Posted: 27/11/2010 at 08:00
Hey we have just put our 15 month dd into a forward facing car seat and now she is a nightmare in the car. She can be a bit of a screamer anyway if she's waiting for her dinner or can't get something she want's and now she's doing this in the car. It's a really high pitched wail and very distracting whilst trying to drive. We think it's because she can now see us and want's to get to us but can't so gets frustrated and shrieks, the problem is it's making even a 5 minute journey alost impossible.
We've been thinking that when she's quiet i read to her and play with her but as soon as she screams ignore her until she's quiet then play with her again (my other half drives i don't) so she learns she only gets attention when she's quiet then slowly reduce the amount i play with her and in the meantime my oh will wear ear plugs so it's not quite so loud in his ears and he can concentrate better on the road.
Has anyone else had this problem or any other ideas of how to solve it. She strats screaming the minute we're all in so we can't even to 1 minute trips and praise her loads for not screaming.