I cant help but i can relate. DD was fine for the first month - loved her carseat and would sleep in it for ages but recently screams hysterically all the time She goes purple and holds her breath she screams so much.
Thank you for the empathy! It's just awful, isn't it? My babe is only a few weeks old and I feel like I am traumatizing him beyond repair every time we go into the car! I actively avoid going on any car trips! No matter what I do he screams bloody murder and it makes me feel like an AWFUL mother to have to put him in that plastic cradle just for the sole purpose of modern transportation.
I've done research and I read that getting him out of the infant car seat and into a larger convertible carseat could really help, so I've returned my infant car seat and I'm going to try the convertible and see if it helps him be more comfortable because I seriously cannot travel ANYWHERE in the car with him when he screams like that, it's just way way too stressful for me, I end up crying too! I hope the convertible carseat works.
Once we are actually moving now she's usually ok - but heaven forbid if we have to stop at a red light. But there are still times that she will scream herself silly while driving too (with me in the back seat holding her hands and rubbing her tummy and offering a finger to suck on and singing to her). I'm always afraid to go anywhere alone with her cause of her crying.
Mine was the same for the first two months - and to be honest, who can blame them, they don't look comfy in those seats! When I meet up with my baby friends and it comes to everyone going home, all of the babies (ages 3 months to 9 months) scream and cry in their car seats. My wee one got a lot better when she could see more. There's not a lot we can do about it as there are times when you have to go in the car, just hang in there and hope he'll get used to it soon xx
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