- Travelling on an empty stomach often aggravates motion sickness. Make sure your child has been fed before travelling long distances. But also avoid overfeeding
- Keep the temperature in the car at a comfortable level
- Avoid too much of sun glare and direct sunlight. Try covering windows to create a soothing environment inside the car
- Take breaks while travelling long distances. Especially so, when you see your baby turning all irritable and irksome
- Open windows for fresh air whenever possible
- Prevent dehydration in your baby as it can aggravate motion sickness and the feeling of nausea
- Tell your child to focus on the horizon and far-off objects which do not seem to move rapidly with respect to the car
- Avoid rear seats for your babies in the car and do not make them sit backwards
- Avoid smoking in the car. It would make your baby feel more queasy
Motion sickness is a simple, reflex motion that takes place naturally for both adults and babies. For babies, travelling long distances in a confined space would be a change from their airy rooms and comfortable beds where they mostly spend all their time. Changing dynamics and puzzling sense of motion causes nausea in the infant. Certain simple remedies can come in handy.
Generally, it is a simple tendency that most kids grow out of with age.