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Model X 2nd Row - Child Booster Protection

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by ohmman, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. ohmman

    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    We use Graco boosters in our Model X. One is backless (and relatively unnecessary for my 10 year old, honestly - but the data says it's safer so we still use it). The other is with a back. That seat has a contact point at the headrest of the Model X as shown here:

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    I had previously made a bolster out of a canvas grocery bag and an unused sofa cushion, but it had a tendency to slide around in that gap, and allow the top of the seats to make contact anyway. Also, my daughter complained about it being uncomfortable, like a lumbar support gone mad. I looked on my shelves in the garage and saw some pipe insulation, and wrapped it with that as follows. Works great! I still think a bolster is a good idea, but this is a solid workaround for anyone looking to keep their 2nd row from being destroyed by a booster.

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  2. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Thanks - maybe some could benefit from a frontal photograph?
     
  3. ohmman

    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    Ask, and... well, you get as close to "front" as I have.
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  4. LuckyX

    LuckyX Stormtrooper X60D, Autopilot, and Hitch

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    Also those with diono high back car seat will have this problem as well.

    My solution was to very similar as I used a swimming pool "noodle" floaty cut to a small piece to fit.
     
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  5. BeardedBro

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    This is a great idea for my Diono - thanks!!
     
  6. Yinn

    Yinn Active Member

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    On my sienna, we recline the seats to give it more room. Can that be done on the X?
     
  7. LuckyX

    LuckyX Stormtrooper X60D, Autopilot, and Hitch

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    Not sure about the 5 seater but in in the 6/7 seat backs do not recline.
     
  8. bushburner

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    I use microfiber towels, might use your idea instead.
     
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