In this crazy, mixed up world, I find comforts in constant truths. And if there's one truth I can count on no matter what, that truth is:
When on a road trip, one of my kids is going to throw up.
Oddly enough, this is not a truth in which I find comfort.
It started the first time I switched Joseph to a front facing position back when the recommendation was one year old. Five miles down the road, he began crying. Less than a mile after that, I heard the distinctive retching coming from the backseat.
Over the last five years, not a single road trip has been complete without one or the other getting car sick. Since I'm sure this is true of many of you, I thought I'd share some of my tired and true tips to surviving Road Trip Blight.
- Buy an extra car seat cover. When you child vomits all over the one they're sitting on, it's nice to have a spare so they spend the rest of the trip sitting on a wet seat.
- Take lots of little breaks. They may extend your trip a bit, but it could also get you to your destination vomit-free.
- Make weak ginger iced tea for their sippy cups. Believe it or not, this can really help settle their tummies before they get to the point of no return.
- Toss a couple beach towels in the back seat. Those things are super absorbable. For those moments when absorbing needs to happen.
- No matter how short or long the trip, have a couple changes of clothing handy.
Do you have any tried and true tips to help make a road trip with car sickies more bearable?