Amanda - posted on 11/16/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )
Anybody have any pointers on how to defuse a carseat meltdown or keep your cool while one is happening? It seems like ever since my son figured out how to throw a tantrum he does it pretty much everytime we get into the car now. I prefer going through drive-thrus wherever I go now, and dread leaving any place because I know the impending doom of my son's fit will get the best of me and/or him. They've gotten to the point where he starts to roll out of the carseat or try to scratch me while I'm attempting to strap him in, or even knock my glasses off my head and pull my hair. What causes this? Not enough running around before we get in the car? Not wanting to leave? He doesn't seem to hate car rides, I try to keep him entertained. I feel so embarrassed when these happen and people can hear and see us struggling with each other. Anybody else going through this?