Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Dupre | 2009/11/16

Q.

2 year old getting car sick

Hi,
Can anyone please help me with suggestions on what I can do with a 2 year old who gets car sick every morning on the way to the creche?
I let her eat something before we go - thought that would help but it didn' t.
When she wakes up in the morning she drinks tea and then I give her something to eat before we go but every 3 days or so she throws up in my car.
Is there anything I can give her in the mornings that can help her?
Thank you.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

There are no medicines that you can give her. The car must be well ventilated and choose the smoothest route with no bumps. The car must start off slowly and smoothly and stops must be smooth and not sudden either.Keep her mind off the road by letting her play with something which interests her while you are driving.

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Posted by: Dupre | 2009/11/20

Thanx, I will try the open window next time, thanx for the advice.

Reply to Dupre
Posted by: R | 2009/11/17

I' ve also got a car sick baby. If you don' t have an airbag, let her sit in front, that helps a lot.

You also get arm bands called sea bands that helps for motion sickness by pressing on a pressure point.

I put a blanket on her, and then open a window, the fresh air seems to help (a fan or aircon doesn' t help).

And then I try and play ' kyk daar'  with far away objects on the horizon. Looking at the horizon seems to help.

Reply to R
Posted by: R | 2009/11/17

I' ve also got a car sick baby. If you don' t have an airbag, let her sit in front, that helps a lot.

You also get arm bands called sea bands that helps for motion sickness by pressing on a pressure point.

I put a blanket on her, and then open a window, the fresh air seems to help (a fan or aircon doesn' t help).

And then I try and play ' kyk daar'  with far away objects on the horizon. Looking at the horizon seems to help.

Reply to R

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