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Travel sickness...

(8 Posts)
Bellyrub1980 Sun 29-Nov-15 00:23:40

I know it's not an illness exactly, but it's really starting to effect our everyday lives.

My 1yr old is terribly car sick, even very short journeys.

We've recently switched her into a forward facing seat but this hasn't helped.

No amount of bibs, towels and muslins appear to stop sick from seeping into every crevice in the car seat. I have to remove and clean the covers after nearly every journey.

She is such a sociable baby, I hate keeping her trapped indoors 🙁 The GP just advised we avoid driving as the vomiting will become a learned behaviour!!!!!

Argh!!!! Any help/advice!!???????

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Sun 29-Nov-15 00:25:24

She needs to see out of the front. Cool air and cool clothing. Plain buscuit helps.

Bellyrub1980 Sun 29-Nov-15 08:07:47

Thank you.

wannabestressfree Sun 29-Nov-15 08:09:21

Sally is right. My youngest is 11 and Still gets horribly car sick... Only solution is he sits in the front and no book reading, game playing etc

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Sun 29-Nov-15 08:11:09

sea bands are great! my DD1 has worn them since she was tiny. You can buy them in boots or on Amazon smile

SapientPearwood Sun 29-Nov-15 08:26:44

Can you put the car seat into the middle in the back so she can see out the windscreen? We put a disposable changing mat in the car seat as sick won't go through that. Once my DC was 2 we started giving half a kwells kids for long journeys (wouldn't want to use often as makes them sleepy and takes 30 mins to kick in). Was very useful when a long drive was unavoidable. On the box it says only from 4 yrs old but my doctor friend said it was fine occasionally, that active ingredient is licensed for use in younger children for something else, not travel sickness. Dont think I would yet for a 1yr old though.

SapientPearwood Sun 29-Nov-15 08:27:27

Ask your GP to check the Kwells ingredient so you have that from a reliable source

Ellie2015 Sun 29-Nov-15 09:49:57

Your GP is right as motion sickness is a result of complex phenomenon going on between ear, eyes and brain. But as other posters hv suggested, here's few things u can do-

1. Encourage looking out of window
2. No video games etc
3. Good ventilation
4. Plan a drive during nap time
5. No big meal/milk bottle before the drive
6. Can try some low dose piriton, if its ok to use (u need to ask ur GP). It usually makes children a bit sleepy and takes away the sickness
sensation.
7. Disposable car seat is a great idea.

All the best x

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