Babies are programmed to want closeness to their parents and a car is one place where that’s not usually possible. So if you have a baby who cries a lot in the car, how do you get them to calm down? If you regularly take long trips, the crying can be worrying or even stop you travelling. Here are some things you can do:
1. Hang toys.
Brightly colored toys can keep baby entertained during a drive.
2. Sit with baby.
If there are two people going on the trip, one can sit in the back and pat baby for comfort.
3. Drive at night.
If you’re going on a long trip, consider going at night time so baby will be more likely to sleep.
4. Make sure baby is fed & changed.
If baby is hungry or wet, he won’t be as happy about going in the car.
5. Put on familiar music.
Music can be an important part of baby’s daily home routine. Using the same music in the car can help baby relax and even fall asleep.1 | 2 | 3 | 4