Monday, October 06, 2008

Does anyone know any magic secret for how to get a baby to not cry in the car? Allie HATES the carseat and cries the whole time whenever we go anywhere. With my other kids, if I stopped and nursed them in the carseat they would usually calm down, but with Allie it isn't that easy. She gets so upset that she won't even nurse when she's in her carseat - she just want to get out. I've been trying to limit our diving, but we do have to buy groceries, take Emma to and from school, etc. I just hope she gets used to it soon because it's so hard for me to listen to her cry and know there's nothing I can do about it.My parents and grandma came for a short visit this weekend. Steve was working most of the time so it was great to have them here to fill up the weekend for us. Having three other adults around to hold babies, read books to kids, do crafts with Emma, and mow the grass sure makes things easy for me!

7 comments:

ccmachine85 said...

Allie looks so big that at first I thought she was Noah!

ccmachine85 said...

Oh durn it. That was actually from Abbie, not David.

Mom said...

I just love that picture of Grandma with Allie!
Mom

Mamaperreca said...

Sarah, have you tried a pacifier in the car? That is what I have been doing with Luca. It helps about 60% of the time. Which is better than zero.

nancy said...

When Dalton was an infant he used to scream non-stop the 25 minutes into town, then screamed while in town, and then about 20 minutes of the trip home. Usually by the time we got back, he was asleep. My other kids loved the car and I remember this drove me nuts. I think by the time he was 6 months old it was better. I think he was car sick because he threw up going to town most of his childhood, and he still gets carsick occasionally and doesn't like to go on trips. Good luck. I'm sure it will slowly get better. Nancy

Kararific said...

I've heard a towel or small blanket rolled up at the bottom of their back helps - that the infant car seat is uncomfortable for them. A big 'no-no' to some but I couldn't drive safely with a screaming baby - it'd fry my nerves! Sorry Sarah. Hope it passes quickly!

Hamons said...

In the car, E liked to suck on my pinky or have me stroke her cheek. Neither one easy to do, but whatever helps!

Cute pictures!