OK, not really wanting to use baby benadryl. But I am wondering if anyone has some sort of natural remedy to help an 18 month old sleep in the car. Trips are a nightmare! My other two kids (four year old DS and four month old DD) can't sleep. 18 month old DD is like a fire alarm, her screaming is unbelievably loud. She has hated riding in cars since birth. It's horrible! Have I said how awful it is?
Anyway, we have a three hour trip to get to grandma and grandpa's house. We travel at night so hopefully she will sleep so the other two can sleep and DH and I aren't a stressed out mess by the time we arrive. Sometimes it works. Most of the time she will doze for half an hour and then wake up and scream, "Down, down, down," the other two and a half. I've tried snacks, juice, books, new toys. They all work for about 10 minutes.
After our last trip, DH says we are NOT doing this again. We have to find something to put her out because it isn't fair to everyone else. We'd like to find something natural. Any thoughts to get her to sleep?