Most babies are soothed by riding in the car. Not mine. Unless she has a doting adult in the backseat with her, she screams as though she is being eaten alive by fire ants. I have done everything from adjusting her straps, to putting up a mirror, to singing to her at the top of my lungs while we drive. Nothing helps. I thought maybe she was objecting to the vinyl backing of her seat (it has been pretty hot lately and she come out of the car all sweaty). I thought she might be into resting her head against a soft blanket, rather than the vinyl seat. She wasn't buying it, but it did make for a cute picture.