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Old Mar 2nd, 2017, 14:29 PM   1
AnneD
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Travel sickness


Does anyone else's child not travel well? Mine starts retching 5 minutes into the journey. I don't know what to do. We are facing a long bus journey (5 hours) and I'm dreading it. Please help?



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Old Mar 3rd, 2017, 06:20 AM   2
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Have you ever tried travel sickness medicine? I'm not sure what age your LO is but I think the medication starts from age 2 so could give it a go. Keeping them cool, having something starchy an hour before you travel helps reduce fluid in the stomach and only sips if fluid helps too. If you don't want to try medicine then have a look st travel sickness bands. They are little bands that go round your wrists. They do have to be in a certain spot ad can get uncomfortable so might not work on really little ones. Worth a try though x



 
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Old Mar 3rd, 2017, 06:30 AM   3
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I had very bad travel sickness as a child, to the point where I would throw up by the time we reached the end of the road. Try to encourage small meals. Sit at the front where the child can see where they are going - I found looking in front at the journey helped. Reading or other activities where I could sense the movement of the vehicle but not see it made me a lot worse rather than taking my mind off it so you may have to try to encourage her to watch the road rather than look down at a book or other activity, as boring as road watching is! I took some tablets that I think were called travel legs but I'm not sure if they're still around these days. Good luck and I hope the journey goes well



 
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Old Mar 4th, 2017, 17:00 PM   4
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Mine all get travel sick, although DD1 isn't as badly affected. My older 2 have Kwells which can be taken from 3. My DD2 is only 1.5 and I haven't found anything to help her . I encourage mine to sleep if they can, and make sure they have some cool water to sip regularly. Also sweets to suck (although I know not everyone likes the idea of LO's having sweets so obviously this might not be a option!) for my older 2, ginger ginger or mint.



 
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Old Mar 5th, 2017, 14:53 PM   5
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She's 4 and it's so bad that I'm more than happy to medicate her or give her some sweets. I know it's not her fault, but I'm so fed up as I always end up covered in sick/holding the bowl/cleaning up. I don't travel well either and having someone puke all over me or next to me on a bus full of people really doesn't help with holding my own vomit down. My husband is useless and likes to sit away from us as the smell makes him sick, as he says (nice excuse there, for someone who doesn't even get travel sick); if he comes with us at all.
Bev, I was as bad as you when I was younger. I was sick sometimes as soon as I got in my parents' car, and if I am in a car even now, they have to stop all the time because of me.
I asked at Boots the other day and they said there was nothing for under fives! I'll ask in Lloyd's next time I'm in one.
Eleanor ace, what sort of ginger sweets do you give them if you don't mind me asking? Mine doesn't like mint, but hasn't tried ginger yet except as a tea (didn't like that).
I've bought the wrist bands, I hope they work.



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Old Mar 5th, 2017, 15:32 PM   6
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I know this sounds weird but someone once suggested to me sitting on a sheet of newspaper. I think it's more of a psychological thing, but so many people have mentioned it to me and swear by it.



 
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Old Mar 5th, 2017, 17:00 PM   7
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Kwells kids is 4+, they sell it in boots x



 
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