Over the Summer we have made several car trips, which have taken us down a long, sometimes bumpy road which has caused Alex to get car-sick.
The ride is long enough for the kids to sleep, wake up and still get sick.
We’ve been caught on the freeway, meaning we’ve had to pull over to the side for the enormous car, car seat and little boy clean-up. We’ve made it all the way to the beach and then been struck. Once he timed it so that we could pull over to a fast-food carpark and deal with the mess.
Today we travelled down this same road and almost had the same result. I was prepared this time, though, with a bucket next to the little bloke and strict instructions to grab it if he felt yucky. He did grab it at one point, which meant about 5kms of me checking my rear-view mirror for signs of a green face and immenent vomit. Luckily the feeling passed and Alex was fine.
I don’t quite understand the circumstances of his car-sickness though. We can make trips of a similar distance/time and he’s fine.
It is certainly linked to this particular road, so perhaps its the bumpy surface and sometimes twisty route it takes. Perhaps the closer to breakfast we leave, the worse he gets. We’ve stopped allowing yoghurt for breakfast before driving on this road after one particularly pongy clean up!
If I knew what the conditions were that set him off, I could plan for it. But I’m not really looking forward to testing these theories to see what causes his car-sickness. I just need to get in before it hits again.
Any suggestions that a 3 year old boy will actually follow? Any tried and tested remedies?