Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: On the shores of Lake Erie
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It seems like just yesterday that Lily would conk out minutes after being put in the car, and 9 times out of 10 would stay that way for the duration, even up to an hour's drive! And when she did stir, only rarely did she cry. Maybe twice during her first 3 months.
But for the last month or so, this is increasingly not the case! Any drive over 10 minutes or so, she starts to fuss and then, almost invariably, to cry, often to the point of screaming. It is AWFUL.
I was once stuck by the side of the road, at night, for 45 minutes, trying to calm her - she'd calm down, I'd try to put her back in her seat & she'd start again, over and over. I even had her asleep at one point & sure enough, she woke up when I put her in her seat. Finally it was almost 10 at night and I had to just grit my teeth and cry with her and drive the remaining half hour home. She screamed the whole way. I even tried to give her my pinky to suck, and all that did was make her vomit she has an abnormally strong gag reflex). So then I had a sobbing child covered in puke to boot.
Not all drives are that traumatic - that was the worst, but a lot of them lately are very close to it.
PLEASE tell me this is a phase! She is usually so well-tempered except for this! I am starting to feel trapped in my house. Any suggestions?