Our 2 yr old suffers travel sickness. He vomits within the first 30 minutes into the trip, but he doesn't on the way home. We have given him phenergan, we have tried not givin him anything to eat an hour before we leave, tried windows down. Any ideas.

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Helen - posted on 02/03/2012

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My sisters mother-in-law swears by this one.... you put a tissue in your ear. If you are right handed you put it in your left ear, and if you are left handed you put it in your right ear!!!!

Other suggestions are to nibble on a dry cracker, open the window for fresh air and to breath deeply.

Sarah - posted on 01/29/2012

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No dairy at all before a car journey. My kids are only car sick when they've had something dairy. So if we're going out in the car for the day I give them toast instead of cereal, and for dinner something like jam instead of cheese spread on sandwiches.

Brittney - posted on 01/11/2012

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maybe if you play a game that involves him looking out the window at all times. I have motion sickness and have to see everything moving for me to feel better.

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Jennifer - posted on 02/05/2012

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My daughter occasionally gets car sick also. There are special "bracelets" that you can buy at the pharmacy. You must put them on a certain part of the wrist. (They are black so it's not girly or anything). I started using these so I wouldn't have to have her drugged everytime we went some where. Also, a wet cold towel on the neck (in the front) and blast the cold air in his face. That works pretty much instantly. The doctor said they usually grow out of this by 12 years old. Good luck!

Nicky - posted on 02/01/2012

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i believe getting out and letting them get fresh air and just be out of the car for a short time definitly helps..it did for my lil guy

Keri - posted on 01/31/2012

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I agree, some thing to play as a game and fresh air. My 4 year old daughter just developed this motion sickness in the last year. Avoiding curvy roads or reduce speed. I always take a sickness kit with me now when we travel, in it is... 2 pair of clothes, baby wipes, 2 towels, & waterless shampoo. I make several stops for potty breaks so she can get out and get fresh air, walk around and settle her nerves as she gets anxiety over the fear of throwing up. Hope this helps...

Nicky - posted on 01/30/2012

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my 3 yr old also gets car sickness after being in the car for about 45 min. i have heard that ginger works well before a trip (cookies,gingerale) to help. but this is what we do, let him out of the car to get fresh air and relax outside of the car for just a few minutes. let him roll the window down to also get fresh air. this has worked for me we were out for about 2 hours and that was the first time there was no car sickness. in the 2 hours we let him out about 4 times it will make a quick trip turn into a longer trip but its worth it! also if you keep him focused on looking out the window at moving things it wont confuse his mind with whats really going on since car sickness is caused from the mind telling your body your not moving when your body knows that you are. playing video games or watching tv or even looking at a book while in motion will cause car sickness so avoid these things!! ive done alot of research on trying to find help & ive found what works for my lil guy. try some of these things , they may help..good luck!! :)

Sandie - posted on 01/17/2012

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According to my mum and dad, I was just the same when i was little, they thought it was travel sickness for ages, until it turned out that if they told me we were going somewhere boring, or didn't tell me at all where we were going then I wouldn't get sick (also kept me looking out the windows with fresh air coming in, and had me singing along to songs on the radio). It was more a case of me getting over excited about going out and working myself up until I was sick.



Sadly I am still the same, lol, but not as bad, I always end up with some kind of bug or sicky feeling around christmas or my birthday or holiday time - I just get so excited!! haha



Good luck, xx

Malia - posted on 01/16/2012

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Bonine would work wonders for you! They are chewable flavored tablets that dissolve instantly in the mouth. They are specifically for motion sickness and nausea and is a great alternative to phenergan or dramamine because Bonine doesn't make them sleepy. I'll share a little secret with you, I give it to my kids when they have the flu and and it stops their vomiting immediately! You can get it at any drug store. I'd give it a try, it certainly is a life saver for me!

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