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The dreaded car/car seat

Posted by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 10:22 AM
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My dd will be 5 mos on the 30th and STILL screams bloody murder in the car. The whole entire ride. I figure shed be used to it by now. I've tried everything- put a shirt w my scent back w her, toys, mirror, light up mirror, music, paci, -- she's fine if I'm back w her giving her a bottle. But obv I can't do that when I have to drive! I was thinking maybe cuz the first month of her life she was in the nicu so never was in a car. My dd#1 loved the car. What do I do!??? It drives me crazy!! When should this pass?
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kirstina
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 10:25 AM
Maybe when you switch her car seat.
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Randi02
by Platinum Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Is she in a covertible seat? If not, I would try that.

We skip the infant seat altogether.

Amberleigh81
by Bronze Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 10:28 AM
Mine was like this. He got better (not COMPLETELY but a lot better) when we switched to a convertible around six months. Babies-R-Us is having their trade-in sale right now... :)
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larissalarie
by Platinum Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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My second child was like this. Around his first birthday he finally got over it. (no I didn't forward face him, and he'd been in a convertible seat for months before that. Idk what changed)
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mandapanda82
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 10:33 AM
No-- I have one from dd1 should I just put it in rear still?


Quoting Randi02:

Is she in a covertible seat? If not, I would try that.

We skip the infant seat altogether.


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MommyO2-6631
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 10:34 AM
My 7 month old is slowly getting better. He still has his days tho. You can try changing her out of an infant seat but really there's nothing else you can do. Just hang in there!
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YzmaRocks
by Platinum Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 10:42 AM
I had one who screamed like that past his first birthday. (He has a lot of sensory problems and I think the noise in the car was too much for him.) I tried everything to no avail. I had to wait for him to outgrow it. Nerve wracking but it passed eventually.
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Baby_Avas_Momma
by Gold Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 10:46 AM
Mine did that until we put her in a convertible. She's still happily rearfacing at 22 months.
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Luv.My.Soldier
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 10:50 AM
My first son was like that and it was hell. We moved 1500 miles to Texas when he was 2.5 mths old and he screamed the entire 3 days of traveling. No joke. I switched him to a convertible at 6 mths and it still didnt help. He finally quit doing it around a yr old, even though he was still rear facing. Thank goodness my new baby isn't like that lol
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mandapanda82
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 4:36 PM
Bump!!
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