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Be Prepared for Carsickness

Posted By Jessica Fisher On June 7, 2011 @ 1:46 am In Cleaning,Summertime,Travel | 49 Comments

Summer vacations are just around the corner. And with them come the summer road trip. And while your destination and your luggage are important things to plan for, so is the inevitable bout of carsickness.

Yes, you hate to think about it. But, when your child hollers, “Mom, I feel sick!” from the backseat as you tool along I-35 with no place to stop, you’re going to have to think about it. So, plan ahead.

Both my girls tend toward car sickness. And recent experience, like both of them throwing up in the car two days in a row, has taught me to be better prepared. Trying to clean up the Rapunzel doll’s hair in the aftermath is no fun. Trust me.

You never know when your child might feel queasy on the road, so pack a box like this one:

Car Sick Kit

  • paper towels – for wiping up
  • disinfecting wipes – for sanitizing
  • plastic cups – for a stand in “barf bucket”
  • mini can of Lysol – for fumigating
  • squirt bottle – for cleaning off car seats, seat belts, and Rapunzel’s tangled doll hair (don’t ask)
  • plastic bags – to contain all the trash and mucked up clothes
  • and a first aid kit just ‘cuz

It is now standard operating procedure to hand the boys plastic cups so that they can hand them to their sisters should they get sick en route. And if they miss the cup, well, we’re prepared for clean up duty, too.

What do YOU do to be prepared on the road?

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