Whenever we go for a longish drive (> 10 min), DD cries inconsolably in her car seat. It is a back facing seat and I place it in the back behind the passenger seat. I have attached a soft toy to the seat and always have some kind of toy as a distraction for her, but it does not seem to help. We have resorted to taking her out of the seat on occasion just to stop the crying (when DH is driving - this is something I NEVER thought I'd do because of the safety issue), because it feels like we are doing a CIO-session, but sometimes there is just no other way since I sometimes have to drive alone and I can obviously not take her out.
I always try to make sure that she is fed before we go out, but this also does not seem to do the trick.
I can try placing her on the front seat with the car seat facing backwards, but then I have to have the air bag switched off and cannot keep it off since I sometimes carry passengers in the front.
Any suggestions or thoughts?