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carseat troubles

Anyone have trouble with the LO in there carseat?? Mine is 4 months old, and he does fine in his carseat for a few minutes then he freaks and i don't know what to do. i try to reach my hand back there but its hard, any suggestions?? should i just keep driving and see how he does or pull over each time??

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:17 PM on Mar. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Are you sure that he is comfortable in the seat? Hes not wet or hungry? IF you have checked etc. you may just have to listen to the crying.........
    mistynights234

    Answer by mistynights234 at 7:20 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • I agree with the PP. Make sure he's fed, changed, happy, etc. Maybe look into those weird little mirrors...attach one above him and the other near or on your rearview. this way he can see you and you can see him.
    randi1978

    Answer by randi1978 at 7:46 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • My daughter had car seat anxiety for a while. A binki helped and so did those little toys that hang down from the handle. She also developed a love for a special stuffed animal, Stinky! Everywhere she and the car seat went, so did Stinky! It really helped her to have that with her.

    Sometimes, she still just cried though... good luck!
    cschwanger

    Answer by cschwanger at 8:44 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • At Target, there are these toys that can hang from the handle by Infantino. They have saved us many times with our son. He LOVES them! Now that he's big enough, he actively plays with them all the time. We can hear them jingling in the back seat. Some kids just can't stand to be in the car seat.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 2:31 AM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • we had the jingling things hanging from his infant carseat, but he outgrew it so now hes in a convertible carseat. is there a way to put toys hanging from that, it doesn't have the bar.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:15 AM on Mar. 25, 2009

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