My baby is so easy and happy, except for in his car seat. He is about 6 and a half months, and is rear facing. I don't like using this word, but he hates his car seat. To the point where I barely leave the house because of it. He loses it beyond control in it and it is installed right and a pretty nice seat!
Everyone has told me their kids changed and were fine in the car as soon as they were forward facing. I need to be able to go places and do things with him for my and his sanity. I can't just be stuck home.
Is it absolutely wrong and dangerous to put his forward facing soon, like in the next month or two? I have heard that there is some pretty great seats with neck support and stuff. I know people who put their kids forward facing at 9 months because the babies hated the seat so much, and it pretty much fixed it.
Don't know what to do. Thanks!
Have you moved him to a convertible (RF) yet? A lot of kids prefer the convertible. Also, at 6mo, you can install the carseat a little more upright, which helps some kids.
Carseat-checking (CPST) and WAH mama to a thirteen-year-old girl.
I agree with putting him in an upright convertible seat, rear facing. My DD didn't like her bucket, but loves her rear facing True Fit and Marathon (14 months.)
Give this a quick watch.
Mother to R- 2/09, & C- 5/11
Yup, i think u should rear face until ur baby is older.
Mother of 2, Jasmine, 8 and Elden, 5
He's not in a convertible yet, good idea! He's in a Chico key fit 30.
And I rode in the back with him the first few months but actually stopped doing that because I noticed that hes mellower alone back there, I think when he sees me there he thinks Ill take him out if he cries.
C.- WOHM, CPST Instructor, and all around busy Mama to A.- 02/04, I. 01/07,E. 09/10 and
expecting the surprise of our lives Fall 2012!
I feel your pain--my oldest screamed the entire time she was in the car, no matter if it was 5 minutes or 5 hours. It was awful She did much, much better when we switched her to a convertible, and now at nearly 5 she is super mellow in the car.
CPST & mom
Unassisted birthing, atheist, poly, bi WOHM to 4 wonderful, smart homeschooling kids Wes (14) Seth (7) Pandora Moonlilly (2) and Nevermore Stargazer (11/2012) Married to awesome SAH DH.