Scared of the car!

Lesli - posted on 07/29/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My three month old screams every time we put her in the car. She normally doesn't stop until she either stops for a few minutes and begins to enjoy the ride, or falls asleep. Even then, she'll start crying again at stop lights or even if we slow down a bit. I would sit in the back with her, but my husbands driver seat is broken so that the seat behind it has to be down in order for his seat to be up. We're getting that fixed soon, but I feel so bad for my little girl. It's so sad to see her go from giggly to bawling her head off. Anyone experienced anything similar?

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Leah - posted on 07/29/2009

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we are having the exact same problem with our daughter, it's so heartbreaking hearing her cry when you can't do anything about it!! we find if we drive just after she's had a feed she's normally happy enough and will fall straight asleep.

Amber - posted on 07/29/2009

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Both of my daughters were the same way. My youngest just outgrew this crying phase last month. It was horrible she would cry from point A to point B. Sometimes a little white noise like static from the radio would help or toys that dangle on the car seat. Hang in there it is hard but it won't last very much longer!

Katarina - posted on 07/29/2009

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My 4 month old son is exactly the same! I do sit in the back seat with him but it doesn't make a difference, he cries anyways. We found that some Kiddie music works for him. The Carebears Christmas CD we found at a Dollar store works the best for him. Also the Little People Anniversary addition is great as well, and it can carry you through quite a few years. It has the classic kids songs on it. Babies don't like being restrained but she'll get used to it. Good Luck

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