Kids’ Car Sickness: Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

Summer has arrived, and many family vacations, including road trips, are planned. Car sickness is the one thing that makes you dread these trips. Your children complain about motion sickness and become dizzy once they're in the car. This unfavorable circumstance makes the journey uncomfortable for both you and your children. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to avoid car sickness and make your trip more enjoyable.

To better understand and prevent car sickness, you must first understand its mechanism. Various areas of the body, including the hearing, eyes, muscles, and skin, send contradicting information to the brain. These impulses will be analyzed by the brain. When these parts are out of sync, motion sickness arises. It's similar to when your youngster is seated in the passenger seat and is unable to look outside. His ears pick any activity, but his eyes miss everything. Car sickness arises in this situation.

What are the signs and symptoms of car sickness?

Car sickness begins with a sense of stomach upset and nausea. Your child will turn pale and agitated. It may lead to tiredness, sweat and vomit.

How to prevent and treat car sickness? 

Many simple ways to prevent car disease are available:
  • Do not allow your kid to read a book or concentrate on the electronic pad in the car.
  • Seat your child near the window while traveling in a car and open it to bring fresh air in. Just let him look far into the landscape.
  • Make your child close his eyes and sleep if possible
  • Take a break on long journeys. Stretch out your legs and get your child to walk a bit.
  • Carry plenty of peppermint candy with you. It is an effective anti-nausea treatment.
  • Keep a lemon in your car. Sniffing lemon during the journey may help to alleviate nausea.
  • Some people use wristbands to alleviate motion sickness in the car. They are typically tight and function as acupressure. They are available in pharmacies.
  • Ginger is well known for its ability to alleviate motion sickness. Maintain a supply of ginger cookies in your bag. Make your child eat some before you leave.
  • Before leaving, give your child a light snack.
  • Avoid smoking and wearing perfume in the car. Strong smells can make car disease worse.
  • Dress your child comfortably and avoid heating the car.

If your kid feels uncomfortable, park the car and get him to walk out. Always maintain additional clothes, wipes and air in case of an accident. Don't panic and stress out, you're going to make things worse. Maintain your calm and divert your child's attention to something interesting. Put on some music and join in with him. If you notice your child becoming dizzy with any slight movement, contact your doctor so he can examine his inner ears.