I wanted to chime in and let you know that absolutely nothing we did made DS okay with the carseat until he was 12mo. Mirrors, shorter trips, singing, tapes, toys - nothing. The day we turned it around (yes, I know we could've waited but I decided it was more dangerous to have a distracted mama listening to screams nonstop than a forward-facing seat) the screams stopped. So there is a light at the end of the tunnel, even if it's a while away still.