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    Default Baby scared of the car/capsule

    My eight-week old hates being in the car.

    He freaks out every single time -- full on distressed crying, actual tears, screaming inconsolably til he's hiccupping & red in the face.

    It doesn't matter if it's day or night, or if someone is sitting in the back seat next to him or not, he still does it.

    I need to be able to leave the house with him. But I can't while he's like this, it's heart breaking, I can't do it to him.

    Any advice / suggestions on what we can do? Has anyone else experienced something similar?

    Thanks in advance....

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    You have a few options.
    A) continue about your business and let him cry
    B) avoid the car and walk/public transport everywhere
    C) use the car only when bub is due for a nap or just after a feed.

    My DD screamed in the car. She finally settled at 7/8wks to screaming only if in the car longer than 15/20min. So we only drove long distances in her nap times and I used PT for short distances.

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    I found that if i put one of those little attachable toy bars up on the capsule, it would help, as when I would be driving, the bears/toys would be jiggling.. maybe you can try that?

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    DD1 despised being in the car or the pram which made it really difficult. She would cry almost to the point of vomitting. I read in Save our Sleeep that it's commonly because babies think you're trying to out them to sleep when they go in the car or the pram and fight it. That was certainly the case for us.

    I dealt with it by walking everywhere with her in the baby bjorn, and caught public transport if I couldn't walk. I did groceries at night when DH could watch her or used the pram to cart shopping around in if I really couldn't wait til he was home. It did eventually pass but (sad to say for us) not until she was 5 months old and we turned the car seat so it was forward facing, she still hated the pram and so was in the baby bjorn til she was 9 months.

    It's rough but we got used to it and I lost a ton of weight walking everywhere.

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