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Old 01-29-2012, 06:04 AM
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Anyone w/ kids and an extended cab......

My wife and I only have one car seat and when I put it in my truck it sits too straight and when my boy falls asleep his head tilts foward. I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions on car seats for these EC trucks?
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:08 AM
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Its a redneck fix but if the car seat stays in your truck all the time I took a piece of 2x2 with L brackets and put it up by the front of the car seat right at the edge of the seat. Seems to work good... and my daughter sleeps with here head back not leaning ahead!!
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:46 AM
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my daughter sleeps with her head in her lap all the time and I have a crew cab...
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they have them sleeping pillows for kids that you put around there neck and it gives there head a pillow to rest on
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We have the Recaro seat for my daughter and the base has knobs that tilt the seat back for when they fall asleep. It has come in very handy.
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They make foam wedges to make the seat lean backwards.
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:56 PM
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It's not the truck, it's the seat. And she needs the shoulder strap to cut across her properly...to provide one of the primary functions of the shoulder strap which is supporting the upper body during a crash. Tilting the seat so she lays farther back (and doesn't flop forward when asleep) increases her ability to submarine under the lap belt.

I don't have a good suggestion for you but I also need to solve this as we are taking a very long driving vacation this spring.
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:06 PM
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ohhhhh... thought she was an infant. booster seat wouldnt bring her up far enough to catch the sholder strap, wel atleast my back seat has sholderstraps on each side but not in the middle
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Yeah, it's my son and he is an infant. He's 15 mos old and just got into the foward facing car seat a few months ago. Those were some good ideas though. It seems like the truck seat is not long enough on the bottom though, because when I pull the seat foward to make it lean back the front of the car seat is off the edge of the seat. Should've bought a CC lol.
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Yeah, it's my son and he is an infant. He's 15 mos old and just got into the foward facing car seat a few months ago. Those were some good ideas though. It seems like the truck seat is not long enough on the bottom though, because when I pull the seat foward to make it lean back the front of the car seat is off the edge of the seat. Should've bought a CC lol.
This is exactly why I bought a CC. I was looking at trucks and put my daughters car seat in the EC and saw that it would not work very well. Maybe time for some to look for a CC (if the wife won't kill you).
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