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    Default My baby hates the car..... help!

    My 9 week old baby girl absolutely HATES the car. We have gone in 4 different cars, all have the same car seat and she hates it.

    She can be tired, fed and burped and relaxed. We put her in and within a few minutes shes screaming, crying and just generally hating it.

    Ive tried music, singing to her, etc and nothing works.

    I have just gone with it lately as theres nothing I can do while Im driving but God its distracting and I can see how people have accidents because her screaming really gets to me....

    Any suggestions or ideas? She isnt uncomfortable, we have the straps firm but not tight or lose. She isnt hot or cold.....

    She just hates it!

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    Unfortunately there was nothing that worked for me, it just meant not driving long distances. Now he is 17 months he is still not a huge fan of the car but we bought a DVD player which seems to have helped a little.

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    Does she have reflux? My DS was exactly the same around that age and only settled down once his reflux settled! It's horrible I know so be safe!

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    Some babies just hate it. My DD2 screamed her little lungs out until she was about 6 months old, now she is 1 she still cries in the car.
    Sorry, no helpful advice, but I feel your pain.

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    I second DVD players. I started very young with it. Doesn't stop it but does help a bit.

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    Nothing worked for us. In the end I bought a really good baby carrier and walked or caught the tram.

    If I needed to get anything like groceries I shopped at night without her.

    It didn't stop til she was well over one.

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    I hung a cot toy thing that had lights from the head rest it helped a tiny bit but at almost one she still doesn't like thee car

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    Omg, I remember this so clearly. I thought my Ds would choke because he was so upset.

    I am lucky because I am always in the car with my partner when Ds is in the car so we found that giving him his bottle in the car really helped to short-circuit the distress...it seemed to recondition him to being in the car by providing a positive association...sometimes whitenoise helped as well. At 8 months he is fine.

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    What kind of car seat do you have?
    Does she cry when you put her down at home? Just asking because maybe its just that she's not being held more than being in the car...

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    we have a safe and.sound trojan.

    no we can put her down easy at home...


 

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