Back-to-School Tips for Keeping Motion Sickness at BayOctober 13, 2017
Getting Your Child Ready for the New School Year
You can take a big sigh of relief, parents. It’s finally time to send your kids back to school. You’ve already bought the essential binders, folders, and pencils. But if your child suffers from motion sickness, you need to take some extra precautions to make sure that they have everything they need to keep their symptoms at bay. Bus or car rides to school, field trips, even merry go rounds can trigger episodes of nausea and dizziness, in those susceptible to motion sickness. Use these tips to help your child start the new school year on the right note.
Talk to Your Their Teachers
With field trips and physical activities abound, you never know when your child’s motion sickness might spiral out of control. As much as you’d love to be there to hold their hand every step of the way, you need to give relinquish some control over to your child’s teachers. Before the new semester starts send your child’s teacher (or bus driver) a message describing the situation. A bumpy bus ride or an overly active day on the playground might set off your child’s symptoms. Give the teacher a heads up so they can better prepare for any unexpected surprises. You might recommend that your child will be better off sitting in the front seat of the bus.
Give Your Child a Few Tips
Tell your kids to remind their teachers that they have problems with motion sickness. If traveling to another location, remind your child to always keep their eyes on the road and to bring a just-in-case barf bag if needed.
Keep Medications on Hand
Regardless of how your child deals with their motion sickness, it’s best to have some kind of remedy available at all times. Your child might need medication for a school field trip. Some schools won’t let teachers administer medication, but you can find out the school policy and if your child is old enough to take the medication themselves they can just bring a one-time dose in their backpack. If you haven’t already done so, talk to your doctor about how to best manage your child’s symptoms.
Instead of using powerful medications with side effects to deal with your child’s motion sickness, you can alternatively try Motioneaze. Motioneaze is all-natural and completely side-effect free. Certain medications can make your child feel drowsy in the middle of the day, sending their enthusiasm for school out the window. With Motioneaze (topically applied behind each ear), your child can relieve their symptoms in just a few minutes without the negative side-effects. Try a bottle today!
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