Traveling woes

Cassa - posted on 12/16/2008 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son is 9 weeks old and he sweats horribly in his carseat. I am also wondering if he is uncomfortable in it . I have no idea but traveling is virtually impossible and I live in a very remote town where the nearest civilization is 100 miles away. We have to pick up my step son which takes an hour and a half and he will scream after the first hour or so. I think the screaming is overheating him. I have no idea. But because of all of this my husband doesn't want to travel and we're stuck in little wyoming. I feed him really good before we leave, but I don't know what else to do. Any ideas? Is there anything I can do to my carseat to make it more comfortable?

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Chava - posted on 12/16/2008

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we had problems w/ our baby sweating in his carseat as well. we removed some of the insulation padding from the seat and covered the dark upholstering w/ a white cotton cloth.

Amie - posted on 12/16/2008

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He might not like being restrained and like the other moms said is probably bored or feels alone back there since he can't see anyone. My oldest was like this until she had her siblings and then there's been few problems other than the, mom he's on my side of the seat, mom she's touching me, and a few other things that come along with multiple kids. lol! For the over heating though, once baby is in his seat and in the car, undo his jacket and cover him with a light blanket until the car warms up. I think wyoming has cold winters like us. I'm in Canada and don't remember much from what I learned in school about the states and where they are. lol! My hubby is in charge of the kids though once we're in the car, I drive most places so if baby fusses he deals with it. To makin sure their the right temperature, which causes problems if their too warm, they will fuss, same with too cold, if another bottle is needed and checkin diapers to make sure that is not the issue. Stock a bunch of toys that are geared to ur little ones age. The ones that snap to the carseat and hang above baby are great, some come with little mirrors on them too. Mine all loved theirs. The only time it's been an issue is if hubby is at work and we're out and about ourselves. If it's a long day full of errands then there's a lot of stops to check the above mentioned and if it's none of them and they just want out they need to put up with it. Our travel well though as we've always been on the go. So from a young age they got used to it. The first little while is the toughest though as babies like being close to mom and dad and need to get used to being in there seat. Hope it helps some. =) It's pretty much the same as the other moms said. lol.

Olesja - posted on 12/16/2008

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Some kids also get car sick facing backwards. You might just have to wait it out; he'll get used to it. In the meantime, distract him lots with bright toys and things like that and stop frequently.

Brooke - posted on 12/16/2008

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They also make baby mirrors that you can put on the seat of the car for baby to look at that play music and light up...mine has a remote control!!

It also sounds like he is too hot in his carseat.

Heather - posted on 12/16/2008

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I can relate. We live away from town too. My daughter would scream and cry too. I tried: hanging toys from her car seat handle, she really liked blinking lights and I had a great baby einstein one, with a remote control, that hooked on the seat where she could see, I got it at Target; leaving earlier so I could stop along the way to "stretch our legs" that gave her a chance to be held, diaper changed, hugged etc.; lots of binky's; reduce his heavy clothes and have a blanket to but over him if he seems cool. I hope these ideas help. Best of luck! And remember, he will get bigger and this challenge will pass. (of course it will be followed by a different challenge ;)

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