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RF and car sickness

post #1 of 7
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DD1 turns 4 on 9/24 and is 38 inches tall, 33 lbs.  I had switched her from the Blvd to a Safety 1st CA earlier in the year so we could ERF but ever since, she has had major car sickness & has now started throwing up in the car.  This never happened before we went back to RF. 

 

DH has a lifelong history of motion sickness & I tend to feel it if I read in the car, turn around in the car for too long, or face backwards on the train.  I feel awful for her & don't think it's right to make her deal with it, but now that I know what I know about ERF being so much safer, it makes it so tough. 

 

Thoughts?

post #2 of 7
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Originally Posted by ellairiesmom View Post

DD1 turns 4 on 9/24 and is 38 inches tall, 33 lbs.  I had switched her from the Blvd to a Safety 1st CA earlier in the year so we could ERF but ever since, she has had major car sickness & has now started throwing up in the car.  This never happened before we went back to RF. 

 

DH has a lifelong history of motion sickness & I tend to feel it if I read in the car, turn around in the car for too long, or face backwards on the train.  I feel awful for her & don't think it's right to make her deal with it, but now that I know what I know about ERF being so much safer, it makes it so tough. 

 

Thoughts?


Turn her around.  She is plenty big enough at this point. 

 

post #3 of 7
By 4, I'd be OK with it. It's not like a toddler with a big head on a tiny little body.
post #4 of 7

I figure you can either turn her around or get some vinyl seat covers.

post #5 of 7

If you really want to keep her RF have you thought about trying those pressure point wrist bands?

http://www.biobands.com/order.htm

I googled and got scads of results $6-$12 bucks this brand has them in kid sizes. Your DH might like to try them too! ;-)

post #6 of 7
At this point I'd absolutely turn her around. She is big enough, and it is horrible to be that car sick if it can be avoided.
post #7 of 7

Forward facing at this juncture is fine.   

 

I'd worry about *other* methods to deal with the car sickness if she were two, but not at four. 

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