Ever since day one dd has hated being in the carseat in the car. Its werid bc she slept in her carseat the first week (wouldn't sleep any other place) and she doesnt mind the carseat when in the stroller or sitting in it while I take a shower. But when we get in the car...whole other story. Sh is almost 5 months now.
I do not let her CIO. She barely ever cries. But after about 20min in the car she starts to squirm and then she turns into a really sad and upset baby. I hate seeing her this way. Its happened twice on two different trips that were about 1.5hours in length. I was a nervous wreck. I tried soothing her every way i knew how but the only way we eveutally made it home was to stop every half hour for cuddles and nursing. When she gets upset like that it throws her off for like two days. Shes a wreck when she gets home and sleeps horribly that night and is still in a funk the next day:( so its just not worth it to me.
So long story short we dont really go anywhere anymore. Family lives about three hours away and keep I sisting we go there to visit...although they visit here and I really don't understand the difference. ..and say oh she'll gwt used to it, just leave her cry herself to sleep no way in hell, sorry doesnt jive with me.
We've tried taking shorter trips so she'll get used to it, bringing her favorite toy and blankie, bf her in her carseat (I can't master this. My breasts are on the small side and I can't make it work) music in the car you name it.
My dh and i love roadtrips. Not long ones, just around the province to nearby beaches and trails. I am desperate to get out of our county!
Any advice fom mommas with experience? Will she eventually get used to it?
Edited by deailedlace - 5/14/13 at 6:13pm