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travel sick...what age do they start?

(8 Posts)
lulabelle Fri 07-Sep-07 16:54:58

just wondered, DS is 6 this month, so far so good, if he was going to get it would he have by now? we are doing a long journey tomorrow and I'm an emetophobe as well as a worrier, so you can imagine I'm getting a little anxious blush

putitdown Fri 07-Sep-07 17:10:35

my sisters litlle boy started at 4

clumsymum Fri 07-Sep-07 17:11:54

DS is 8 and has never had it, altho' now and then hehas to stop reading in the back of my Astra.

Not all kids do, I was dreadful, couldn't go 5 miles if I knew we were going a long journey.

I think modern cars are much better tho' and booster seats help them see out of the window all the time, which helps loads.

BettySpaghetti Fri 07-Sep-07 17:13:04

A friends DS was 3.

I used to get travel sick but not throughout my whole childhood -there was spell of a couple of years when I was about 6-8 I think.

LIZS Fri 07-Sep-07 17:14:17

dd was until last year following on from baby reflux - touch wood - she's now 6 !

Mercy Fri 07-Sep-07 17:14:40

Both of mine were 3.5 when they started (we discovered ds was travel sick on our hoilday last week sad)

Sea bands work very well ime.

Katsma Fri 07-Sep-07 21:58:04

If he is sick in the car though, don't call it car/travel/motion sickness in his earshot.

There's evidence to suggest that if a child associates the sickness with the car, it is more likely to happen again. Some children end up being sick at the prospect of a car journey before they even get in.

Agree about looking out of the window, though looking forwards through the windscreen is far better than looking out of a side window with all that view whizzing past iyswim.

pigsinmud Sat 08-Sep-07 07:44:56

My ds2 was about 4 when it started. As Katsma said, my ds2 automatically associates the car with feeling sick. We try not to say anything about and positionhim well in the car. Have a plastic pot with a lid ... just in case! (We keep that hidden from him too) We also drugged him for our 4 hour holiday trip. It worked well - think they were called Traveleze. Wouldn't normally, just that it ws such a long trip for him. My other children are fine.

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