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    Default Car sickness in young children.

    Another thread reminded me of something I wanted to ask. Have any hubbers had to deal with car sick toddlers? DS2 has just turned two and has always been a bit car sick, but now every time we travel more than an hour - an hour and a half he gets sick repeatedly. We live rurally so travel to the city (three hours) on a very regular basis, it will increase to up to once a week in the New Year.

    All our GP and pharmacist have suggested is Phenergen (sp?) but I don't know how I feel about that, and surely it's not healthy to be drugging him on a regular basis?

    Any words or wisdom or tips?

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    I heard putting a cotton ball with a few drops of peppermint on it in the air vents works really well. Apart from that, keeping the Car well ventilated is all I can suggest.

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    I had chronic car sickness as a kid really really bad. One word kwells - i have tried everything the wrist straps the rubber thing hanging from the car, everything. Kwells was and is my saviour

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    What is kwells?

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    Kwells are chewable motion sickness tablets, they really are great. I take kwells and use the acupressure bands when I fly and I usually feel fine for the whole flight, when previously I spent the the flight either throwing up or trying not to.

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    My eldest daughter has always got car sick , she started when she was a toddler and even on short trips she is sick. I keep vomit bags in the car to save a bit of the mess. Kwells are motion sickness tablets that cannot be taken under the age of 2 , they have some side effects so talk to your chemist before giving them to a child. I am going to give the peppermint oils try , I saw a surgeon the other day give a patient ( a young girl) a swab ( a small sterilizing cloth) and he stuck it in her nose and her nausea stopped straight away so I am keen to see if the oil works aswell.

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    Get his eyes tested. Preferably by a behavioural optometrist.....it's one of the first questions we ask parents.

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    Ooh, I just had a look, and they say ok for 2 years plus. Dosage is a quarter of a tablet - what do they taste like? Just thinking about getting them into him.

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    I've just come to the realisation my youngest gets car sick! I did as a child so no wonder. I find if she's in the middle seat in the back it's not as bad.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHAELEEJANE View Post
    Get his eyes tested. Preferably by a behavioural optometrist.....it's one of the first questions we ask parents.
    This is interesting...my dd gets car sick and she has problems focusing from short to long vision.


 

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