Fitting two or more car seats in the back seat

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Fitting two or more car seats in the back seat


Parents who have multiple children are often struggling which position to put each car seat in. And since they've heard that the center of the back seat is typically the safest position in the car, they want to keep one child in the center and one on the side passenger side. But the question is can they fit side by side? And the answer is unfortunately no, not all car seats will fit side by side in the center and the passenger seats. A lot of parents because of that reasons are having to put the 2 children at both the outboard seats behind the driver and the passenger. There are a few car seats on the market that are a little bit more narrow than the average so you can fit them side by side. Especially a lot of parents with twins tend to get those thinner can seats. So you can always to try them in your vehicle. I recommend going to a baby store, a boutique or somewhere in your neighborhood, they will allow you to test the seats in your car vehicle before you make the purchase. For may be an online retailer may be you can return them if they don't fit. Try out different car seats until you find the right configuration that works for your family.

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Jennifer Beall, MBA, CPST

Founder of Tot Squad

Jennifer Beall is the Founder and CEO of Tot Squad formerly known as CleanBeeBaby, an eco-friendly cleaning service for strollers and car seats that is at a different neighborhood retailer or preschool every day. Professional safety technicians help properly reinstall car seats after they are cleaned.Certified as a Child Passenger Safety Technician since 2009, Jen is passionate about helping parents properly use their car seats given that 85% are incorrectly installed. She also serves on the Los Angeles committee for Baby Buggy, a charity that helps collect used baby gear to redistribute it to families in need.Jen received her MBA in 2010 from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University where she focused on Marketing and Entrepreneurship. CleanBeeBaby was created through her coursework, for which she won first place in the Kellogg Cup Business Plan Competition and the Student of the Year award in Entrepreneurship. Prior to business school, she worked in management consulting as well as internal strategy for a food and beverage company. She also received a BS in Mathematics from Duke University after leaving her hometown of Austin, Texas.Jen now lives in Los Angeles but remains a loyal fan of the Texas Longhorns and the Duke basketball team. She enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling. She has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company, Daily Candy, and Crain's Chicago Business.

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