my baby refuse to sit in a car seat

Rita - posted on 11/09/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my baby girl is 1 year old and she refuses to sit in a car seat.i tried everything and she alw2ays keep on screaming.any suggestions?

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Jade - posted on 11/09/2009

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Maybe the carseat isnt fitted correctly to her and pinches or rubs against her legs/arms. If thats not it then she might just not like the idea of being buckled in and have to get used to it. Distractions like toys and snacks or juice are always good, but she may just have to get over it and out grow this reaction eventually. Try not to lose your sanity in the process tho lol

Anne - posted on 11/09/2009

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i know you've tried everything, but just in case, have you tried driving toys? like an attachable steering wheel. "Be a big girl like mommy & drive", or imagination toys like a magnetic board and some magnetic dolls. (Walmart like $3.50).



When my oldest went through that phase ( little one never has, she loves to go go gogogo) the easiest way was to find something totally new she had never seen before. SO not ANOTHER book, doll, etc.



Good luck. I hope I helped some

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Anna - posted on 11/09/2009

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Does it help to have someone sit in the back with her? Singing and music calms my son down when he doesn't want to be in his seat. Also, does it look comfortable for her? Does it look like she's tilted on a strange angle? Some seats don't fit well in some cars and it makes the child tip too far forwards & makes them uncomfortable.

Jenna - posted on 11/09/2009

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The same thing happened to my friends little girl, she would scream whenever she was put in her car seat. They found out that she had a dislocation in her back, and it hurt her to sit in the car seat. Is she throwing a tantrum because she doesn't want to be restricted to the seat or is she crying like she's in pain?

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