7 month old and carsick - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 07-10-2011, 04:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
Momtotherue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 28
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

When my daughter hit around 4 months old she all the sudden began HATING the car. At that point, due to insufficient milk supply, we were having to supplement and when she would spit up in the car I chalked it up to formula intolerance or overfeeding. However, we eventually weaned her off bottles completely and got my supply up to the point where we are no longer supplementing. She never spits up anymore, but will still occasionally get sick in the car. I recently began considering the possibility that she has motion sickness. At first we also thought it was the carseat, but we have two different seats which she equally cries in. It's so bad that now when I try to put her in the seat she's strong enough to arch her back and fight me to not go in it. It breaks my heart to have to restrain her in it.
Obviously, since she's still only 7 months old we are still rear facing and she is in the backseat of the car. Sometimes putting the window down will help her, but often that isn't enough. What can I do to help alleviate the car sickness? I have tried looking for a bracelet but nothing I've found is for under 2 years old. What do you recommend for infants who hate the car and for infant car sickness?


goorganic.jpggd.gifnovaxnocirc.gifnak.giffamilybed1.giffemalesling.GIFcd.gif

Momtotherue is offline  
#2 of 2 Old 07-10-2011, 09:37 PM
 
DrBobSears's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 321
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

as for hating the car, i never found anything for my own kids that helped. they screamed until 9 months or a year. then stopped. we just wouldn't go anywhere unless we had to, and then we'd pull over every 5 or 10 minutes for a break. As for motion sickness, there are some herbal remedies you may try (google search). That's all I know on this.

DrBobSears is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off