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Originally Posted by USAmma
Can she hold her head up well? The reason I'm asking is Nitara hated her infant seat but when I put her in the convertible seat at 2 mos old she immediately improved and has never screamed in the carseat since. I wonder if you could borrow a convertible to test out before your trip? Some babies just don't like infant seats. They are all scrunched up and can't see anything but the back of the seat. A convertible allows them to see out the window, see you in the back seat more easily, and sit up more.
Homeschooling, Homesteading Mama to DD ('02) and DS ('04)
Originally Posted by catnip
Every time she stops fussing without obvious intervention from me, I feel like I've broken her trust in me. But she's (knock on wood) never cried for more than 5 minutes or so at a time, and I never leave her to cry when I can possibly avoid it. But when I have to put her down for a potty emergency that catches me without her in the sling or something like that, sometimes all I can do is tell her I am on my way. Am I a horrible mother?
Originally Posted by paquerette
Can she suck on your pinky? Can you manuever yourself to nurse while she's in the carseat? If nothing else, the crying will help her ears feel better -- not that that will make it much easier for you.
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