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Rearward facing car seat and car sickness

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StarChaser99 Sun 13-Mar-16 19:00:59

We bought an extended rearward facing car seat for our DD (can be rearward up to 4yo) she has used it happily for the past 6 months and seemed to have no issues. However the last few weeks she has started to get carsick, and we have had a couple of sick incidents. Last time she did have a magazine in the car, but the first time she didn't. I am wondering if it could be because she is rearward facing. I would like to keep her that way for as long as possible (especially as - aside from being sick a couple of times - she has been happy) but my DH thinks we should change her forward. Has anyone else experienced this?

BertieBotts Sun 13-Mar-16 19:05:59

How old is she? Is it an option to turn the seat forward, maybe you could check to see if it makes a difference?

StarChaser99 Sun 13-Mar-16 19:33:08

She's 19mo so turning her forward is an option. We have a Cybex Sirona car seat so in the forward facing position it has an impact cushion in front rather than a seatbelt. When we turned her forward the impact cushion seemed so big that I felt like she seemed too small/young for it (although she fits within the guidelines for when it can be turned).

BertieBotts Sun 13-Mar-16 21:30:11

I had an impact shield seat and yes they do look large but that's the point of them - if it was only covering their abdominal area then they are too tall for it really. It's supposed to come up right to the chest almost!

I would try it and see how you get on. If it doesn't make a difference then definitely go rear facing again. I know that I sometimes suffer from travel sickness myself and it's worse if I travel backwards on a train etc. But sometimes it can be okay as long as I can see out of the back window.

poocatcherchampion Mon 14-Mar-16 18:54:06

Y dd was a little carsick at that age but it passed within a couple of months. She is still rf at 4.

We restricted milk and heavy meals before longer journrys. and chucked a towel at her to sort herself out

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