To cope, I kept car rides as short as possible. I chose a pediatrician based on proximity to my house. And when he inevitably let loose, I had a little mantra to keep me from driving off the road: "He is okay." And he was. Car rides got easier as he grew more verbal and capable of understanding my efforts to soothe and distract him. Here's what might be behind your driving drama and what might help.
You can try... A new toy exclusively for car rides, like one that your tot can kick with his feet.
You can try... A mirror. Or, you can cut out pictures of babies or family members, and put them where your baby can see them.
Cause: Feeling trapped
You can try... Check the car-seat straps to make sure they're not too tight or chafing that thigh chub (but still snug enough to be safe).
You can try... Since the need to move is strong now, adjust the seat so that your baby has room to stretch and kick his legs.