Your baby screaming in the car is not only frustrating and draining, but studies show that children in the car...
Your baby screaming in the car is not only frustrating and draining, but studies show that children in the car actually pose a dangerous distraction for parents. Some babies hate cars from the start, some may hate their car seat, and other babies simply might feel bored in the car. No matter the issue, all can result in screaming. You can try a few things that may help though.
- Try a toy distraction. A good car toy like the Frog Kick & Mirror - a baby-activated fishbowl or the Wonder Wheel may distract your baby.
- Try some music. Many babies enjoy hearing music that you (the parent) sing along with.
- Check the seat to make sure there are no scratchy crumbs stuck in their seat and make sure that the straps aren't too tight. If your baby has grown (most likely) his legs may need more room to stretch. Try adjusting the seat so he can move his legs better.
- Try a plain old mirror. Many babies love to look at another person, and in the backseat, facing away from you, their all on their own. Placing a mirror where your baby can see his little face can help.