Eleven long holidays have finally come, and I’m going to travel. I’m in a good mood these days.
However, baby carsickness, is also a very troublesome thing.
When Erbao first got carsick, she caught Fan Ma by surprise. At that time, just after getting on the bus, the baby covered her eyes with her hands. Fan Ma also asked if she was going to sleep. Then the baby covered her mouth again, and after a while, she said “nausea”. After parking and getting off the car, she did not vomit. She thought it was all right. Who knows how soon she got on the bus again, she vomited all her clothes dirty.
Children used to be car-sick, why are they now car-sick? Originally…
2-12-year-olds are most susceptible to carsickness
In fact, babies under 2 years of age are generally not carsick, on the contrary, children between 2 and 12 years of age are most likely to carsick, if their babies are too full, hungry, sleep poorly, too tired and nervous, they are more likely to carsick.
Performance of Carsickness in Babies
Sometimes, if the mother doesn’t understand, the baby is carsick and may be misunderstood as uncomfortable with a cold. If you can observe the baby’s carsickness earlier, you can do something early, at least not vomit dirty.
Smaller babies can’t express themselves well in words. Usually they can express themselves by body language, such as crying, restlessness, sweating, pallor, holding on to their parents and not letting go of their hands, vomiting and so on. At this time, they should think of carsickness.
Older children will say they are uncomfortable, curl up quietly, close their eyes, and hold their seats tightly with both hands, showing nausea, irritability and vomiting.
10 tips to deal with baby carsickness
Facing the trouble of carsickness, what should parents do? You can do this:
1. Sleep well
The day before the bus ride, make sure the baby goes to bed early and wakes up in the morning.
Sleep is the ultimate way to avoid carsickness. It allows your baby to start after he falls asleep.
2. Eat a good meal
Before taking the bus, the baby should neither be too full, too greasy, nor be hungry. It is better to finish eating one hour before departure.
3. Look at the distance
Don’t let your baby read with his head down, mobile phone and fast moving objects in close range, which will aggravate the symptoms of car sickness and guide him to see the scenery far away from the window.
4. Keep the air fresh
If you take a long-distance bus and choose a cleaner new car as much as possible, the private car should pay more attention to the smell inside the car, do not smoke, and do not use the perfume that tastes great.
Tightly resting the head on the seat can reduce the movement of the head to a certain extent.
6. Transfer of Attention
It can transfer the baby’s attention by listening to music, telling stories, playing with toys and so on, and try not to pay too much attention to the baby’s physical discomfort.
7. Good mood
The more worried about carsickness, the more prone to carsickness, parents should not be too anxious, in order to avoid affecting the baby’s mood.
8. Pressing Acupoints
When a child is carsick, he can press Hegu (at the mouth of the tiger between his thumb and index finger) with proper force; pressing Neiguan with his thumb can also alleviate the symptoms of carsickness (at the volar side of the wrist, 2 inches above the middle of the wrist transverse line, that is, about two fingers above the wrist transverse line, between the two tendons).
9. Orange peel and ginger slices
Older children can help alleviate by smelling orange peel or ginger slices. When fresh orange peel is folded outward and inward, it will give off a fragrant taste.
10. Exercise more
Ordinarily, the baby can do some exercises to strengthen the vestibular balance function. Babies can rotate in situ while big babies can slide, swing and ride merry-go-round horses.
Finally, parents should be reminded that babies under the age of 1 can not take carsickness medicine, and older babies must use it under the guidance of doctors if carsickness is serious. In addition, prepare enough plastic bags, paper towels and clothing for emergencies.~