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Car Seat Blues

Updated: Sep 15, 2021

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You know those car commercials, where the parents are exhausted from driving their newborn around the block all night because that’s the only way they will sleep? Yeah… not reality for everyone! Josiah HATED the car seat, he did not drift into an instant slumber every time we strapped him in. Instead, he worked out his lungs for the entire car ride…no matter how long it may have been.

If your child hates being in those fancy baby contraptions, that isn’t a Boba Wrap, then chances are your cute little baby isn’t going to adore his car seat either. I suppose, as with anything, early exposure is best; however, this may not prevent any dislikes for the car seat.

Here is the list of our best tries:

Take out the extra padding in the car seat. This may help for a little while…we had the Chicco KeyFit 30 and started with taking the extra butt padding out, then the head padding came out shortly after. This helped a little bit. The padding may have been making him too hot, or possibly putting too much pressure on him.

Diffuse lavender in the car. Why yes, it’s possible. I had no idea, but we were desperate. I bought a