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February 1st, 2013, 12:45 PM
ashj_1218's Avatar Hiya!
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We have an Expedition and I already puzzled the three seats we are using across the center row and they fit in any arrangement I tried. We have: Graco Nauti, Graco MR65, Graco SR32.

I am thinking that my oldest, who is FF now in the Nauti needs to be in the middle. Is that the safest position for the only FF rider? Or should the baby still be in the middle? Or does it not matter and whichever way is easiest should be the way to go?

We obviously have the third row we can use too. But none of the kids will be self-buckling and I find the third row is difficult to get to in all regards. So we decided all three in the middle would be a bit easier for me with three kids. Thanks for input
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February 1st, 2013, 01:40 PM
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Technically, the least protected should be in the middle. That would be the youngest FFer you have. Baby will be soooo protected just by RFing. However, real world situations often make it impossible to do what is safEST. For example, my oldest has to be on the outside as she goes to preschool 4x a week, so it would be a mega pain to get her in and out of the middle. So she's outboard driver, DD2 is middle (she goes to school 2x a week, so I put them both in on one side), and DS is outboard passenger. I think once DD1 starts kindy in the fall, DS is going to the middle, and DD2 will go outboard passenger.

If you can't get the most vulnerable in the middle, don't fret. The margin of difference between outboard and middle is pretty small.
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February 2nd, 2013, 12:37 PM
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Thanks so much. I actually think its going to work pretty well for my oldest in the middle. He loves to climb and could always get out pretty easily. Plus, he is in preschool where I have to take all the kids inside anyway, so I don't think it will make much of a difference. My other two are RFing, so he is the least protected.
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