Elizabeth - posted on 11/04/2008 ( 5 moms have responded )
My daughter, Brenna, is 9 weeks old and absolutely HATES the car!! Everytime she gets in, she screams until she either hypervenalates, or chokes on her spit. It's so nervewrecking. She works herself into such a state that by the time we get where we're going, she's shaking, hot, and is soaking wet from cold sweats. I guess it would be ok if she was a homebody, but she hates being home, too! I know most babies love the car, but Brenna doesn't. We have to travel to my inlaws for Thanksgiving and I can't get her in the car. My mother-in-law is already starting to think I'm making this up so I don't have to go to her house, but it's true and I really don't want to upset my husband's mom any more than I have to...ya know? But....we'll both be a basketcase by the time we drive an hour. She won't take a passy, bottle, or anything. If I sit back there with her, she screams worse, and she's too young for benedryl....got any suggestions?