I've experienced motion sickness ever since I can remember. Something about the bumps and jarring, the lull and the winding of roads upsets my equilibrium and my stomach. I try to tell myself that it's just "in my head," but nausea doesn't want to listen. Although I don't always experience motion sickness on trips, I know the "triggers" that are most likely to set it off...an empty stomach, reading in the car, windy or roll-y roads, and long daytime car rides. I'm much better off if I have a full (but not too full) stomach and if we're driving on "straight shot" freeways at night.
My daughter hasn't experienced motion sickness (as far as I can tell) and I hope she never does. I'd like to spare her that misery - especially because I can already tell that she's going to be an adventurer. :)
If you're little one experiences motion sickness, here are a few recommendations from the hotelfun4kids website:
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