I’ve written before about the challenges of travelling with queasy kids and was interested to hear how many mums and dads recommended taking a drug free approach to motion sickness by using Sea-Band acupressure wrist bands for their children. I’ve heard good things about their effectiveness against morning sickness too.
There’s nothing more miserable than being stuck in a car for hours feeling nauseous, apart from being stuck in a car with someone else who is feeling nauseous!
The last get-away weekend of the year is coming up and Sea-Band have come up with a great list of tips to help you and your kids feel less green.
First things first: take their queasy calculator quiz to detect your risk of feeling queasy on your next trip: http://queasycalculator.com/ and then take note of the following:-
Plan ahead – avoid excessive alcohol and spicy or fat-rich foods that leave you feeling over-full, as they can increase the chances of motion sickness in some people
Avoiding strong food odours may also help prevent nausea, and position yourself near a source of fresh air if possible
Try to choose a seat where you will experience the least motion. The middle of an airplane over the wing is the calmest area of an airplane. On a ship, those in lower level cabins near the centre of a ship generally experience less motion than passengers in higher or outer cabins
Try and sit in the front seat of a car and where possible avoid sitting away from your direction of travel whenever possible
Do not read or spend too much time on your phone or electronic devices while traveling if you are at all prone to motion sickness
Isolate yourself from others who may be suffering from motion sickness, listening to others talk about motion sickness or seeing others becoming ill is the last thing you need to see or hear!
Be prepared and take a pair of Sea-Bands with you – acupressure wrist bands clinically proven to relieve motion sickness and morning sickness, in addition to helping with post-operative and chemotherapy-induced nausea.
They come in both adult and child versions so that the whole family can be travel sickness-free
They work by applying pressure on the Nei-Kuan acupressure point on each wrist by means of a plastic stud. Because the bands do not use drugs, they do not cause any of the side effects associated with anti-nausea drugs.
Sea-Bands are a great choice for drug free relief of all types of nausea and they have no side effects. You can also wash and reuse them. More information is available on the Sea-Band website: www.sea-band.com
You can buy Sea-Bands from all major retailers and online. (Adult Sea-Band RRP: £8.59, Child Sea-Band RRP: £8.59).
I have 5 sets of Adult and Child Sea-Bands to give away (1 adult set and 1 child set per winner).
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