I hope everyone is doing great and getting ready for some good times with your families : )
I'm having an issue with my one year old girl and her absolute hate for the car seat. I think I played a major role in making her feel this way today but really the wailing has got to stop!
It doesn't matter how long or short the drive is, my daughter will start crying from the moment I put her in the seat until the moment I take her out. And it's not just any crying, it's screaming at the top of her lungs. It's very distracting for other drivers, although I've gotten used to it, my husband cannot take it at all!
I think she's this way because I sat with her in the back from the day she was born until 2 weeks ago. I took away the opportunity for her to learn to entertain herself, I was always there. I think it's also because we don't go out much.
I realized though (and I hope it's not too late) that if we continue doing things this way that she will never learn to sit by herself.
So I started driving us around every day, she cries and cries and cries : ( It's so upsetting. Once I even started crying myself while driving cuz she just sounded soooo sad! I sing to her and talk to her, but nothing has worked. And it hasn't gotten any better. Has anyone else had this experience? What can I do to make her stop crying? Should I continue going out for short distances every day to get her used to sitting in the back by herself?
Oh I also changed her car seat from the infant bucket seat to a convertible one, and she still cries, so I know it's not the seat. Even when I distract her with something before we drive off, she'll be quiet for 2 minutes then the wailing begins : (
I really hope this stops because I don't want us to stop going out (I'm getting to that point!) If anyone has any tips, advice, I'd greatly appreciate it!
Thanks so much!