Kansas to Utah (17 hours)
Utah to Kansas (17 hours)
Kansas to Virginia (18 hours)
And Princess Sparkley gets car sick. Not every time we are in the car. Just on our last huge trip when we drove to Virginia for Spring Break a couple of years ago and the hills and curves of western Virginia did her tummy in. We're not looking forward to a repeat and Colorado and Utah and hilly, mountainy and curvy.
I've been reading up on treatment for motion sickness and here's what I've found:
- Make her keep her eye on the straight line of the road. (This was my parents' cure.)
- Don't read.
- A spray bottle filled with water and a dash of peppermint extract sprayed in the car occasionally.
- Eating crystalized ginger or dried ginger tablets.*
- Bonine for kids (sort of like Dramamine, but w/o the drowsiness).
- Eating protein, not carbohydrates. So snacking on nuts.
- Wearing those Sea-Bands wristbands.
- Queasy Pops, the motion sickness, kid version of Preggie Pops that help pregnant women control their nausea.
4-7 are from the May 2009 Family Fun magazine.
Have any of these worked for you, or do you have better remedies???