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My 4 month old hates his car seat!

Posted by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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My son use to love car rides but now he hates his car seat. It only bothers him in the car. It's pure torture for him. He. Rise, scream, sweats, and turns red! Has anyone else had this problem? He's a little over 4 months.

by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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Ptitchou
by Bronze Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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My daughter hates the infant carrier. The convertible is hit or miss but definitely better than the carrier.
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robibuni
by Gold Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 12:54 PM

My YDD hated her infant carrier and at 12 months, sometimes hates her convertible carseat but she's slowly getting better.

BUMP!

Junebaby18
by Nannerz on Mar. 22, 2013 at 1:30 PM
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Make sure he is fed, burped, has a clean diaper, and when you put him in it, his shirt isn't bunched up underneath him or behind his back same as his pants. Make sure there isn't anything poking him from the seat too.
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YzmaRocks
by Platinum Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 2:39 PM
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My oldest hated it too. He screamed and screamed for over a year. It was awful but he did eventually outgrow it.
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mylilprincesses
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 2:40 PM

my 4 month old hates hers too.. he acts like its a torture device to her.

jessicaaris
by Jessica on Mar. 22, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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I think that is totally normal. Maybe try music or a hanging toy that may distract him? I'm sure he will outgrow it.
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angela.bouchard
by Angela on Mar. 22, 2013 at 5:08 PM

My son hated car rides for a while too. It's a phase I think most babies go through.

Randi02
by Platinum Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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Have you tried a convertible car seat? A lot of babies prefer them to the infant seats.

Baby_Avas_Momma
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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My dd was the same way until we switched to a convertible (rearfacing ofcourse). I've come to realize that alot of babies grow to hate their infant bucket seats lol.
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la_bella_vita
by Bella on Mar. 22, 2013 at 5:36 PM
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 You could try a convertible car seat.

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