DD hated the car. She would scream and scream. We had a little light-up toy that helped a little, but briefly. We turned her at six months and it got a little better but she just isn't one of these kids that's loves a car trip. I can count on one hand the amount of times she's slept in the car and she is two and a half. It got better when she could play the Wiggles on her iPad but at a few weeks old I don't know if that will help.
So.. No real advice, just sympathy **hugs**
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05-04-2013 14:14 #11Senior Member
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05-04-2013 14:18 #12
A mirror helped us. Dd can see herself and us, and was instantly happier.
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05-04-2013 18:12 #13
Not likely but just a thought, do you have a window or windows down when driving?
Whenever we did with ds1 as a baby he'd flip. We figured out having both front windows down a bit would create a woop woop woop (sorry, best way to describe it) noise in the back.
Apart from that I don't really have anything else sorry. I hope you can find a solution soon op.
05-04-2013 18:17 #14
Both of mine have treated the car as if it were a torture device. It got better with time, and driving when they weren't tired helped. But otherwise, as pp said, we just try not to go too far in the car. And never at peak hour! They grow out of it eventually
05-04-2013 19:02 #15
DS1 hated the car until around 6 months or so. I turned him forward facing at 11 months. DS2 (11 weeks) screams pretty much the second I put him in the capsule? I make sure he's fed, burped and clean and just try and ignore. The longest car ride we do is about 15-20 minutes.
05-04-2013 19:08 #16
If my baby (3 months) liked the car my life would be sorted. I'm resorting to PT now. The DVD sounds like a good option I might try it despite being anti tv for kids. It's so awful!
05-04-2013 19:25 #17Senior Member
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Step 1. Fuel up the car
Step 2. Get a calm friend to come along for support (for you, not bub)
Step 3. Strap in and drive. Keep driving (for several hours if necessary) until bub either gives up or falls asleep from exhaustion.
Step 4. Repeat until bub accepts the car trip is NOT going to stop just because she's crying!
This WILL CURE IT.
Both my kids hated the car to begin with. Now they fall asleep almost as soon as we take off
05-04-2013 19:35 #18
I found with my DS that he hated the sun in his eyes and would cry. I started covering the seat with a wrap tucking it in at the top and bottom and laying across the top of the tether straps making it taut. When I got the car windows tinted the problem was solved and he never cried again.
05-04-2013 19:59 #19
my two were bad in the car until I was able to turn them around..My little girl was probably worst then my boy and I used to dread long car trips..anything longer than 20 mins was a nightmare. I just had to try to drown out and although I am not proud I did one time blast the radio but amazingly it worked...(wouldnt recommend that though as a use all the time solution). One day I remember pulling over into a park and getting out of the car in the pouring rain and calling my husband in tears saying I didnt know how I was was gonna get home and I was about an hour or so away in peak hour traffic. My two are now 15months and we still have moments but find galumph went the green frog works a treat
05-04-2013 20:11 #20
we have tinted windows. ive tried the radio and it just doesnt work....i think she just hates it. Shes.not great in the pram either....
doesnt make life very easy...
but im glad tp hear im not alone..
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