Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Car rides that is

They have not always been and they wont always be

but that last 3 or 4 days have been INSANE!

She cries, whines, screams, cries some more and 
finally falls asleep when we are just about to our destination. 

In my head {and sometimes aloud} I am screaming and crying right along with her.

Anyone have any ideas or tips on how to make a baby happy while driving?  How to stay sane while your baby screams in the back seat?

Yup she sure can be stressful!


Shelby Bukhenik said...

Oh that is the worst!! I am sorry but I don't know hwo to stop a crying babe that wants to cry!

My oldest loves the car so much she refuses to ever sleep in one and my little one is only a month and a half and settles when we put a silly zebra toy on the seat in front of her.

Rachel said...

Olivia use to scream for her first 4 months...there was nothing I could figure out to do for her...until we switched her to a rear facing seat compatible for smaller babies. Not sure if the carrier was uncomfortable for her or what but she was better after that. Not sure what kind of seat you use but but may be worth a try! (however it was more inconvenient if she fell asleep because you can't just pick up the whole seat and take her with!)

Erica @ All About Aleigha said...

I know exactly how you feel. Aleigha cried her first year every time we put her in the car. It wasn't until we got a forward facing carset that she stopped. I dreaded taking a 20 min trip to my parents it was so bad. I hope it gets better for you. Maybe turn your music up a little :)

Erica @ All About Aleigha said...

Have you tried any kids music cd's?

Anonymous said...

What?!? That sweet little face screams? No way! We ended up getting dual headrest DVD players (so they could see them when faced backwards) around 4 months for this very reason! It worked like a charm ;) Good Luck!

Jesse said...

I sure wished I had some good advice for you. I know that kind of thing can be maddening. I hope it is a quick passing phase. =)

Sharstin said...

oh that is tough~! z did that for a while too--I don't know of any tips--hopefully she gets back on track soon~

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry I know that is no fun! Lillian was always happy for the most part in the car and always slept as a baby. Thomas is not usually very happy in the car. I have started giving him a different toy each time we go out for an errand to help entertain him. It has helped some. Honestly though since he is around 17 pounds we are probably going to go ahead and turn his seat around soon. Especially preparing for a 30 hour car trip across country!! lol

Good luck!

Stephanie said...

Allie was like that when she was little. She absolutely hated to ride and I hated to be in there too. It was horrible - not like whiny cries but all out cries!