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If your kid hated the car... marmarissa 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Ottawa, ON, Canada 8256 posts
Feb 20th '17

How did you get them to enjoy it more?  DD is 17 months and is a f**king nightmare in the car.   I just started driving and when she's crying I get so frazzled.   I worry about what will happen when I start driving by myself (I can't right now)... What do you give your kids to keep them quiet?   DD will just cry and cry :( it makes me so frustrated and I don't want to drive while I'm feeling so overwhelmed.  I can give her some milk but that only keeps her quiet for a few minutes at best.  I just want her to keep quiet and enjoy the ride while she's back there.

mrs.white8389 TTC since Jan 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florida 2642 posts
Feb 20th '17

Turning him front facing solved it for us...

marmarissa 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Ottawa, ON, Canada 8256 posts
Feb 20th '17

Quoting mrs.white8389:
Turning him front facing solved it for us...


She is forward facing (oops!) Very Sad 

Cat.Woman. 2 kids; Gotham City, PA, United States 9783 posts
Feb 20th '17

Is there certain music she likes? Maybe play that? 

...B... 5 kids; 3 angel babies; .., .., Christmas Island 1314 posts
Feb 20th '17

Is she easily distracted? I used to point out everything we drove by to the kids, even the most mundane things. Or i would have them search for imaginary things, like my sons favorite game was "find the elephant", i would ask him different questions like "is the elephant in the tree? In the road? Underground?" etc. We also sang lots of "old macdonald" and other nursery rhymes. 

also, you could try coloring book and crayons, or those "magic" markers that only work on special paper? 

Team❤Pink 3 kids; 4 angel babies; Maryland 4721 posts
Feb 20th '17

Roll the windows down or open up the sunroof. The white noise puts her right to sleep (she's only 7 months though).

LittlebuttsMamax3! 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Asheville, North Carolina 17335 posts
Feb 20th '17

Toys. Mine hated the car until she was almost a year old. I bring her baby dolls, things that make noise, cardboard books stuff like that. Now she's almost 2 and can see out her side window (still rearfacing), enjoys the radio or just talking to me or her sister. So that usually keeps her occupied. 

marmarissa 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Ottawa, ON, Canada 8256 posts
Feb 20th '17

Quoting Cat.Woman.:
Is there certain music she likes? Maybe play that? 


She likes reggae a lot but she only stays quiet for a couple minutes  -___-

marmarissa 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Ottawa, ON, Canada 8256 posts
Feb 20th '17

Quoting ...B...:
Is she easily distracted? I used to point out everything we drove by to the kids, even the most mundane things. Or i would have them search for imaginary things, like my sons favorite game was "find the elephant", i would ask him different questions like "is the elephant in the tree? In the road? Underground?" etc. We also sang lots of "old macdonald" and other nursery rhymes. 

also, you could try coloring book and crayons, or those "magic" markers that only work on special paper? 


I'll try a coloring book for sure!  She's easily distracted but it only lasts for a few minutes before she's bored again.  It drives me crazy!   She can see out her window now so I thought she would be fine but damn,  she wants nothing to do with the car!

MrsJava<3 5 kids; Couch, PA, United States 1404 posts
Feb 20th '17

A mirror, the toy bar, now that hes almost 2, he usually brings a snack or whatever he want to play with. A teddy, something that makes noise etc.

marmarissa 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Ottawa, ON, Canada 8256 posts
Feb 20th '17

Quoting PrincessAsphodel:
A mirror, the toy bar, now that hes almost 2, he usually brings a snack or whatever he want to play with. A teddy, something that makes noise etc.


Ouuu a mirror is a good idea!

SpidermansMommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Ohio 6866 posts
Feb 20th '17

Quoting mrs.white8389:
Turning him front facing solved it for us...


Yep, we had to turn our son, too. I wanted to keep him rear-facing until at least two, but he hated it and screamed the entire time, which ended up distracting whoever was driving. It was a nightmare. Turning him around solved it. I know it's not the best solution, but it was the only one that worked for us.

ETA--oops, sorry, should have read further and seen that she already is front-facing. 

Chelle2.5 Due October 2 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; United States 3022 posts
Feb 20th '17

Because kids are so advanced now. Tablet and wireless headphones. 

Have Heart 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Western, NY, United States 9013 posts
Feb 20th '17

Quoting marmarissa:

I'll try a coloring book for sure!  She's easily distracted but it only lasts for a few minutes before she's bored again.  It drives me crazy!   She can see out her window now so I thought she would be fine but damn,  she wants nothing to do with the car!



skip the crayons..... get one of these:
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DaniellaEllaElla Due August 5 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Greenville, NC, United States 15131 posts
Feb 20th '17

Try darkish sunglasses. My niece used to get very overwhelmed driving in the car and she'd lose her f**king MIND in the car. A shade thingy on the back windows and dark sunglasses helped