: Any recommendations for Carseats (or intallations)



anim8orCTSV
05-11-06, 03:37 AM
Ok so this may seem like a weird question but I have a Carseat, for my three year old, installed in my "V".

Since I have my own business at home I am the only one who drives my Daughter around (I love going to Dance class, picture this...Explorer, Explorer, Excursion, Suburban, CTS-V).

I am wondering if having that carseat installed all the time is going to do some major damage (indentation) in the cushions of the back seat.

Any suggestions on installation that won't compromize saftey (Like towels under the carseat, etc)?

-Anim8orCTSV

p.s. There is nothing like your Daughter saying Faster Daddy Faster, Pass them (when you are waiting in the drive through line at McDonalds).

ronr
05-11-06, 06:29 AM
I have 2 kids in seats but the seats are in my wife's Suburban most of the time. They do make some indentations when I put them in the V but nothing that doesn't disappear. That being said, I don't think I've ever had them in the V for more than a weekend.

It is funny how many comments I have had for others when the seats were in..."man, you'd never do that in a 'vett"...

thefly
05-11-06, 09:07 AM
what i did is target sells these heavy duty pads you put over your seat. i have no impressions left in the seat and i had to move one seat after 4 months to make room for another seat. so now i have a 2 seater with room for 2 kids in the back, but at least i get to drive a kick ass car like this for daily transport...

rand49er
05-11-06, 09:35 AM
Ok so this may seem like a weird question but I have a Carseat, for my three year old, installed in my "V".

Since I have my own business at home I am the only one who drives my Daughter around (I love going to Dance class, picture this...Explorer, Explorer, Excursion, Suburban, CTS-V).

I am wondering if having that carseat installed all the time is going to do some major damage (indentation) in the cushions of the back seat.

Any suggestions on installation that won't compromize saftey (Like towels under the carseat, etc)?

-Anim8orCTSV

p.s. There is nothing like your Daughter saying Faster Daddy Faster, Pass them (when you are waiting in the drive through line at McDonalds).Wow, is this familiar territory.

I have a car seat installed in the center rear position. I chose to place a towel, doubled up, underneath it. It seems to work quite well, and the few times I've cleaned under it (Yech!), I haven't noticed any serious indentations.

My son, however, keeps putting his feet on the back of the front seats and console (ebony interior), despite my repeated efforts for him to stop ("Jacob, please don't put your feet on the seats.") As time goes on, I'm worried that the back seat area is going to become a pigsty :eek: what with soccer, T-ball, friends, etc. Has anyone attempted to completely envelope their rear seat and the backs of the front seats as protection from this?

Ryan's '05-V
05-11-06, 09:42 AM
I had put a piece of an old posterboard under it and now have some cardboard. They should go away but since I always have my seat in the car I doubt it would. All you can do is try a few things and just deal with whatever marks are there.
I suggest a small blanket or thick towel as that should do the trick.

I have found it very very difficult to latch in my anchors that go between the seats. I plan to never remove mine as I fought for about 20 minutes to get it in. Every other car I have tried works great except the V.

thefly, I'm with you. I always wanted a Vette and knew I couldn't get one but my wife couldn't say no to our 4 door Vette. I grew up as a baby in Vette and TAs so now my kids can haul butt around town now too.

Randy, my son has his feet all over my seat as well and I have accepted it will probably never stop. As you know mine is a lease so the dirt usually just wipes off so I have given up.

Redline
05-11-06, 12:06 PM
I have twin boys. My V sees car-seat duty on only rare occasions (they like that daddy's car goes "vrooom" -- thanks B&B). I use the under-seat liner and have never had an issue. The seats are primarily in my wife's SRX, and using the under-seat liner, no indentions at all. I will say putting the seats in/out of the SRX is significantly easier due to the attachment points are not nearly as buried as in the V.

r_casino
05-11-06, 12:20 PM
My situation is similar to "Redlines" above. Car seat is mainly in the SRX, but on rare occasions, it ends up in the V.

Each car has a "car seat saver" for use with the car seat.

Not sure if this link will work, but you can see examples at Target:

http://www.target.com/gp/browse.html/ref=sc_fe_l_0_1041910_15/601-4016446-8314555?%5Fencoding=UTF8&node=13776421

You can get them in various colors. And they're thick enough to stop the indentations from the car seat.

thefly
05-11-06, 03:16 PM
Randy, my son has his feet all over my seat as well and I have accepted it will probably never stop. As you know mine is a lease so the dirt usually just wipes off so I have given up.

my daughter did that until i moved her out of the center and put a protector on the back of the seat plus it made for some extra storage. and yes i will buy almost anything

DILLIGAF
05-11-06, 04:00 PM
Sorry for the hijack,could one of you guys with a srx pm me your impressions of it.Looking for a family truckster

KTSwanson
05-13-06, 03:58 PM
With 7 children, I've had every car seat, in every type of vehicle imaginable (tried to talk my wife into a Porche 911 convertible, but with every brake, the heads would softly contact the back of the front seats...after 1/2 mile, with 2 kids in tears, any thoughts of a sports car were over...until the V!). The newer plastic shelled seats are much better than the older metal ones...they would rust under the rails over time. I like the LATCH system, once you get the hang of it...slide the clip in sideways, then flip it 90 degrees to latch...easier than using the seatbelts, which cause the seat to be slightly canted. The underseat protective plastic protectors work well, but use the vacuum cleaner weekly, as junk accumulates quickly. I've found the best selection for higher end car seats is at a local chain called Bergstrom's; they have an online store which is worth checking out: http://www.bergstroms.com/bergstroms/ . The most important advice I can give is to make sure you kiddie-lock the back doors...slip your key into the vertical slot, and turn it horizontally, whenever the kids are in the outboard seats, and lock the back windows. One time I was taking a curve, and one of the kids on the outboard side decided to pop the door open...he was latched and buckled in, so no real danger, but scared the pants off me...nearly needed to change my diapers!