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Driving with a fussy baby

Driving with a fussy baby

Got a fussy baby in the backseat of your car?  This can be very distracting for any driver.  It can also be very dangerous if you do not know what to do in the event your baby starts to scream.  Never take your eyes off the road.  You’ve seen it in movies where the driver reaches back to sooth the child.  This is the worst possible thing to do while driving.  The best thing to do is pull over and take care of the situation.  Many infants are born with colic, a type of gassy condition that can bother them tremendously.  If your baby has a colic episode while driving, there are a few things you can do to resolve the situation.  

If you are unable to pull over, try putting the radio on a static channel.  Colic babies love the sound of white noise and it can be very comforting.  If you come to a stop light you can try revving the gas a little while in park.  The vibrations from the engine can help the baby calm down as well.  You may also want to try and feed your baby after the car ride.  Babies that drive on a full stomach can become nauseated much quicker.  Gerber Collision and Glass have seen the devastation a distracted driver can cause.   Never become stressed if your child starts to cry.  Take charge of the situation.  Try a few of these recommendations and get you and your child home safely.


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2 thoughts on “Driving with a fussy baby

  1. Some real sound advice, it all seems common sense when you read it but just think about how a lot of people still drive with mobile phones at the ear. And that is after all the publicity about the dangers of using mobile phones when driving. Turning around in the car to comfort baby is just as dangerous

    Posted by | March 16, 2012, 3:54 pm

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