any ideas to stop my sons travel sickness?getting fed up of scrubbing the car seat down!!!

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Dawn - posted on 04/28/2009




my daughter starting getting sick around age 2 (she's now 4). and i called her dr and she said that i could give her dramamine ( 1/4 of a tablet, crushed and either taken in applesauce or juice). or a 1/4 - 1/2 tsp of benadryl (depending on child's size). basically all it does is knock her out so she sleeps the whole way. but it works. and also try not to let him eat any sweets in the car. try crackers and small sips of juice and water. hope this helps.

Heidi - posted on 04/28/2009




I know where you are coming from because I had the same problem with my son up until last year. He use to puke everywhere when we were in the car for longer then 30 minutes. Its very frustrating. thankfully he doesn't do that anymore. What I did for him after the first dozen times was give him a teaspoon of liquid gravol. It did wonders for the most part, and he only puked rarely then. Oh and we made sure he didn't have any milk prior to leaving, because that was the hardest thing to have to clean up.

Anne - posted on 04/28/2009




Our daughter is 25 and still has problems with this. Sleeping helps. Ginger may help and it is natural and should not hurt him.

Lacey - posted on 04/28/2009




how old is he? i have suffered from this my whole life. sitting in front seat is best. ask dr if dramimine can be given. rolling down a window helps. have his ears checked out by an ear nose and throat dr because problems here could be causing motion sickness and be treatable, eyes should be checked to because they could contribute. don't let him eat anything an hour befor traveling but have him stay hydrated if he has to eat choose crackers. i never had anyluck with the arm bands but its worth a shot. a cool rag might help or keep a small pillow in fridge/freezer for travel and freezers can help.

Melodie - posted on 04/28/2009




We make sure to have snacks. When the tummy is empty for my daughter that is when she barfs. Oyster crackers and grapes work pretty well. Not a lot of liquids to slosh around. This works just as well as the meds for us and I would prefer not to use them. We also plan the eating so that she doesn't eat and get right in the car. About 1 hour after meal and then bring on the snacks. Good luck!

Sarah - posted on 04/28/2009




BTW, we used the travel bands and they did not work. Younger kids tend to move them around too much so the pressure never stayed on the part where it needs to be. Chewable medicine works best for us. You just have to try different things and find out what works for your boy.

Amanda - posted on 04/28/2009




there are wrist bands that you can get from a chemist. they come in colours and have a small ball on them that sit on a presure point in the wrist. they work for most people and it means that you don't have to go down the road of pills. good luck. there called travel sick bands.

Sarah - posted on 04/28/2009




My son still has that problem and he is almost 6. The best thing to do is get some motion sickness medicine at the drugstore specifically for children (usually chewables). Make sure they taste good or he won't eat them. Keep towels and a vomit cup handy when you travel. If he is old enough to use it, the cup works great. Fresh air also helps. If he says he is getting sick, roll down the window or use the A/C. Also, looking down at things in the car makes it worse. Don't let him read, draw or play a hand-held game. That will aggravate the motion.

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