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Travel sickness in 4 yr old - Traveleeze pastilles?

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Bellini12 Mon 20-May-13 10:07:27

My 4.5 year old has been getting increasingly travel sick. It normally was cured by putting her in the front of the car (which I didn't like but was ok for short journeys).

We went to a local beauty spot at the weekend and only about 12 mins into the journey she was ashen-faced and looked as thought she was about to throw up! On the journey back we put her in the front and she still looked a bit dodgy.

I've bought the wrist bands and some Traveleeze pastilles. I like the look of these as they are more like sweets so easier for her to take.

I'm a bit concerned as we are going on hols on Saturday so I don't have enough time to trial them. Even the thought of the trip to the airport is stressing me out! Has anyone else tried these (or the bands?). Any side affects? Also, they are meant to last for 24 hours so has anyone tried taking them the night before?

I'm desperate for some thing to work so would appreciate to hear your success stories.

tealady Mon 20-May-13 11:44:50

Much sympathy as I have two travel sick kids and it is such a nightmare. Mine are teenagers now (and are travel sick less often) but we have used traveleeze many times with no bad effects - although it can make them drowsy. In fact my daughter had one this morning as she is going on a school trip today.

They usually take them on the day of travel.

I also used to find listening to stories helped in the car at that age as it keeps them occupied but they can still look ahead. Make sure you pack a spare tshirt and some wipes in your hand luggage just in case! Have a nice holiday

PeterParkerSays Mon 20-May-13 11:49:42

We give DS (3) teraveleeze - they're fab. We usually give them to DS the night before, just before his bath / teeth brushing and he's fine the next day. I think I prefer to give them the night before, rather than just before the journey, tbh, because it gives the tablets longer to get into his system.

PeterParkerSays Mon 20-May-13 11:50:14

teraveleeze?

Traveleeze then.

Bellini12 Mon 20-May-13 13:13:48

Thanks for your replies. I feel a little more reassured now. Seeing her in that terrible state brought back memories of how dreadful I used to feel as a child and I really felt for her, it brought back lots of horrible memories of throwing up in the car!!

I bought some Joy Rides today just in case the Traveleeze don't work/agree with her.

I think I'll give it to her the night before and try the bands and hope for the best!

The thought of it not working doesn't bear thinking about...

Rockinhippy Mon 20-May-13 14:59:44

Mine gets travel sick too, has done since tiny traumatic memories of a day trip to the Lake District covered in puke thankfully she is now big enough to sit in the front, which does help her a lot, but we've had very good results with the acupressure motion sickness wrist bands - you can buy them in Boots in adult & kids sizes - they have little magnetic nobbles that have to sit in the correct place on the wrist & they've stopped my own DD from actually being sick - even on long coach trips with school SILs car where she was garaunteed to be sick smile - they definitely work, as when she's lost them - she has been sick again.

I also mix up an aromatherapy spray - she is very sensitive to smells when she's travel sick & this is a refreshing smell that masks any trigger smells, but a also an aromatherapy treatment for nausea -

in a small spray bottle, ( aprox 150-200ml ) I add 10 drops of lemongrass oil, & 5 each of Lavender, Rosemary, Pine & Cedarwood - these need to be proper aromatherapy oils for it to work, or it could have the opposite effect (this also acts as a good mozzie/insect repellant)

I use both of these for migraine nausea too & they also work for that & are 100% natural - though we've found for longer journeys with DD they don't stop her feeling sick, but do stop her actually vomiting

Other things that help, are avoiding eating/drinking dairy for a couple of hours before setting off & no car air fresheners

Rockinhippy Mon 20-May-13 15:02:12

PS - we also found that giving DD a little bucket lined with a plastic bag & kitchen roll & baby wipes to keep near her in the car, so she can help herself helped her feel less anxious, which also helped with the ausea

HTH

Bellini12 Mon 20-May-13 18:42:39

Thanks for the tips. It's only a half hour drive to the airport but it's along windy back roads then an hour's drive at the other end. I'm going to use the full arsenal!

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