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My almost 7 year old seems to go through periods where she gets quite car sick. At times, any drive over 45 minutes is at risk of her feeling nauseous and at times vomiting. What have you done to help that’s worked?

Posted by mom475738, 14th January 2022

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  • Following! Sea bands really helped with my travel sickness so I would give them a try?

  • My daughter used to get travel sick and it was worse if she couldn’t see out the window, So maybe a cushion would help? Also make sure you have good airflow ( open window or aircon) and that your child isn’t reading etc as that can make travel sickness worse. Also ginger or sucking on a peppermint can help. If nothing else works and for really long trips you might also want to try an antihistamine or kids travel sickness tablets.

  • Make sure your child sits in a position whereby it can follow the direction of the road. For longer drives we always used a over the counter product against travel sickness. You also have motion sickness bracelets on the market, worth a try when it is so severe.
    See some more tips here

  • When I was younger I used to suffer from terrible car sickness and it was a given that if i was in the car for a journey of an hour or more I would vomit. One of my school friends Nanna’s told me to sit on a newspaper when travelling! Some old wives tale, but for me it actually worked. My mum also suffers terrible travel sickness and swears by ginger biscuits to nibble on and always has a few small crackers with cream cheese before she sets off and that seems to curb it.

  • I just wouldn’t feed the child 2 hours before driving, time trips out

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