Car sick

Melissa - posted on 01/02/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 2 years old. She gets car sick if I driver anywhere thats not in town. Next month shes in her Aunts wedding and its 2 hours away. I dont want to put my daughter through getting sick on the ride up there but at the same time I dont want to miss my sisters wedding. Any thoughts on what I can give my daughter to help her not get sick in the car? I NEED HELP PLEASE!!!!!

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Valerie - posted on 01/04/2010

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ask your doctor if there is a dramamine type pill for little ones...it might make her sleepy but it sure helped me when i was little

Julia - posted on 01/04/2010

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My son also gets carsick. I thought at first that it was because he was gagging himself but it wasn't. We don't allow him to read or to watch a movie or tv while in the car because that seems to make him sick also. We have gotten this over the counter medicine...its not really medicine its more herbal. It smells horrible like pine....I can't remember what it is called and it is in the car now, but I bought it at wal-mart....its by the dramamine, anyway you put a dab behind the ears and it is suppose to keep the child from getting carsick. So far it has worked on my son. The only other suggestion is to get a bowl or something that she can get sick in and leave early so you can clean her and your car up along the way. I can usually tell when my son is about to hurl through our toyota lol as he starts to wimper and it looks like he is falling asleep...he just seems restless...so good luck to you I hope this post helps. I also crack the window a bit and that seems to help also.

User - posted on 01/04/2010

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my 6 year old gets car sick .. to the point i had to put an extra school uniform in the car and change him in the parking alot a couple times.. i'ts about a 20 minute drive to school... his ped suggested giving him half a doseage *for his weight* of benedryl... it's helped and he hasn't gotten car sick since we started this in october.. he takes 1 tsp EVERY morning

Tina - posted on 01/02/2010

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Put the car seat in the middle! Often the passing of trees and buildings on the side windows are to much to handle for kids. In the middle she will have a nice steady view out the front and will hopefully keep her meal down. Good Luck.

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