Our two boys do not travel well. Most trips out require us to take a wardrobe worth of changes of clothes, a collection of various containers and more baby wipes than you can shake a stick at. So as a result of this I have decided to face the problem head on! I have taken advice off my many mummy friends to at least try and save the crick in my neck from turning around so much passing the sick bucket!
Armed with pressure point bands, TRAVELeeze chewy pastilles and boys attired in just t-shirts (one mum said keeping them cool will help!) we set off on our epic journey. Journey there youngest was poorly twice. Eldest was fine. Journey back no sickness! This might not seem like a great result but bearing in mind youngest used to be sick just driving literally round the block overall we are quite pleased! I think the journey there would have also been improved if the youngest had eaten less for breakfast! Cereal, apple, toast, fruit hearts might have been a bit of a stretch of the concept of a simple meal before travelling.
Would love to hear any other advice anyone can suggest to help.
UPDATE (September 2017)
We have also tried using Sea-Band products now. They seem to be doing the trick, that and I think age has played a part. Perhaps children outgrow it or at least handle it better. They know to look up out the window and focus on the horizon! We can have a stop break if they feel they need one.
So almost six years on (where did the time go, have I really been blogging that long?) we have just about cracked it. Journeys are so much more pleasant not needing to stop every few minutes to empty the sick bowl.
As first posts go this one is pretty pants really. But hindsight is a wonderful thing so if your starting a blog perhaps an introductory post might be better than diving straight into talking about travel sickness. You live and you learn.