9 month old scared of dark?

Amy - posted on 08/08/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )




my baby girl cries and screams ONLY at night when we are in the car..all the way home from somewhere! I have tried turning on the light,window open,singing,talking to her, even if i sit back there when my husband drives, she still cries!) i don't understand why this happens and i don't know what to do! Please HELP if you can!


Renae - posted on 08/08/2010




She is not scared of the dark. Some babies dont like the car. Some babies do like the car and then suddenly decide they hate it. Some only hate it during the day, and some only hate it during the night. If we could ask these babies why they dont like it we would be a lot better off!

Apart from all of the obvious things, like offering comfort and distractions, which you have tried; there usually isn't a solution. All kids who go through this phase grow out of it. It usually doesn't last past 12mos.

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Purplestar_89 - posted on 10/10/2012




That is ture about the cars my daugjter did the same in a friends car but when we take the cab she doesnt cry

Kelina - posted on 08/08/2010




My son will do that when he's overtired. What actually helps in my case is to crank the music. Eventually he figured out as soon as i cranked the music he'd stop crying and that would allow him to relax enough to go to sleep. I was at my wits end by the time i tried this because he would scream in the vehicle no matter what i did.

Linda - posted on 08/08/2010




It could just be that she is tired and can't sleep in the car. Even though most babies fall asleep in the car, my 2nd son almost never did--he cried. and cried. and cried. It never really got better until he was older. You could try holding her hand or gently patting her head. The only real options are to stop, or to endure it. Also, soft classical music may help. Just keep trying new things, and eventually something will work or she will grow out of it! :)

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