Wellness - Common Illnesses | 3-18 yrs

Dealing With Motion Sickness In Kids


Motion sickness is a very common problem, so common that there are songs about it! Hot chip sings, “I wanna get myself attached to something bolted down.”

“Motion sickness is caused by sensory conflict between your brain and body. So it helps to keep those signals as simpatico as possible, and that means trying to maintain a sense of equilibrium,” according to Lifehacker.com.

It’s sad when your little princess can’t seem to enjoy a road trip. It takes the joy out of the drive when your child has motion sickness. The truth is that your child needn’t suffer so much anymore.

The secret to relief lies in the planning of a trip. Your planning for the trip needs to include planning to prevent motion sickness. The best way to deal with it is to stop it before it starts. To equip yourself for this, you need to know the signs and symptoms of motion sickness.

What are the things you should do to ensure you and your kid have a happy and healthy journey free from nausea? What should you avoid doing to help your child fight the urge to vomit? If your infant has motion sickness, how would you know? What should you do to care for your infant with motion sickness? What are the easily available medicines for motion sickness? Are there any therapies or home remedies?

To keep yourself well informed regarding how to best deal with motion sickness in your child, please browse through this ClipBook especially created for parents like you.

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Motion Sickness: The Signs And Symptoms

It’s hard to predict who or when motion sickness may strike. Here’s why your child may get sick and how you can help. Motion sickness is the result of a mismatch between the information the brain is receiving from the eyes and the inner ears.

How To Treat Motion Sickness In Kids

Nothing makes travel miserable like a vomiting child; but the good news is that even the worst motion sickness is treatable.

Home Remedies For Motion Sickness

There are many over-the-counter medicines and acupuncture therapies to help you deal with the situation. But, you can also try some simple home remedies to deal that queasy feeling before it begins.

Stop Motion Sickness Before It Starts

It is important not to travel on an empty stomach. Any small, low-fat meal should help. Fat is very bad. Fat, greasy meals bring about changes in the body that will contribute to the development of nausea.

How To Prevent Motion Sickness: Basic Dos And Dont's

Here are some basic principles for preventing and minimizing motion sickness symptoms. Get tips for how to prepare for your trip and what to do while you're on your trip.

Travel With Children: Tips And Suggestions

When taking children on long trips or holidays, it’s a good idea to plan ahead. If you’re going by car, plan your travel so there are lots of stops along the way for your children to run around and explore.

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