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    Default Baby scared of the car at night

    Dd3 is 4 months and for the last week has screamed in the car of a night time.
    Everytime we drive after dark she gets scared and will scream the whole trip.And she looks at you with big pleading eyes wanting you to pick her up.If you are in the dark she is fine but it's when she sees the light then dark again then flash of light again
    I have tried covering the car seat with a blanket but then she is to hot and a muslin wrap she can still see the lights through.I can't block the back window but I need to drive at night.
    It breaks my heart hearing her scream and I can't pick her up and comfort her.
    Mum said that I should turn her seat around but apart from the fact she is too young I'd like to keep her rear facing as long as possible.

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    DD used to do this too, she eventually got over it.
    I used to leave the interior light of the car on, or I had this toy with flashing lights that she used to hold and I think it must have distracted her from the other lights?

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    Dd was the same. It all changed when i turned her seat at 8mths.

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    Thanks I might try leaving interior light on tomorrow.

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    DD2 was the same.
    i cant drive with the interior light on but did it for a few days(well, nights) and then went and bought a cheap battery push on light thing that i was able to stick near her feet. that gave her enough light to be happy and was away from my vision line for the road.

    oh and turning did nothing for her, she is now 2.5 and forward facing....she still HATES being in the car at night, we just had her chuck a tanty about an hour ago because it was dark while we were driving. she is not scared of the dark in general, just in the car.

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    I can't drive with the interior light on, but can you get a little light to clip to the carseat like one of those sticky night lights? That way it's not distracting and she can still see it the whole time.

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    Default Solution to baby crying in car at night

    We travel a lot with our kids on holidays and go on fishing and camping trips. We use a product that will solve your problem. It clips to your car interior light and lets the kids have the light on in the back without distracting the driver. It also lets the kids eat their food in the back with the light on when it is dark outside.(you can buy it online at www.lightshield.com.au) May just be exactly what you are looking for.
    Last edited by Ollie1380; 06-05-2015 at 22:34.


 

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