Placement of infant seat and older child's car seat

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Placement of infant seat and older child's car seat


A lot of second time moms who are expecting their second child are wondering How am I going to fit this new car seat in the vehicle? Do I need to move my toddler or not? The answer that we typically recommend is that if you can't fit your two car seats side by side in the car, you put the infancy behind the passenger and the toddler in the center seat. Which usually means you have to install that convertible toddler seat with a seat belt and not the luges. If they don't fit there then I recommed putting the toddler behind driver and the infant behind the passenger. The main reason is because if you are on a busy street you don't want to be opening the driver side door and standing there trying to pull out that infancy with the traffic behind you. You'd rather come around to the side-walk side be able to lift out the infant carrier onto the side walk and reach across to buckle in your toddler. So that's my recommendation about the best placement for your scecond child. If you have any trouble with the toddler, making a fuss about having to move their position in the car I often just tell the toddler You get to sit closer to mommy.

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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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