If the minivan or SUV has third-row seating, you want to try to seat your baby as close to the middle as possible. If your vehicle has a bench in the middle row, then you should install your car seat in the center of the middle row.
Can you use a baby seat in a van?
The law requires all children travelling in the front or rear seat of any car, van or goods vehicle must use the correct child car seat until they are either 135 cm in height or 12 years old (which ever they reach first). After this they must use an adult seat belt.
Can you have a forward facing car seat in a van?
Yes, front and rear facing seats are both legal in the front of the car/van, as far as I know. The most important thing is the airbag. If you can’t disconnect it then please don’t risk it. You could put your little one in danger of serious harm, even death with the very thing that is meant to protect them.
Can a 3 year old sit in the front of a van?
Children aged 3 years to 135cm tall (approx 4’5″) who are under 12 years. Must use an appropriate child restraint when travelling in the front seat of a car, van or other goods vehicle. They must use an appropriate child restraint when travelling in the rear, if seat belts are fitted.
Should a car seat go behind the driver or passenger?
Where is the safest place to put a car seat? A study published in Pediatrics, showed for children newborn to 3 years old and all installs being equal, sitting in the center rear seat is 43% safer than sitting on the side in the back. The rear center position will be the furthest from any impact in any type of crash.