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#1 of 7 Old 06-04-2011, 08:24 AM - Thread Starter
 
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And vice versa. One of the major drawbacks to rearfacing in the back seat is how hard it is to hear dd. Help!

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I have a mini van and it can get really hard for them to hear me and me to hear them in the way back. I turn off the radio if it is on and will even shut off the heat/fan if need be. Some days are a lot of asking each other what lol. I explain to them at a young age to talk louder and they get the idea quickly. 

 

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Kind of. Although it reminds me of how when I was a kid in the minivan (and I mean like 16 years old) it was incredibly hard to hear anyone in the front seat. It was nearly impossible (literally impossible on a highway) to hear them if any window was open at all.

 

Darn it, I was hoping by now the in-car intercom system I wanted as a kid had been developed. I can probably get my own voice over the car's speakers by fiddling with my speakerphone options, but I don't exactly want dd to have a cellphone in her lap for a whole car trip, y'know? (Dangerous for both of them.)

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http://www.hearinglosshelp.com/articles/loopsystems.htm Oooo, these look potentially good. Depends on how the equipment actually is.

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Grrr that was not the edit button.

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We've been having some issues with this too.  It's not so bad on short trips around town, but most of our driving is done on the motorway for a few hours at a time.  DD1 gets bored and wants to chat but even with the radio off I just can't hear her over the noise of the road/traffic/wind etc.  And forget about it if it's hot and we have to have a window open!! (No AC)

 

I don't have any solutions, just commiseration.  And I've taken to letting DD1 play with my iPod in the car only as an alternative form of entertainment...


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I've actually put my baby monitor in the car to hear dc better. She can't hear me any better of course but I like being able to hear her.

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