My youngest can get quite poorly travelling. We sometimes take very long journeys and he gets himself into a panic worrying about how dreadful he will feel whilst in the car. It can take away a lot of the excitement he has for holidays and days out because he really hates the journey to his destination. It’s a real shame seeing him getting so upset. Journeys with the boys are hard enough as it is (they love squabbling and testing me!). Sickness is one thing we really could do without adding into the mix! Hooray for Sea-Band for taking the edge off and helping with mummy’s sanity!
Going anywhere is never viewed with much enthusiasm because my youngest just thinks about how sick he will feel whilst travelling. He gets very pale and nauseous. It’s not uncommon for children to feel like this. Apparently 90% of children are affected by travel sickness during journeys of an hour of more (a fact I read in the lovely Happy Holiday Activity Book). Children aged between 3 and 12 are those most likely to be affected. It’s a real pity as there is nothing like heading off on a family adventure together. It’s a shame for those lovely memories to be tarnished by an awful experience travelling.
Fortunately, Sea-Band have been a big help. I have avoided using medicine for his travel sickness I much prefer this natural solution. Medicine for travel sickness can make your child feel drowsy and dizzy, the side effects are very common, so I am happier sticking to a drug free option every time.
The boys think they look quite cool, like the bands they wear anyway. These just have a distinct advantage as they also magically cure travel sickness too.
They are such a clever product, they fit comfortably around your wrist and get to work quickly (within 5 minutes of putting them on!). Just having them on calms youngest down because he thinks he will travel better. That in itself is a huge plus!
But it’s not all in the mind these are actually clinically proven to relieve nausea from motion sickness and morning sickness. How I wish I had used these when I was pregnant. Instead I muddled through the first few months each time feeling ghastly. They do this by applying pressure to a particular area at the back of the wrist.
Feeling better the boys can then take part in activities in the car. The journey passes more pleasantly for all of us. The Sea-Band Happy Holiday Activity Book has helped keep them entertained with mazes, dots to join, word searches, spot the difference and tic tac toe games to play. When the boys are occupied they are less mischievous and grumpy! Sea-Band really have taken the stress out of travelling.
I am hoping to take the boys on a cruise soon and I will definitely be bringing these with me. I remember being on a boat once and feeling horrendous from the rocking on the waves. We will all be wearing them just in case. Sea-Band are available to buy in all major retailers for RRP £8.59. Stock up if you have a journey ahead of you this summer.
If you would like to enter my giveaway to win a Happy Holiday Activity Book and one adult and one child Sea-Band (retail value of £20) please fill out the form by the 16th of August. I will be picking three lucky winners (UK residents only).