Here are a few things that could help:
- avoid large heavy meal at least one hour before the drive,
- have in the car some light snacks or just bread (as much as it sounds strange, but only chewing bread helped us),
- have with you a lot of water,
- try to avoid huge activities before the drive,
- if you have longer drive, try to plan it over the night when you child can sleep,
- if nothing helps, have with you enough bags, if you will not have the possibility to stop the car safely.
One time we were at Grandmother’s and she was playing roller-coaster and a carousel right before we went for a one hour drive. We had to stop at least 5 times, because our child was vomiting. We figured out latter, that this probably had nothing to do with car sickness, but it was too much activity at the wrong time. We learned our lesson, never to have exciting
There are a lot of products available for motion sickness (from lollipops, wristbands, homeopathic remedies), but sometimes, just common sense is enough.
Here are also some tips from the “old school”
- ginger powder put into water or tea,
- bread (only bread without anything else).
Always avoid in the car candies, sweets, sweet drinks…