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Motion Sickness

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 10-04-2007

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.