Sorry. OP asked for advice, and i advised what i know WORKED for us and many others i know.
Subbing as my nephew hates the car ( sister doesn't drive so I'm the taxi)
Another toy bar and mirror advocate here. I personally would not drive around for hours with a baby crying. They might be fed , burped, changed ect when you start but after a few hours they probably will have done a poo or be hungry or be hot /cold etc or need some kind of interaction . It doesn't make sense to me that a 9 week old would not have any needs to be met over a few hours.
Last edited by Ashram; 07-04-2013 at 08:16.
OP we also used a mirror when DD was rear facing. Also try classical music. Worked for our DD. We bought the Little Einsteins kids classical collection cd when she was a baby and it calmed her instantly (and us) She is 20 months now and we still put the cd on when she is really tired and we want her to nap in the car. The added bonus is it also helped to make us calm and relaxed as well.
thanks everyone. I will get some CDs....ive tried everything....so may as well keep trying. Little Crow I appreciate your advice however i couldnt do it as her crying really gets to.me now on short drives.... i also have an anxiety disorder so it would make it worse.
Can anyone tell me where i xan get the mirror or toy bar?
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We got both the toy bar and mirror from big w they were cheap I think about $10 each.
Sometimes I also hang normal toys with the little plastic hanging things ( hope that makes sense ) on the strap that goes around the carseat to the back of it when rearward facing.
yep i know what you mean. Ill have a look xo thanks
I just want clarify we didn't make DD1 drive long distances to cure her hatred of the car. We did it because we wanted to go away occasionally. We sat with her the whole way and held her hand and tried to comfort her.
I would never advocate what was suggested. We went through hell during this period and I wouldn't recommend it willingly.
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