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Fiance pregnant, Need tips on baby travel system that works for 17 Mustang!

Hi all, new here I bought a mustang a few years back but now my fiance is pregnant and we do not have another car...big question is how to get around with the baby, its pretty tight in the back and I never had to deal with baby seats etc..I was told I need to get a 'baby travel system'. I have a 2017 Mustang v6 I believe everything is pretty much factory on it. Much appreciated recommendations for a baby travel system that is safe and works well. Cheers

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I predict, don't ask me how I know, that within a few months of her loading/unloading the baby in that car she will grab you by the ears while her head spins completely around and her eyes are shooting fire demanding either a small suv or a 4 door car.

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Well congratulations and welcome to AFM.

The best recommendation I can give is google Baby Travel System and open the links with that in the title. Its a combo infant seat and stroller system. For lack of a better description I call it a baby stroller transformer. They look a little on the pricey side at first but when you try to price infant seats for the car, and strollers separately the initial outlay is money well spent.

2 doors are not ideal when it comes to buckling and unbuckling the baby into the car seat but its doable. It will just take a little more time but after a while it will be second nature.

I believe the travel system is modular where the base of the infant carrier stays in the car and the infant seat snaps in place to that. The stroller is something you want to look at closely to be sure it fits in the trunk, which is the biggest drawback to the Mustang when it comes to packing everything up and heading to the mall or a trip. You just have to be creative but it can be done.

That's about all the advice I can give.

Edit: Infant seats are designed to face aft so be aware the rear window will let in a lot of light and heat. Window tint the back window.

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Can you say "minivan"?
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I predict, don't ask me how I know, that within a few months of her loading/unloading the baby in that car she will grab you by the ears while her head spins completely around and her eyes are shooting fire demanding either a small suv or a 4 door car.

That was also my reaction. LOL


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Hi all, new here I bought a mustang a few years back but now my fiance is pregnant and we do not have another car...big question is how to get around with the baby, its pretty tight in the back and I never had to deal with baby seats etc..I was told I need to get a 'baby travel system'. I have a 2017 Mustang v6 I believe everything is pretty much factory on it. Much appreciated recommendations for a baby travel system that is safe and works well. Cheers

For something that important, I would consult with Consumer Report Magazine for a recommendation. They independently test car seats, without funding from manufacturers. You can find them in your local library, if you don't have a subscription.

Some fire departments also can recommend a good car seat.



Usually the "travel system" refers to a stroller and car seat. Congratulation.


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There are times for Mustangs; and there are times for sedans; and there are times for minivans . . . I have a feeling your first Mustang time will be coming to an end soon; but there will be another time . . . I got mine for my 50th birthday :-)
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For long road trips when you have more than two adults, nothing beats a Crown Victoria (Grand Marque, Lincoln Town car). The 2003 and later models have rack and pinion steering, and they fixed the intake manifold leak problems with the 2002 year. I have a 2003 Crown Victoria LX as a backup car and when I need to take a car when there will be passengers in the back seat. The interior is all leather, and the AC works great. I get 25 mpg on the highway at 75 mph.
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You won't be able to put a rear facing car seat (which you need for an infant) in the back of the Mustang without pushing the front seat up under the dash. Makes it tuff for a passenger.

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Ahhhh….I have the perfect solution....Tow hitch + Enclosed Mini-Trailer for the baby!!!!!!
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We owned our 1987 Mustang GT for 13 years with two girls being born in 1986 and 1991. Our other cars at the time were a 1970 Mustang convertible and a 1985 Mustang GT. So it can be done!

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We owned our 1987 Mustang GT for 13 years with two girls being born in 1986 and 1991. Our other cars at the time were a 1970 Mustang convertible and a 1985 Mustang GT. So it can be done!

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I had a 1985 GT as a daily for 16yrs. It was there when my kiddo was born and she was very upset at me for selling it 3yrs ago as it was all she had known since birth (there was a 98 Neon briefly, but we won't count that, lol). Yes the seat will have to go forward for a rear-facing car seat, but it can go right back when you switch to a forward-facing seat. I rarely had a passenger though so it wasn't really an an issue.

Ultimately it's up to you and your significant other. Good luck and own whatever decision you make with no regrets cause regrets suck!

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The car seats now are much bigger than the car seats back when our kids were small. The child ends up sitting further forward in the rear seat...for front facing, this plants the child's feet (because legs aren't long enough for knees to bend over sill of the car seat) in the back of the seat in front of them---requiring the front seat to be pushed all the way forward to keep the high pitched wailing at a minimum. My grand daughters are not fans of riding in the back seat of the Mustang...ever again. Mini vans are the way to go...check insurance rates before pulling the trigger on an SUV. Enjoy!

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Totally won't do.


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