Car Sickness

Madhu - posted on 08/02/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son is 3 years old and he constantly vomits in the car while I'm driving. Please help me! Any advice or medicine that would help him not be so car sick?

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/02/2015

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Having them look out the window is helpful, also having a window open so that they can get fresh air. I used to have to sit my niece next to the window so she could lean her head over for fresh air, regardless of season.
Ask your pediatrician if you can try dramamine or another motion sickness remedy as well.
My motion sickness is most affected by riding rear-facing, reading or crafting (knitting, etc) and excessive heat in the vehicle, so I never take the rear facing seat in the motor home, try not to read unless I need to grab map directions, and don't do my knitting unless I am doing a pattern that I don't have to look down at. Combined with opening my window when I need to, this seems to work well for me. Dramamine and other meds didn't help me at all.

Sarah - posted on 08/02/2015

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You really should talk to your pediatrician before medicating your child. However, I had two kids with carsickness; we had good success with chewable Bonine tablets. Having them look out the window as well rather than look at a book or the inside of the car helped too.

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