Funny Ways I’ve Kept Baby From Crying in the Car
“Embarrassment works at any age! I still pop n’ lock in the car, and I’m not referring to the power windows.” _— Dana
“I keep finger puppets in the car and put them on my hands sometimes while driving. They make my baby coo and giggle.” — Jane
“I admit — I make fart noises. Over and over, until she calms down.” — Shannon
“I play Noir Désir and car-dance for her. Works like a charm (provided, of course, that she has already been changed, fed, watered and equipped with her lovey, pacifier and crinkly dragonfly).” — Whitney
“If anyone saw me doing this, I would be so embarrassed, but I sing ‘Old MacDonald Had a Farm’ and do all the animal voices really loudly. My pig is the best!” — Mary
“Singing ‘Hail to the Victors’ (University of Michigan fight song) always get my son to stop crying in the car. Like father, like son.” — Andy
“I open and close the windows. My baby thinks it’s hilarious,” — Christina B.
“Fruit squeeze pouches! Lots of pouches!” — Maureen
“This may out me as a bad mom, but hip hop artist Flo-Rida always calms my little ones down!” — Allison
“For our first Thanksgiving road trip, I sang ‘God Save the Queen’ loudly and repetitively all the way to Pennsylvania.” _— Kate _
“I turn the interior lights on and off. It distracts him and makes him giggle.” — Danielle
“I fake cry and it distracts her and makes her laugh.” — Amy
“I tucked the feet of the stuffed animal on her Wubbanub pacifier into the car seat straps, so it wouldn’t fall out of her mouth.”_ — Tal _
“I usually sit in the backseat while my husband drives. My daughter goes through my purse and even likes to put lipstick on me.” — Camilla
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