Suggested Mods for Expectant Father?

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My wife and I are expecting our first in the new year. Outside of the baby's car seat + base, seat protector/cover, and mirror, are there any internal modifications that you all would recommend to make life easier with a newborn/infant? Fortunately we have a JLU Sahara with the extra space over the two door. I am thinking a rear cargo shelf or other cargo organization mods might be useful. Thoughts?



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My wife and I are expecting our first in the new year. Outside of the baby's car seat + base, seat protector/cover, and mirror, are there any internal modifications that you all would recommend to make life easier with a newborn/infant? Fortunately we have a JLU Sahara with the extra space over the two door. I am thinking a rear cargo shelf or other cargo organization mods might be useful. Thoughts?
Your first mod should probably be a Honda Pilot.;)
 

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Tint or sunshade for the windows.

Your car seat with the base is going to hit the back f the passenger seat. Make sure to either get a seat that's going to fit or protect the back of the seat somehow.

Put a water bottle holder with Molle straps on the back of the seat to place the baby bottle or toy so you can reach back and get it quickly.

https://www.amazon.com/Haafoo-Tacti...48&hvtargid=aud-801381245258:pla-800072043973
 
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Tint or sunshade for the windows.

Your car seat with the base is going to hit the back f the passenger seat. Make sure to either get a seat that's going to fit or protect the back of the seat somehow.

Put a water bottle holder with Molle straps on the back of the seat to place the baby bottle or toy so you can reach back and get it quickly.

https://www.amazon.com/Haafoo-Tacti...48&hvtargid=aud-801381245258:pla-800072043973
I failed to mention that we got a couple of sunshades for the back windows. I think those will come in handy for sure. I didn't think of the water bottle holder. Sounds like a great suggestion!
 

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Tint or sunshade for the windows.

Your car seat with the base is going to hit the back f the passenger seat. Make sure to either get a seat that's going to fit or protect the back of the seat somehow.

Put a water bottle holder with Molle straps on the back of the seat to place the baby bottle or toy so you can reach back and get it quickly.

https://www.amazon.com/Haafoo-Tacti...48&hvtargid=aud-801381245258:pla-800072043973
The problem with trying to access anything in the back seat when you have an infant seat installed in the middle (the preferred position as there are no rear seat airbags) is that you can't.
Plus, Sahara=no molle
 
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HOW DARE YOU call a Pilot a minivan...(it CAN'T be a minivan! I would NEVER buy my wife a minivan! It's not really a minivan, is it?)
You're right. Honda classifies the Pilot as a SUV/Crossover. My bad....
 

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You're right. Honda classifies the Pilot as a SUV/Crossover. My bad....
No, it's O.K. It's a smaller, higher Odyssey without the sliding doors. I've come to terms with it. S'why I never drive it.
 

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Just an FYI from the manual regarding using a carseat with anchor latches in the middle position. Page 273

"Can a child seat be installed in the center position using the inner LATCH lower anchorages?"

"Two Door Models- No. Four Door Models - Yes"
Four Door Only: You can install child restraints with flexible lower anchors in the center position. The inner anchorages are 18.5 inches (484 mm) apart. Do not install child restraints with rigid lower anchors in the center position"


I believe these are the type of anchors its referring to but someone please correct me if wrong. My Graco carseat has these and i've been too nervous to put it in the center because of this statement
https://www.amazon.com/Ansblue-ISOF...t=&hvlocphy=9029986&hvtargid=pla-569936436858
 

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My wife and I are expecting our first in the new year. Outside of the baby's car seat + base, seat protector/cover, and mirror, are there any internal modifications that you all would recommend to make life easier with a newborn/infant? Fortunately we have a JLU Sahara with the extra space over the two door. I am thinking a rear cargo shelf or other cargo organization mods might be useful. Thoughts?
Sole reason I got the 4-door myself. Good luck!
 

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HOW DARE YOU call a Pilot a minivan...(it CAN'T be a minivan! I would NEVER buy my wife a minivan! It's not really a minivan, is it?)
No... that's the Odyssey... the Pilot is an SUV. And the Ridgeline is a truck.
 

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My wife and I are expecting our first in the new year. Outside of the baby's car seat + base, seat protector/cover, and mirror, are there any internal modifications that you all would recommend to make life easier with a newborn/infant? Fortunately we have a JLU Sahara with the extra space over the two door. I am thinking a rear cargo shelf or other cargo organization mods might be useful. Thoughts?
I've gone 3 carseats wide in the rear of my jlu with our 2, 4 & 6 yr old at the time. The upright angle of the rear bench seat stinks for most car seats....it ends up making the car seat sit pretty far forward. I added the rear seat recline spacer kit which leaned the seat back about 2" and made car seats fit better. Either way, jeeps arent ideal designs for buckling in young kids. We got a minivan for that.
 

                           
























































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