It is not the case that children get motion sickness more often than adults do. Still, it may seem that way for a few reasons. For example, children tend to throw up more often than adults do since they are more vulnerable to viruses, indigestion, and stress.
When there is a difference between what the eye senses and what the ear senses, it often results in a condition called motion sickness. Motion sickness is commonly marked by nausea, giddiness and vomiting.
Here are a few tips to help the young ones in your family have a safe and happy time while traveling:
- Make frequent stopovers in your long-distance drive or ride.
- Keep some over-the-counters medications for motion sickness (suitable for a toddler) handy in your vehicle.
- Keep your vehicle’s suspension system in good condition to ensure smooth traveling and reduce the feeling of giddiness that your toddler may be experiencing as a result of jerks.
- Keep the windows of the vehicle open to allow fresh air and prevent suffocation of any sort.
- Make sure your toddler does not travel on an empty stomach.
- Smoking can aggravate motion sickness; therefore do not smoke when your toddler is inside the vehicle.
- Keep your toddlers busy with interesting activities to keep them happy and distracted.