Baby seat in the ST

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by speedprotege, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. Cligedy

    Cligedy Active Member

    Putting the seat in the middle worked best for me. It's more of a reach to put the baby in, but it almost doesn't matter how far back the front seats are.

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  3. fly2low

    fly2low Member

    If OP is still shopping for a carseat, I'll try to fit my Chico, the one with a base, to my FiST. Let me know.
  4. silvertoy

    silvertoy Member

    ^This.. I was able to get a rear facing seat in the middle. It sucks leaning over so far to get it there, but it's only temporary. Just remember that not all car seats are created equal and larger does not necessarily mean safer. Choose the smallest rear facing seat possible that still tests well. An extra few bucks may be the difference between a quality seat that's 2 feet from front to back and one that is 3 feet.
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  5. Gpfarrell

    Gpfarrell Member

    Silvertoy raises a great point. I was looking to fit a forward facing seat into the back "seat" of our '83 Porsche 911. The store manager let me carry seat after seat out to the parking lot until I found one that fit. Btw, some folks like baby in the middle; more margin in the event of a side impact.
  6. avcdude

    avcdude New Member

    Here is my experience with car seat.

    I'm 6 feet and my wife is also tall. We have a 2 y/o and we have mounted the seat in the middle front facing. Bottom line is that it does fit but it's tight. My wife seats next to the baby and she complaints sometimes, but mostly for the stiff ride on the winter after math roads...

    I could slide the passenger seat a little more but then my other daughter would have to move it all the time she gets in, which is not convent I think I found a good setting that works for both.

    As for the car seat, the key is to pick one that is on the small size. I don't think a full size one will fit.

    Disclaimer. I don't have Recaro's
  7. vixenlotus

    vixenlotus Member

    Rear facing child seats are very much over rated. I have a 2 year old and I have found that if I just put the little guy in the rear seat with the normal seat belt it works very well. You just have to tuck the shoulder belt behind him. It keeps him in place good enough for a small car. Our car seat could not fit and this works out well.
  8. ryst

    ryst Active Member

    While this is true and there is a great TED talk where an economist shows car seats are no safer than seat belts for kids over 2. It's against the law in my state, Michigan, for any child to ride in a vehicle under the age of 4 without a car seat, and illegal for any child under the age of 8 or under 4'9" to ride in a car without a booster seat.,4643,7-123-64773_22774-113709--,00.html
  9. ST-in-Mich

    ST-in-Mich Member

    I believe he was kidding. But don't most states have rules like this?
  10. ryst

    ryst Active Member

    I'm not sure if other states do, I just know the Michigan law because I've looked into it. EDIT: looks like most all states have laws. Here's the TED talk where Steve Levitt shows there is no statistical or testing evidence that car seats are safer than normal seat belts for children over 2

    But I'm not sure if vixenlotus was joking or not :)
  11. vixenlotus

    vixenlotus Member

    Not joking at all, if you are over 30 you probably lived in the back of a station wagon jumping around and making faces at people behind you. Most of the time i strap my kid down into the back seat but sometimes i just let him have fun and do not buckle him in.
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  12. peoples1234

    peoples1234 Member

    This is awful....
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  13. vixenlotus

    vixenlotus Member

    what is awful about it. My son has a ball jumping around the back seat. Other kids are in something similar to straightjackets being strapped down.
  14. peoples1234

    peoples1234 Member

    I'm sure your kid would have a ball hanging on to the roof, or smoking crack, but you're not gonna let him/her do that are you? Just because you did something as a kid, and made it out alive, doesn't mean that it suddenly becomes okay for every subsequent generation. Anecdote much? We grow and learn from the past, one thing learned is that kids belong in a car seat. Yea, parents are overprotective today and coddle their children too much, but not because they are putting them in a car seat.

    I wear a seatbelt every time I get in the car. You can be damn sure my kids will be doing the same.

    I am not, however, a car seat nazi type that keeps their kid in a rear facing seat until they are 5 or older, that's overprotective behavior.
  15. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    I learned the hard way when a panic stop to avoid a "sunday driver" sent my son face first into the dash. needless hr's days weeks to get his front teeth set right again and I look at that every time he smiles.. I beatmyself up pretty good about that for a long long time to the point where we HAD to get the kids fullface helmets to ride snowmobiles and ATV's sitting in front of Us they had a good chance to eat the handle bars too.. But life teaches us all lessons in time ... To each their own but It's tough to look at your little kid bleeding knowing I was suppose to protect him till he was old enough to do it.. (soap box put away now)
  16. vixenlotus

    vixenlotus Member

    thats why i keep him in the back. less risk back there.
    i love the look on people's faces when they see him back there not strapped down to anything. I actually had a woman call a cop on me one time. but that was when he was an infant.
  17. peoples1234

    peoples1234 Member

    Not getting any better...
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  18. vixenlotus

    vixenlotus Member

    Come to think of it i did have a close call a few months ago. My son was jumping around the back seat with a popsicle and i slammed on the breaks and the stick went half way down his throat. Poor kid was blue by the time i pulled over and pulled it out.
    But i look at this as a good lesson for him. He will think twice about eating and dripping a grape popsicle on my rear Recaros.
  19. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    As a firefighter, I am too sickened to comment further on this. I respond to many accidents, cutting cars apart to rescue people, et al. Your behavior about not belting in your child is CRIMINAL!!! :poop: You are putting him/her at risk for no reason when you have the tools in the car to help to keep them from harm.
  20. mrtn

    mrtn Active Member

    This is all sounding a little made up to me. Not only do I not believe someone would be dumb enough to compromise the life of their own child. I also do not believe someone would be dumb enough to let a kid eat a Popsicle in the car.
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  21. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    You would have to work my job for a while. There are really people like this out there. Like our saying goes - You can't make this shit up. Enough rant.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2014

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