Man oh man we are having issues with Mr. Everett and his car seat. He pretty much hates it- and it's not just our car seat, it's any car seat. He just freaks out anytime we are in the car for more than ten minutes. I feel horrible especially when it's just he and I because there's nothing I can do! I've checked the straps to make sure they're in the right place and not too tight. He's got a mirror and plenty of toys to keep him occupied (most of which end up on the floor.) I don't know what to do.
He is in a convertible car seat and is rear facing- we plan on keeping him that way until he is at least two or if he still fits until he outgrows the height/weight requirements. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that "toddlers should remain rear-facing in a convertible car seat until they have reached the maximum height and weight recommended for the model, or at least the age of 2." (Link here.) I don't know that turning him around would help much anyway though. I would be able to reach him more easily if he were turned around however I think he would still be mad that he was constrained.
|This is how E would prefer to ride!|
Note: Everett did NOT ride like this- it was for photographic purposes only
|I'm a race car driver mom!|
Note: Everett did NOT ride like this- it was for photographic purposes only!
Has anyone else had these issues? We're coming up on the summer which means we're planning a few semi-short road trips to visit family. Sigh.
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