Do you have a baby who just doesn’t like to sit in the car seat? It is not uncommon for babies to be this way. They just do not like being close to the windows and they hate the car seat. If you are dealing with this problem, there are several tips that will help you get your baby used to being in the car seat.
You have to understand that this is normal for babies when they are born. Babies do not like being in a car seat and this is a way that they are beginning to get used to the idea. Try to put the baby into the car seat about 30 minutes after birth and continue doing it every day for a month or two.
Another tip is to have your baby close by and ready to go whenever you are driving. This will help you get her used to the idea that she can be in the car seat with you. When the baby is awake, she will probably cry out. So, keep her close by and let her see you taking her in the vehicle.
Don’t forget to put the baby in the seat whenever you buy groceries. This will also help you get used to the idea that you can hold the baby and help her out of the stroller. Soon, the baby will be holding on to anything that you place in front of her and this could include your grocery bags.
Get your baby in the car before you take her for a shopping spree. Have her sit in the stroller with you while you are shopping. Then, when you return to the car, take the baby out into the yard. Let her see the familiar grassy spot and all of the toys that you placed in it. This will give the baby the sense that there is a place where she can play.
While the baby is still in the car seat, do not let her out of your site. Baby should be able to feel secure in your presence, even if you cannot physically be there. Do not leave her in the car seat while you go inside to buy something. Baby needs to know that it is you, the parent that is in charge.
If at any time you feel that your baby is hungry, feed her while sitting in the car. If the baby has wet her diaper, remind her to remove it before you return to the house. Having a baby eat from your hands can help you feel secure about where you are going as well.
If you find yourself getting frustrated with your baby’s reaction to a moving vehicle, remember that this is normal. Moving cars sometimes scare babies. They may appear to be scared because they are unable to look at anything that is in front of them. But soon enough they will realize that it is okay as long as you are here with them. Allowing your baby to see you will make her feel safe and secure.
It is very important for the baby to wear a car seatbelt. If you do not have a car seat belt, it is your duty to buy one. The law does not allow you to put your baby in the front seat of the family car without one. A baby cannot sit in front of you, unless she is properly secured in a car seatbelt. This goes for both children and adults.
Before placing baby in the vehicle, you must first strap her in the stroller. This way, you can check for leaks or any signs of an accident. This also prevents the risk of being injured in the event of an accident. It would be such a great relief to discover that the baby was not harmed in the accident because of your negligence. Even if your baby is in a car, she is still part of your family and should be treated with respect.
In order for your baby to get used to the car seat, start by putting her in it when you first put her in the stroller. It is better to let her crawl into the car seat before you strap her in. You can place the baby in the car seat and ask her to get used to it first before you put her in the seat. This will make it easier on you and the baby. This method works best when there are other passengers in the vehicle.
Do not worry about other passengers being upset because they did not put their child in the seat. There are many cars with a button that allows you to lock a seat into place for a certain period of time. As long as you remember to push this button when baby is wearing a seatbelt, you will be fine. If you ever need more information about how to properly handle your baby’s car ride, feel free to contact us so we can assist you.