years ago. Luckily I got the Honda on lease and 2 months ago I got a new JK! Those 6 years sucked.
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Congrats. Im in the same boat you are in mine is due july, but I have a tj, same idea though. I got the car seat that converts to a booster seat. This is just a seat for my jeep. Wife has the main car with removable seat with base.

Its really tight with mine. Pass seat is all the way up and still touches. But it works.

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I have one in my 2008 2 door. It is in the middle, since that is safest and I can't push the seat back otherwise. The car seat is only in there with the baby, of course, on the base. The base stays in all the time.

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Congratulations!!! Rear facing child seats (which is what you will need for first 15 months or so ) take up a lot of room. Most likely you will nned to put it on passenger side. If you put it on driver side, you will be sitting on top of your steering wheel.
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Congrats!! I am a Child Seat Technician with my Police Department so I will lend you some advice. The safest place for a child in a car seat is the middle of the back seat. If there is no seatbelt available, the child should be away from any airbag in the rear of the vehicle. Either side in the rear seat will be fine. Most if not all car seats are crash tested with side impact collision's so they are safe in that location. Now the tricky part if the backseat is unavailable they could be placed in the front seat if.... the airbag can be turned off. There are regular cab pickup trucks that obviously have no back seat so the infant goes in the front with the airbag off or possibly in the middle where there is no airbag. Good Luck
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Congratulations! My kids are all grown so no need for a baby seat so I can't help you out there.
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Congrats.... You are in for some real fun.

You should have a rear-facing seat for ~18months. My guess is the middle will be the best option.

I have 2 seats in mine. The Kids LOVE it!
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Congrats man being a Dad is.... Well... There is nothing like it!!!!

As for car seats, they don't fit well. Atleast ours don't.. If you can swing it pick up a Diono Radian RXT.. It's a greatest but big. According to my wife's research a Britax seat is supposed to fit well in a wrangler..
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Congrats on the new baby.

I got my 07 when my boys were 6 & 18 months they are now 5 and 7 years old. I started out with the infant carrier, then rearfacing carseats (the most difficult stage with the 2 door) then forward facing, and now booster seats. We used the graco infant carrier and Alpha Omega Elite carseats and they fit pretty well in the backseat of the Jeep.






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Congrats on the new baby.

I got my 07 when my boys were 6 & 18 months they are now 5 and 7 years old. I started out with the infant carrier, then rearfacing carseats (the most difficult stage with the 2 door) then forward facing, and now booster seats. We used the graco infant carrier and Alpha Omega Elite carseats and they fit pretty well in the backseat of the Jeep.
Lol you got some sleepie boys there.
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Congrats buddy! Put it passenger side rear for practical reasons. Its easier to turn and hand binkies, bottles etc. if you like your seats cover them. They WILL get stains from spills. Good luck!
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Congrats man being a Dad is.... Well... There is nothing like it!!!!

As for car seats, they don't fit well. Atleast ours don't.. If you can swing it pick up a Diono Radian RXT.. It's a greatest but big. According to my wife's research a Britax seat is supposed to fit well in a wrangler..

Im not sure what would be best for a newborn, but I have a 2 and half year old when I got my unlimited two months ago. We got the Britax Frontier 85 in a tan color and it looks great with my black/saddle tan interior. It fits really well and is suppose to be one of the safest even in roll overs. It is adjustable so a child can still use it until they are 8 or 9 years old. Check Amazon for reviews too.
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Like what was already suggested, go talk to the fire department and they'll be more than happy to crank her down into the Jeep for ya. But better thing would be to have them show you how. To do it CORRECTLY have them show you. It's by far one of the most important things you'll ever do for the baby's safety.

Congrats on the new one on the way. And tell your wife not to fret about the Jeep. If anything that Jeep is gonna take a hit way better than many of the vehicles on the road. And in a couple years you'll get faces light up like this when the top goes down.... Shoulda seen how excited the one on the left there got this evening when she found out Mommy and Daddy are both gonna have a Jeep. lol
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Congrats buddy! Put it passenger side rear for practical reasons. Its easier to turn and hand binkies, bottles etc. if you like your seats cover them. They WILL get stains from spills. Good luck!

Other best advice you're ever gonna get. Cover your seats. It doesn't matter how hard you try to avoid it, you WILL get leaky bottles, sippy cups, possible diaper blowouts, and then later on french fries, milk shakes, apple juice, lollipops, cheetos, .... things you can't identify...... you get the idea.
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Congrats!! You just got one of the most expensive mods available too. Don't skimp on a car seat...get a good one. Enjoy!!
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Plenty of good advice in here. I like using the center. Keeping the kid as far away from the doors and as far in the vehicle as possible seems ideal.

What has not been suggested, and trust me, take my advice, buy this.

Amazon.com: Diono Ultra Mat Car Seat Mat, Grey: Baby

It will save your seats from permanent car seat dents and rips. Pressure from car seats and constant movement back and forth destroys seats, especially leather. Small price to pay, and no, seat covers do not do the same thing.
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Congrats bud!! We just swapped out our capsule (newborn) for a seat in our jkus. We went for the isofix system that is installed with the jeep. JT isn't sure about his new seat yet, but at least I know it's safe. : )

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For those saying to put it in the middle: Is this taking into consideration that there is NO support under the middle? I've seen threads on this and checked out my middle. Pretty flimsy!

I have 2 child seats btw, one on each side. People love to point and laugh on the trail.

I also vote for passenger side or middle if that works. My 3 yo sits behind me. Even in the 4 door, there's not much room and he loves jamming his feet in my back.
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Plenty of good advice in here. I like using the center. Keeping the kid as far away from the doors and as far in the vehicle as possible seems ideal.

What has not been suggested, and trust me, take my advice, buy this.

Amazon.com: Diono Ultra Mat Car Seat Mat, Grey: Baby

It will save your seats from permanent car seat dents and rips. Pressure from car seats and constant movement back and forth destroys seats, especially leather. Small price to pay, and no, seat covers do not do the same thing.
Agreed, my seat has "notches" in it from my 2 year olds seat. It wasn't even in there long.... :/
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thanks for the advice everyone. . plenty of m ideas. . i knew i could count on the forum. . the wife loves the jeep too and now she is ok with putting a car seat in. . it..
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Plenty of good advice in here. I like using the center. Keeping the kid as far away from the doors and as far in the vehicle as possible seems ideal.

What has not been suggested, and trust me, take my advice, buy this.

Amazon.com: Diono Ultra Mat Car Seat Mat, Grey: Baby

It will save your seats from permanent car seat dents and rips. Pressure from car seats and constant movement back and forth destroys seats, especially leather. Small price to pay, and no, seat covers do not do the same thing.
awesome idea. . id hate to mess up the new seats in the jeep and in my infiniti. . . thanks for the info

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