I went out with my husband in the car a few times and held
my baby in my arms in the back of the car. It was a mistake
in many ways, I now realise. The main problem that I have
created for myself is that the baby now does not want to sit
in her car seat. How do I solve this?
You are in for a bumpy ride until your baby accepts that
you are serious about using the car seat every single time
that you go in the car. This is one of the reasons that
parents are given the advice to put baby in a car seat for
every trip they take, so that baby learns to accept from
day one that there is no alternative.
All you can do now is try creative ways that persuade baby
that sitting in the car seat is a fun thing to do. Make
a fuss of baby when she sits in the seat, and even make
a game of it. Have a favorite toy that is only for use in
the car. Play song tapes and sing and chat to her as you
drive so that she is not bored and lonely in her car seat.
Babies do know when you are serious about something. They
generally come to accept a situation, after putting up a
bit of a fuss. You just have to make sure that no amount
of fuss is going to change your mind, and persevere.
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