This is my second babe- so we have tried all the tricks of the trade, but no luck. He gets so worked up that I nearly lose my mind. I never ever let him cry at home, so it makes me insane to not be able to get him to calm down. If I am driving by myself (with my 3 year old) I am worried I am going to go 90 miles an hour and mow down other drivers because his frantic cries make me so frantic!!!
Even if I can be in backseat with him-like I was for a recent miserable 9 hour trip- he rarely calms down. He won't take a paci with me - so the only thing that stopped the crying was to throw a breast in his mouth....which I can assure was miserably painful the 3 hours I contorted myself to do so!!!
He hates a 5 minute trip as well...it isn't just long rides.
I would love to never subject him to the car seat. It I have a 3 year old and need to leave the house with them most days.
Any help, or at least empathy anyone?? Lolol
I am honestly worried about emotionally scarring him. This feels like what it must be like for a baby who is subjected to CIO tactics which I never want to do!!
I am just at a loss right now.....but thought I would reach out After today when we took two 15 minute car rides that had me in tears with him. My husband and 3 year old were not pleased with TWO crying people in the car!!!!