Ok so dd is 19 months old.
And most of the time our means of transportation is by taking the city bus. But however we have not taken the bus since she was an infant.
Lately all her appointments and mine are at times where I cannot get a ride so we have been taking the bus. Our bus rides are from 35 to 1hr long, depending on where in the city we are going.
As soon as the bus starts going she freaks out. Clawing at my face and hitting and headbutting me. And will not stop crying the whole way. But when the bus stops to let someone on or off she stops for those brief minutes.
Its getting crazy...today on the bus for 45 minutes I had ppl staring at me and making comments to their friends, it was very hurtful Although I dont care in some ways what they think. I have no way to calm her.
But the second issue is, she gets diarreah sp? on every bus trip. So thats going to and from the appointments. :(
She has her daily poops the same time every day, but on bus days within the first 10 minutes she goes.
I am bringing this up forsure with her pedi next appointment. But what do I do for the time being? Next week we will be on the bus every day almost top go to appointments for her as well as me. I am not sure I can bare it anymore. Its frustrating. I cant help her, she wont sooth.
Do you think its a sensory issue at all.? Does that sound right in your opinon, or something else?
Oh and for the record, when she is in the car and in her seat buckled in she is fine, she is still rfing. Its just the bus, and the seats are sideways as well.
Any info would be helpful, if anyone has been through this.
One bus traveling stressed out mamma.