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My son he is 6 and lately he’s been feeling sick in the car. Does anyone have any tips?

Posted by mom349050, 2nd July 2019

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  • I have a set of wrist bands, not totally sure where I got them from, I think it was a chemist. They sit on the pressure points and reduce motion sickness. I suffer badly on planes, but don’t notice it with these bands on

  • Ginger is great but not necessarily a flavour that a 6 year old would like. Avoid heavy, in particular greasy, meals before travelling; a light snack might help. Ventilation might also help.

  • We make sure our daughter is looking up for at least the first half hour of the trip (as silly as it sounds) – no looking up/down reading, colouring in etc. Make sure their is enough ventilation too.

  • Put the child away from any strong smells After eating wait a while before travelling.

  • Make sure he’s looking out the window and not focusing on something in the car(book, phone, back of seat etc).
    Sips of ginger beer or ginger cordial might help, and I think my mum also used to give me diluted cold juice to try and help too.

  • They say lollipops. You could try with that. And let him sit in a way that he can look at the road.

  • A minty lolly or I also agree with ginger buiscuts

  • I’d love to know also. My son is nearly 6 and for the last few months he’s been the same. Its fine for short drives but anything longer than 20 minutes and he’s asking for a bucket. Poor kid. I find its the worst in my mums car too. I take ginger biscuits with us everywhere but they only help a little bit.

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