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My daughter has thrown up in the car several times, all at points where if I were sitting in the back seat I might have thrown up too as a kid. I am really car sickness prone.<br><br>
She is still rear facing in her car seat so I have two questions. Is it even possible for toddlers to get car sick since their inner ears are not totally developed? Is there any chance that turning her forward facing (she is 32 pounds anyway) would stop her from throwing up?<br><br>
Oh and anyone know how to get vomit smell out of car seat straps?
 

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I read once that children over 2 can get car sick. My dd1 and I are carsick prone. Dd just actually threw up this past fall when she was barely 4 but she had gagged and said her stomach hurt many times before that. I don't remember how old she was maybe closer to 3. The car seat folks might say leave her RF, but I know I woul feel more sick facing backwards.<br><br>
Can you take the straps off completely and throw them in the wash. If not, baking soda maybe?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh and anyone know how to get vomit smell out of car seat straps?</div>
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<a href="http://www.drugstore.com/qxp94847_333181_sespider/bi_o_kleen/bac_out_stain_and_odor_eliminator_with_live_enzyme_cultures.htm" target="_blank">Bac Out by Biokleen</a> really worked on dd's car seat straps after she had an unfortunate bout of projectile vomiting in the car once. I found it at Whole Foods. Nothing else I tried worked.<br><br>
Since the car seat maufacturer stated that the straps could not be machine washed, I had to clean them by hand. I brought the seat in the house and took the cover off and loosened the straps all the way. Then I wiped them down with a sponge with Bac Out and water. Then I wiped them down with just water to rinse. Then I patted them dry with a towel. I did this few times times, allowing them to dry in between. They smell fresh as a daisy now.<br><br>
I'm sorry your dd is having a hard time in the car. Unfortunately, I don't really have much advice about that. I have heard quite few people mention that their young kids get car sick, and I have heard turing them forward can help. IMO, it seems like at 32 pounds that would be a reasonable option.
 

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Ohhhhh yes!!! To answer your question.<br>
I was always crying as soon as I got in the car as a toddler. my parents had real fights on their hands with me to keep me in the seat, they never knew what was wrong with me until one day I could talk and tell them. I still can not ride in the back of cars for a longer period. Some car manufaturers also use a strange inner fabric, faux leather glue that I can not take the smell of. This might sounds weired to some of you, but I can not ride in those cars for longer than 15 minutes. I also can not ride in a car and read at the same time, real sensitive to motion sickness as well, especially in cars.<br>
Luckily my ds has no problems with being car sick so far, but I can not give you a solution for this or what you could do about it, besides providing lots of fresh air in the back seat somehow?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><a href="http://www.drugstore.com/qxp94847_333181_sespider/bi_o_kleen/bac_out_stain_and_odor_eliminator_with_live_enzyme_cultures.htm" target="_blank">Bac Out by Biokleen</a> really worked on dd's car seat straps after she had an unfortunate bout of projectile vomiting in the car once. I found it at Whole Foods. Nothing else I tried worked.<br><br>
Since the car seat maufacturer stated that the straps could not be machine washed, I had to clean them by hand. I brought the seat in the house and took the cover off and loosened the straps all the way. Then I wiped them down with a sponge with Bac Out and water. Then I wiped them down with just water to rinse. Then I patted them dry with a towel. I did this few times times, allowing them to dry in between. They smell fresh as a daisy now.<br><br>
I'm sorry your dd is having a hard time in the car. Unfortunately, I don't really have much advice about that. I have heard quite few people mention that their young kids get car sick, and I have heard turing them forward can help. IMO, it seems like at 32 pounds that would be a reasonable option.</div>
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Excellent I will walk down to whole foods this afternoon and get some. I can't drive anywhere since the car seat straps and covers are a bit wet at the moment. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Then I wiped them down with a sponge with Bac Out and water. Then I wiped them down with just water to rinse. Then I patted them dry with a towel. I did this few times times, allowing them to dry in between. They smell fresh as a daisy now.</div>
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I would like to correct myself and say I think I just used the Bac Out straight out of the bottle on the sponge, not mixed with water, and I let it sit for a bit before rinsing. Also, I am insanely jealous that you live within waking distance of Whole Foods. Happy cleaning!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Also, I am insanely jealous that you live within waking distance of Whole Foods.</div>
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Hee hee, I know, it's one of my favorite things about my neighborhood.
 
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