We were on a short road trip this morning, stuck in traffic, when we heard the sound that every parent dreads. *Cue vomit* Trying to get through 4 lanes of stop and go traffic to pull over with a puking kid is just shudder worthy!
She was fine before and after, so we think that it was that she got car sick. She was sitting rear facing, in stop and go traffic, with the kindle in her lap. I have dealt with motion sickness for as long as I can remember, since probably around Evie’s age. I think that probably all of the various factors contributed and it created the perfect storm for getting sick. We were [luckily] less than 10 minutes from a humongous mall, so we were able to get out, have a little break, and purchase some clean and new clothes. For Jake and Evie, the change was absolutely necessary. For me, it was because I got a pair of pants for 50% off, and you can’t beat that!
For me, I need to sit facing forward, and I do get carsick (or motion sick in general) if I’m in a stop and go situation, and if I’m focusing on something in my lap. Obviously we cannot control the flow of traffic – but that would be a great super power! But we switched her around to forward facing, and we won’t have her with the kindle in the lap. I have a lot of anxiety about switching her from rear facing. One of the reasons why we bought the carseat we bought (the Clek Foonf) was because of the extended rear facing. HOWEVER! I do not want to deal with puking and motion sickness etc. She’s definitely old enough to be forward facing, I just wanted to keep her in rear facing for as long as possible. Oh well! Hopefully she likes to forward face!
Once we got to our friends’ house, we washed our dirty clothes and cleaned our carseat. Tomorrow I’ll be doing a deep clean on the carseat. Anybody have any tips on dealing with motion sickness in toddlers/young children? I’m just so glad we made it almost 2.5 years without having a throw-up incident! I hope we go another 2.5 years!