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As a child, when my parents started going to church on a nearby reservation, I suffered from terrible nausea. Every week, we’d drive 50 minutes to go to a church on my mom’s home reservation, and every week I’d get sick. I suffered nausea to the point of throwing up – almost every single week. At least until I learned to see the signs and quit doing whatever it was that was making me feel nauseous. I still suffer from motion sickness in cars, on airplanes, and even on ferries. Unfortunately, my daughter suffers from nausea due to motion sickness as well. She has thrown up on long car trips and we’ve had to make her put down books and movies in the car when she starts feeling nauseous.
Do your children suffer from nausea?
We’ve already had the stomach flu once this Fall in our home. My seven year old missed a day of school and a weekend due to it. It wasn’t fun. But, when I caught it from her? Ugh! Not fun at all. Thankfully, my son, who is three, didn’t catch it. But that doesn’t mean we won’t deal with it again this flu season. Now, I am prepared!
Pediatrician-Recommended Nauzene Kids liquid is a gentle, effective formula that promptly relieves nausea in kids 2 & up. Best part? It actually works for me too. I love when I can find a product that’s safe for my kids but that I can also take too. My medicine cupboard gets too full when I have to buy a product for adults and a product for kids. Even better news? Nauzene Kids DOES NOT contain things we don’t want for our children:
- salicylates (dangerous for kids under 12!)
- artificial colors and
- artificial dyes
- artificial flavors,
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We are flying to Florida for Thanksgiving. When we land we need to drive an hour to get to Key Largo. I am definitely bringing Nauzene Kids for not just the kids but for me as well. Usually, they kids do better than me on the airplane. But in the car, I often have to limit my daughter’s movie watching or reading – she gets too nauseous. Now with Nauzene Kids I am prepared!
What are your tips for traveling with kids or dealing with the stomach flu?
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Lori Walker says
My tips are to bring lots of distractions, stuffed animals, and blankets.
Lori Walker says
You can also bring plain chicken broth and rice.
Jessica Beard says
A book on tape might help your kids stay entertained without having to look at a screen.
Stephanie Liske says
Lots of fluids and rest for the flu.
Lot’s of rest and fluids
Becky VanGinkel says
Unfortunately, our middle child, June, who is 5 also suffers from motion sickness when in the car for long periods. We live in Northern Minnesota but all of our family and a lot of our friends live in Northern Wisconsin and we try to make the 7 hour trip at least once every 2 months and that’s when June suffers the worst. My tips are to plan your trips around your child’s nap schedule or travel at night while they’re sleeping if possible! We have found that traveling when she’s sleeping is the best thing for her, and us! If that’s not possible, make sure you have things in the car like a sick bag, wet wipes, and things that your child can do with their eyes closed like audio books or games like 20 questions 🙂
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wen budro says
I bring saltines, cool compresses, eye masks, and a blanket and pillow. Lying down- without reading or watching movies or looking out the window- seems to help with nausea
Gennie Lancaster says
When dealing with the stomach flu in our house I first make sure that I quarantine the sick person and no one else is allowed in their room but me and lucky we have two bathrooms so we make the one that the sick person is using off limits to the rest of the family. Then I make sure that I disinfect every possible area the sick person has been, it is time consuming but I have successfully contained the flu a couple times in my household this way.
Katrina B says
My son gets car sick when we are in the car for over a half hour, or the road has lots of hills. He likes to roll the window down, the fresh air seems to help. We also have a bracelet that we got from the drugstore that pushes on his wrist, they use acupressure.
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terra phipps says
when one of my kids are sick i put them on the couch and get 2 sippy cups one for when the other is empty. i always have the pedialite Popsicles for when they wont eat and i give them medicine every 4-6 hours.
i put on there favorite show and usually lay right with them so they know they dont have to go through the sickness alone.
Whenever I have had an icky tummy or rolling stomach I drink hot water ginger or lemon in hot water. Hot water and lemon only when I know it is food related, too long without food, food that didn’t settle right, too much food, etc. The ginger works for long lengths without food too.
Tracy Jones says
When I travel with my kids, I make sure Kindles are charged and they each have their own blanket. I give each of them there own snack bag with drink boxes, fruit snacks, goldfish…etc.
Linda Kwolek says
When we traveled with our kids, we would have juice boxes and dry snacks in individual snack bags;
I’m always willing to try new things but I wish they’d try different flavors other than grape and cherry. Maybe those are the only two that can even attempt to cover the medicine’s nasty taste?
susan smoaks says
i always keep ginger ale in the house, it really helps with nausea too!
Tanya White says
flat ginger ale usually with my kids stomach nausea
Nichol Tone says
I always use saltines and ginger ale for nausea.
Lots of rest and fluids!
We travel 2,000 miles with our three young children every summer. My best tip is to make a fun bag with inexpensive but engaging items. Every so often, have the kids turn in what they are finished reading, coloring or playing with for something new. We also play classic road games, sing songs and talk. Thank you!
When it is the stomach flu, lots of fluids and rest. And for car sickness, rolling down the window a bit for air seems to help.
flat ginger ale usually with my kids stomach nausea
Laurie Emerson says
When they have the stomach flu I like to give them ginger ale, water, soda crackers and peppermint sticks seem to help as well.
When traveling and they get sick like from being car sick, i would say always have medicine with you. We went to ky one year and both of our kids got car sick and was throwing up. it was awful.
Jenny S says
I’ve heard ginger can help with nausea and I have some ginger scented lotion. Also, the obvious, ginger ale to drink seems to help.
Chad Gustafson says
Definitely keep lots of fluids in em!
I keep my kids well hydrated and give them ginger candies. They are gummy candies covered with a sugar dusting available at a local candy store.
JJ Caraway says
Sometime her CD player and headphones help keep her occupied.
Elaine Fox says
My daughter gets car sick on long trips and I’ve honestly not figured out the best way to help her, so if this works, that’d be amazing! I usually tell her to crack the window and take deep breaths. I also make sure to bring sick bags and stop frequently when necessary.
brittani adams says
One parenting trick/tip. I find that sticking to schedules helps kids really thrive, it’s all I do “right” with my kid so far, it is good.
Sue Hull says
When my sisters and I had the flu my mom gave us broth, saltine crackers and 7-up. Thats what I gave my daughter and its still what I do when Im sick. My niece is nauseated in the car so this would help her a lot. I used to roll the window down in the car so the air would blow in my face and it helped the nausea go away. Thank you for the chance 🙂
Chicken soup and chamomile tea.
A bowl nearby at all times, lots of towels, and gingerale. Snuggles with momma and lots of love!