Tips for Car Sick Kids

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  • Mar 13, 2013
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  1. Encourage your child to look at things outside the car, rather than focusing on books, games or movies inside the car.
  2. Don't give your child spicy, greasy or large meals before or during car travel. If your travel time is short, skip food entirely. If the trip is long, pre-plan small bland snacks.
  3. Encourage your child to look at things outside the car, rather than focusing on books, games or movies inside the car. Don't give your child spicy, greasy or large meals before
  4. Open a window - air ventilation is good.
  5. Try to keep the inside air clear of any strong odours.
  6. Talking, listening to music or singing songs are good distractions.
  7. Closing eyes helps. In fact, sleeping is the best preventative measure so try and manipulate nap times to correspond with drive times wherever possible.
  8. Stop the car and let your child get out and walk around — or lie on his or her back for a few minutes with closed eyes.
  9. Placing a cool cloth on your child's forehead can also help. 

If your child's car sickness makes travel difficult or impossible, ask your doctor about other options. If you're planning a long car trip, there are over-the-counter medications to prevent car sickness.