I am becoming more and more anxious about our upcoming drive to see family for the holidays.
DS has never liked his carseat. He has about a 25 minute limit and then the screaming begins. We've tried toys, special car only toys, snacks, iPhone games, Netflix, the mirror that allows him to see me while driving, the radio, singing songs, reading books, kisses and massage...
We've had a fair bit of luck when he was very young with leaving at naptime and getting a good 2 hour stretch in before he wakes and cries, but then the rest of the trip is tough.
I have a 3 minute rule where as long as he's just fussing, we'll continue to try and calm and distract him, but if he starts really crying, after 3 minutes I pull over. This often results in many frequent stops, an irritated and edgy DH, a tired and defeated mommy, and a sad sad baby. I really can't let him cry, though. It isn't in me...
I need help! I am dreading our 5 hour trip this weekend! Thanks so much!
ETA: DH doesn't drive but he does sit in the back with DS to help entertain him.